A ‘Central Park Five’ Survivor’s Tear-Filled Plea: ‘Trump Put a Bounty On Our Heads’

LOS ANGELES, California—The five men who were arrested as teenagers, falsely convicted, sentenced to years in prison, and eventually exonerated for the rape and assault of a white jogger in Central Park in 1989, have never been keen on the name “Central Park Five.” They avoid the phrase when possible. It was not a moniker they chose, but one given to them by the press: by outlets that regularly printed their legal names, though all five were underage; by tabloids that often failed to write “allegedly” when describing their charges; by papers that ran full-page ads from a playboy real estate developer with latent political ambitions, attacking them in huge black font: “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY.”

Source: A ‘Central Park Five’ Survivor’s Tear-Filled Plea: ‘Trump Put a Bounty On Our Heads’

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