Central Park Five — Wrongfully Convicted In 1989 Rape — Settle With City For $40 Million

Bill Perkins

June 25, 2014

The New York Daily News | By Michael Feeney & Ginger Adams Otis | Thursday, June 19th, 2014


Senator Perkins recognizes and commends New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his leadership team for coming to terms on a settlement with the Central Park Five--Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise.


While no amount of money, nor admission of injustice on the City’s behalf can ever make the Central Park Five—who had their youth stolen away from them by a total system failure that allowed for coerced confessions to be illegally and immorally obtained from them—whole again, this settlement is an absolute and necessary step in the healing process.


Read the whole article, including the following quote:  "This chapter of our racist history needs to be closed and never repeated again," said Perkins. "Hopefully this will never happen to anybody ever again"--here.