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Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:01 PM

Donald Trump Says Central Park Five Are Guilty, Despite DNA Evidence

Source: NBC

Wading into a racially-charged case from his past, Donald Trump indicated that the "Central Park Five" were guilty, despite being officially exonerated by DNA evidence decades after a notorious 1989 rape case.

"They admitted they were guilty," Trump said to CNN in a statement.

"The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty. The fact that that case was settled with so much evidence against them is outrageous. And the woman, so badly injured, will never be the same."

The five men were convicted as teenagers after implicating each other under intense questioning over a brutal sexual assault on a jogger that dominated the tabloids. Defenders said they were coerced into confessing and all five were later cleared by DNA evidence and a separate confession in 2002 from another criminal who took credit for the assault.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-says-central-park-five-are-guilty-despite-dna-n661941



DNA evidence and separate confession mean nothing to him. Why? Because back then in 1989 he took a stand that they were guilty and should be put to death. Going so far as to take out full page advertising in several newspapers at a cost of $85,000.

He ignores the obvious bias which was taking place in NY back in 1989. A bias which he went beyond embracing to actually help spread and fuel.

Trump is truly deranged. That he's the actual Republican candidate for the WH boggles my mind on a daily basis!

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Reply Donald Trump Says Central Park Five Are Guilty, Despite DNA Evidence (Original post)
herding cats Oct 2016 OP
TeamPooka Oct 2016 #1
BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #20
milestogo Oct 2016 #2
forest444 Oct 2016 #16
underpants Oct 2016 #3
herding cats Oct 2016 #8
Maeve Oct 2016 #4
tblue37 Oct 2016 #5
Rose Siding Oct 2016 #18
Journeyman Oct 2016 #6
moosewhisperer Oct 2016 #7
bucolic_frolic Oct 2016 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #9
herding cats Oct 2016 #12
La Lioness Priyanka Oct 2016 #11
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #13
lastlib Oct 2016 #30
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #31
Chakab Oct 2016 #14
olddad56 Oct 2016 #15
InkAddict Oct 2016 #29
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2016 #17
Stuart G Oct 2016 #19
murielm99 Oct 2016 #21
alcibiades_mystery Oct 2016 #23
RobinA Oct 2016 #22
catbyte Oct 2016 #24
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #25
pansypoo53219 Oct 2016 #26
DinahMoeHum Oct 2016 #27
red dog 1 Oct 2016 #28

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:04 PM

1. Fuck that orange cheese nip. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:05 PM

20. Cheese nip is too good a characterization.

He is what is popularly called "dog vomit fungus" (a slime mold - Fuligo septicai) -

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:04 PM

2. Zero respect for the truth.

He speaks too quickly, and is incapable of admitting it when he is wrong.

He said the crash of the EgyptAir flight was terrorism, and no such thing has been proven.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:40 PM

16. Trump knows he lies like a rug - but that his medieval base loves every bit of it.

Who needs the truth when you have applause.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:05 PM

3. I don't know about you but I'm getting some sort of message from him on this

Something is there. Not really subtile but it's there.

🐸

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:14 PM

8. Yeah, it's the same something that drove him work to sway public opinion on them back in 1989

He's a raging racist.

The GOP's nominee for POTUS in 2016 just doubled down on a racially charged call for the death penatly against 5 falsely charged, and now exonerated men he'd made in 1989.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:07 PM

4. Evidence be damned

Who ya gonna believe, Trump or some lying DNA???

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:10 PM

5. He can never admit that he might have been wrong, so if actual FACTS

contradict him, the facts are wrong.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:46 PM

18. It's a classic characteristic of his personality disorder.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:14 PM

6. It'll be nice when the election is over and the media can focus on a different Village Idiot . . .

There'll be no difference in the content of the moronic statements, but at least the tone will be different. And who knows, maybe there'll be less overt racism to the next nitwit's blather.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:14 PM

7. SUE!

They need to sue him for everything.

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Response to moosewhisperer (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:18 PM

10. +10x

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:16 PM

9. (post now moot. Thx)

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:19 PM

12. done

My apologies, I am on my phone.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:18 PM

11. they are guilty of being black.

 

so really, same thing for DJP and his basket of deplorables.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:19 PM

13. If I read much more about him, I think I'll become deranged

Not even Hollywood could have created such a piece of work

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 08:33 PM

30. Only Dr. Frankenstein could have created a monster so vile.

n/t

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Response to lastlib (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 08:35 PM

31. This latest drumpf story hadn't even happened when I wrote that!!

about hollywood

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:29 PM

14. None of them confessed to raping the jogger. They all said that they were

 

present while the others committed the rape because the cops told them they'd be allowed to go home if they implicated the other suspects.


Most people are unaware they the police arrested and interrogated nearly a dozen kids who were in the park that night. The ones that they intimidated into confessing were the ones who went to trial.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:33 PM

15. Donald is not a man to ever let the truth stand in the way of his bigoted,racsist opinion.

In fact, he is no even a man, he is a pig.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 04:44 PM

29. He has something in common, then, with his VP

Gov. Pence refused to exonerate a 10 year convict who has now been proven innocent of armed robbery/rape via DNA evidence. Mr. Pence wants him to have a new trial because the Gov wants to support the court's misguided prosecutorial processes. Pic at link for obvious conclusion? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/10/06/like-a-slap-in-the-face-mike-pence-wont-act-on-wrongfully-convicted-mans-pardon-request/?utm_term=.4b7548a0a575

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:42 PM

17. Denial of reality "is OK if you're a Republican", as the saying goes

It's not surprising he represents the Republicans. It's a basic part of them to deny science (creationism, climate science, or in this case DNA evidence) when it's convenient for them - and the anti-intellectual aspect of it is a bonus for them. Not admitting you're wrong is typical for them too.

I guess what surprises me isn't so much that so many Republicans like his act, as that they think it can win the presidency. And what worries me is they're almost right. A candidate saying what he says, and with the past he has, ought to be failing on an epic scale in the general election. It means there are a lot of people who aren't dyed-in-the-wool Republicans who still like his brand of hatred.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 01:50 PM

19. I think this is very good for our side.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outstanding !!!

Trump stands by a position that has been proven to be false

Why?... does this matter?

What matters is that his judgment is slanted so much from seeing the truth that this is what he says..years later.......Now this will not change my position in this election. But, there are some who will say..."That does it, I will not vote for him, I will vote for Hillary..she at least can see the truth, this person can't ..

Proof is proof, Yet Trump refuses to believe the truth, to protect his stance. He was wrong, ok that is why erasers are put on pencils.....We all make mistakes...but, to stand by a lie, when truth is clear and obvious..as in the DNA evidence...proves one easily understood idea....

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT QUALIFIED...( BECAUSE OF HIS PERSONALITY TO SEE TRUTH FROM FICTION)...
..TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES..
........

this does not convince me, but some will be won over by this one clear example of lack of clarity of thought..Further..and just as important as denial of truth, is lack of judgment. He could have avoided an answer, but instead, delved into a case that was long gone and dead. The city already settled. Why would any sane person get into this shit years later.. No..but he had to do it, which will convince some that his judgment and thinking is sick and twisted...No sane candidate for President of the United States would say anything like this quote on CNN..(it just isn't necessary) ..I thought that I had seen all ways that he could disqualify himself...but..no......I was wrong...today...he showed us a new one..........great news....!!!....

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:29 PM

21. There are so many false confessions.

Innocent people are pressured and duped into doing this.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:46 PM

23. He's on the Amanda Knox documentary saying people should boycott Italy

 

Knox has very close to a false confession in her discussion and accusation of Patrick Lumumba. So, when Amanda Knox falsely confesses, Trump rules it out. When the Central Park five do (mind you, some of them were 14 and 15 at the time - and at least one, Yusef Salaam, never confessed all!), that's OK, but when Amanda Knox did, well, never mind that.

Trump is a racist. An out-and-out racist. End of story.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:43 PM

22. Is There Nothing

too irrelevant for this man to dredge up from the past?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:58 PM

24. He should run for governor of Texas. He'd fit right in.


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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 03:11 PM

25. Another unforced error from the Donald J tRump amateur presidential campaign. Such a loser. . nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 03:12 PM

26. EVERYTHING IS FAITH BASED W/ THE RITE. NO FACTS REQUIRED.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 03:58 PM

27. OMFG, TrumpleThinSkin is STILL fucking THAT chicken????

Methinks filmmaker Ken Burns will have a comment soon.

http://kenburns.com/films/central-park-five/

This is the ad TrumpleThinSkin took out in the NY Daily News:
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1838466.1403324800!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/trump21n-1-web.jpg

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 04:23 PM

28. Trump knows more about rape than most people do,

since he, himself, has been accused of rape or attempted rape several times


"Here Are All The Times Donald Trump Has Been Accused of Rape or Attempted Rape"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016166395

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