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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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The Central Park Five

Set to be released in November, the Central Park Five, a documentary by Ken Burns, daughter Sarah Burns, and her husband David McMahon, revisits not only a horrendous crime, prosecution and wrongful conviction of 5 teens, but also the “civic turmoil of the period and the symbolic role that the young suspects played.”  When Mass Hysteria Convicted 5 Teenagers, Brent Staples, NYT October 27, 2012 Editorial.  The controversy surrounding the case continues as the young men, all of whom served their time before finally being exonerated after the true perpetrator – a serial rapist who had committed similar crimes – finally came forward, are suing New York City for the wrongful convictions.  NYSACDL will honor filmmakers Ken and Sarah Burns and David McMahon with the Justice Through the Arts Award at the NYSACDL Foundation Annual Dinner on January 24, 2013.