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Members of the Exonerated 5 Unveil the New Gate of the Exonerated in Central Park


Members of the Exonerated 5 Unveil the Gate of the Exonerated in Central Park
Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson unveil the Gate of the Exonerated. Photo: Central Park Conservancy

The Gate of the Exonerated, honoring the Exonerated 5 and others who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes, was unveiled yesterday in the northeast corner of Central Park.


Three members of the Exonerated 5—Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson—took part in the ceremony.


They along with Antron McCray and Korey Wise were wrongfully convicted in the 1989 Central Park jogger case and exonerated in 2002.


Members of the Exonerated 5 Unveil the Gate of the Exonerated in Central Park
Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson at the unveiling. Photo: Central Park Conservancy

“The Gate of the Exonerated symbolizes the resiliency of the Exonerated Five and all those who have been wrongfully convicted and serves as a lasting reminder of the grave miscarriage of justice that took place more than three decades ago," said Mayor Eric Adams.


The gate is the result of two years of advocacy by the Harlem community, including Manhattan Community Board 10.


Find the new gate midblock on 110th Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.


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Eva Hughes
Eva Hughes
Dec 21, 2022

Disgusting. Those sentences should never have been vacated. We have Scholars' Gate, Artists' Gate, and now Rapists' Gate.

This city is GONE.

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