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In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.
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PBSKen Burns: The Central Park Five DVD
 
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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WHY INNOCENTS CONFESS

By Chip the lawyer

from Garden City, NY

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD:

Based in part on his daughter's book, it captures the public's sentiments.

What is not readily revealed is "why do innocent people confes ?" This is a case study of documented innocnet people whom gave false confessions.

The speed, pace and story line is well done.
As a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor it does a good job of explaining some of the legal issues to the public.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another superb documentary by Ken Burns

By LLtraveler

from Chicago

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD:

If you like the Ken Burns style of documentaries, then this is for you. This documentary does not have the usual long narrations of his other documentaries, instead, Burns allows the five men involved to tell their story. But Burns' hand is there guiding the telling of it, not allowing it to go off track, keeping the men on point. It will hold your attention throughout.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A 24 YEAR DIFFERENCE MIGHT HAVE HELPED

By Dorrie the reader

from Easton, PA

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD:

I was riveted to this DVD and will watch it again and again. Where was the ACLU or wasn't it in full swing back then?

Protests could have helped and the NAACP could have done more. Those boys never got the chance to see a lawyer right away and were coerced into taking the blame. We have come a long way but we still have a long way to go.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
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By The Black Cat

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD:

This documentary was awesome to me!

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great documentary

By Tonyc

from NYC

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD:

This is a bit unusual for the Ken Burns team ..Usually we see National Parks, Jazz,Civil War...seen them all ..but this is an ongoing battle, still in the NYC courts for these 5 men ..I read that there was an injunction to stop the showing, so I immediately bought it as soon as I could.. Its amazing reporting

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