March 21, 2002
Oprah talks to the Central Park Jogger

Remember her? In 1989, a 28-year-old investment banker in New York went jogging in Central Park, where a group of "wilding" teenage boys beat and raped her and left her for death. Today she's recovered from her injuries, married, and remarkably bears no resentment towards her attackers, all of whom have served out their sentences. You have to get past the Oprah factor here, but I assure you it's worth your time to read.

UPDATE: Who knew when I wrote this that there'd be all those revelations about how NYPD and the Manhattan DA's Office totally botched this case?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 21, 2002 to Crime and Punishment