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    Posted: Jan 01 2013 at 6:44am
this was a nice read
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I read that they would get $50K per year of incarceration. Not enough but ..

 
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That case made me perpetually mad, and it is one reason I can't take some white women seriously when they Truro assert that the struggles of black women and white women are the same. Again, I seriously wish they would leave black folks outta their mouths and start accusing their own for a change. In a country where police can pull guns on black kids walking down the street, I have started caring less and less about crimes that affect whites.

As for the original OP, this is excellent news! A pardon, however, is not a wrongful conviction. They should be able to get some money out of this. Racism is alive and it literally destroys lives.
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I hate Linda Fairstein after this. I didn't know she was behind the Central 5 convictions. I won't ever read her books again!!!
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I was so sad to read about those Central Park Five's kids....they were so young, some were, what?, eighth,nineth graders, and they were accused of a despicable crime. Not only that but they were put in jail for a decade.
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this reminds me of the central park 5.  allow me to thread jack
 
 

"Central Park Five": New Film on How Police Abuse, Media Frenzy Led to Jailing of Innocent Teens

 

An explosive new documentary looks at a case once referred to as "the crime of the century": the Central Park Five. Many people have heard about the case, but far too few know that innocent men were imprisoned as a result. The film tells the story of how five black and Latino teenagers were arrested in 1989 for beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. Media coverage at the time portrayed the teens as guilty and used racially coded terms like "wolf pack" to refer to the group of boys accused in the attack. Donald Trump took out full-page ads in four city newspapers calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty so they could be executed. However, the convictions of the five were vacated in 2002 when the real rapist came forward and confessed to the crime, after the five defendants had already served sentences of almost seven to 13 years. New York City is refusing to settle a decade-long civil lawsuit brought by the men. And now lawyers for the city are seeking access to footage gathered for the new film. We speak to one of the Central Park Five, Raymond Santana; filmmaker Sarah Burns; and journalist Natalie Byfield. [includes rush transcript]

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Raymond Santana, one of the Central Park Five. His conviction was overturned after the real rapist confessed to the crime.

Sarah Burns, directed and produced the new documentary, The Central Park Five, along with her father, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, and her husband, David McMahon. It has opened in theaters this week and is playing in New York City at the IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. She is also the author of the 2011 book, The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City’s Most Infamous Crimes.

Natalie Byfield, was a reporter for the Daily News at the time of Central Park Five case and is featured in the new documentary. She is now an assistant professor of sociology at St. John’s University in Queens. Her forthcoming book is called Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story.

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I'm glad you posted this Purp!Clap

I was hoping the governor would do this in her last few days.

*Ultimate side eye to prosecutor Jay Stroud* Either own your obvious racism or sit yo lyin' ass down.
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My dad organized so many protests back then for this. Hopefully he heard this news too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EPITOME Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 31 2012 at 6:50pm
oh great! i was just reading about this!

eta: the black man on the juror reminds me of when Uncle Ruckus was on a juryCry


Edited by EPITOME - Dec 31 2012 at 6:51pm
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