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5 Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case Agree to Settle Suit for $40 Million

Such an injustice and ruining of young lives.

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20settle-01-JP-articleLarge-v2 Lawyers, in foreground, and the five defendants in the Central Park rape case of a female jogger waiting for the ruling in February 1990 in State Supreme Court in Manhattan. (JAMES ESTRIN / THE NEW YORK TIMES)

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime.

The agreement, reached between the city’s Law Department and the five plaintiffs, would bring to an end an extraordinary legal battle over a crime that came to symbolize a sense of lawlessness in New York, amid reports of “wilding” youths and a marauding “wolf pack” that set its sights on a 28-year-old investment banker who ran in the park many evenings…

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Civil Lawsuits Against Michael Dunn Settled

Congratulations to the parents of Jordan Davis and others who were in the vehicle with Jordan when Michael Dunn opened fire. 

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Jordan Davis                                                                           Michael Dunn

Blackbutterfly7 extends our thanks to John Phillips for his statement on this matter.  It dispels the misrepresentation by some who omitted the word “stipulation” when saying that the civil lawsuit against Michael Dunn was dismissed.  Read the rest of this entry

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