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"Central Park Five" Push de Blasio to Keep Promise to Settle Their Lawsuit

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The five men wrongly convicted in the infamous Central Park jogger rape case want Mayor Bill de Blasio to explain why he hasn't kept his promise to settle, even after more than 100 days in office.

The so-called "Central Park Five" filed a suit against the city after their 1989 rape convictions were overturned in 2002.

De Blasio made an election promise to settle early into his term.

"I voted for de Blasio, so not only am I a Central Park Five, but this is personal," said Raymond Santana, one of the "Central Park Five." "I voted for this man, so I'm holding him accountable to do what's right."

"We have to fight and become one unit," said Kevin Richardson, one of the "Central Park Five." "Fight in the street, and fight on Wall Street, fight in City Hall, because we have to be heard."

"My next move is to continue to be out here, to agitate, to agitate, to agitate," said Yousef Salaam, one of the "Central Park Five."

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