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Netflix’s false story of the Central Park Five

Linda Fairstein: "Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries When They See Us wrongly portrays 5 teenagers of color, labelled the Central Park Five, as totally innocent - and defames me in the process. The

series is so full of distortions and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication.

It shouldn’t have been hard for Ms. DuVernay to discover the truth. The facts of the original case are documented in a 117 page decision by New York State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Galligan, in sworn testimony given in two trials and affirmed by two appellate courts, and in sworn depositions of more than 95 witnesses - including the five themselves. \?\"

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