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Thursday, September 06, 2018

When a Central Park jogger was brutally raped and beaten nearly to death in 1989, Donald Trump was at the front of the pack calling for literal blood. Four black teenagers and one Latino teenager were charged and jailed on shaky evidence after confessing to the crime under intense questioning, and two weeks after the attack, Trump took out a full-page ad in four city newspapers advocating for the reinstatement of the death penalty. But the so-called Central Park Five were vindicated in 2002, when their convictions were vacated after a convicted murderer and rapist confessed to the crime -- a confession that was corroborated by DNA evidence.



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Top News Stories from 1989

Population: 4.378 billion

Nobel Peace Prize: Dalai Lama (Tibet)
US planes shoot down two Libyan fighters over international waters in Mediterranean (Jan. 4).

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares author Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses offensive and sentences him to death (Feb. 14).

Tens of thousands of Chinese students take over Beijing's Tiananmen Square in rally for democracy (April 19 et seq.). More than one million in Beijing demonstrate for democracy; chaos spreads across nation (mid-May et seq.). Thousands killed in Tiananmen Square as Chinese leaders take hard line toward demonstrators (June 4 et seq.).

Mikhail S. Gorbachev named Soviet President (May 25).

P. W. Botha quits as South Africa's President (Aug. 14).
Deng Xiaoping resigns from China's leadership (Nov. 9).

After 28 years, Berlin Wall is open to West (Nov. 11).

Czech Parliament ends Communists' dominant role (Nov. 30).

Romanian uprising overthrows Communist government (Dec. 15 et seq.); President Ceausescu and wife executed (Dec. 25).

US troops invade Panama, seeking capture of General Manuel Noriega (Dec. 20).

#1 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-06 09:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

1989...when trump was still just a local yokel with a rich white racist attitude

#2 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-06 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Top News Stories from 1989.......Population: 4.378 billion

7.6 Billion (2018) The current world population is 7.6 billion as of September 2018 according to the most recent United Nations estimates.


#3 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-06 09:59 PM | Reply

The first code in the Code of Hammurabi is thus:

1. If a man bring an accusation against a man, and charge him with a (capital) crime, but cannot prove it, he, the accuser, shall be put to death.

Entire Code of Hammurabi (Harper Translation)

#4 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-06 10:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kinda puts a damper on gossip, and full-page ads calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty because the accused were black and hispanic.

How anyone could've voted for this man is beyond my comprehension.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-06 10:23 PM | Reply

From the Wikipedia article,

"The first thing you do in the United States of America when a white woman is raped is round up a bunch of black youths, and I think that's what happened here."

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-06 10:33 PM | Reply

Donald Trump is an absolute garbage human being and people who vote for him are scum.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2018-09-06 10:34 PM | Reply

"If a man bring an accusation against a man, and charge him with a (capital) crime, but cannot prove it, he, the accuser, shall be put to death."

Using that logic, Fred Goldman should be executed.

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-09-06 10:37 PM | Reply

Using that logic, Fred Goldman should be executed.
......................#8 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

Hold on...perhaps if mr goldman had been allowed to question mr simpson in a manner consistent with prevailing practices concerning witness interrogation...for instance, " I want to be perfectly clear your honor...i want it to be said in open court, before the prosecutor attempts to stick that red hot poker up my clients ass, If it don't fit, Then you gotta' acquit "......just sayin'

#9 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-07 02:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The Central Park Five were eventually awarded a $41 million settlement from New York City in 2014."

Donald Trump should have had to pay that settlement. The taxpayers of NY were not taking out full page ads attacking the "Central Park 5"

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-07 09:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not only did he demonize them at the time of the arrest:

Trump has reportedly never apologized to the members of the Central Park Five. In a statement to CNN in 2016, Trump said, "They admitted they were guilty."
"The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty," he added. "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."

DNA evidence, confession of the actual perpetrator meh... They're still guilty.

#11 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-09-07 10:00 AM | Reply

1989.......Population: 4.378 billion---7.6 Billion (2018)
.....................#3 | POSTED BY ABLOCK

these are the figures that have convinced me that the world, in the context of human quality of life, has already stumbled over the edge.
the herd is about to be culled.

#12 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2018-09-07 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We all know about the don.

#13 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-09-07 02:50 PM | Reply

"DNA evidence, confession of the actual perpetrator meh... They're still guilty."

Sounds like your run of the mill prosecutor.

#14 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-09-07 03:08 PM | Reply

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