Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: The Central Park 5 Seeks Economic Justice
  • Petitioned Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: The Central Park 5 Seeks Economic Justice

    1. Yusef Salaam
    2. Petition by

      Yusef Salaam

      New York, NY

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
New York City Hall
New York, New York 10007

Re: The Central Park 5
Seeks Economic Justice

Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

I am a resident of New York and a tax paying citizen of the US. I am asking for your support
in the civil case involving the Central Park 5. As you probably know, 5 young men were prosecuted and convicted for the rape of a jogger in Central Park. Prosecutors used our tax dollars to prosecute and convict 5 boys (now men) who have served time and have since had their convictions set aside. These young men had their education interrupted and their whole lives turned upside down because of this case.

When the real rapist stepped up and confessed his guilt the convictions were set aside. His DNA matched the samples taken at the scene of the crime, which further proved the innocence of the 5 boys, now men.

Instead of giving an apology for their judicial misconduct and coerced confessions, and offering economic justice for their wrong doing, City prosecutors are doing everything possible to delay the civil case which the boys and their families were forced to bring. More of our tax dollars are being wasted because prosecutors won't admit they were wrong.

We are asking that you do everything within your power to stop prosecutors from engaging in delays in the civil court. Although you were not the mayor at the time, surely if you would speak on the subject and demand justice for these boys, it would make a difference. The boys, now men, and their families deserve an apology and economic justice for the pain and hardship caused by the City and State. Justice delayed is justice denied.

We've witnessed you standing up for what you know is right and we're asking you to do it again in the case of the Central Park 5. If you need more information on the case, watch the movie produced by Ken Burns or read the book by his daughter Sarah Burns. The world is watching how citizens of this great country respond to injustice.

Sincerely,

To:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor NYC
New York Governor
President of the United States
New York State Senate
New York State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
The Central Park 5 Seeks Economic Justice

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Joan Millman responds:

      Joan Millman

      I am writing in response to your correspondence concerning the Central Park Five.

      A miscarriage of justice has taken place in the case of the five boys wrongfully convicted of the rape of a jogger in Central Park. Their childhoods...


    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    • jonathan royal PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 7 months ago

      For too long, young black men have been targeted for crimes they didn't commit, this injustice have to stop, if we don't stand for something, we'll fall for anything. Who ever believes we're equal in this one sided society, is hoodwinked, bamboozled, and blind to what's really going on. It's a saying that goes like this( you can fool some of the people, some of the time,but you can't fool all the people, all the time.

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    • Maria Williams WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • 7 months ago

      Can't even believe this. What a travesty. Compensation for these men!!!

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    • Brianna washington SUMTER, SC
      • 7 months ago

      because the system needs to become better

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    • Mae Sakharov sakharov LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
      • 7 months ago

      I remember the case well and one of the boys was in my daughters class in high school. He was/is a brilliant person, he and the others deserve retribution.

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    • Kenneth Chang LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I cant believe that the DA officials, Elizabeth Lederer and Linda Fairstein have not been tried for coercing young boys to admit a crime they didnt commit.

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