CENTRAL PARK FIVE SPECIAL
The Central Park Five reached a deal with New York City for $40 million. The five were locked in a bitter civil rights lawsuit with the Michael Bloomberg administration since their convictions were vacated in 2002. Finally, under the new administration of Bill de Blasio, a page is turning in the story of the Central Park Five. In this program, you will hear from some of the men about what they've gone through, as well as family members and others who struggle against coercion and wrongful imprisonment.
Two of the Central Park Five, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam, along with his mother, Sharonne Salaam, who is a WBAI Local Station Board member.