Post-Racial Society, Huh? 15 Modern Day Cases of Racial Injustices

- By

Central Park Five

This case rivals Trayvon Martin’s case in national attention. But the original 1989 coverage was sensationalized to paint the Central Park jogger Trisha Meili as a survival victim and these wrongfully convicted black and Latino youths (Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Yusuf Salaam and Kharey Wise) as teenaged mutants and a wolf pack. With inconsistencies with evidence, the five men were coerced into confessing on video to the rape.

In 2002, Matias Reyes — who was serving a life sentenced for rape and murder — confessed and pulled together missing pieces of evidence. After serving a range of six to 13 years a piece, the charges were vacated. The CP5 are waiting for the city to settle their $250 million dollar suit, even after Bill de Blasio agreed to settle the case.

Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN