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Trump Won't Apologize to Central Park Five

'They admitted their guilt,' he says

(Newser) - Thirty years after he bought full-page newspaper ads calling for the return of the death penalty in the wake of the Central Park Five case, President Trump refused to apologize to the five young men exonerated in 2002—and suggested they might still be guilty. When reporter April Ryan asked... More »

Central Park Five Prosecutor Calls Out Director

Linda Fairstein says Ava DuVernay's miniseries is filled with 'distortions and falsehoods'

(Newser) - The prosecutor in New York City's Central Park Five case has issued a scathing denunciation of director Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries about the case. When They See Us is "so full of distortions and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication," writes Linda Fairstein in a... More »

Prosecutor in Central Park 5 Case Faces New Outrage

Linda Fairstein steps down from 2 positions after Netflix series on the case

(Newser) - Former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein is facing a major backlash almost 30 years after she oversaw the prosecution of five wrongly accused young teenagers for the 1989 beating and rape of a jogger in Central Park. The 72-year-old resigned from Vassar College's board of trustees Tuesday after more than... More »

Notorious Case That Rocked NYC Gets 'Intimate' New Look

Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' on Netflix examines the Central Park Five

(Newser) - It was a story "big enough, terrible enough, to electrify a city grown numb to its own badness." So writes Jim Dwyer for the New York Times on the story that inspired When They See Us, a four-part Netflix movie by Ava DuVernay debuting Friday on the Central... More »

Mystery Writer's Previous Day Job Costs Her

Group yanks prestigious award from Linda Fairstein over role in Central Park jogger case

(Newser) - "I'm pinching myself," Linda Fairstein wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning. And for good reason: The Mystery Writers of America had just bestowed on her its prestigious Grand Master honor. Just two days later, however, Fairstein was lamenting a different move by the MWA. In a first,... More »

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