The lessons of the Central Park Five
After being convicted of a brutal crime, the Central Park Five served decades for an offence they did not commit. Since their exoneration, the case has been covered in books and movies, including a new mini-series which debuted this week on Netflix. Filmmaker Sarah Burns made the definitive documentary on the men, and says the media frenzy around the case, and the rush to conclusion, shows a lot of what's wrong with the U.S. justice system. "This thing they went through affects them every day," says Burns. Despite reaching a civil settlement with the City of New York, she believes they can't live normal lives. "That changes things. But it doesn't erase what happened."
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