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Central Park Five Discrimination and stereotypes have been a problem in the United States for a while now. There are many stereotypes for different races and there have been many cases of discrimination throughout history. In the United States, most discrimination cases are against the colored community, this includes the African American and the Hispanics. It is really easy for the police to believe that colored people are the ones responsible for many of the crimes that happen in the United States. In 1989, five young boys, Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Yusef Salaam, were falsely accused of raping a twenty-eight year old white jogger in Central Park, New York and served up to thirteen years in prison without people questioning their innocence because they had colored skin. In April of 1989, a white female went for a jog at Central Park. She was raped multiple times and was beaten up at 10:30 pm. Her rapist left her in very critical conditions. She was found at 1:30 am by two other joggers. The joggers found the victim unconscious and almost nude. Five young colored boys were accused of raping the woman. On April 21, 1989, the Daily News newspaper in New York printed an article called “Wolf Pack’s Prey”. The article gave details about the case. The news paper used quotes that police officers would say when they would talk about what they heard in the confessions. For Example, the Daily News says, “ One youth admitted to rape and several others told police they sexually abused her, another source added. ‘They are giving each other up,’ said one officer involved in questioning the youths.” The police do not have any solid evidence that the kids raped the woman. If they did have solid proof like, for example, if they found the boys DNA in the victim, the police would of mention that. The police do not have any evidence that…...

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