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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:30pm
Dobbs Ferry Campus
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Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five recently visited campus and shared his story with students. Salaam, along with Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were wrongfully convicted of a horrific 1989 beating and rape in New York City’s Central Park.

 

At the event, Salaam spoke about his wrongful conviction and the strength he had to forgive those who condemned him to nearly seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

 

“The crime for which he was wrongfully convicted and the subsequent mishandling of his case by the NYPD and NYC District Attorney's office is one of the most important events that attest to the problems inherent to the criminal system of injustice. His story lives on in those who know the awful truth of the Central Park Five,” said Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Doug Evans.