Michael Shure of The Young Turks interviews Yusef Salaam. He came to the nation’s attention at 15 years old as a member of the Central Park Five, the group of teenage boys of color who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the rape and beating of a woman in New York City and then exonerated years later when the real rapist confessed. In 2014, the Central Park Five received a multi-million dollar settlement from the city of New York for this grievous injustice. Today Salaam is an activist on issues of mass incarceration, police brutality and misconduct, and the disparities in America’s criminal justice system.
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