> Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 01:24:09 -0400
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: Mon: Support Justice for the Central Park 5
> If you've a longtime New Yorker, you likely remember the case of the
> Central Park 5, 1 just fourteen, 3 fifteen, and one 16, who in 1989
> were accused of the rape of a female Wall Street banker. The boys
> were Black and Latino; the woman, white.
> The younger boys -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana
> and Yusef Salaam -- were sentenced to 5-10 years and each served 7.
> Sixteen-year old Kharey Wise was sentenced to 5-15 years and had
> served 13 when Matias Reyes confessed in 2002.
> Neither the police who questioned some of these children without
> their parents nor the prosecutors who obtained convictions have been
> held to account for the 41 cumulative stolen years or the
> irreversible harm done by incarceration during their coming of age.
> Rather than lift the sexual offender label and offer some financial
> recompense, the City of New York has spent the last 7 years fighting
> the Five's efforts to get some measure of cure.
> These men go back to court on Monday, September 24 at 3:30 PM. Please
> stand with them. They are our sons, brothers, fathers, neighbors,
> friends.They are you. Tell the city to, finally, do the right thing.
> Monday 9/24/12; NEW TIME 3:30 PM
> Federal Court House
> 500 Pearl Street - Room 18 D
> Magistrate Judge Ellis
> Travel: 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; "J" to Chambers Street
> Come prepared for the usual scan and security check. Be early.
> In solidarity,
> WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign