Justice Delayed…But It Finally Arrived

the-central-park-five Growing up in New York, I will always remember the Central Park jogger rape case. It was very polarizing, and due to the fact the boys involved were minorities, the case was used to showcase what “animals” young minority boys were.  This was before DNA; the entire case revolved around the teen boys confessions.  After a highly publicized trial and conviction, it was later revealed that these boys did not commit the rape; another man came forward and claimed responsibility. DNA evidence was now the norm, and it exonerated the 5 boys while incriminating Matias Reyes (the true rapist serving life in prison for unrelated crimes). The boys (now men) sued the City of NY…and the new mayor de Blasio has decided to settle the suit. Check out this link, and share your thoughts!


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