Published: Wed, June 19, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

There Were People 'On Both Sides' Of Central Park 5 Case

There Were People 'On Both Sides' Of Central Park 5 Case

The case has been thrust into the limelight again with the release of Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay's Netflix series When They See Us, a fictionalised re-examination of the affair that gripped NY in the late 1980s.

Though they all confessed after long police interrogations, they each later recanted their statements, saying they had been exhausted and coerced by police officers.

Trump has previously taken an unrepentant stance on his 1989 ads calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty only ten days after the assault occurred.

In the 1989 interview with King, Trump defended the ads. Trump said he was perturbed by those who asked if he had compassion for "these young men that raped and beat and mugged and everything else".

The president responded: "Why do you bring that question up now?"

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The convictions of the five teenagers were vacated and dismissed in December 2002. "It's an interesting time to bring it up", he said. At the time, the president said, "There was blame on both sides".

"They admitted they were guilty", he told CNN during the 2016 campaign. "I am also in favor bringing back police forces that can do something instead of turning their back because every quality lawyer that represents people that are trouble, the first thing they do is start shouting police brutality, etc". They admitted their guilt. After being wrongfully imprisoned, the Central Park Five were exonerated and later reached a settlement with the city of NY.

Trump says some prosecutors believe the city should never have settled in the case.

Fairstein has continued to defend her role in the prosecutions and cast aspersions on the innocence of the five.

Since the release of the miniseries she has endured significant fallout in her public life, being dropped by her publisher and having to resign from her positions on various boards.

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