Cedric Nettles/Entertainment Editor
I have to say that I applaud Netflix for placing such a sad story about our justice system in America on their reels. Exposure Magazine has been saying this for a while that if we don’t speak out against such injustices and #changethenarrative we will no doubt see more heartbreaks like the so-called Central Park Five. It took a brave director like Ava DuVernay and a medium like Netflix to get us talk about this. And Ms. DuVernay went in hard, with no chill or apologies in depicting what really happened . These young men have lost more than any of us can fathom, and they deserve to have their point of view shown to us.
From The New York Post
The explosive Netflix series “When They See Us,” which depicts in excruciating detail the so-called Central Park Five being railroaded by New York state into serving prison time for the rape and assault of the Central Park jogger in 1989, has social media demanding book retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble stop selling the mystery novels written by Linda Fairstein.
Fairstein was head of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit when Trisha Meili was found nearly dead in the Central Park woods 30 years ago. The four-part Ava DuVernay series, which debuted May 31, portrays her as utterly convinced of the guilt of the five Harlem boys, despite the complete lack of physical evidence that might tie them to the Meili assault.