The Central Park Five

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THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, the latest production by Ken Burns, co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns. In 1989, five black and Hispanic teenagers were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman jogging through Central Park at night. In 2002, after the five had served their sentences, a man named Mathias Reyes, who was already serving life in prison for an unrelated crime, confessed to the attack. The courts cleared the five’s records, yet the damage was already done, with injured reputations and years of their lives lost. This new documentary highlights the media frenzy and injustice against the accused by presenting a different side to the case that rocked New York City with its racial and social implications.

To watch the documentary in its entirety click here and to sign a petition to help the Five gain economic justice, which they sorely deserve, click here.

For additional information on the case and how to get involved click

IF you need to DVR or watch in real time– Here are times it will be on in the DC area, other that that check your local PBS affilate website:
Weta tv 26

Wed., April 17, 2013
10:00 am
(120 minutes)

Wed., April 17, 2013
2:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Wed., April 17, 2013
2:00 pm
(120 minutes)

WETA TV 26

Thu., April 18, 2013
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

WETA HD

Thu., April 18, 2013
1:30 am
(120 minutes)

This compelling documentary examines a 1989 case in which five black and Latino teens were convicted of raping a Central Park jogger before the true perpetrator admitted to the crime.

Rating: TV-MA

—-Request a screening for your organization click here.

About gmoney77

My name is Gerald Watson and I do lifestyle marketing for various companies/agencies. The purpose of this blog is to highlight the people I work with, the work I do as well as the shit I see on the regular.

Posted on April 17, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Fantastic and comprehensive source of information about this topic. Thank you for this post….

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