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Central Park Five Documentary

Justice for the Central Park Five

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.23.2014 | New York
Rev. Al Sharpton

As we welcome a settlement for the Central Park Five, we must address the issues that landed them in jail without sufficient evidence: police and prosecutorial misconduct, coerced confessions and media messaging that often depicts minorities as thugs or troublemakers.

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...

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

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.

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.