According to The Hill, President Trump has refused to apologize to the “Central Park Five” after he said that the five boys should be executed for their rape and assault convictions. These convictions were later overturned after a convicted criminal, Matias Reyes confessed to the murder. His confession was supported by DNA evidence.
“You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt,” Trump told reporters. The men all insist that they were forced to five their confessions.
In 1989, Trump placed full page advertisements in New York newspapers to demand the death penalty for the Central Park Five. At the times, these five boys ranged in age from 14 to 16 years old. They were later falsely convicted for raping and assaulting a woman jogging in Central Park.
More, Trump criticized the $41 million settlement the men were given in 2014 for their false imprisonment. He said that some prosecutors “think that the city should never have settled that case.”
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