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President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign with a MAGA rally in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday. Before he departed for Florida, he took questions from reporters.

One of the reporters, White House correspondent April Ryan, asked the president if he would apologize to the "Central Park five" for calling for their executions.

Trump was confused by Ryan's question. "Why do you bring that question up now?" he asked her. He was apparently unaware that he appears in a new Netflix film "When They See Us" in which he called for the death penalty for the teenagers.

"You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt," Trump replied, referring to the forced confessions from the Black and Latino males, who were then ages 14-16.

The five boys from Harlem recanted their confessions at trial, but they were convicted of raping and assaulting the then-28-year-old female jogger in Central Park in 1989. Their convictions were later overturned after another man confessed to the rape and assault.

The five men - Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Korey Wise - received a $40 million settlement for wrongful conviction in 2014.

Trump was outraged over the settlement. He took out full page ads in four NY newspapers, calling for the return of the death penalty, saying that "criminals of every age" who raped the woman in Central park should "be afraid."

It isn't clear if Trump knew that the four men were exonerated by DNA tests that proved they did not rape the jogger.

In an op-ed published in the New York Daily News in 2014, Trump called the settlement a "disgrace."

"My opinion on the settlement of the Central Park Jogger case is that it's a disgrace. A detective close to the case, and who has followed it since 1989, calls it "the heist of the century."

Settling doesn't mean innocence, but it indicates incompetence on several levels. This case has not been dormant, and many people have asked why it took so long to settle? It is politics at its lowest and worst form."

Trump has not changed his opinion on the subject of the Central Park 5 in three decades. "These young men do not exactly have the pasts of angels," Trump said in 2014.

Last year, TheGrio.com reported that Trump tweeted, then deleted, the question: "what were the men doing in the park, playing checkers?"

Trump refuses to apologize now even if it means his stance will continue to alienate the Black community.
 

 

Photos by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic | Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

  • Guess Who

    LOL....this is not a shocker...nor will it be a shocker when he's re-elected.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Bastard!!

  • iWasteTime

    All the fake news and misinformation he complains about you'd think he'd be empathetic to this.
    Mitch the B*tch said we don't need reparations, we were freed, had Civil Rights and President Obama.
    I guess we good

  • Tinytoon

    A quote from Instagram, "Can we send him on a one-way trip to the Dominican Republic?" I've got $5 on it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nah. Joe Biden's gonna beat him like a drum.

    Biden-Harris2020

  • Tinytoon

    Mitch McConnell is Trump's personal b?tt kisser. When Trump says jump, this fool just starts jumping.

  • Renee26

    what were the men doing in the park, playing checkers?"

    They weren't men MF, they were kids... Doing what kids do in the park, playing around and hanging with friends

  • Marlika

    I hope that this orange ignorant mofos swallows his tongue ? while talking his sh*t. His mother should’ve really swallowed that nut! His own pappy didn’t even like his sorry ass!!! I know hate is a strong feeling but I really hate those mofo!! And his team had the phawking audacity to claim he’s going to win the next election by a landslide. May he will ????? He should’ve have won the first one. Maybe the devil will call his spawn home before then.??????????????????????????????????

  • tia

    He's just a complete jerk--PERIOD

  • Renee26

    Chile... Empathy has no place in a narcissistic mind or heart. That MF only screams fake news to discredit reports about his crimes... He's no angel either

  • Kimocha

    Hell, I got $10, lol!

  • Renee26

    I hope so... I'll vote for anybody to get that orange mf outta office

  • Cheryl10

    I watched the movie and I was so sad and mad at the same damn time! Y'all Prez Trump will never apologize bcuz he is a rich arrogant prick! All I know is no amount of money that they got can give them back their childhood and their innocence because they were robbed of both.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Why would anyone expect an apology from a demon is beyond me but whatever https://media1.giphy.com/media/pPhyAv5t9V8djyRFJH/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • bemetoo

    Wow this tangerine bald whale is so full of ? and hate to admit he was wrong

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    False/coerced confessions are a real thing. Using lies, trickery, and intimidation some of these very experienced detectives can end up getting folks to confess to stuff they didn't even do. That's why you should never ever submit to questioning by the cops without a lawyer present... even if you know you're 100% not guilty of anything.

  • Soon2BWife

    Hopefully him, Linda and her chins have adjoining luxury suites in Hell together.

  • Myopinion

    Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!!!

  • NewNew
  • E Ethel Ballys

    Okay, there were many many crimes by black youth from East Harlem that week, where whites were attacked in Central Park and beaten bloody. It was a gang initiation called “wilding.” If these young men were part of a gang, then they likely played a role in these attacks. I have minimal sympathy for them, especially since they got paid so much, in that lawsuit, they never have to work.

  • Kanyade

    Child, these YTs and their sense of entitlement and privilege. One day. One DAY. https://media3.giphy.com/media/uB6rsQFg5yPzW/giphy.gif

  • Disgustd

    While I can't stand El Cheeto, he is the perfect representative of what Amerikkka really exemplifies: rampant racism, cronyism, white fragility and inferiority complex, arrogance, narcissism & sociopathy. And Biden wouldn't be any better. He is of the Hitlery ilk. The Dims may feed you poison with a patronizing smile/smirk but you still getting poison.

  • fawkery

    SO WHAT? We all know Trump won't support this nor apologize. What I'm annoyed about is that there is such propaganda about Trump throughout the movie and a focus on Trump now when we need to shift blame to the Manhattan DA's office instead of Trump who then, at the time, was just a dude in real estate!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Look for the usual white supremacists, coons, and other assorted Trumpaholics to start showing up in 3,2,1...

  • the guest

    Please DO NOT vote for Trump 2020!

  • Gloria

    Yep. The Chicago Police Commander, Jon Burge, tortured black men into confessing criminal activity they didn’t commit for decades. We still have what they call “black sites” doing this to this day.

  • Kanyade
  • Renee26

    If these young men were part of a gang...

    That's just it. . they weren't. Yet your prejudice ass STILL said all that cause you obviously have an issue with black people

    GTFOH and worry about your meth head kids and the consequences of their actions

  • Alextra Ballard

    They are on the way

  • GiltyPlezur

    Why are you trolling a black blog? Just can't wait to spew your hatred can you!

  • Renee26

    They're here... And I'm blockin them today

  • hottlanta

    Dump n mitch mcdummel never disappoints. They asked him about black folks getting reprerations for slavery n he said we passed several civil rights legislation n gave them barak obama. When the brother said so Obama is supposed to be black folks reprerations l was dead.

  • Renee26

    It's the narrative... Because of the position he's in now. It shed enough light on the DAs crooked ass antics too IMO

  • Banka

    Are we surprised ...??

  • Kanyade
  • Disgustd

    Like most street slang, whites are hopelessly late. It has been said many times there was no fuccin word, wilding. It was made up by a racist, narcissistic white woman & the propaganda wing of empire, the press, ran with it. And people like you should be a case study for mental illness. Never wanting to admit to any wrongdoing, with the default expectation that black people are like the designated cosmic toilet for all your moral failings & psychosis, in effect, your collective sh1t. What da frick would you psychological cripples do if you didn't have us to dump all that psychic trash onto?

  • suganspice68

    Trump is such a loser!

  • R Smith

    Is anyone surprised?

  • Renee26

    <<<Takes in a looong pull and passes it back

  • OvertheMississippi

    He's an idiot. He will continue to say and to do idiotic things! It will only become "news" when he ceases to be an idiot!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He was apparently unaware that he appears in a new Netflix film "When They See Us" in which he called for the death penalty for the teenagers.
    _______________
    A narc always knows when he is being talked about ..... good or bad they feed on it secretly and it's footage .... shid ..... oh he saw it ...... with his dumb azz https://media1.giphy.com/media/Rhhr8D5mKSX7O/giphy.gif

  • Renee26

    Been happening since the beginning of time

  • The Art

    The irony! During the entire Mueller investigation Trump was demanding due process and citing his right to the presumption of innocence. Then he had the nerve to look for apologies from everyone and their grand mother despite not being vindicated. Yet, DNA has totally exonerated all 5 of these men and Trump can't acknowledge their innocence and apologize for violating their rights with the role he played in their wrongful convictions. This is why he cannot be trusted.

  • OvertheMississippi

    BEENNNNNN blocked them suckers!

  • Guess Who

    I would like that, MLJ but dammit...I think the Cheetos Thief may win again.

  • Renee26

    Their heads would explode

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Expected and Typical, forward on.

  • Renee26

    There were a few I hadn't

  • OvertheMississippi

    Honestly don't think that these men give a sh!t about you or your lack of sympathy for them.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Why should he apologize for his ignorance? Ignorant people RARELY if EVER think that how they think and act is ignorant so... https://media3.giphy.com/media/11YdnfyG6qvuWk/giphy.gif

  • chan chan

    Trump owes them an apology. Who TF sit in a park playing checkers? I only seen that in movies. FYI long gone are the days u can leave your children or teenagers unsupervised.

  • TriniHarlem

    And water is wet. Next ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .....

  • TamG

    Why is this thirty-year old case being revisited now? People should ask Sharpton and Jesse and Snoop and Tyson and Jim Brown et al why they palled around with Trump after this Central Park incident. Not saying Trump isn’t as racist as the next man, but revisiting a 30-year old case now makes his subsequent associations with Blacks and minorities from all over problematic, does it not? What is the aim here?

    Seems like so much energy is spent on trying to “decode” Trump, trying to expose his “real” thoughts and feelings. The left wastes too much time trying to read minds. Focus more on what people do. You can’t legislate morality. You can’t brow-beat people into seeing everything the same as you. Newsflash: you probably work with a lot of “racists.” You might even be one yourself. So what? If someone’s inner thoughts don’t affect their actions towards you, get over it already. He’s President now and can do things that can actually affect you. When he does something negative in that regard, then fight back. But b*tching about something he did as just a loud blowhard in New York thirty years ago when he had no power to do anything? What’s the point?

  • xenaD

    This nincompoop irks my soul

  • TriniHarlem

    Any city park you will see people playing chess. Most are strangers and play. The tables are built in chess boards. I learned to play chess right in a park and a stranger taught me. Not unusual so the idea that it's rare is ridiculous and rather uninformed.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I can totally see it a Biden win in 2020 and he'd be 78 by the time he takes office, so at age 82 they could probably convince him to step aside after serving one term. They I could see "President Kamala Harris" in 2024. I'll take that over any Republican, any day.

  • TriniHarlem

    White people white peopling ?

  • TamG

    Why, specifically.

  • xenaD

    This case should forever be revisited with the FACTS! Even 30 yrs from now.. every person involved should b put on blast at every given chance available

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile use your block button ( just a suggestion) I swear it saves ya from even seeing the fawkery https://media2.giphy.com/media/jUJZNUKHjpqmq30IL8/giphy.gif

  • Kimocha

    Narcissist's never apologize for anything, smdh!
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/87engmsxqCKKjlu534/giphy.gif

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    so did you orange puff but they elected you president for it didnt they? Shut up diarrhea

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. It's never too late to shine a light on injustice. The case is still relevant, and those men are still around to tell their story. Sure, 30 years is a bit late, but better late than never.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and if they do apologize there is always a motive behind it .... always ..... always ........ https://media3.giphy.com/media/3o85xGocUH8RYoDKKs/giphy.gif

  • TamG

    Revisited why? The kids were later exonerated and compensated (though granted no amount of money can make up for lost freedom). Why not instead “revisit” the many other suspicious cases in which innocent suspects are still behind bars? I’m sure they’d love for people to spend energy on their cases instead.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    This case should forever be revisited. It's a cautionary tale.

  • Kimocha

    Yep!... So true!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Been blockethed that @ss. I dont have time to entertain pale demons.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ....... mess !!!!!!

  • sandi

    Speak truth to power, no matter how long it takes. You made some good points, but the problem about "moving alone", is that the real truth gets passed on, and that "ain't" right. No expiration date on Karma or the truth.

  • TamG

    But what new is coming to light? Were not the young men exonerated already?

  • xenaD

    Because people like me are just learning of certain details that went into getting these boys locked up & I would like to have the chance to NOT support those involved (buy their books, donate to their “charities” etc.)

  • Cheese eggs

    So...another troll to block

  • TriniHarlem

    I block them hoes every political post. It's getting more like the old blog in my view now. Fck em

  • Cricket404

    He's not an apologist, get over it.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Just as Cancer...this fool needs to be eradicated

  • TamG

    Thank you!

  • Cheese eggs

    Nah Americans are stupid. They'll vote for him again.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I cant stand Trump but one thing I will say is Trump always has the mentality like "I said what I said". If Trump was to apologize then everyone would be like it took you 30 years to apologize or you only apologizing since the show came out. They would feel his apology was insincere because it would have been. I cant stand fake apologies. But let's be real Trump is and has always been the man you see before you. Even tho I cant stand him and I don't know how he was ever elected president I do have to say that he as always been himself. An arrogant, racist, narcissist, snobby, ignorant a*shole.

  • xenaD

    Let me tell you something I’m 30 something and I watched that documentary with my bottom lip dropped to the ground and tears in my eyes! So yeah. New things are coming to light for new people!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This orange demon. This ad for donating to build the wall, I think not and anyone who donates is an idiot.

  • Cheese eggs

    He's a bish....and he's been a bish. Not surprised

  • Russiancreme

    It's history, it should be taught. Alot of adults, some with children of their own, weren't even alive when this happened.

  • Angelique Johnson

    Is America really surprised at Chump Trump?

    Next!!

  • xenaD

    Even in the hood.. idk about nowadays but back then, yep, chess boards were built in

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. A generation later, the case and this documentary are still opening eyes. The fact that they got exonerated doesn't mean there aren't lessons to be learned. It's short-sighted for anybody to even think that way.

  • Mielle Downey

    Eff your feelings and facts matter. We all know how weak minded black people are when it come to leftists and their outrage syndrome lately, You all have a brain and can think logically so stop being feed and do your research. . So let's be clear....

    In fact, the ad in question did not specify that the Central Park Five should be executed as it came at a time when the death penalty was illegal in New York. There had been a push for the state legislature to enact a new law to reinstate capital punishment which would require overriding the veto of then-Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo -- who had vetoed a death penalty bill a month before the attack.

    The defendants could not have been sentenced to capital punishment since it was not an option at the time of the crime, and the U.S. Constitution bans ex post facto laws.

    Additionally, when Trump was asked about the ad in May 1989 on Larry King Live, CNN claims he stated that he only supported the death penalty for adults -- which would have excluded the Central Park Five because they were all between the ages of 14 and 16.

  • Gloria

    There is a conversation on Capitol Hill right now regarding reparations and the aftermath of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Can we get a post on that?

  • Elevated Soul

    Why are they seeking an apology from President Trump.

    I got fam there on my mother's side who stated, that many people thought they were guilty because they admitted guilt.

    Rape and especially gang rape is a very emotional crime and many wanted them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and Donald Trump was no exception...They were also a robbing crew that victimized people in Central Park so they were not innocent.

  • MsSapphire9800

    He was apparently unaware that he appears in a new Netflix film "When They See Us" in which he called for the death penalty for the teenagers.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Even if he was unaware that he appeared on that documentary....he knew he had appear on 20/20...Dateline and the ID Channel for the past 15 years. He has stood firm just like the DA...Giuliani....Blomberg...that they were guilty regardless of the DNA and evidence. And for the record we New Yorkers never forgot this case.

  • KcoolMuziq

    It's MANY white people that feel the same way he does. It's why he was elected for President and sadly will possibly be reelected back.

  • Elevated Soul

    It's being revisited because they want Black Democrats to focus on race as usual.There is nothing the left offer Blacks except racism and this is why they are so toxic for Black people.

  • MoneyMillz

    "Robbing Crew"??? Who told you that?

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I’m a Trump supporter.. but he’s wrong. It’s obviously hard for him to admit when he is wrong.

  • hottlanta

    Dump asked what were the boys doing in the park after dark but didnt ask what was she doing in the park after dark. No one is asking that question. It is okay to question them but not okay to question her.

  • JV

    " I will say is Trump always has the mentality like "I said what I said". "
    ----------
    Whether he has this mentality or not, he's said over 10,000 false statements since becoming president, per WaPo's fact checker. In the process, he constantly contradicts himself.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This Bigot is not going to Apologize....in order to apologize, you have to acknowledge that yew were wrong. The Racist m’fuvker probably hasn’t apologize to anyone or to anything in his entire life. He has tew go

  • Ryan

    Exactly. An apology from a piece of sh|t is of no value to anyone. No one expects his humpbacked azz to magically mature overnight.

  • Trace da Ace

    I mean....WHY would yall think this dumb ass would apologize??? Look at who we are talking about here....Mr. Grab 'em by the pu$$y.....really?? Taking a stance on rape victims....when he has blatantly stated what he thinks about women and how they should be treated??? FOH.....

  • Ryan

    I have TamG blocked for some reason.

  • MoneyMillz

    Nah, eff you!!

  • Christopher Gibson

    They were forced and coerced into admitting guilt. They were at the time scared little boys that were railroaded as many other falsely accused people to this day that are sitting in prison for crimes they didn't commit.. You say they were not innocent- they were indeed innocent of the crime in which they were falsely accused of.

  • Ryan

    If somebody's trying to pull the "it happened a long time ago, get over it" card, I dare them to say that to direct descendants of Holocaust survivors. Everyone else is allowed to remember, honor and respect their history but mealy-mouthed dummies whine about how OUR history doesn't matter.

  • EasyBreezy

    *YAWN* Have a wonderful Wednesday, Roses!

  • HelloToni

    Proof please

  • the guest

    Please DO NOT vote for Trump 2020!

  • SpillyNillie

    It's been in the light. There were a few documentaries done way before Ava's. I think morally, we should hold the president to a standard. Regardless of time. He wanted these children executed and he still stands by that 30 years later when their innocence has been proven. You don't see an issue with that? He didn't have to apologize but he didn't have throw the blame back at them either, but he did. What he said and did 30 years ago is still reflected in how he acts as president today. Referring to kkk supporters as good people, but referred to the Black people who opposed their views as thugs. He called NFL players (most of whom were Black) son's of bitches when they refused to kneel for the National Anthem. Again, he is still the same person he was 30 years ago with the same bigoted ideologies.

  • Ryan

    He definitely knew but wants to make sure his Aryan brothers know he stands strongly with them.

  • MoneyMillz

    Facts

  • SpillyNillie

    You are ALL THE WAY RIGHT about this!

  • MoneyMillz

    Yes

  • Topic Influencer

    Im not even in a big huge city and there used to be public checker boards in downtown Raleigh until few years ago. They only pulled them up bc where they used to be, used to be a dead end street and they have since re-opened it to through traffic (Fayetteville Street Mall...Now just Fayetteville Street). Not just one or two of them either. Like rows and rows. At least 20-25. And they were ALWAYS packed.

  • HelloToni

    I hear that a government official is asking that the current DA re-opened cases and look for other injustices and the DA refused.

  • SpillyNillie

    Not pale demons! LOL!

  • Topic Influencer

    Why are folks asking him to apologize. Its not happening. And why does it need to happen? What is it going to change? Bc he is President now? Fukk this man and his word. It has NO bearing.

  • Carrington

    I am simply not a fan of forced apologies. What does that do for anyone other than help then "image" of the person forced to say, "I regret my actions..."? in the eyes of stupid people who don't know any better.

    You still feel the SAME f*cking way! I hate these people who post ignorant, hateful, racist comments online, get fired and come back and say, "I ain't really mean what I had said when I said, "n*ggers are the worst people on the planet. I regret making those comments... that was Thursday and, I'm a different b*tch now!" ??

    No, MF... you're the same MF you were before you were FORCED to issue a public relations statement so, is Donald Trump saying he's sorry going to change anything when his apology won't change his belief system?
    F*ck him... move on.

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm not surprised that he didn't apologize and I don't expect him to. Asking this man to do anything just and moral...is like asking a tree to move...

  • hottlanta

    You need to ask yourself why does the whole word knows about ann frank generation after generation but doesnt know about thé exonerated 5 or rhe 4 girls in the church bombing in alabama.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If anything, it should teach every parent one big lesson. Tell your kids never speak to the police by yourself if they ask you questions, period.
    Let them know...unless your'e with a parent or a lawyer, just tell them you cant answer any questions right now. Plain and simple.

  • hottlanta

    Are they asking harvard n all of those ivy league schools to put their money in thé pot. They made a lot of money off slavery. Harvard had a lotta nerve to turn that boy down about his racist post when their seal is a symbol of slavery. They got sued recently for using a family photo of a slave n making money. Funny how everybody made major coins off slavery but black folks.

  • Mielle Downey

    Trigger moment?

  • Sandyb1117

    Wow I can't believe you're blaming them. You're just better off saying you don't care. I saw people saying they know Trump is wrong and they still support him. You sound crazier saying it's their fault.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Trump is a white supremacist, and has been for a long time now. So I'm glad he's been asked this, since it just serves to remind people who this man is. It doesn't damage him a lot, but it doesn't help him either.
    His base wont care of course, but apart from them... people need to keep this kind of thing in mind on election day.

  • Connie
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. And there was no DNA match, blood, or other physical evidence that linked any of them to the crime. The only DNA match was from the man who later admitted to it... and he made it clear that he did it himself with no help.

    Funny how these people never like to talk about those facts.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Trump is just a jerk. He is doing this for his MAGA followers. He know its almost that time to vote again.

  • Mielle Downey

    Leftists lunatics are problematic when it comes to the Black population. It is very sad how gullible our fellow black people are when it comes to fact or fiction. Al Sharpton has not apologized for Tawana Bradley lie and is still championing for democrats and that speaks volumes about their character. The eugenics Queen Margaret Sanger has made her legacy in murdering black babies but no apologies are needed there because the democratic platform supports it. Black people we are not that weak minded that we can't see that this is a farce and fake outrage. Our Black men will pay the price for your leftist following sheep mentality.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I agree. But I was referring more so to the apology. He has never and will never apologize for any of his actions. So none of this surprises me.

  • Madashelle

    Oh so you sprouting some 2nd hand information from other people? Were you there? Were you even born? I was there modafkka in all my damn glory! Some of you new Black folks act like y'all started the damn thing. But modafkkas like me been taking action so biches like you can act like you waking somebody up. That modafkka was a racist then and is one now, and having been born and raised and living in the city with that fatazz modafkka, i still can't stand his ass!

  • Madashelle

    Oh so you sprouting some 2nd hand information from other people? Were you there? Were you even born? I was there modafkka in all my damn glory! Some of you new Black folks act like y'all started the damn thing. But modafkkas like me been taking action so biches like you can act like you waking somebody up. That modafkka was a racist then and is one now, and having been born and raised and living in the city with that fatazz modafkka, i still can't stand his ass!

  • Mielle Downey

    New York Governor Mario Cuomo was Governor at the time and this happened on his wash... did anyone ask him for an apology? no because democrats are saints and always look out for the black population. you people are just dumb.

  • Mielle Downey

    New York Governor Mario Cuomo was Governor at the time and this happened on his wash... did anyone ask him for an apology? no because democrats are saints and always look out for the black population. you people are just dumb.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I totally agree! ?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I totally agree! ?

  • MoneyMillz

    Nope, But eff you still.

  • MoneyMillz

    Nope, But eff you still.

  • The Art

    Cuomo didn't actively champion for their execution. Trump did. Trump inserted himself into the case and help to violate their presumption of innocence.

  • Russiancreme

    Even adults need that reminder. I don't care how dirty the cops do you, dont say shit til your lawyer in the room. Jon Burge has cost Chicago hundreds of millions with all his forced confessions and exonerations over the past few years.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Ava is just trying to get more tickets sold. I don't know anyone who cares about Trump's apology OR the Central Park 5. I DO know that, unless you are ON THE JURY, your opinions are worthless.

  • Carrington

    But, what's the logic behind forcing someone to say something that they don't mean? That's my issue... if he decided, within himself, that he made a bad decision and was wrong and then apologized and sat in it, that's one thing...but if he came out RIGHT NOW and said, "I was wrong... I'm sorry." is anyone, other than his base, going to believe that he's GENUINELY sorry? So, why keep asking him about it - continue to push the narrative that he's a racist a$$hole who REFUSED to say he's sorry and move around, continuing to push for an apology so that he can say it out loud ain't going to do $hit for those men.
    Show me who you are. Don't be who I need you to be in public. Be who you ARE.

  • Mielle Downey

    At the time of the event the Democrats who most black sheep worship were in power in NY State. Mario Cumo ( this happend under his watch while Govenor.

    When her husband cam to power, Hillary Clinton's attack on superpredators labeled a generation of children. ... that way but first we have to bring them to heel,” Clinton said in 1996. No apology yet folks but the lefteist stay fake outraged.

    It wasn't until, The political landscape changed and a Republican governor came to power in NY Governor George Pataki, the two-term Republican incumbent, ran for a third term.After an investigation by his office, in 2002 Robert Morgenthau, District Attorney for New York County, recommended that the convictions of the five men related both to charges for the assault and rape of Meili and other charges, be vacated.

  • Mielle Downey

    Trump didn't either but the leftist would have you think this. facts matter and Trump took out the add prior to this happening . At the time the death penalty for adults were being discussed. Hillary called us super predators and anted to bring us to heel but because the liberal media champions her she is not racists? get your fact straight and stop the fake outrage.

  • Elevated Soul

    The only people that care about this are Alt -Left dummies.

    They're so paranoid on the issue of race and yet are silent on the KKK association, with the Demoncratic Party as well as Margaret Sanger being welcomed to that party to enact her plan for Black Genocide through abortion.

    The fools are stuck all the way on stupid.This is why I don't waste too much time with them because they are not logical.

  • MoneyMillz

    You obviously are with those long azz responses to the article.

  • Sushi

    I can't do this phuckery today...

  • Simone

    I am. The economy is booming and our country is secure (ISIS on the run, strengthened our military and working with Mexico to stop the flow of illegal immigrants from Central America). While private citizen Trump had a strong opinion on the Central Park Five many years ago, President Trump supported and signed into law the Prison Reform bill that some in his own party was against. He signed that bill to undo the 90s Crime Bill signed by President Clinton and supported by Biden. Are you voting for Biden in 2020? Did you vote for Ms. Black Men are "super predators" Hillary Clinton in 2016?

  • Carrington

    Anybody who follows Donald Trump and supports a party who ACTIVELY and VOCALLY called Donald Trump everything DEMOCRATS call him - before they realized he was going to win over racists and win the election - is the DUMB MF. Anybody who will see videos of him say one thing and then turn around and say, "that's not true" the next day is the DUMB mf.

    Anybody who looked at a report that said, "I didn't indict because I COULDN'T, not because he's not guilty" and then listen to HIM tell them, "I was TOTALLLLLLLLLLLY and completelllllllly exonerated!" and cheer - is the DUMB MF!

    Anybody who thinks that a man who says a person who molested children is a great man and campaigns for him anyway and supports both - is the DUMB MF...

    anybody who who listens to a man call a dictator who killed his family members and executes his cabinet when they disagree with him, "a smart cookie" who he "fell in love with" and then cheers when he calls the black President, "bad or sick" is the DUMB MF.

    Anybody who thinks a man who has TWENTY THREE sexual assault cases pending against him, but applauds when he says, "He supports women" and then nominates a rapist to the supreme court is the DUMB MF!

    Anybody who listens to a man who lies EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK say, "don't believe my attorney of TEN YEARS... he's a liar!" when he turns and tells the truth on him (and you believe HIM and not the attorney that he at ONE point said, "was the greatest attorney ever!" - is the dumb MF

    Anybody who believes that a man who claimed to "drain the swamp of rich elitest" and then turns around and nominates the wealthiest cabinet in HISTORY and then believe that these MFS are looking out for THEM is the DUMB MF.

    Anyone who believes that a man who outsourced all of his jobs to China until he realized he might really become president, and then says, "I'm bringing jobs back to AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" and believes him is the DUMB MF!

    Anybody who believes that a president who says, "nobody knows people better than me, believe me" and then ends up with the most corrupt, indicted cabinet in HISTORY and they still think everyone AROUND him is a liar, criminal, thief - but not HIM is the dumb MF.

    Lastly, GTFOH!

  • Look@m3

    I really have tried to live a life not hating people but God you really be putting these obstacles before me. Is this a test Lord? I promise you that I am trying....

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Karen Brady

    hell no

  • The Art

    The Central Park 5 and their supporters probably feel that Trump owes them an apology not because he means it, but because it gives them back some power - no matter how minuscule. Trump inserted himself into their case and took a portion of their power – a loss of personal power that many black people can identify with. Trump’s antics were nothing short of a public display of dominance over these men and their rights. So, deep down, a public apology from him, sincere or not, may publicly restore a portion of that which was ripped away from them.

  • deadellamore
  • Carrington

    Yes, TF he did! And don't say "us" everybody knows you're a white troll with nothing better to do. And Hillary called repeat offender, major drug dealers, etc. super predators and if, as a "black" person, you automatically owned title and assumed that that title belonged to black folk - then YOU have some self reflection to do.

  • Karen Brady

    Shut up Ethel. Go troll somewhere else.

  • Carrington

    The central park 5 says they don't need or want it.

  • The Art

    Then case closed!! You're right, other entities shouldn't try to force Trump into giving it then.

  • Carrington

    And what power does it give them? If I slap the f*ck out of you at work and the BOSS makes me say, "I'm sorry" in order to keep my job, but you know I don't mean it - is that going to empower you? F*CK no! You know I'm doing it because I'm forced to, not because I genuinely feel remorseful for what I did.
    We need to stop using silly concepts of "giving back power" for $hit like this. The world knows they didn't do it. Forcing the person who will STILL believe they did it ain't going to help them sleep.

  • The Art

    You'd be surprised at how much the small things matter to some people. But, since the CP5 aren't looking for an apology from Trump, there's no need to try to figure out why others are trying to make it happen.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    And how do his people/supporters think he’s not racist?

    Trump’s presidency is like the Handmaid’s Tale.

  • Carrington

    You're right. I have to get myself out of my own mindset sometimes. The way MY heart is set-up, I ain't trying to hear you say sorry if you don't mean it. In fact, I ain't trying to hear you say NOTHIN cause I don't want to hear your VOICE... the Lord ain't through...

  • JV

    Oh, definitely. In that case, you were spot on!

  • DroneRivers

    DNA evidence has proved they were all innocent so that means the confessions of those children (without attorneys or parents present) were obviously coerced. That's what a REAL witch hunt looks like, dummy!

  • Elevated Soul

    These dumb niggahs have been programmed to only hold Republicans responsible.These "koons" have been brainwashed to believe that White Liberals are the "good white folks" and white Republicans are their slavemasters but in reality the opposite was and still is true. White Liberals are still their masters mentally....The mental chains have proven to be the hardest to remove.

  • DroneRivers

    I think people want him to admit he was wrong more than an apology. But we all know he can never do that. But I agree. An apology wouldn't change a thing.

  • YellowSauce

    Why would anyone expect him to be a decent person .... Evil exists people
    If I were them I wouldn't even be concerned with what IT thinks ................

  • MrsHBC

    I long for the days when this fool is no longer in the news! His face, voice, hands...give me indigestion!

  • Mielle Downey

    Amen and I hope they break their chains.

  • Mielle Downey

    Hillary was working to get the Crime bill that close mentor Robert Byrd the KKK Grand master and Jo Biden pushed through. The black community suffered but it's ok.

  • Carrington

    First off, if you have to go back 50 years in order to talk about what republicans USED to be, YOU"RE the one who needs help. If you believe that a group that 100% of racists agree with are looking out for YOUR best interest, YOU"RE the coon. If you believe a racist would support a man, or a group who has the best interests of blacks, Mexicans and OTHERS in mind, YOU'RE the coon who needs help. Not ONE black person has said that democrats are the savior of black folk - we know better... but, if I'm going to be FORCED to choose, it DAMN sure won't be the BLATANT racists. Coons? I concur.

  • Carrington

    HILLARY was the first lady. Not a politician. But, OK.

  • Mielle Downey

    Yes, Democrats are all that, Anthony Wiener Alfranken, Jeffery Epstein , Nixvum the list of democratic perverts goes on.

  • Elevated Soul

    That slave mentality ain't no joke!!!!! It has rendered these niggahs so illogical. Their "thought process" or lack there of is so "narrow". There is no excuse for this type of ignorance at this point. These fools stay focused on race...

    They are forever lost I fear but it was written.....

  • Carrington

    Additionally, several BLACK folk voted for that bill and realized that they made a mistake after the mass incarceration of black folk resulted too... So, why do THEY get a pass, but the person who wasn't even in politics at the time has to wear "crime bill" on her back forever?

  • Mielle Downey

    Where is the apology to the black population... no outrage. I forgot as black people we are only so-posed to be outraged when triggered. What a bunch of ...

  • Carrington

    Notice you didn't dispute ANY of that... Al Franken? LMAO! A comedian who PRETENDED To touch the breast of a woman in a photo. So, from all of that, THAT's your comeback, huh? Point proven.

  • HC54

    Biden is also a white supremacist. What's the difference?

  • Disgustd

    Then the innocence project or some other org like it should undertake the job. There is NO way those were the only black men they railroaded.

  • Mielle Downey

    There is video proof of Biden and Cinlton being pervs.

  • Disgustd

    I wouldn't assume that just b/c someone uses a black face on their avi that they are indeed black.

  • Carrington

    And audio evidence AND cancelled checks of Trump being one... what's your point?

  • Carrington

    Right there. Who cares? I don't want to force you to apologize. I want you to MEAN it.

  • Disgustd

    ERRYBODY..we are like the bottom biyatch of the world. Even all these immigrants don't seem to grasp the truth that if it wasn't for OUR ancestors FREE & forced labor for over 250+ years, there wouldn't be any damn wealthy & powerful America.

  • HC54

    Let's see if you have the same energy for Biden's war on drugs law

  • Topic Influencer

    Ummm what fukkin tickets? Its on Netflix.

  • MoneyMillz

    A plantation is a plantation no matter who is running it. Hope the right is paying you for running errands.

  • Lucky8

    I love you I thought I was the only one calling 'it' ' it.'

  • nyla00

    The Exonerated 5 could care less about Donnie and his inability to acknowledge their innocence.

  • MoneyMillz

    Lol

  • Lucky8

    Its father never apologized for being arrested at the KKK rally either, so? The antichrist is here, you know it by its deeds.

  • Brenda Winston

    I’m sure that they don’t give a shit if he apologizes or not; just cut the dam checks!?

  • Karen Brady

    LMAO

  • Scromes1212

    The media trying to turn this into politics smh they could care less about this case. They just see it as a opportunity to go in on Trump

  • hottlanta

    Dump needs to apologize for being president n cant read nor spell n supposed to have gone to the best schools. Folks always say black folks just got passed in school. They put dump on a scooter n jetted his butt outta there n laughed all the way to the bank.

  • imright

    fck his apology

  • YellowSauce

    hahahahahaha

  • Elevated Soul

    It was a Republican President who signed The Emanicipation Proclamation, which physically freed slaves. Your mental chains remain though.

    I know that the Democratic Party were the ones who owned slaves and the Civil War between North and South took place because of it. I know the Democrats voted against the Civil Rights bill in 1957 as well as 1964 but it was Republicans who had enough votes to get it passed.

    I know the Democratic Party created the KKK. I know the Democratic Party welcomed Margaret Sanger and her mission was to use abortion as a tool for Black Genocide.

    I don't believe in any group which is why I'm an Independent. I'm about policy. I'm about facts,not feelings or propaganda. I know that COONS like you have been more detrimental to the Black race because you are OBSESSED with race. You are so caught up in what you deem overt racism but it is the covert racism that you miss and that is why NIGGAHS with your mentality hurt the BLACK CONDITION.

    I encourage my Free Thinking Black people no matter how FEW of us exist to stay on your higher vibration because it is WE who think in the best interest of Black people.

  • wigmon68

    DNA did not prove their "innocence". DNA showed there was only semen from one individual inside the woman. Two of the 5 said they didn't rape her, only held her down and fondled her, while the other 3 said they saw the rape, but didn't take part.

    The confessions of the minors were with a parent/guardian present. The interrogations were mostly conducted without a parent or guardian present.

  • DroneRivers

    So you buy the coerced confessions despite the evidence proving otherwise? The fact that they were exonerated and the city came up off over $40 million says a lot.

  • Applebootay

    He was apparently unaware....LIES

    It isn't clear if Trump knew that the four men were exonerated..MORE LIES

    "These young men do not exactly have the pasts of angels," Trump said in 2014. MORE AND MORE LIES...most of them didn't have any priors....

    DEVILS are LIARS.....that's all I got.

  • Applebootay

    Right! Like and even if he did....it wouldn't be sincere or meaningful....

  • chan chan

    Where I live no damn person is playing chess st the park. Must be an east coast park thing

  • Applebootay

    But they don't.....never heard them say they do....until then...they don't

  • Applebootay

    That question was a set up. They know he not apologizing...they can easily make a fool out of him...he walked right into that one....YA BIG DUMMY....

  • Elevated Soul

    Say that!!!!...Smart informed Blacks will vote for President Trump but dummies will vote for the party that pays them dust and has replaced them with Juan and Maria.

    These dummies want to be specifically catered to but in truth no one has never catered to Black people.President Trump has policies that help ANERICANS and yes that includes Black people such as enforcing immigration/job creation & prison and these niggahs are still crying and complaining.

  • Elevated Soul

    Black Democrats will never hold Democrats accountable and this is why they are taken as a joke.

  • gellie

    There's a term for what they did to those boys that was deployed during the Iraq war and Guantanamo Bay to very similar unreliable results: ENHANCED INTERROGATION.

  • Nina Ross

    Trump is a racist & Kanye supports him

  • wigmon68

    Just to be clear, I don't believe "exonerated" is the right choice of words. The conviction of rape and assault on Meili was vacated due to statements made by Reyes. The prosecutor could have chosen to retry at that point, but the teens had already served out their sentences. This was one statement made by McCray (part of a 34 minute confession) who was identified the night of the attacks by a boy (not one of the five) as the one who committed the murder (at that point it wasn't known who the actual victim was and that she was alive). To be clear, none of the 5 ever said they raped the woman, only that they were involved in the attack in some manner.

    "Everybody started hitting her and stuff. She was on the ground,
    everybody stompin' and everything. ... I grabbed one arm, some other kid grabbed one arm and we grabbed her legs and stuff. Then we all took turns getting on her, getting on top of her. ... I just like, my penis
    wasn't in her. I didn't do nothing to her ... I was just doing it so
    everybody ... Everybody would just like, would know I did it."

    The 5 were also convicted in the assault on another jogger (Loughlin) and that conviction was not overturned.

  • Gamer?? Chick
  • wigmon68

    I have not seen any evidence that confessions were coerced. What evidence is there of that? As mentioned a parent/guardian was present for most. Would you allow your teenager to sign a confession you didn't think was correct?

    The conviction of rape and assault on Meili was vacated because someone else (whose DNA was found at the scene) confessed and said he did it alone. Prosecutors could have recharged at that point, but sentences had already been fulfilled. The 5 were also convicted of assault on Loughlin and that assault charge was not vacated.

    The payment by the city is their business. The prosecutors and NYPD disagreed with their decision and were more than willing to support their work at trial.

  • Quagsire!

    tRump is truly a clusterfuq. Always an excuse for his his pisspoor behavior.

  • Ghost

    Every time a race issue comes up...he always talks about BOTH SIDES!? He doesn’t straddle the fence well at all! We know what’s up with TRUMP and shame on him!

  • Logan Roberts

    Ummm f@ck Dump. I wouldn't want an apology from satan anyway. They need to focus on healing, living their best lives, therapy & their families.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Has he ever apologized for anything he's said or done?? I doubt it.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He don't apologize for s**t.

  • Elevated Soul

    Yes they are very problematic for our race and unfortunately most think or shall I say don't think. They have programmed to think "race " is the only thing that matters.....

    Margaret Sanger made it very clear, what she thought about Black people and these weak minded Negroes on the Democratic Plantation, support her genocidal plans.

  • Mielle Downey

    The Democrats Owe Black people an apologize for slavery and Joe Biden for the school busing to end segregation. When is this going to happen?

    NFL legend @BurgessOwens tells Democrats THEY should be paying reparations to black Americans.

    I do believe in restitution. Let's point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim crow, that has killed over 40% of our black babies, 20 million of them.

  • Mielle Downey

    Right in Creepy Biden and Hilda beast faces.

  • Mielle Downey

    This is the democrats old symbol before the Dixie Confederate flag. Historically Hitler loved the Democrats. You leftist have soo much in common with these people it is ironic.

  • Mielle Downey

    Many don’t want the truth because they prefer the politics of destruction and want to play victim. Yes, they are victims of Democratic policies! Many, and especially #ados can’t handle the truth!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Stay on topic TROLL!!

  • facingrealit1

    Black people will NEVER learn how to read for themselves. Someone tell them something and they run with that! These kids WERE PRESENT and participated in beating the woman. They just didn't rape her! THEY ALL CONFESSED and had too much information about what happened not to have been on the scene. The ONLY reason they got off was their DNA was not on the woman, and they confessed as minors w/o parents being present but these thugs were THERE and participated in many assaults and robberies that night!

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASE: "There was no substantive physical evidence connecting the five teenagers to the rape scene, but each was convicted in 1990 of assault and other charges by juries in two separate trials. Subsequently known as the Central Park Five, they received sentences ranging from 5 to 15 years. Four of the defendants appealed their convictions, but these were affirmed by appellate courts. Four defendants served 6-7 years each; one, tried and
    sentenced as an adult, served 13 years in adult prison. Five other
    defendants had earlier pleaded guilty to charges related to crimes
    against the other eight victims that night, and received lesser
    sentences."

    We as a people need to do better with researching for ourselves instead of letting people tell us what/when/how to THINK so they can keep our minds enslaved.

  • Cocoa Rose

    Yawn. They confessed under coercion pink person. You lose!

  • Candie P

    You must haven't read the verdict (nor studied the case) which isn't surprising. They were convicted of Rape, Sexual Assault, robbery and battery.. Now how did they get off again?
    Please also provide links to proof that support your claim that they were in fact present? the crime scene didn't have the presence of more than two individuals, the kids couldn't even describe what the woman was wearing in their "Confessionals". Korey wise admitted to stabbing her with a pocket knife and she had no cuts or bruises to her legs (only her head), so please for the love of God, send us proof so we can finally put this to bed. :)

  • Cocoa Rose

    Booming due to Obama....Trump just jumped on Obama's train :)

  • Karen Brady

    Pink person :-) :-)

  • Rita

    Right.! Shut that @ss down.

  • Rita

    My "power" will be... My story being told & My voice being heard. Anything he say, should be pointless. The film speaks for itself. Dump... TheAnti-Christ. I wouldn't want nothing from ThatDev!l. Foreal.

  • Rita

    None.

  • Chapter29Chick

    To admit their innocence is to admit to being a cave demon. It wont ever happen folks. Also, the $41 million split 5 ways is a slap to the face after all that...

  • Chapter29Chick

    yeah but we have already figured out that Kanye will kiss a whole white ass in a heartbeat ESPECALLY if the price is right

  • Kimberly King

    I hope it was $40 million EACH. I would be pissed having to split that sh*t 5 ways.

  • 2gr8ful

    I am not surprised by anything that comes out of his mouth.

  • Overpower Radio

    They had to spit that ...and after the lawyers took their fees. If the lawyers took 33% they spit $26.4M five ways, barely $5M each.

  • Eileen

    WOW...

  • Eileen

    when will we get the truth of the matter. somebody did something. smh

  • Overpower Radio

    Your post is inconsistent with the truth about these men, and your issue with people who support them have nothing to do with Black people not reading for themselves. I saw the Ken Burn's documentary and watched their confessions. They were being coerced, as they claim and its clear by quite a few things. Corey is asked who raped her first, at one point he says Raymond and at another point he says Steven. As he is being asked "how did she get from point A to B" ....he responded "they probably...." which makes it clear that he doesn't know, he's guessing.... and the D.A. strictly address his use of the word "probably" and asks him again, where he then says "he saw" what he had just finished saying "probably happened".

    Correct yourself on this "they got off" deal, because they all did their time. Corey was the last one to get out and got out after serving 13 years. He didn't "get off" on anything. What the EVIDENCE did do in their favor was exonerate them of the crime. How dumb is it for you to claim they raped somebody that you yourself are saying had no DNA evidence of them on her. Not only that, the police confiscated the boy's soiled clothes from that evening and the soil from the crime scene wasn't on them, so stop telling people they were there, based purely on a confession that they have all said were the statement the police forced them to make.

    Their confessions don't even match each other. Who raped her first? Who drug her body? Who hit her in the head? What did you do? What did he do? ...one confession was not consistent with the next, nor what was evident at the crime scene. However, what was consistent with the crime scene was the confession of the actual rapist who's DNA was present at the scene.

    Your comment on this is disgusting.

  • Mielle Downey

    Here is just some of the evidence against them. 

    Santana was one of the first boys picked up in the park the night of the attacks, April 19, 1989. While being driven to the precinct house, he blurted out: “I had nothing to do with the rape. All I did was feel the woman’s tits.” 

    At this point, the jogger hadn’t been found. The police knew nothing about any rape. 

    Richardson rode to the precinct with another boy, who announced to the police that he knew who did “the murder,” naming Antron McCray. Richardson concurred, saying, “Yeah. That’s who did it.” 

    Again, the police didn't know about the jogger yet. (It’s not surprising that the boys thought she was dead: Her doctors didn’t expect her to live through the night.) 

    Over the next few days, five teenaged boys gave detailed confessions about the attack on the woman, as well as the other attacks. All five made their confessions in the presence of their parents or guardians.

  • Mielle Downey

    Stop deflecting Queen of the idiots.

  • Overpower Radio

    Whoever that person is, is full of ish. After watching "When They See Us", watching Corey Wise's and Raymond's full confessions (on YouTube), and watching the Ken Burns documentary, which is on Google Play and Amazon ..it's infuriating to read these hateful ass comments of people still trying to hold them accountable for that. I wish they could scrub the web and sue every last one of them for defamation of character. That will teach these assholes to stop trolling with the bs.

  • Overpower Radio

    I wish my response was that laid back. LOL

  • Michelle

    And you know you’re a LIAR PERIODD

  • Mielle Downey

    Facts are facts Hollywood is not real life and you need to get one. Hollywood had us believing we were boys on the hood. Look how that is turning out. Plus they decimated Crosby with the same ##€$ Tupac talked about in his raps.

  • Kimberly King

    Thank you for the info. This is a slap in the face. They were VICTIMS. The state of NY can afford to give me $40 million each.

  • Overpower Radio

    I agree. I don't have the source, but I vaguely remember hearing that there is a certain amount of money that someone who's been wrongfully convicted of a crime can sue the city for (per year of incarceration).

    I just don't think it should have ended there. Especially not for Corey who was stabbed in jail. Jails are corporately owned and should not be protected from inmates suffering injuries in their care. In this case, a wrongfully convicted inmate with grievances related to corrupt corrections officers exposing him him to violence ..I think all he's experienced should carry weight in another law suit.

  • Rhondalousey

    I thought the lawyers were pro bono.?

  • Rhondalousey

    The dna did prove their innocence . It proved that not one of those 5 boys raped her dumbass. It was a Hispanic man that did that. Stfu, you know nothing.

  • DeJeri

    Whatsoever

  • Overpower Radio

    During their trial, the lawyers were pro bono. After they were exonerated and filed a lawsuit against the city, they had to pay those lawyers. Raymond actually makes a point of that during Oprah's interview, that people thinks he has $40 million and it's not like that.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    DOWNVOTE now go play!

  • Wile E. Coli

    right.. so it isn't even good enough for theaters. I thought about the after I posted but really .. I don't fucking care.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    He. Is. A POS

  • Elevated Soul

    How can the economy be booming due to Obama when he himself mocked then candidate Donald Trump,when he stated he would bring jobs back? ....Common sense people would deduct that if he claimed such a thing couldn't happen ,then he wasn't working to achieve it....

    Nothing boomed under Obozo except his homosexual agenda..He was a disaster on all fronts.

    THIS IS THE ECONOMY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    These niggahs are a waste of time.

  • wigmon68

    There is no evidence that police forced them to make any confessions. All of the minors who requested parents present had them present for their confessions. None of the individuals confessed to personally raping the woman, but all did confess to being present or participating in holding her down and beating her. They also all named each other as being present and having participated in some manner to her rape or beating.

    I don't see that the DNA evidence exonerated them of anything. Reyes semen was found on her sock and on the ground. That no semen from any of the boys was found is not exoneration of anything other than they didn't ejaculate which none of them confessed to. Now, if one of them had confessed to raping the woman and ejaculating and no semen was found, then there would be a reasonable argument to be made for that statement being coerced. Again, none of the 5 confessed to raping the woman, but several of the 5 put the finger on one or more of the other guys as having raped her. Others just said they held her won or beat her and her injuries were consistent with those confessions.

    I don't know if one or more of them actually penetrated her, but I think you'd do yourself a favor by reading what the doctors who treated the victim said about her injuries. They said she had palm and finger print marks (consistent with being held down and restrained) on her thighs, calves, ankle and behind the knee. They stated that these injuries were consistent with multiple people attempting to hold her down which is what several of the teens confessed to doing. Reyes said he was by himself hit her with a blunt object (tree limb) knocking her out before he raped her. IE, she was unconscious. Reyes also told an inmate about the rape, but stated he was drawn to the area by a womans screams and yelling and that he found her already beaten and decided to rape her (ie, he's given different versions of the story). This version of events would fit with what the teens confessed to.

    As for the Burns documentary, I think this quote from those who put that documentary together is pertinent. Understand that the statute of limitations on the crime had expired and Reyes could not be prosecuted for anything he said about that event.

    Reyes had claimed that he found religion while incarcerated, and that when he met Kharey Wise again in 2002, he could sense the other man's pain. Sarah Burns and David McMahon, who co-wrote and directed "The Central Park Five" with Ken Burns, and who interviewed Reyes during filming, had several other theories. One was that Reyes was hoping get a
    transfer and special privileges in prison. "He told us...that he wanted to help them," says Burns. "I do think he's a sociopath; a lot of what he said to us felt like he was telling us what we wanted to hear." The most compelling reason, they found, was that Reyes just wanted to be noticed.

  • Elevated Soul

    Say that!!!! My mom is from NYC and dad is from Los Angeles. Both of my parents have told me things that went on back in the day in their cities.

    My mom's brother told me all about this because his best friend was related to one of the perps. His own cousin said they were not innocent in that situation and he said that based off what his own cousin told him.

    Blacks with the victim mentality feed off anything that they feel involves race. They are too lazy to do the necessary research and this is why I waste very little time with those types.

  • wigmon68

    There is no way to determine how many individuals may have raped the woman. The woman has no memory of the event and one can be raped without any DNA from the rapist being left behind. The semen that was found at the scene and on her sock was from another individual named Reyes who was 18 at the time and is Hispanic (one of the central park 5 is also Hispanic).

  • Mslife

    This is so disgusting... He very disrespectful. The sad part is he really was elected president.

  • Overpower Radio

    You’d do yourself a favor by watching Corey Wise’s full confession on YouTube. It’s 2 hours long. I watched it. His story contradicts itself many times and he’s visibly afraid to the point of wiping tears out his eyes at certain points. He’s clearly being persuaded to say he witnessed events he did not. You’ll hear him guessing. You’ll hear the D.A. leading him to rephrase his confession to say he actually heard and saw things that he initially says probably happened. Their confessions don’t match each other. They all say they didn’t rape her, and they all say that each other did. While they are all so seemingly cooperative to implicate the other (in an attempt to spare themselves), none of them are implicated Reyes, who is the only one the evidence proves was there, who as you noted did ejaculate on her at the scene. Now, why do you think that is? Could it be that they didn’t know he was there? Could it be they didn’t know he was there, because they weren’t there and the cops didn’t give them Reyes’ name as being at the scene as they had done with the other boys?

    Corey also had a “he did it / I didn’t” type of confession and they made him go back to claim more responsibility for the rape. How do I know this?

    They tried to cover their asses by asking him (with officers present in the room) if an officer asked him to make his 2nd confession, to which, of course, he replied no. At the end he starts rambling about the things that was going through his mind that made him ask for a second confessional. Though he tried to be convincing that it had nothing to do with cops putting him up to it and he said things like “he didn’t think it was fair for him to not take the blame” ….at the tail end of it all, he says “I thought about cops screaming in my face, cursing at me, hitting me…” That’s all I needed to hear. THERE’S YOUR EVIDENCE THAT HE WAS FORCED, which had been completely ignored that cops were verbally demeaning and physically assaulting a minor with no parent, guardian, or attorney in the room when he made his statement and video confession.

    It’s ridiculous that you think 14-16 year old were sexually and violently aggressive enough to gang rape a woman and didn’t ejaculate at the scene, and then for the DNA evidence of the one who actually raped her not being mentioned in any of the 5 confessions, and of the 5 accused not only was none of their DNA at the scene. The scene wasn’t on any of them, but somehow in your mind none of this is enough to exonerate them of the crime, nor enough to give their claim that they were being coerced any credibility. SMH.

    Corey said Raymond and Steven raped her first (contradicting himself at different points of the interview) …and Raymond’s DNA wasn’t in the rape kit. You don’t think that was coerced?

  • andrice

    You allege they beat her and yet not one iota of DNA was found implicating any of them? That's not at all believable.
    Besides, there is no way on earth a settlement would be secured unless there was no evidence to suggest their guilt. Those confessions were coerced, period

  • SpiceGirl

    Shhhid.....I got $20 on that ticket!!

  • SpiceGirl

    Folks DON'T hold your breath!!

  • Ryan

    You've got a lot of hate and ignorance emanating from you. Breathe.

  • wigmon68

    DNA collection and testing was in its infancy in the late 80's and wasn't often used in criminal cases. In this particular case they did use semen samples from the crime scene. They also used hair fibers that were found on clothing of a couple of the boys and results were that it could be consistent with the victims hair. Later testing (in 2002) found that they hairs were not from the victim. The physical evidence used at trial was fairly scant. One of the 5 had scratches which he said initially that one of the arresting officers gave him, but on the the question being asked again he said, "the female jogger did it" . The main evidence used was partly their confessions of personal involvement and partly of their statements about what the others had done.

    For those that believe these 5 were innocent of crimes that night, they would have to believe that the officers (both black and white), the detectives (both black and white) and the district attorney colluded to set them up and coerce their statements. I am not saying its impossible that this happened, but wouldn't you think someone in the department would have spoken up about it? Or better yet, there were a dozen or more suspects (all black or hispanic) on the 7 different attacks (or attempted attacks) that occurred in central park that night that were interviewed and on 2 specific attacks (Loughlin and Meili) police narrowed their focus to 6 individuals. At the time, the jogger was in a coma and it wasn't known what she saw or would remember about the events. No one had any idea whether attackers could be identified (including the attackers, some of whom thought the jogger was dead). So why would police focus on this specific group of 6 (charges in the jogger rape case were dropped against one in lieu of a guilty plea in the Loughlin assault case) and "coerce" statements from them of guilt if they didn't have any idea who the jogger might identify?

    As for a settlement, Bloomberg (mayor at the time) fought against the lawsuit for more than a decade and wanted the trial to proceed. De Blasio ran on a promise (to Sharpton for his support in the election) that he would settle the case and he won election and became mayor in 2014. The victims were seeking $250M and the case was settled by De Blasio (against the wishes of police and prosecutors involved in the case) for $40M.

  • andrice

    They're innocent. Move on. The serial rapist and murderer that actually perpetrated this crime and others similarly (of which there was little if any national media attention) admitted he acted alone, as he did in those other crimes. There was a rush to judgment that cost these men a significant portion of their lives.

    If you're interested in pursuing Murderers you can still pursue the last living perpetrator in the Emmitt Till case. Or you could join the FBI and help seek justice there!
    Thanks!

  • wigmon68

    What were they victims of? They all confessed to several assaults and being present or involved in raping the woman and named each other as being present. They confessed because they didn't know at the time what the woman might testify to and thought they would get reduced sentences. When it was found that the woman was in a coma and eventually that she had no memory of what occurred, they recanted their statements.

    the DA that vacated the verdicts didn't say they didn't commit crimes, only that the new evidence of a confession would have played a role in their trial and sentencing. He choose not to retry the cases because the sentences had already been carried out. He also stated that there was no evidence of wrong doing by police, investigators and attorneys that tried the case.

  • wigmon68

    [korey] wise was a very troubled kid. He had a really crappy upbringing so its not all that surprising he was involved in the attacks that night in central park. There is little doubt he was involved in the attack on the woman. He offered to police that he held her down and grabbed her breasts. He told this to the sister of a friend who testified to that conversation at trial. He also told police that someone (not one of the 5) stole the joggers walkman. Interestingly enough, Reyes said in his confession 13 years later that he stole the walkman.

  • Nicole Myles

    Annnnd why would we believe what some crooked ass cops WROTE over DNA results. U trrrreiiied it NEXXXXT!!!

  • Nicole Myles

    Yea because they we're FORCED to say those things that the dirty ass cops told them to say so you can believe some words on a paper if you want but DNA is FACT. It would have been some form of DNA left from those 5 boy's if they participated in beating that woman BUT it wasn't

  • Nicole Myles

    Words on a paper is still hear say to me & anybody can write anything to make you believe what they want you to believe BUT ain't no way of denying DNA evidence that's a FACT

  • Kimberly King

    Ain't nobody reading this mess ! BLOCKEDTT. People of color being forced to confessed is not uncommon. So shut the hell up loser.

  • Overpower Radio

    People with crappy upbringings aren't automatically prone to mob styled violence. It just doesn't seem real that a guilty kid would volunteer to take a trip to a police precinct with his friend. The idea that someone was allowed to testify "he told me..." who wasn't a firsthand witness to the crime is ridiculous, as hearsay is generally inadmissible in court. One of those links sound like the videotaped confession. I heard the whole 2 hour taping and do not recall him mentioning a walkman. Only way I'm double-checking that tape is if you provide the exact marker (minute and seconds) that I'll find what you're talking about. The names he's using in his confession, I believe are the names of the parties the police told him who were involved in the rape. He mentions a person by the name of Steven. I don't know who he is, but they said "The Central Park" number was much bigger and it boiled down to "The Central Park 5", so again the names he mentioned most likely belonged to one of them. For sure, it wasn't Reyes he was referring to. They weren't trying to pin this rape on him, so the boys had no way of knowing his name, as for the most part they didn't even know each other by name and was only able to implicate each other because the police provided with the names, their pictures, and the narrative during their interrogation.

  • wigmon68

    While hearsay testimony is not always accepted, its not accurate to say that the type of hearsay testimony that was entered in this case is not generally accepted. Here are the the first 2 conditions on federal rules allowing hearsay testimony:

    The following are not excluded by the rule against hearsay, regardless of whether the declarant is available as a witness:

    (1) Present Sense Impression. A statement describing or explaining an event or condition, made while or immediately after the declarant perceived it.

    (2) Excited Utterance. A statement relating to a startling event or condition, made while the declarant was under the stress of excitement that it caused.

    I apologize for the incorrect citation on Wise's recorded statement about the walkman. In one of the recordings ( I think it may have been Lopez's), he mentions a walkman being taken from the male jogger, but it was tossed because it was broken. My attribution of Wise mentioning the walkman being taken from the woman comes from Reynolds (arresting officer of a couple of teens that night):

    Reynolds counters that Wise told an NYPD detective named August Jonza soon after the arrests that he was groping the victim’s breasts when a teen known as “Rudy” stole the Walkman.

    "Steven" was Steven Lopez. Lopez plead guilty to the attack on Loughlin in a plea to avoid prosecution in the Meili case (same with Michael Briscoe). Lopez gave extensive testimony with his father present and was adamant that he wasn't part of the attack or present for an attack on the woman. Others admitted to being part of the attack on the female and of those that admitted to being part of that attack, most put "Steven" with them as an active participant.

    No one mentioned the name Reyes in any of the interviews I listened to, but he was a teenager from the same area at that time. Most of the kids mentioned that they knew some of the teens in the pack and didn't know others. They also mentioned that after the first few attacks, the groups split up. A smaller pack was involved in the attack on Loughlin (last attack before the female). A couple of inmates with Reyes have said that when he told them of the events, he said that he heard the screams of the jogger (all the boys said the woman was screaming and they shut her up) and thats what drew him to that area and that he found her alone and beaten which is when he did his thing. The fact that Reyes said what he did was by himself fits with none of the others mentioning seeing him in the attack on the woman. Also, Reyes mentioned hitting the woman with a stick and a rock which is consistent with some of her injuries (and some of the statements made by the other teens). But the woman also had several sharp object injuries which is something Reyes doesn't mention. In the teens statements, several of them mention one of the boys who brought a knife with him (I think Santana). According to Wise, the metal pipe was his, but Yousef was the one that took it from his house.

    After reading reports from officers, doctors, prosecutors and listening to most of the statements from the teens, I have a fairly high confidence that a group of 30 teens went into central park to commit violent crimes. At some point the group split up and 4-5 teens were the ones that encountered and attacked the female and that Reyes came along after they were done.

    Another point about Reyes and his later confession. When Reyes was caught after a rape a couple of months after the central park event, he admitted to other rapes (5 total ) and a murder, but never mentioned the central park event. It seems odd that a man that has been described as an attention whore would be willing to admit to all these other crimes, but didn't mention the crime that had received by far the most publicity. There doesn't seem to be any doubt that he had raped the woman since his DNA was present, so why not mention it?

  • wigmon68

    You can block it all you like, it doesn't change the truth. Listen to the transcripts yourself. Read what black police officers said about the evidence they collected and interviews they conducted. The pack of teens all admit to taking part in various assaults that night and admitted to bringing weapons including a steel pipe and knife. They only backed out of their statements once it was known that the woman had no recollection of the events and their DNA didn't match the semen found. Before that point, they all minimized their own role while spilling the beans on what others had done and their descriptions of the area and injuries matches what occurred. Two of the teens took cops to the scene in the day or 2 after the event. How would they know where it occurred if they weren't involved? Several of the teens were arrested just outside the park, but in the general area of where the woman was assaulted (same latitude, but on the main road just west of the park).

    One last thing, its been mentioned by more than a few in this thread that the teens were coerced and interviewed and gave statements without parents. This is completely unfounded. No one has ever provided a shred of evidence of coercion and all of the interviews I listened to were with a parent present with the exception of Wise who was 16 which mean a guardian didn't need to be present. One of the 5 (Salaam) was interviewed without a parent, but he told cops he was 16 and provided an ID that showed he was 16 so they interviewed him. When his mother showed up, she said he was 15 and she wouldn't allow him to be interviewed any longer.

  • wigmon68

    The only thing the DNA results did was show that Reyes was involved in raping the woman. It does not mean that none of the others were involved in an assault and rape. Listen to the interviews of the boys. They all downplay their own role, but there were 6 or 7 names that continuously came up in the assault on the woman in the interviews of more than a dozen kids. A couple of boys mentioned a boy named "Tony" being part of the group as well but no one knew his last name or where he lived. Once Matias Reyes later admitted to taking part in the rape, some have suggested that the "Tony" being referred to was in fact Matias Reyes as "Tony" was one of the nicknames he went by. When Reyes was picked up for another rape later that same year (18 at the time), he told police he was living in a van in Harlem which is where the "gang" of 30-33 originated from. Reyes admitted to 5 rapes or attempted rapes and a murder in 1989, but he was never connected with the central park assault/rape until he made his admission 13 years later.

  • wigmon68

    Witnesses testified to attacks carried out by a mob of boys that night in the park. The "five" were easily identified as being part of that group and admit freely to being part of it.

    There were 6 other attacks (in addition to the woman) and none of them had any DNA tying anyone to the attacks (again, DNA forensics was in its infancy in the late 80's and not the science it is today), but its clear the pack of teens was involved in all of them. The attack on the woman was mentioned by nearly a dozen witnesses. Five of the witnesses stated their own involvement though each down played their own role. That the same 7 names out of the 30+ were the ones mentioned over and over in the attack on the woman seems to be a pretty good indication of who was involved. There were 3 separate trials for these 7 broken up by age and involvement. Two of those 7 got lucky to get plea deals involving only other attacks because their trials were later and the female jogger as well as 2 other witnesses decided they didn't want to testify before the third trial began. These boys did bad things that night and while I am willing to offer forgiveness for bad deeds done in ones youth, there is no way in hell these 5 should have gotten a dime out of this case. The city fought their lawsuit for nearly 12 years, but ultra liberal De Blasio cut a deal with Sharpton to help get him elected and he ordered the settlement to be paid instead of going to trial.

  • Overpower Radio

    As far as Reyes' actions go; trying to make sense of his final testimony verses what inmates are saying he said, and why he didn't confess earlier to something we know he did is pointless. At this point, saying he was "apart" of something that he committed alone (according to the scientific evidence) is an incorrect representation of the event. Not because he said he did it alone, but because the scientific data solidified his confession. It wasn't the other way around. They didn't just take his word for it.

    Dissecting any of the boys' confessions and hearsay at the time of the assault, when we know they did not do all they said they and the others did and were (in fact) lying in their confessions, is redundant. Trying to figure out who played what roles in any of the attacks that occurred that evening, based on any of their confessions is pointless, even as it pertains to whether or not they were apart of any of the other violent attacks. What they said then can only be accepted as completely invalid, due to the element of coercion.

    Just as the boys have said they don't know each other, we don't know which of them really knew Steve or what they really saw Steve do that night. The fact that you don't believe Steve was innocent of the rape (he denies being apart of), because they all said he was there is mind blowing!!!! It shows me that you really don't comprehend what REALLY happened at the precinct. Kevin said Raymond did it. Raymond say Kevin did it. Kevin and Raymond don't even know each other. Corey says Raymond raped the woman first. Corey later says Steve raped the woman first. Corey really doesn't know who raped her first. All Corey knows is the cops told him Steve and Raymond raped the lady and said he was there, and Corey's not going home until he gives them a convincing statement implicating Steve and Raymond.

    This thing you're saying about a pole and her sharp injuries, I haven't heard. The Ken Burns documentary states one of the boys confessed to stabbing the woman in her leg, but states she didn't have a stab wound. As far as a pole, that again you're saying you've heard about in a "confession" that we have to throw away completely, it must not have had anything to do with the crime scene of the rape, because again, the scientific data (which exceeds just semen) does show any evidence of the boys in the markings at the scene and their DNA isn't on the scene, and nothing from the environment was on their clothing, so eliminate the entire image from your mind of them ever being in that specific spot where the rape attack occurred, because they weren't there and they didn't see what happened. The city settled the case, not because they were in a good mood and wanted to give away money that day, but because they agree that not only did they NOT rape the woman, they weren't accomplices to the rape, either. This "belief" that you have about Steve and what others believe about the boys that they persist to believe the boys were somehow apart of it due to their confessions and hearsay, doesn't make what you and others believe a fact.

  • wigmon68

    The first part is where you and others have made a mistake. The DNA evidence does not prove Reyes alone attacked and raped the woman. The scientific evidence proves that Reyes raped the woman, not that no one else did. Rape can and often does occur with no identifiable DNA evidence. According to a 2018 article in the National Institute of Justice, "Based on NIJ’s SAK-related projects (see exhibit 1), DNA profiles that were of sufficient quality for CODIS upload were obtained in only 38 percent of more than 7,000 SAKs submitted for DNA testing". Yes, you are reading that correctly, in 2018, only 38% of collected samples from sexual assault claims were considered viable enough to be put in the national DNA database. Also understand that while the teens admitted to various activities during her attack, none individually admitted to penetrating her and no witness stated anyone ejaculated (some admitted to feeling her up and said others had gotten on top of her). If they didn't ejaculate, there likely wouldn't have been detectable DNA evidence with 1980's technology.

    I disagree that we know they did not do all they said they did. Cite for me one statement they made that you believe can show to be false. Again, the DNA evidence of the semen positively identifies 1 person who was involved, not that it exonerates anyone else. We know without a doubt that 30-33 teens entered the park as a mob to terrorize that night. There were 7 guys who were either identified as ring leaders or leaders on specific attacks by more than a dozen witnesses total. OF those 7, 5 (along with others outside the 7) gave statements implicating the other 7 in the attack and rape on the woman. One of the 7 refused to give any statements and another, Lopez who was called the ring leader by most of the others, said he had nothing to do with the woman. Several of the witnesses mentioned a rape even before police knew there was a woman who had been raped. Two of the 5 positively identified where the assault/rape occurred and all positively identified where the other 6 assaults/attempted assaults occurred that night. Given the path they took in committing the other 6 attacks and where several of the teens were picked up by police, the location of the attack of the woman fits very well in implicating these 7.

    I would argue that most of the statements of the 7 identified as attackers on the woman are self serving and given their pledge to "not snitch" on the deeds of the evening, I believe they told of much less than they actually did and saw. I think the only reason they gave anything up was because of the "coercive" tactic of police to promise them leniency if they told the truth. Speaking of coercion, I have yet to see someone claim coercion then identify a single instance of coercion by police or prosecutors in the interviews and statements. And why were their statements made by teens about a rape and a murder before police even knew a female jogger had been attacked and left for dead?

    The boys did not say they didn't know each other. They said they didn't know all of the 33 and may have only known some of them fairly well. But, in each of the interviews, they mentioned who they knew and recognized and how they knew them and in statements either identified individuals by first name or by clothing they were wearing. My guess is, when the groups split up, they split up with who they knew and a smaller group of 8-10 assaulted the jogger Loughlin and the female.

    I don't know why you are stuck on DNA evidence. Again, DNA evidence wasn't even allowed in court rooms until 1987 and many precincts just didn't collect evidence like hair, skin, etc from crime scenes. They collected semen that ended up matching Reyes. That they didn't have DNA from the teens matching any of the 7 crimes that took place that night has no bearing on what crimes they actually committed. Tell me about all these markings at the scene that exonerate the teens. How many sets of footprints were there? Several of the boys had mud on their clothing. There was only one attack that occurred that night where the victim ended up in mud. One of the boys had scratches on his neck/face. When asked, he initially said it was from his arrest. When confronted with the lie, he offered that the scratches came from the lady. Again, this was before he was even a suspect in any rape/assault.

    All of the police, prosecutors and doctors are quite certain that Meili was assaulted by multiple individuals. You can continue to believe that several dozen police officers (black and white) decided to target and frame 7 teenagers (not all 33) because of race, or you can believe that teens who entered the park to terrorize people and who knocked out and assaulted several others that night also were involved in the rape/assault of the woman. You believe their statements were coerced and completely made up (not sure if you believe that about all the attacks, or just the one on the woman) where I tend to think their statements were self serving and they tried to implicate others in what they saw while downplaying their own role (not just the attack on the woman, but the "self serving nature" was consistent in the other attacks as well).

    What each of us believes is based on what facts we think we know. I feel I have a pretty good grasp on what occurred that night based on witness statements and interviews of police officers. Let me ask you this. What role do you think the teens played in the other 6 attacks (or attempted attacks) that evening? Do you believe they did anything illegal? Do you believe them when they said they attacked Loughlin and beat him unconscious with one person using a steel pipe that Yousef brought from Wise's house? If you don't believe they did it, who do you think committed those crimes? If you do believe they viciously beat a random guy, what makes you think they wouldnt' do the same to a woman? IT seems you are stuck on the DNA evidence, but again, there was no DNA evidence of their involvement in any of the attacks that night. IF this attack had occurred in 2019, I'd be more skeptical of the lack of DNA evidence, but again, the attack occurred when DNA evidence didn't play the role in investigations in 1989 that it does today. Heck, the DNA analysis done on hair samples were found to be consistent with the womans hair in 1989, but in 2002, the tests were inconclusive. DNA collection and testing just wasn't as reliable or at the forefront of investigations back then.

  • Overpower Radio

    You're only seeing what you want to see.

    You are asking me to repeat myself by asking me to cite a statement that can be proven as false.

    I have,

    ..but you've conveniently overlooked it.

    Corey says Raymond raped the woman first, AND..

    Corey says Steve raped the woman first.

    At least one of these statements MUST be false, because they contradict.

    There's a redundancy error here. It's time to eject the disc.

  • wigmon68

    Korey is an invalid and honestly was probably near the threshold of being incompetent for standing trial. He identified 2 people as having taken part in the assault and rape that other witnesses also identified in taking part. Yes its clear that only 1 of the 2 could have gone first, but that he confuses which one went first is not evidence of coercion of a false statement.

    Again, I do believe false statements were madem mostly of the self serving nature attempting to minimize their own involvement. Heck, Lopez is probably a better example if you are merely looking at false statements that were made. At least 7 people put him as an aggressor in the attack and rape on Meili, but he repeatedly says he never even saw a woman attacked or raped that night. Clearly some of them are lying about things. I thought it was relatively obvious that my question on false statements was about statements that were made up because they were coerced by police or prosecutors, not that these guys didn't lie about things.

  • Overpower Radio

    Like I said, you're seeing what you want to see that helps you to believe what you want to believe. Neither you nor I was there. Yet you're affirming your belief with the specific outtakes that helps you float your narrative. In one indisputable reference, you see that he made a false statement. Now it's, but you can't prove it was coercion.

    When the D.A. asks a direct question of how a particular part of the event occurred, and he's says, "they probably.." and she confronts him on the use of the word probably and insists that "she needs" to know what he saw, and she accepts him saying that he saw what he just said "they probably" did ....that's a sign of coercion. Furthermore, it's not credible. ...and when the kid explains in his reasoning for requesting a 2nd interview that of all the things he thought about, that led him to ask for the 2nd confession, he said he thought about cops screaming in his face, cursing at him, and hitting him. They, like yourself, conveniently overlooked that.

    If you had to think about somebody bullying you ...screaming, cursing , and hitting you as a reason to confess ..that's coercion, not confession. You would not have done it on your on volition or on the merit that what you're confessing is true. He confessed so they would stop (screaming at him, cursing at him, and hitting him).

    Again, redundancy ...cause I've stated this before, and you conveniently ignored it ...and even now come up with Corey's competence as an excuse to benefit yourself. ((( God ))) knows why you persist to speak about these men and their case out of term.

  • facingrealit1

    The whole session of questioning was VIDEO Taped. I think we can all agree they did not rape the woman. They (along with many other misguided youth) did however participate in many crimes of assault and robbery on that same night. The ONLY reason the judge dismissed those charges is because they had already served their sentence, another person acknowledged he did the rape and the original charge of rape prejudiced the jury. At NO TIME have they stated they were innocent of the robberies and assaults. Just the rape.

  • facingrealit1

    Call it want you want - just stating FACTS! It's amazing that black people die every day in Chicago by other blacks and yet there is no black lives matter march for any of them! Why is that?

  • facingrealit1

    Reading is fundamental. I didn't allege ANYTHING! I stated the facts! I NEVER said they beat her but they did assault/rob many others in that park that same night!

  • facingrealit1

    And that is EXACTLY what they were convicted of - the robberies/assaults of other people in that park that night. The problem with the case was that the prosecutor merged the rape into the other legitimate assault cases against them.

  • facingrealit1

    They did not rape the woman but these thugs were robbing/assaulting a lot of other people that night. The problem with the case was that the prosecutor merged those legitimate cases with the "false" rape case.

  • andrice

    They neither raped nor assaulted the jogger. You should probably let it go.

  • facingrealit1

    Candie I NEVER SAID they raped the woman however these thugs were mugging/robbing people in that park on that night. The over zealous prosecutor added the "false" rape charge which nullified all the other cases as the JUDGE said in doing so the jury verdict was prejudiced. But at NO TIME have these thugs said they were innocent of robbing/assaulting people. Do the innocent black lives being taken by other blacks in Chicago matter or do black lives only matter when the white man take them?

  • facingrealit1

    I'll be black until the day I die just not black and ignorant.

  • facingrealit1

    You STILL CAN'T READ! When did I say they raped/assaults the woman. These thugs were robbing/assaulting OTHERS! Read damn it!

  • facingrealit1

    You are a true dumb azz. I NEVER SAID THAT! READing is fundamental.

  • Overpower Radio

    Did you see any of them rob or assault anyone? Cause if not, you're bearing false witness. They were there with a group of teens who were "wilding". I would have to check their statements again to be sure, but I don't recall them admitting to harming anyone who was out there (personally). You shouldn't sling terms like thug around to label others. I suggest this, because it didn't seem like any of their parents were raising thugs ..at least with Yusuf, Antron, and Kevin ..it seemed as the people who knew them would describe them as respectable kids ..and they were in pursuit of positive goals. You can't judge everybody by the actions of a few. As it's been told, of the 5, most of them didn't even know each other personally by name until they all met in jail. I don't think this particular group of 5 children took anybody's belongings.

  • andrice

    Get a life. You're both angry and bothered. You're not influencing my perspective or position. They were convicted for crimes against her which is why they were exonerated.

  • Ryan

    See, mad as hell on a Friday and spewing sh!t only a "alt-right" bytch would say. Thanks for playing but sadly for people like you there will never be a prize. BLOCKED.

  • EMILY POST

    What a dumb ass question... She is such a silly basic reporter. How about if HR40 passes who would you nominate on the commission???
    Below average April is asking about the Central Park 5
    April Ryan is as pointless as that documentary. Basic asses. LOL Simpletons thought that was a good question... The Black community needs to get smarter people in media and political roles.

  • wigmon68

    "When the D.A. asks a direct question of how a particular part of the
    event occurred, and he's says, "they probably.." and she confronts him
    on the use of the word probably and insists that "she needs" to know
    what he saw, and she accepts him saying that he saw what he just said
    "they probably" did ....that's a sign of coercion."

    This is a ridiculous outtake. Prosecutors must know exactly what a witness saw, not what they think probably happened because in court a witness cannot testify to what they think "probably" happened. she is very clear to direct him to state exactly what he saw or did. she didn't say tell me you saw someone do something, she says tell me exactly what you saw. lawyers do this with every witness in any case they work, criminal or civil. I was party to a civil case and had a deposition from an opposing lawyer, meetings with my lawyer and testimony at trial. In every case, they didn't want to know what I thought about something, they only wanted to know exactly what I did or what I saw someone else do. Otherwise the opposing attorney objects with "speculation" and the questioning is worthless. Its not called coercion, its called nailing down exactly what facts a witness is aware of.

    Which "they" are you talking about requesting a second interview? The only second interview I've listened to was one from Wise where he said he wanted to change his story because it wasn't the truth before, that he wanted to own up to some of the things he did and was scared earlier because he had never been through anything like this before. He was asked specifically if anything detectives did or said had anything to do with changing his story and he said no that he just wanted to tell the truth. Maybe you are referring to an interview I am unaware of.

    Korey has a mental deficiency. there is no question about that. But again, whether he is confused about who went first, or who went second isn't terribly relevant and not a statement he was asked to lie about (ie, coerced). Who he saw attacking and raping the woman is. I've not seen any evidence that any of the witness statements were coerced in any manner. The district attorney and his team who chose to vacate the convictions of the five have said they found no evidence of coercion in the investigation and prosecution. The only people claiming coercion were the five, but they have failed to provide any evidence of it. again, nearly a dozen witnesses gave statements on the involvement of the assault and rape by the 5. Not all statements were in perfect agreement, but they were mostly consistent on which individuals were involved. Two of the 5 led police to the location of where the attack occurred. Others described in detail injuries she sustained to her head. another told police the scratches on his neck were from the woman (before police even knew there was a female victim). then of course are the medical records of her bruising on her thighs, calves, ankle, back of knee which doctors said were consistent with multiple attackers. There are just too many statements and too much evidence of these guys being involved and even their own statements, where they were clearly trying to minimize there involvement, had them witnessing or taking part in the attack.

    We (universal) are left to believe 1 of two things. police and prosecutors selected and railroaded 7 of 33 individuals that went into the park that night, or the evidence pointed to these specific individuals. I think the latter is much more likely and believable based on the statements and evidence.

  • wigmon68

    not sure why my post was deleted, but I said myself that the 7 (7 were charged in the assault and rape on the woman) had lied plenty of times in their statements. One clear example is most of the 7 say lopez was a main aggressor in the attack and rape, yet lopez says that while he was a witness/participant to the other 6 attacks, he had nothing to do with the woman. either all witnesses are lying or lopez is lying with the latter being the most likely.

    again, my concern is about coerce statements that were false as in they were forced to say something they knew wasn't true, not something that was a faulty recollection or confusion because witnesses are not going to remember things exactly.

    so which of these statements do you think are true or false

    1) 33 kids (including the cp5) went into the park as a "gang" to cause trouble.
    2) the cp5 were involved in most or all of the other reported attacks that evening, including assaults that left 2 people unconscious.
    3) None of the cp5 had anything to do with an attack on the female jogger
    4) all the witnesses who made statements about members of the 5 who made statements about seeing them assault and/or rape the woman were lying because they were coerced into lying.
    5) all of the unsolicited statements made by teens about who the murderers or rapists were before it was even known there was a female victim were lies or made up by cops.
    6) None of the cp5 took part in any assaults that evening

  • Overpower Radio

    You're not thinking objectively. I could entertain this for as long as I believed that maybe you were (to some small degree). You, for whatever reason, choose to stick by a side that says he's guilty and you're reaching for pieces of confessions, hearsay, and testimonies to float your argument that they were apart of a rape, ignoring everything that is in favor of their innocence, and everything that also supports their claim of being coerced. That much is clear. I don't know what you have invested in those who profit from their guilt, but I can't and won't help you that. It actually comes off as wicked to insist what you're insisting at this point.

    While nothing you've said is proof of what you say it proves ...that "you think really happened," they have science on their side. Me, I believe they're all innocent. I believe the cops coerced their statements, their confessions, including Corey's second confession interview. I accept Reyes' confession as being the truth of what happened to her that night and I have no interests in a belief that he left out any details of other parties to the crime. I accept the scientific evidence that validates his statement, and I accept the city exonerating them of the crime and settling with them. Period.

  • wigmon68

    My investment is only in the truth.

    Here is what you don't understand. You are more than willing to accept Reyes version of events from 13 years after the crime, when there were no repercussions (statute of limitations expired) and only something to be gained from providing this information (he received a transfer that he was seeking possibly to get away from Wise whom he had a fight with previously), yet you ignore the dozen or so witnesses that gave statements contemporaneously with the crime. For what its worth, I think much of what Reyes and the witnesses implicating the 7 could both be true. Again, as Reyes told at least 2 other individuals, the woman could have been beaten up when he found her (heard screams and headed that direction) and decided to have his own fun with her and that explanation fits just fine with all the other witness statements.

    None of us knows with certainty what happened and like in many criminal cases, witness statements are used to help piece that together. Again, anyone can believe one of two things in these dozen witness statements. Either police/prosecutors took place in a deliberate scheme and within hours coached a dozen plus witnesses on details of crimes that occurred that night targeting only 7 of 33 teens that entered the park in gang like fashion that night, or you believe the witnesses actually saw things that occurred and on their own were able to identify 7 individuals that took part in those crimes.

    Again I ask which statements you believe to be true:

    - 33 teens entered the park as a group that night looking to create some havoc

    - 6 other assaults/attempted assaults were carried out by various individuals in that group.

    - members of the central park 5 (and others Lopez and Briscoe) assaulted a bum, knocking him out cold

    - members of the central park 5 (and 2 others Lopez and Briscoe) assaulted a jogger, leaving him unconscious and bleeding profusely.

    - none of the central park 5 took part in any assaults that night

    - none of the other 33 in the gang of teens committed any assaults that night.

    Yes, I believe with very little doubt that the central park 5 (and others) assaulted various individuals that night. I think there is some doubt as to exactly what each individual did, but that they were involved in some manner in each of the described assaults. I believe most of the statements from the dozen or so witnesses were of the self serving nature, attempting to minimize their involvement, not embellishment at the coercion of police. All the statements were prefaced with Miranda rights read and with parents present for the minors involved. I believe all of the hesitancy in their statements was indicative of fear over being labeled a snitch and getting themselves in trouble. In short, I believe the police that worked the case, the prosecutors that tried the case, the attorneys that discarded the verdict and the attorneys and police that fought the civil suit for a dozen years prior to De Blasio's capitulation over the unverified claims of criminals looking to make a buck. I believe there are cases where police have planted evidence or coerced witnesses, but I no reason to believe this is one of those cases.