One in five central parks reacts to Trump’s indictment: ‘Karma’
Yusef Salaamone of the vindicated Central Park Fivekeep it short and sweet when reacting to the former President Donald Trumpindictment on Thursday, giving a poignant word to the situation.
“For those asking about my statement on the indictment of Donald Trump – who never said sorry for calling for my execution – here it is: Karma” Salaam tweeted upon learning of the 34-count indictment. Trump’s crime.
Central Park Five: A brief summary of the wrongful imprisonment of five innocent black men
In 1989, Salaam – along with four other Black teenagers – was unjustly jailed for raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park.
Salaam served nearly seven years in prison before he and four others were exonerated in late 2002.
However, Trump ran a page-wide ad urging politicians in New York to reinstate the death penalty.
None of the five teenagers had been tried at the time of the slanderous ad.
For those asking about my statement on the indictment of Donald Trump – who has never apologized for calling for my execution – here it is:
– Yusef Abdus Salaam (@dr_yusefsalaam) March 30, 2023
Trump removed newspaper ads at the time of calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty in NY
Although people familiar with the eventual situation say that Trump’s ad did not explicitly call for the death penalty for five Black teenagers, they played a key role in securing convictions. Surname.
In 2019, when Trump was asked about issuing an apology to the boys, he stated: “You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt,” according to HuffPost.
On Thursday, Salaam, who recently announced his candidacy for the New York City Council, went on to say that Trump never “said he was sorry for calling for my execution.”
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All five boys, Salaam, Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson are now criminal justice activists.
They added that they were forced by police to confess to the crime, even though they did not commit the crime.
I was young when Central Park 5 was convicted, not much older than five young men unjustly convicted of the brutal assault of a jogger.
Trump ran a page ad in four newspapers, saying those boys should be sentenced to death.
They did… pic.twitter.com/lAZLxBdjHV
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) March 31, 2023
Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana wrote in a 2019 opinion piece for The New York Times: “During the endless hours of interrogation each of us endured, detectives repeatedly lied. us,” Salaam, Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana wrote in a 2019 opinion piece for The New York Times, describing them as “scary boys” at the time.
Trump was indicted on Thursday on 34 counts over alleged 2016 payments to Stormy Daniels
The article continued: “They said they matched our fingerprints with the crime scene evidence and told each of us that others had confessed to and implicated us in the attack. They said that as long as we admitted to participating in the attack, we could go home. All of these are blatant lies.”
Shade room reported that on Thursday, Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday on 34 counts for his role in paying $130,000 in hush money to adult movie star Stormy Daniels just days before the 2016 election.
The money was paid to Daniels to keep quiet about the alleged affair between her and Trump a decade earlier.