November 23, 2012
This documentary focuses on the injustice perpetrated upon five ethnic youths in New York City. Four African-American and one Latino teenagers were arrested in 1989, charged with the brutal assault and rape of a young white woman in Central Park who for years remained anonymous, known only as the Central Park Jogger. It wasn't until 13 years later, after these youths had served hard time, did another felon, serving time for murder and rape, admit to committing this crime alone and his DNA confirmed he was telling the truth. The Central Park Five were eventually exonerated for a crime they all were pressured to confess to committing, showing how easily society believes ethnic minorities to be criminals when a white victim is involved.