Yusef Salaam, one of the five men exonerated in the Central Park Five case, has taken out a full-page ad in the New York Times against former President Donald Trump, more than 30 years after Trump called for the teens’ execution in a series of ads, Chanelle Chandler reported for Yahoo News.
Photo Insert: Salaam and his pals were cleared after another suspected was arrested and confessed as DNA evidence pinned him down.
Leading with a bold headline, “Bring back justice & fairness. Build a brighter future for Harlem!”
Salaam, who is running to represent central Harlem on the New York City Council, tweeted his response Tuesday evening to Trump’s historic indictment on 34 counts and arraignment.
“After several decades and an unfortunate and disastrous presidency, we all know who exactly Donald J. Trump is — a man who seeks to deny justice and fairness for others, while claiming only innocence for himself,” the ad stressed.
Salaam and his pals were cleared after another suspected was arrested and confessed as DNA evidence pinned him down. Trump never apologized for his misdeed.