This blog accompanies the Introduction to African-American Studies course at The University of Kentucky. The course is an interdisciplinary course, which establishes the intellectual context for an examination of the African-American experience; it introduces students to the various approaches scholars use to analyze that experience.
"The Central Park jogger case involved
the assault and rape of Trisha Meili, a female jogger
in New York City's Central Park, on April 19,
1989. Five juvenile males—four black and one of Hispanic descent—were
tried and convicted for the crime and served their sentences fully. The
convictions were vacated in 2002 when Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and
murderer serving a life sentence for other crimes, confessed to committing the
crime alone and DNA evidence confirmed his involvement in the rape."
settlement in the case for $41 million was approved by a federal judge on
September 5, 2014. Santana, Salaam, McCray, and Richardson will each receive
$7.1 million for their years in prison, while Wise will receive $12.2 million.
The city did not admit to any wrongdoing in the settlement." - Wikipedia: Central Park jogger case