ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Trump Wants NY Death Penalty Reinstated In 1989

APRIL 30, 1989: In light of the Central Park Five investigation, Donald Trump calls for the reinstatement of New York's death penalty.
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Transcript for ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Trump Wants NY Death Penalty Reinstated In 1989
But emotions and public comment both running strong over the central part teenage wilding spree of twelve days ago. A line of defense for one of the juveniles charged in the brutal incident began to emerge today. Details from Joseph brigantine no. Of the six suspects indicted on charges of beating and breaking the woman jogger in Central Park. Only one according to police has confessed on videotape that he chased down and raped the victim. He is fourteen year old Kevin Richardson. Today on ABC's this week with David Brinkley as Richardson's attorney said his client will deny that confession in court. His position clearly is. That notwithstanding the purported confessions and admissions that he was not a participant. And Diller went on to him but Richardson will claimed he didn't know his statements could be held against him. They read his literary rights interrogating the roar and there's no real magic and the Miranda rights a list of personal as one who has comprehensive system passed. But in new York and impact of a different sort is foremost on some people's minds punishment. And in a full page ad scheduled to appear in tomorrow's New York City newspapers. Millionaire businessman Donald Trump calls for the reinstatement of the State's death penalty. Trump's long time sparring partner mayor Ed Koch who opposes executing juveniles was quick to criticize trumps effort look if you want to simply. Strike out and show your mutt show. You've taken heads especially if you're rich but the search for the most effective deterrent to violent crime is no joking matter in this shaken city. New Yorkers are struggling for an answer and the rest of the nation we'll be watching. Show Bergen Tino ABC news New York.

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