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Central Park Five

'Central Park Five' Member: Settlement Is A 'Bittersweet Type Of Justice'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices

Yusef Salaam was 15 years old when he, alongside four others, was wrongly accused of raping and assaulting a female jogger in Central Park. Twenty-fiv...

Christopher Mathias

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...

The Central Park $40 Million

Thea Johnson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Crime
Thea Johnson

The payoff for the rest of us will come if the very expensive lessons learned from the case prevent this kind of injustice from happening again.

The Central Park Jogger Case Is Settled for $40 Million, But What About Justice for Other Black and Latino Teens?

Natalie Byfield | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices
Natalie Byfield

For me, in this case, the arc of the moral universe encompasses more than the men involved; and thus it is longer even than the 25 years it took for the exonerate men to get this measure of reparation or justice.

Donald Trump's Arch-Race Baiting Again With the Central Park Five

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Trump now has the template that he can trot out any time an issue comes up that even has the barest whiff of race, public talk, and lots of media notoriety to it.

NYC Mayor: Central Park Five Settlement A 'Moral Obligation'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio upheld his decision to settle the "Central Park Five" lawsuit against the city for close to $40 million, calling it...

Justice for the Central Park Five

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.23.2014 | New York
Rev. Al Sharpton

As we welcome a settlement for the Central Park Five, we must address the issues that landed them in jail without sufficient evidence: police and prosecutorial misconduct, coerced confessions and media messaging that often depicts minorities as thugs or troublemakers.

Men Wrongly Convicted In Central Park Jogger Case Reportedly Reach Settlement

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices

The five men wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting a female jogger in Central Park more than 25 years ago have reportedly agreed to a settlement...

REPORT: 5 Men Wrongly Convicted In Central Park Rape Case Agree To $40 Million Settlement

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlemen...

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.

Embracing Technology Can Reduce False Convictions

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

New York State should require recording of interrogations for two very simple reasons. First, it makes policing more accurate. Second, it is necessary because research indicates that false confessions are quite common.

Taping Police Interrogations Could Have Prevented This Horrific Miscarriage of Justice

Jeff Kukucka | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime
Jeff Kukucka

We found that interrogators who were told that their sessions would be taped were less likely to use certain high-pressure interrogation techniques such as threatening the suspect and promising leniency in exchange for a confession.

25 Years After the Central Park-Rape Case, Looking at Race in Media

Natalie Byfield | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Natalie Byfield

That a mostly white media used language like "savage," "wolfpack," "animal" and even "feral" to describe the group of African American and Latino teens accused of rape points to the racial context in which the media placed Meili's assault.

David & Me Chronicles Rubin Carter's Fight to Free David McCallum as He Fights for His Own Life

Steve Drizin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Young suspects like McCallum and Stuckey are like putty in the police's hands; they fold much more quickly under pressure.

12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

As you search for a movie to watch this weekend, consider abandoning the fictional for some real-life drama. Here are 12 completely fantastic document...

Will the 'The Big Apple' Trump 'The Windy City' When It Comes to False Confessions?

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Anxious detectives did not have the luxury of waiting for DNA results. Their orders were to close cases. The easiest way for them to do that was to pressure witnesses to make identifications, coerce confessions from suspects, or rely on snitches.

New Hope For The Central Park Five

Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

They spent more than 13 years in jail for a crime they didn’t commit. Since then, the Central Park Five, as the five men are known, have spent anoth...

Ken Burns: Bill De Blasio Has Agreed To Settle Central Park Five Case

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York

During a visit to HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his new initiative "Learn the Address," documentary filmmaker Ken Burns gave an update on the ten-y...

Wolitzer's Novel The Interestings Fails to Live Up to Its Title

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Sunny Bjerk

Despite the promise of its beginning, the novel falters in its lack of character depth and development, ultimately pinning the novel's success on the glib lives of six New Yorkers who occupy a bubble separate from the city's racial and socioeconomic diversity.

Donald Trump's Controversial 'Central Park Five' Tweet

wonkette.com | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices

Hey, there is a really big national story going down right now — you know what that means! It’s time for the snide, slithering publicity slug that...

Certitude and the Central Park Five

Mik Moore | Posted 06.18.2013 | New York
Mik Moore

I grew up in New York City. In 1989 I was halfway through high school. The Central Park Five were my contemporaries. There were skeptics who believed in their innocence. At the time, they were pilloried. And yet, they were right. And we were wrong.

NYC Urged To Settle Central Park Jogger Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York is a safer, less fearful place than it was in 1990, when murders hit an all-time high, race relations were raw and the city ...

Judge Blocks NYC From 'Central Park Five' Footage

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked New York City from getting footage gathered by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in research for his...

Janell Ross

NYC Official: It's Time to Pay Up In Central Park Jogger Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- For the first time in the decade since a New York court overturned the convictions of five teenagers in the 1989 rape and beating of a wom...

Top 5 Movies You Did Not See in 2012

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten.