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12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

As you search for a movie to watch this weekend, consider abandoning the fictional for some real-life drama. Here are 12 completely fantastic document...

Will the 'The Big Apple' Trump 'The Windy City' When It Comes to False Confessions?

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Anxious detectives did not have the luxury of waiting for DNA results. Their orders were to close cases. The easiest way for them to do that was to pressure witnesses to make identifications, coerce confessions from suspects, or rely on snitches.

New Hope For The Central Park Five

Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

They spent more than 13 years in jail for a crime they didn’t commit. Since then, the Central Park Five, as the five men are known, have spent anoth...

Ken Burns: Bill De Blasio Has Agreed To Settle Central Park Five Case

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York

During a visit to HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his new initiative "Learn the Address," documentary filmmaker Ken Burns gave an update on the ten-y...

Wolitzer's Novel The Interestings Fails to Live Up to Its Title

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Sunny Bjerk

Despite the promise of its beginning, the novel falters in its lack of character depth and development, ultimately pinning the novel's success on the glib lives of six New Yorkers who occupy a bubble separate from the city's racial and socioeconomic diversity.

Donald Trump's Controversial 'Central Park Five' Tweet

wonkette.com | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices

Hey, there is a really big national story going down right now — you know what that means! It’s time for the snide, slithering publicity slug that...

Certitude and the Central Park Five

Mik Moore | Posted 06.18.2013 | New York
Mik Moore

I grew up in New York City. In 1989 I was halfway through high school. The Central Park Five were my contemporaries. There were skeptics who believed in their innocence. At the time, they were pilloried. And yet, they were right. And we were wrong.

NYC Urged To Settle Central Park Jogger Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York is a safer, less fearful place than it was in 1990, when murders hit an all-time high, race relations were raw and the city ...

Judge Blocks NYC From 'Central Park Five' Footage

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked New York City from getting footage gathered by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in research for his...

Janell Ross

NYC Official: It's Time to Pay Up In Central Park Jogger Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- For the first time in the decade since a New York court overturned the convictions of five teenagers in the 1989 rape and beating of a wom...

Top 5 Movies You Did Not See in 2012

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten.

Janell Ross

Central Park Five: Documentary Highlights N.Y. Justice System Breakdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

The documentary begins in New York’s Central Park, with a large, hazy moon poking through a network of bare tree branches, followed by a sobering re...

The Central Park Five: A Still Relevant Call for Change

Nick Malinowski | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Nick Malinowski

In many ways The Central Park Five is a history lesson and cautionary tale of the types of police and prosecutorial misconduct that is possible without effective oversight or appropriate checks and balances to power.

5 Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

With so many big, prestigious, Oscar-worthy movies crammed into the last few weeks of the year, it's challenging to find hidden gems now playing in theaters. But this gives me an opportunity to reach into my archival bag and pull out some lesser-known treats for the season.

Ken Burns on Race and The Central Park Five: "A Kind of Collective Tragedy"

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment
92nd Street Y

The Central Park Five: Preview Screening and Discussion took place at 92Y on November 20, 2012. In this clip, the panel featuring two of the case's wr...

"Maybe the Press Failed Then": An Interview With Ken Burns and Raymond Santana

Rick Ayers | Posted 01.29.2013 | Crime
Rick Ayers

The actual assailant, who confessed years later and whose DNA confirmed his story, was never in the sights of the police and prosecutors. Sadly, people remember the hysteria of the conviction campaign and often don't even realize that the lynch-mob mentality got the wrong guys.

The Central Park Five Deserve Economic Justice

Tom Allon | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

When you rob five young men of their youth, innocence and educational opportunity and put them and their families through hell for more than a decade, you owe them more than an apology -- you owe them restitution.

The Central Park Five (****)

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

After screening this film you'll feel like you just took a graduate course in civics, sociology, race relations, criminology, politics, urban studies, African American and Latino history.

NYC Going After Ken Burns's New Documentary

The New York Observer | Posted 10.10.2012 | New York

By Kevin Baker It's not every day that you pick up the newspaper and read that three of your friends have been subpoenaed--assuming, that is, that ...

NYC Seeks Footage From Ken Burns Doc On Central Park Rape

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Lawyers for the city are seeking access to footage gathered by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in research for his movie about the fi...

Matt Sledge

Compensation Proves Elusive For Men Wrongfully Accused In Park Rape Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When police in New York are accused of misconduct, the city usually likes to settle quickly and quietly. New York City dished out $117 mil...