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The Central Park Five.

These were five Black and Latino kids who are now adults, who were arrested in 1989, and later wrongfully convicted of the rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park.  I saw a documentary about these brave individuals a few weeks that definitely moved me, and shows just how flawed the justice system is in America.  These kids who were in their mid teens at this time, spent between 6 to 12 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit, and was  later confessed by a serial rapist, later having the conviction overturned. New York City owes these brothers for what they took away from them.

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    They demonized them as kids so much, grown ups were scared of them
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    there’s a doco about this starting on NITV in a few minutes for anyone who’s interested
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    Sigh
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    This was a great documentary. It’s on netflix btw
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