Lessons From The Central Park Five: The Tragedy of False Accusations

by | Jan 2, 2014 | Investigation, Mass Hysteria, Media Appearances, Media Literacy, News, Skepticism | 0 comments

Ken Burns’s recent documentary¬†The Central Park Five¬†tells the story of five Black and Latino teenagers arrested in 1989 for the brutal rape and assault of a white jogger in New York’s Central Park. The teens were widely portrayed in the press as part of a “wolf pack” in the midst of a Central Park “wilding” spree that included vandalism, assault, rape, and attempted murder…

My new piece about this important case of injustice, false accusations, and false confessions can be found HERE. 


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