Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us is one the most important mini-series out right now. The Netflix mini-series follows the story the Central Park Five — five kids who were wrongfully convicted raping a woman in Central Park. Although the five men were later exonerated after DNA evidence proved they had nothing to do with it, it appears as though Trump still feels the same way he did in 1989.
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For those you who need a recap, Trump purchased a front-page ad that appeared on numerous NYC newspapers which read, “Bring Back The Death Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!”
During a press conference earlier today, one brave journalist decided to press Trump about the matter. “Would you apologize for the Central Park Five? They’ve been exonerated,” April Ryan asked Trump who was apparently caught f guard. He began to vocally wonder why she decided to ask him about it now before using the same answer he used when people asked if he would denounce white supremacy after Charleston.
“You have people on both sides that. They admitted their guilt. If you look at Linda Fairstein and if you look at some the prosecutors, they think that the city never should have settled that case,” he responded.
The five men who were wrongfully accused didn’t only get exonerated but were awarded a total $40M in damages in 2014.