On Wednesday, May 20th, Brooklyn Councilman- Charles Barron- introduced Resolution 1976 to the New York City Council.
Resolution 1976 is a proposed resolution that is seeking to get compensation for the men who were falsely accused and incarcerated for the rape of a Central Park jogger in 1989. The wrongly convicted men were in their mere teens at the time of the unjust conviction and imprisonment.
The resolution was introduced in lieu of a court case that would name the City of New York as the defendant. New York City Council members will now vote on whether or not the young men will receive their just compensation (although their is no way to truly compensate these men for their ordeal).
As per protocol, the resolution has been assigned to a committee to set a hearing date. The Governmental Operation Committee chaired by Helen Sears will determine the hearing date, which will be announced in the near future. Once the hearing date is announced, community members should call their local council member to urge them to support the resolution. Stay tuned for more...
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