new eras

De Blasio to Settle Central Park Five Case, Says Ken Burns

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: New York City Mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio speaks to campaign volunteers in a public housing village on November 4, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City. De Blasio is considered the strong frontrunner as New York City voters go to the polls tomorrow to vote for the next mayor. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Photo: Andrew Burton/2013 Getty Images

The documentary director told the Huffington Post today that the new mayor will finally settle the infamous wrongful-conviction lawsuit against the city after more than a decade of jostling. “Bill de Blasio, the mayor-elect, has agreed to settle this case, and though this is justice delayed way too long … they will have justice, they will see some closure, they will be able to be made whole,” said Burns. It’s like a Joe Lhota attack ad come to life.

Bill de Blasio to Settle Central Park Five Case