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Ava DuVernay, Netflix Sued For Defamation Over Interrogation Scene From ‘When They See Us’

Director Ava DuVernay and Netflix have been sued for defamation by the creators of a controversial police interrogation technique. The Reid Technique was highlighted in DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed miniseries “When They See Us.” “When They See Us” is a drama based on the real-life story of five teenage boys of color…

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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…