Infamous case of the Central Park Five

Infamous case of the Central Park Five

Infamous case of the Central Park Five: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/infamous-case-of-the-central-park-five/news-story/661987f208eef9e892d4ef08db5ccc51. Thanks for watching, subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd_ODCcrc4jEWgi4qYyy0wg?sub_confirmation=1  Then came the night that changed her life forever, and catapulted her to unwanted fame as the victim of one of the most infamous crimes in the city’s history. Patricia “Trisha” Meili left for her usual run just after 9pm on April 19, 1989, and was found by two walkers hours later, brutally beaten and raped. She suffered 75 per cent blood loss and was in a coma for 12 days. Doctors feared she would die. Five black and Hispanic teenagers — Antron McCray, 15, Kevin Richardson, 14, Yusef Salaam, 15, Raymond Santana, 14, and Korey Wise, 16 — were convicted of gang rape. “The Central Park Five” found instant notoriety, the sickening assault against a young woman splashed across newspapers worldwide, and tapping into racially charged fears of a crime wave in the city at the time. Real estate mogul Donald Trump took out four full-page ads in New York newspapers claiming “roving bands of wild criminals roam our neighbourhoods” and calling for the death penalty to be brought back. But in 2002, the young men were sensationally exonerated after serial rapist Matias Reyes, already serving a life sentence for other attacks, confessed to carrying out the crime alone. His DNA matched semen taken from Ms Meili at the time. There were no DNA matches with the convicted teenagers. District Attorney Robert Morgenthau withdrew all the charges and did not seek a retrial. The five were released after more than a decade in prison and the police force accused of coercing the confessions from them, and they later received a settlement of $US41 million.  But doubts and counterclaims about the shocking rape and the investigation meant it never lost its hold on the public consciousness. ‘WE DON’T WANT THAT NOTORIETY. WE CAN’T SHAKE IT OFF’ Last week, the city began releasing 100,000 documents linked to the case, from grisly crime scene photos to the chilling statements from the young boys, some of whom were questioned without a parent present. The first tranche contained photos of a shirt soaked in blood, marks from where Ms Meili’s body was dragged and of a discarded sock that had Reyes’ DNA on it. On the night of the rape, more than 30 teenagers entered the park, and a series of crimes were committed against 10 victims. In one 911 call recorded that night, a witness tells police: “They are attacking joggers by the reservoir by 96th Street.” Another piece of audio is of a police officer: “We just got a call of a group of 30 to 40 male blacks in Central Park approximately at 100th Street … disorderly and harassing people.” In one of the statements the teenagers later said were coerced, Santana describes how a group of boys entered the park to “rob joggers”, and details seeing his co-accused pin a woman down and rape her, before he “crawled next to her and I felt her t*ts. That’s all I did.” He says today that he and the others fell victim to the police department’s tactics precisely because of their innocence. “We became the Central Park Five because we were the most vulner #Infamous, #case, #CentralParkFive #youngmen, #Infamouscase, #policeforce, #lawenforcement, #serialrapist, #deathpenalty, #publicspeaker, #innocentyoungmen, #policedepartment, #permanentbraindamage, #crimescenephotos, #lawenforcementofficials, #youngwomantapping, #grislycrimescene, #CENTRALPARKJOGGER, #massivedocumentdump, #policeofficer, #Realestatemogul, #instantnotoriety, #criminalhistory, #gangrape, #caseevidence, #newsconference, #bloodloss, #racistpoliceforce, #civilrights, #investmentbanker, #UnitedStatesofAmerica, #NorthernAmerica, #NorthAmerica, #America, #NewYork, #NewYorkDailyNews, #DonaldTrump, #NancyRyan, #RobertMorgenthau, #KevinScottRichardson, #RaymondSantana, #EmmaReynolds, #Patricia“Trisha”Meili, #MikeAlbans, #AntronMcCray, #MatiasReyes, #RobMooney, #AishaSalaam

Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit [Video]

Why People Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit [Video]

Lawyers.com reporter Lisa Reilly looks at a high profile miscarriage of justice, through a screening of Ken Burns' documentary, "The Central Park Five." A conference at Suffolk University Law School addressed forced confessions, showcased by the film. Today marks the 24th anniversary of when a young, white woman, later known as the Central Park Jogger, was violently raped and beaten unconscious, while going for a run in New York City. The city was on edge, with the news media fueling fear and outrage, and a race to justice. Police rounded up five boys, ranging in ages from 14 to 17. Four were black. One was Hispanic. The media depicted them as a roving pack of animals, going on "wildings," brutally attacking people for pleasure. Police interrogated the suspects, with 15 to 20 hours of questioning, manipulating them with lies. Without the presence of lawyers, all five teens gave false confessions. Within weeks the defendants tried to withdraw their statements as coerced and untrue. None of their stories matched each others' nor the physical evidence. None of the DNA evidence connected them to the crime. However, in 1990, based on their confessions, a jury convicted all five defendants. In 2002, a convicted murderer and rapist, Matias Reyes, confessed to the crime. His DNA matched the crime scene. The Central Park Five convictions were vacated and they were freed. But this was after they had already served seven to 13 years in prison. In 2003, the defendants filed a lawsuit against New York City police and prosecutors. A decade later, it remains unresolved. Two of the defendants describe to Lawyers.com why they gave false confessions. Raymond Santana explains how meaningless the Miranda warnings and a right to an attorney are to a 14-year-old. "You're thinking for what? I didn't do anything wrong, so I don't need a lawyers." Studies indicate that adolescents, the intellectually disabled and mentally ill are the most vulnerable to giving false confessions. They often cave under police tactics of long interrogations and presentation of false evidence. Ken Burns daughter, co-director Sarah Burns, says she hopes the documentary can prevent forced confessions in the future. It serves as a solid reminder, especially following high profile tragedies, to avoid compounding heartbreaking losses with the loss of justice.

Matias Reyes

Matias Reyes

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Trisha Meili, I Am The Central Park Jogger

Trisha Meili, I Am The Central Park Jogger

Trisha Meili, the Central Park Jogger, is a Founding Chair of Achilles International that offers hope and possibility to everyone that contacts this wonderful organization.

Central Park Five appear in New York City court in 1989

Central Park Five appear in New York City court in 1989

A woman who was raped by a man who became known as the Central Park rapist has been detailing her horrific experience to detectives in New York. Matias Reyes, a serial rapist, confessed in 2002 to being the Central Park rapist. A woman, J, recognized his picture as being raped 14 years earlier by him. J's written account of her ordeal is among 200,000 pages of documents and 95 depositions that have been posted online by the city's Law Department. Before Reyes was caught, five teens were convicted and jailed in 1990 after confessing to the an attack and rape against a Central Park jogger. Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6079975/First-victim-Central-Park-rapist-tells-moment-identified-man-attacked-her.html Original Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1748860/Video-Central-Park-Five-appear-New-York-City-court-1989.html Daily Mail Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: http://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Mail/8392137033 Daily Mail Twitter: http://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: http://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Daily Mail Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: http://dailymail.co.uk/mobile

Central Park 5 on Real Rapist Confessing After They Served 7 Years in Prison

Central Park 5 on Real Rapist Confessing After They Served 7 Years in Prison

Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam, two members of the Central Park Five, who were wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger in the late 1980s, spoke with VladTV about their time in prison and later being found innocent.  Both Raymond and Yusef revealed they spent close to seven years in jail before Matias Reyes came forward and admitted to raping the woman. Reyes also confessed to several other heinous crimes, and his DNA was a match in the Central Park Five case.  Hit the above clip to hear more of what Raymond and Yusef had to say, including winning a case against New York for wrongful conviction and what it felt like to be found innocent.

First v ictim of the Central Park rapist tells of the moment she identified the man who a ttacked

First v ictim of the Central Park rapist tells of the moment she identified the man who a ttacked

First v.ictim of the Central Park rapist tells of the moment she identified the man who a.ttacked

Matías Reyes 2018 Goles, asistencias y jugadas. Buenos aires De Parral

Matías Reyes 2018 Goles, asistencias y jugadas. Buenos aires De Parral

Matías Reyes 2018

Una complicada paternidad | Mamá a los 15 - T2E8

Una complicada paternidad | Mamá a los 15 - T2E8

Historia de Matías Reyes, quien será papá junto a su polola Camila Ramírez. El joven pasa por momentos difíciles debido a las responsabilidades que deberá enfrentar con el nacimiento de su hijo. La posibilidad de repetir de curso, la enfermedad de su padre y la falta de un trabajo que permita que su hija nazca en una clínica, pondrán en aprietos a este padre adolescente. ¿Chileno en el extranjero? Conéctate en https://www.tvnplay.com SUSCRÍBETE http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TVN Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tvn.cl Twitter https://twitter.com/tvn Instagram https://instagram.com/tvn/

Por tu amor - Matias Reyes

Por tu amor - Matias Reyes

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