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For Immediate Release
Contact: Media Coordinator
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Central Park 5 Case Heats Up
Linked With Overall NYPD Abuse

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4pm
Foley Square, Lower Manhattan NYC

As the civil case for justice for the Central Park 5 proceeds in the Federal Court House at 500 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan on Thursday, January 17, 2012, the heat turns up in the street. On the same day the December 12th Movement, has called for a massive protest under the theme “Black Nation, Black Nationalism and Pan Africanism or Perish,” to be held one block away at Foley Square at Duane Street and Lafayette Street at 4pm calling for a “Day Of Outrage” demanding the long overdue justice and reparations.

Many view this critical case as a microcosm of the systemic oppression of the Black and Latino community. Five young men, Kharey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, and Antron McCray were wrongfully convicted 23 years ago in the brutal rape of a white investment banker dubbed “The Central Park Jogger” case. The teens spent 6 to 13 years in prison.

The protest is also in resistance to the NYPD's stop and frisk policy as a violation of the human rights of black and latino men in New York City.