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Trump campaigned against the Central Park Five.

Donald Trump has been in opposition to the Central Park Five even after they were declared as non-accused in 2002.

Donald Trump has been in opposition to the Central Park Five even after they were declared as non-accused in 2002.On April 19, 1989, around thirty teenagers were hanging out in Central Park, New York. Some of them were causing trouble and were hurting others. The same night, Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old white woman, had been out jogging in the park and was found beaten, raped, and was in a coma for 12 days. The five young black and Hispanic men, aged between 14 and 16, were found guilty and jailed for the crime. The Central Park Five were Kevin Richardson, 14, Raymond Santana, 14, Antron McCray, 15, Yusef Salaam, 15, and 16-year-old Korey Wise. In 2002, another man confessed, and charges on them got dismissed. They say their earlier confessions were a result of police coercion.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump had spent on four full-page advertisements in New York newspapers titled: 'Bring Back The Death Penalty, Bring Back Our Police!' and wrote that he hated those murderers, and he would not examine or understand them. He'd added that he would have rather punished them directly, and he had also made statements against them in an interview with CNN.

The case has received renewed public attention following the release of the Netflix miniseries 'When They See Us.' There is much evidence that Trump spoke against the Central Park Five even after they were found not guilty. He was asked by a reporter at the White House on June 16, 2020, if he would apologize to the Central Park Five for the newspaper ads. He stated that they had admitted their guilt. He also blamed Linda Fairstein, a sexual crime prosecutor, and some of the prosecutors think that the city should never have settled and suggested to leave the case there itself. Trump had also tweeted against the Central Park Five in 2013.

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