Loud mouth millionaire Donald Trump still believes the Central Park Five committed crimes in Central Park in 1989 despite their conviction being vacated. Thanks to a confession and DNA evidence from the real attacker, Matias Reyes, a teenager, the group was exonerated in 2003.
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Last month I attended a screening, sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists, of The Central Park Five, the Ken Burns and Sarah Burns and David McMahon documentary about the railroading of five innocent Black and Latino teens accused and convicted of raping and beating a white female jogger in Central Park in April of 1989. The case shocked the city and nation and introduced a new vocabulary to describe out of control Black and Latino teens: ‘wilding’ and ‘wolf pack’.
April 20, 1989 was a crazy day for five teenage New Yorkers living in Manahttan. The day before was supposed to be a fun day chillin in Central Park, instead it turned into a multi-decade nightmare of incarceration, cover up and the miscarriage of justice.