News 04.17.14

Rally to Support “Central Park Five”

Two days before the 25th anniversary of the Central Park Jogger attack, supporters of the men known as the “Central Park Five,” who were wrongly convicted of the crime, will rally in New York City’s City Hall Park this afternoon at 4 p.m. to urge Mayor Bill deBlasio to make good on his promise that the men would receive a settlement for the injustice done so many years ago.

 


Antron McCray

,

Kevin Richardson

,

Yusef Abdus-Salaam

,

Raymond Santana

, and

Korey Wise

were wrongfully convicted of raping and assaulting a female jogger in Central Park on April 19, 1989 based on their false and coerced confessions. They were exonerated by DNA evidence —that matched the real perpetrator — on December 19, 2002. It has been more than a decade since the men were proven innocent, but they have yet to be compensated by the state.

 


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