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The Central Park Five's Long Legal Nightmare Is Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.05.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A federal judge officially approved New York City's $41 million settlement with the Central Park Five on Friday, bringing to an end a deca...

Can Society Right a Wrong? The Central Park 5 Settlement

Dominic Carter | Posted 09.06.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

After the stigma, the pain for their families, and all these years of being labeled rapists, these five young men can begin to put the terrible ordeal in the past, an ordeal that tagged them and scarred them for life.

Twenty-five Years Later, Central Park Five Reflect on Justice

Raymond Santana | Posted 07.29.2014 | New York
Raymond Santana

To know that there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not an oncoming train -- it becomes a refilling of hope, a refilling of belief in our justice system.

NYC's Ongoing Denial of the 'Central Park Five' Is a Disservice to Black, Latino Men

Deron Dalton | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
Deron Dalton

As New York City continues to deny the Central Park Five compensation for six to 13 years each served in prison, denial of any wrongdoing and the racist injustice of the criminal justice system within this case is actually a continued disservice to all black and Latino men.

Ken Burns on Race and The Central Park Five: "A Kind of Collective Tragedy"

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment
92nd Street Y

The Central Park Five: Preview Screening and Discussion took place at 92Y on November 20, 2012. In this clip, the panel featuring two of the case's wr...

"Maybe the Press Failed Then": An Interview With Ken Burns and Raymond Santana

Rick Ayers | Posted 01.29.2013 | Crime
Rick Ayers

The actual assailant, who confessed years later and whose DNA confirmed his story, was never in the sights of the police and prosecutors. Sadly, people remember the hysteria of the conviction campaign and often don't even realize that the lynch-mob mentality got the wrong guys.

Documentaries on the Case: The Central Park Five and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On April 19, 1989, you could not miss the headlines -- and the horror of the Central Park jogger case. The Central Park Five, a deft examination of the most publicized rape case in NY history, questions the handling of this case.