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The Central Park 5: ‘White In America’ Means Never Having To...

AFRICANGLOBE - A settlement will soon be finalized, in New York City, that will award five no longer young Black boys $40 million for spending between 7 and 13 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Twenty-five years ago, the Central Park 5 – Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson and Kharey Wise – were almost universally described in the media in animalistic terms.

New York Should Settle Central Park Five Case And Close Chapter

AFRICANGLOBE - On April 19, 1989, a 28-year-old female jogger was brutally attacked and raped in Central Park. Almost immediately after this heinous crime, police investigations began to focus on a group of five African American and Latino youths, aged 14 to 16, who came to be known as the ‘Central Park Five.’