This site has been created as a home for the facts – for the truth – about what happened in Central Park on the night of April 19, 1989.
The thirty-three young men who rampaged through the park attacked and harassed more than 7 people, including the woman who became known as the Central Park Jogger. Two of their other victims – men who were also jogging or walking in the park – were beaten so badly they required hospitalization for head injuries.
This information has been under seal for more than 18 years, and is now, here, made public.
You can watch the videotaped admissions of the self-named Central Park Five and see them confess to all the crimes they committed that night, in their own words, in the presence of their parents. Six of the other attackers’ videos are also here, describing what they did, and what brutal attacks they saw the Five commit. ALL the videos are on this site.
The original trial court and two appellate courts reviewed the confessions and each found them to be constitutionally proper and legally obtained. The confessions were ruled to be voluntary and valid. That ruling still stands today.
You can read it on this site and learn why the court reached this decision.
There is no evidence to support the claim that the admissions were coerced.
There was NO WRONGDOING by police and prosecutors in 1989. That was the statement of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York (the city’s lawyer), who reviewed all evidence of the original investigation, in 2014. It was also the statement of the District Attorney of New York County.
On the night of April 19, 1989, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise went wilding in Central Park with 28 other young men. After a thorough investigation, these five were tried in front of two separate juries and were found GUILTY. They have never been exonerated.
This site holds the public records of the case. This is where you will read, see and hear the truth.
There are 11 video-taped statements made by young men who participated in the riot and attacks in Central Park on April 19, 1989. These recorded statements have been withheld from public view for more than a dozen years.