Why This Last-Minute Trump Blood-Lust?
Donald Trump has chosen to execute thirteen federal death-row inmates for no explainable reason except that he can. What could it be, other than that he personally salivates from the power to take human life?
Remember the Central Park Five?
(Wikipedia) No substantive physical evidence connected any of the five teenagers to the rape scene, but each was convicted in 1990 of related assault and other charges. Subsequently, known as the Central Park Five, they received sentences ranging from 5 to 15 years.
In 1989 The Donald spent $85,000 to place full-page newspaper ads, headlined in capital letters: “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!” He wanted them executed, even though the prosecution had asked for no such penalty.
On Dec 19th, 2002 (TIME mag), the convictions of the five men were vacated after a man named Matias Reyes, whose DNA matched evidence from the crime, confessed to having been responsible. The city settled with the five in 2014, giving each roughly $1 millio…