The aforementioned are the Central Park 5, a group of young African-American and Hispanic men who were wrongfully accused of raping a woman and were only exonerated after another individual stepped forwarded and admitted to the crime.
The 1989 incident struck a very racist nerve in New York, as the news media gleefully spun stories of out of control gangs of young men “wilding” through the streets of New York in search of prey.
When it was first announced that director Ava DuVernay and writer Spencer Averick would be crafting a documentary on the pseudo-ambiguous nature of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, I already knew it would be an incredible artistic and educational undertaking.
Vilified by Donald Trump, virtually abandoned by impudent civil rights organizations, the quintet were forced to serve years in jail. Four years ago, they settled with the City of New York for a combined $40 million.
Among the cast thus far are Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo. The four-part miniseries will have Bradford Young serve of cinematographer and is slated to come out on Netflix in 2019.