'When They See Us' actors revisit the Central Park Five case
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'When They See Us' actors revisit the Central Park Five case

Thia May 20, 2019 photo shows Ethan Herisse posing at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York to promote his Netflix show "When They See Us." (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK — The case of so-called Central Park Five is coming to Netflix this month, re-examining a wound in the city that hasn’t healed.

Five black and Latino teenagers were coerced into confessing to the 1989 rape of a white jogger and spent years in prison before being exonerated.

In Ava DuVernay’s new four-part Netflix series “When They See Us,” the horrific odyssey the five endured is shown over 25 years.

The five young actors who play the accused in the first half of the series were horrified to learn details of the case and hope it can lead to changes in the judicial system.

Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press


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