AVA DUVERNAY’S “WHEN THEY SEE US” WINS MASS ATTENTION FOR FOCUS ON FALSELY ACCUSED CENTRAL PARK FIVE

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

As DuVernay’s film gained viewers and momentum and waves of publicity, Linda Fairstein, the main prosecutor of the Central Park Five, was dropped by her publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on June 7. Fairstein has never apologized or admitted there was a wrongful prosecution in the case. Several prosecutors and detectives have avoided discussing the series. The five men are pursuing an additional $52 million in damages from New York State in the New York Court of Claims. […]

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NO HOPE IN THE WHITE HOUSE

October 25, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

The president lies. His press secretaries have lied from the start, beginning with Sean Spicer lying about the size of the president’s inaugural crowd one day after the inauguration. […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE CAN HAPPEN HERE, SAY RELIGIOUS LEADERS

August 16, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

But some Black religious and social justice leaders, like Bishop William Barber, President of the NC NAACP, say statements of racist outrage from Republican leaders about Charlottesville ring hollow when the policies of these same NCGOP congress people against the interests of African-Americans are taken into account. […]

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