Central Park Five

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The Central Park Five Documentary
In one of the most well known cities of the United States, New York City was the central focus in the 1980’s. Five minority youths aged 14 to 16 were arrested and convicted of rape, sexual assault, and almost murdering 28-year old white female investment banker, Trisha Meili, as she was jogging through Central Park on the night of April 19th, 1989. These innocent Latino and African American five young men— Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam—were exonerated in 2002 after serving 6-13 years in prison until the condemned murderer, Matias Reyes confessed to the rape of Trisha Meili, where his DNA was discovered to match the evidence from Meili’s rape along with other unsolved rapes that have occurred in or near the park prior to this case. The incident took over the headlines in the news and tabloids for weeks and weeks as the hungry press took the perfect golden opportunity to whip up a frenzy attack against the black middle-working class and their youths. Trisha Meili suffered from memory loss and multiple head traumas that failed to allow her to identify her attackers and therefore could not say much during the investigation. The documentary was made to open the eyes of the public by interviewing the now-adult males who suffered horrendously at a group of a vindictive and unjust legal system along with the media coverage.
The general perceptions about crime and crime control practices in New York City during the late 1980s were beyond anyone’s imagination and at its worst time in history. Social tensions were high, as deteriorating economic conditions and budget cuts raised the record levels of crime activity in the city, having at least 6 murders a day. Most homicides were young, poor black people and during the 1984, was when crack wars started as all…...

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