Ava DuVernay Calls Out Donald Trump’s Ad to Execute Central Park Five on 30th Anniversary

IndieWire | 5/1/2019 | Staff
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Ava DuVernay released on social media the official poster for her upcoming Central Park Five limited series “When They See Us,” and her caption made it clear the May 1 debut was intentional. The date marks the 30th anniversary of Donald Trump running advertisements calling for the executions of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, the five men accused of assaulting and raping a woman in Central Park.

“Muggers and murderers,” Trump’s 1989 advertisement stated, “should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.”

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Trump’s advertisement campaign didn’t mention the five teenagers by name, but everyone in New York City and across the nation knew which incident Trump was blatantly referring to with his language. Trump spent $85,000 for full-page ads in five of New York City’s major newspapers.

“On this day thirty years ago, Trump bought $85,000 worth of ads in all major NYC papers calling for the...
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