Did you see the “Central Park Five” story on CBS yesterday morning? The five black 14- and 15-year-old boys — now 44- and 45-year-old men — falsely accused and convicted of raping a jogger in 1989?
Nowhere in the CBS report was real estate developer Donald Trump mentioned, but older readers will recall that, at the time, he he ran full-page BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY ads, saying . . .
Mayor [Ed] Koch has stated that hate and rancor should be removed from our hearts. I do not think so. I want to hate these muggers and murderers. They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, should be executed for their crimes. They must serve as examples so that others will think long and hard before committing a crime or an act of violence. Yes, Mayor Koch, I want to hate these murderers and I always will. I am not looking to psychoanalyze them or understand them, I am looking to punish them. If the punishment is strong, the attacks on innocent people will stop. I recently watched a newscast trying to explain “the anger in these young men.” I no longer want to understand their anger. I want them to understand our anger. I want them to be afraid.
As you’ll see when you watch, if anyone should have gone to jail . . . other than the actual rapist, of course (who would later confess and whose DNA was the only DNA that fit the crime) . . . it should have been the police, not those entirely innocent boys.
Yet, faced with indisputable evidence that they had been false convicted and imprisoned, candidate Trump in 2016 showed no remorse for having suggested they be killed — indeed, he continued to maintain they were guilty.
One more reminder that we have a sociopath at the head of our government . . . a man Republican senators who once publicly called him a pathological liar now support . . . a man whose “malignant narcissism,” in the words of psychiatrist John Gartner, is “a personality disorder shared by most murderous dictators.”
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