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Friday, October 07, 2016

 
He's an authoritarian monster

by digby















If you're unfamiliar with the despicable role he played in the persecution of these innocent people, I wrote about it here, trying to warn people many months ago that Trump is more than just a xenophobic nationalist. He's an authoritarian, racist thug who has no interest in constitutional niceties.

This is the ad he ran:





























As you undoubtedly know, the Central Park Five were innocent. They were young teenagers who had been coerced into confessing and years later it was proven through DNA that they didn't commit the crime.

He wanted them killed and if it had happened just a few decades earlier  he would have been leading the vigilante posse to lynch them. ( Look at this sick piece of work.)

This is what he wrote when the city settled with them for false imprisonment:
My opinion on the settlement of the Central Park Jogger case is that it’s a disgrace. A detective close to the case, and who has followed it since 1989, calls it “the heist of the century.” 
Settling doesn’t mean innocence, but it indicates incompetence on several levels. This case has not been dormant, and many people have asked why it took so long to settle? It is politics at its lowest and worst form. 
What about the other people who were brutalized that night, in addition to the jogger? 
[...]One thing we know is that the amount of time, energy and money that has been spent on this case is unacceptable. The justice system has a lot to answer for, as does the City of New York regarding this very mishandled disaster. Information was being leaked to newspapers by someone on the case from the beginning, and the blunders were frequent and obvious. 
As a long-time resident of New York City, I think it is ridiculous for this case to be settled — and I hope that has not yet taken place. 
Forty million dollars is a lot of money for the taxpayers of New York to pay when we are already the highest taxed city and state in the country. The recipients must be laughing out loud at the stupidity of the city. 
Speak to the detectives on the case and try listening to the facts. These young men do not exactly have the pasts of angels. 
We are a month away from the presidential election in which the Republican Party has inexplicably nominated this monster to be president. The polls are close, mostly because a good portion of the American public is apparently just as monstrous  (aka deplorables) and too many otherwise mainstream white men are so insecure that they can't vote for a woman for president.

It makes me sick to my stomach to know that so many of my fellow Americans are celebrating and cheering for this twisted freak.


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