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Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana, two of the Central Park Five, and David McMahon, co-writer, co-producer and co-director of "The Central Park Five," a new documentary that tells their story.
In 1989, five Black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of the rape and beating of a white woman in Central Park. Their convictions were based on coerced confessions, with no physical evidence implicating them, and with evidence of their innocence in the hands of the police. Their convictions were also based on being young Black and Latino men, portrayed in the mainstream media as a "wolf pack." They each spent 6 to 13 years in prison before the confession of a serial rapist and DNA evidence proved their innocence. Now, their voices can be heard for the first time.
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