Yusuf Salam, one of the five men acquitted in the Central Park Five case, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times against former President Donald Trump, more than 30 years after Trump called for the serial killing of the teenagers.
Leading with the bold headline, “Restore justice and fairness. Build a bright future for Harlem,” said Salam, who is running to represent Central Harlem on the New York City Council. He tweeted his response. Tuesday night for Trump’s historic impeachment on 34 charges and indictments.
After several decades and a sad and miserable presidency, we all know that Donald J. We know who Trump is – a man who wants to deny justice and fairness to others while claiming innocence for himself.
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Former President Trump, the first criminal indictment in history He pleaded not guilty. Up to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records when he appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday. New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s team of prosecutors revamped what would normally be classified as a misdemeanor. Class E OffensesThe documents were allegedly intended to conceal state and federal election law violations and possibly evade state tax laws.
On April 30, 1989, Trump, then a bold and influential real estate investor, released a report. $85,000 worth of ads “Bring back the death penalty, bring back our police!” in four New York newspapers. In the case of the “Central Park Five” — 14-year-old Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, 14, Antron McCray, 15, Youssef Salam, 15, and 16-year-old Corey Wise — were wrongly accused of raping and assaulting a white female jogger in New York City’s Central Park. in.
“I want to hate these murderers and I always will. I’m not looking to analyze or understand their psychology, I’m looking to punish them.” Trump wrote in the ad.
After spending years in prison, the five defendants, now “freed” in 2002, were accused of DNA evidence and a confession by Mathias Reyes, who was wrongfully convicted of various crimes.
Hello announcement A one-word description follows, “Karma,” released by Salam’s campaign after news of Trump’s impeachment broke last Thursday. In Tuesday’s response, Salam reflected on living with trauma caused by “systemic oppression imposed by injustice.”
“Being wrongly convicted as a teenager was a life-changing experience,” Salam said in the announcement. “But the problems our community faced a generation ago when my name was in the papers — inadequate housing, underfunded schools, public safety issues and a lack of good jobs — have gotten worse under Trump.
“Here’s my message to you, Mr. Trump: He responded to the federal and state criminal investigation you are facing by warning of ‘potential death and destruction’ and posting a photo of him holding a baseball bat. Next to Manhattan da Alvin Bragg photo,” the ad continued.
“These actions, just like you did to the riots at the US Capitol on January 6th, are attacks on our security. Thirty-four years ago, your full-page ad declared, in all fairness: Civil liberties end when attacks on our security begin. You were wrong then and you are wrong now.
Salam wrote that he was hopeful and offered Trump some grace at the end of the announcement The former president will get The five rejected, “presumption of independence” and rightful conviction. If the former president is found guilty, Rider added.
“If the charges are proven and they are found guilty, I hope that the five men who were acquitted will bear the punishment with the strength and honor they have shown for a crime we did not commit,” he said.