Chioke Brown of the Consider Culture brand has taken the time to do a deep dive into the controversial Central Park 5 case like you have never seen before. After researching and watching the videos in this post, I no longer think the Central Park 5 were anywhere near as innocent as the movie and their recent interviews convey.
Netflix’s “When They See Us” miniseries directed by Ava DuVernay, based on the Central Park 5 portrays them as innocent kids in the wrong place at the wrong time. The truth is that the Central Park 5 were part of a group of more than 30 young people from Harlem, who entered Central Park and began committing assaults, robberies and attacks on walkers, joggers and bikers in the north region of the park. According to the History vs. Hollywood blog, the miniseries does a disservice to the victims by misrepresenting these attacks and failing to depict their severity, which is well documented. Watch this video by Chi Brown and observe the numerous contradictions and inconsistencies in the story as it’s told in the Netflix series.