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White Lawyers Still Refusing Justice for the Central Park Five

Despite intense public pressure, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he will not reopen the thousands of cases handled by Linda Fairstein, who was the chief of his office’s Sex Crimes Unit from 1976 and 2002 and helped to prosecute the Central Park Five. New York City officials, including New…

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Central Park Five Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer Resigns from Columbia After Black Law Students Protest

Photo: Vera Farmiga (left) as Elizabeth Lederer in Netflix’s “When They See Us”  / Netflix The Black Law Students Association at Columbia University called for the dismissal of lecturer Elizabeth Lederer, the lead prosecutor in the Central Park Five case, because “lives of these five boys were forever changed as…

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Opinion: ‘When They See Us’ Highlights Why Exoneration Doesn’t Equal Vindication For Blacks and Latinos

“When They See Us” is director extraordinaire Ava Duvernay’s latest masterpiece. The four-part Netflix mini-series debuted on May 31 to rave reviews and incredibly emotional responses from viewers who watched the series. The drama detailed the terrible injustice committed against the “Central Park Five.” It’s not the first time Blacks…