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Police Interrogation Firm Sues Ava DuVernay and Netflix, Claiming Defamation for When They See Us

John E. Reid and Associates, the firm behind the controversial police interrogation method the Reid Technique, has filed a federal lawsuit against When They See Us writer and director Ava DuVernay and network Netflix for defamation, according to Variety. The firm was founded by John E. Reid, a former Chicago police officer. When They See […]

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Full Circle: The Exonerated Five’s Korey Wise Moves Into Luxury Condo Overlooking Central Park

Korey Wise, left, and Jharrel Jerome, who portrays Wise, attend Netflix’s FYSEE event for “When They See Us” at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: David Livingston (Getty Images) For 30 years, New York City’s Central Park has served as the origin of unspeakable anguish for Korey […]

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The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park 5

Raymond SantanaPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Netflix) If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond […]

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The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park Five

Raymond SantanaPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Netflix) If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond […]

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The Central Park Five: ‘We Were Just Baby Boys’

One morning earlier this month, a group of 10 men and teenage boys gathered for a photo shoot in a small studio on the Lower East Side. The overall mood was chill; as the music of Nipsey Hussle, 50 Cent and Wale filled the room, they chatted amiably in between shots, laughing, joking and moving […]

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How a City in Fear Brutalized the Central Park Five

This is a story of the biggest story of its day, a crime that set a high-water mark for depravity, an urban atrocity that caused existential hand-wringing for America’s biggest city. It was a story that — over 30 years — changed from solid to liquid to gas, all but vanishing. “When They See Us,” […]

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Ava DuVernay on When They See Us and How the Press Failed the Central Park Five

There are few things more difficult to watch than the abuse, mistreatment and manipulation of innocent young black and brown people. In her four-part Netflix series, When They See Us, award-winning director Ava DuVernay takes us into the story of the Central Park Five—a case that had the media in a frenzy in the late […]

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