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'The heist of the century': Donald Trump calls Central Park Five's $40M settlement 'disgraceful' because they are 'no angels'
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Yusef Salaam is one of the exonerated men of the Central Park Five. On April 19th 1989, at just 15 yrs of age, he along with 4 other young boys were being falsely arrested for the horrific crime of rape. The victim had no memory of the incident; and these boys, from 14 - 16 yrs old, had no prior arrest records. They later became known as the ‘Central Park 5’, victims themselves in New York City’s historical “Central Park Jogger Case.”
Yusef relives the effect that this case had on his life as the police sporadically rounded him up. All five were tried and convicted. In May 2002, Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murdered, admitted he was the sole attacker of the jogger. On December 19th 2002, the convictions of The Central Park 5 were overturned. For more information please click here: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/
Wrongful convictions show serious flaws have caused our criminal justice system to convict scores of innocent people. We will uncover what needs fixing in our justice system.
Find out how you can help exonerate innocent people.
"The Innocence Project" explains the challenges of those released from prison - After Exoneration:
DNA testing has freed scores of innocent inmates around the country. But where does a wrongly convicted person go when released from prison without a safety net?
SPECIAL GUEST: CALVIN DUNCAN - Mentor to recently released exoneree Nathan Brown
Mr. Duncan was wrongfully convicted of murder wrongly accused and convicted of murder in 1985 and sentenced to life without parole, probation or suspension of sentence. He spent 28 1/2 years in Louisiana State Penitentary at Angola until he was finally released in 2011.
Mr. Duncan is now a Paralegal, Consultant, and Mentor for exconvicts and exonerees. Join the discussion as we find out how he helps and how you can help the project that assists the wrongfully convicted try and recover life after imprisonment.
Many exonerees are released from their cells without fanfare, apologies or anywhere to go. In some states, more services are available to parolees than to exonerees. During long years in prison, families and friends have disappeared. Any money in the bank before conviction has probably been spent on legal fees. Most exonerees struggle immediately to find housing and work and many bear the weight of a conviction on their record for years before they are officially cleared.
Korey King Wise one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted of the 1989 raping and beating of a white investment banker in Central Park. Due to the media frenzy and the outrage of NYC for the Central Park Jogger victim, the young accused teenagers were labled as the Central Park Five. The young boys were taken in by police and interrogated for over 24 hrs. The end result led to a coerced video taped confession by four out of the five teenagers. Korey Wise being the oldest at the age of 16 was finally sentenced 5 to 15 years as an adult. The other four teenage boys were convicted as well, serving less time as minors. For more information visit this link The Central Park Five Documentary. Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/
The Central Park 5 gets their settlememt $40 million!
Yes, yall remember the 5 young boys who went to jail for the 1989 beating and rape of the central park jogger. Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam have agreed to a $40 Million settlement from the New York City after being wrongfully convicted 24 years ago in the sensational Central Park jogger case that whipped New York into a racial frenzy — have reached a $40 million settlement with the city, a source familiar with the terms said Thursday.
Now middle-aged, the men were teens when they were arrested in 1989 amid a wave of corrosive and polarizing outrage over the savage rape of a 28-year-old woman. Convicted in 1990, Antron, Kevin, Raymond and Yusef were in prison just shy of seven years, while Kharey served nearly 13. The men, known as the Central Park Five, had been locked in a bitter battle with the city since filing civil rights lawsuits following their exoneration in 2002. Their convictions were vacated after career criminal Matias Reyes confessed to the brutal crime and DNA evidence backed up his claim. Is $40 Million enough??? Lets us know on The Xplosion 917-889-7866 or www.blogtalkradio.com/momo-b tonight at 10:00 eastern. OWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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Join The Gist of Freedom and host ILYASAH SHABAZZ, as she speaks with Yusef Salaam, One of the 5 Central Park convicted survivors. Mr. Salaam says that New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s call for a settlement to the suit by the wrongfully convicted five men allows the matter to come to an end. Read More
In a jailhouse confession following his conversion to Christianity, Matias Reyes claimed that he raped the Central Park Jogger, exonerating the five Harlem teens who were wrongfully convicted in the infamous racially charged 1989 case.
Reyes, now 31, said he was moved to admit his guilt after witnessing the hard time Wise was having in prison- and to rue the miscarriage of justice that may have been as horrible as the crime that caused it.
"What I didn't feel back in 1989, I felt it then," he told Primetime. "I said, 'It's time. I can't believe I let this man in here 13 years of his life, for something that he didn't do.'"
Reyes knew that Wise was charged in the Central Park rape, but he said nothing. "You know what it is to be in front of a guy, to sit and watch TV for so many days in the room right there? And you knowing that you did what the guy's accused of and not finding the strength or the desire to tell this man that 'Hey, it's me. You didn't do this. Let me help you out'?
On December 19, 2002, on the recommendation of the Manhattan District Attorney, the convictions of the five teens, now men, were overturned. Yusef Salaam had served five and a half years for a crime he did not commit.
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