The removal of Linda Fairstein from The Mount Vernon High School’s Hall of Fame

The removal of Linda Fairstein from The Mount Vernon High School’s Hall of Fame

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Anissa Vincent started this petition to Mount Vernon BOE Mt Vernon city officials

The removal of Linda Fairstein picture and accolades from the MVHS hall of fame! Our schools are filled with Black and Brown boys who do not need a constant reminder of how the system targets and works against them!

Linda Fairstein oversaw the interrogation of the Central Park Five, the teens who were wrongfully imprisoned for years following the high-profile 1989 rape of a female jogger before their convictions were overturned. Despite there being absolutely no evidence to prove that the terms were involved she continued to pursue the prosecution. This caused a national uproar, even Donald Trump spent $85,000 to run an ad to “Bring Back The Death Penalty” against these innocent teens.

  While the teens lost valuable years incarcerated for a crime they did not commit,  Fairstein was writing several books, which for a few have become movies, she has won awards and been able to maintain a successful life while these teens had to suffer in prison due to her and her teams lies.

Many of us around the world have children between the ages of 14-16 just like these 5 (now) men. One could only imagine that obstacles not only did the teens face but also their families. Many of the families couldn’t afford to travel to see their children in prison while she maintained a healthy lifestyle and lived with her lies! She does not deserve to be in MVHS hall of Fame . She is not a representation of what this city’s values are, which is to educate and protect our black and brown boys 

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