When it comes to the case of the central park five, he has never even come close in 1989, after these black and latino teenagers from harlem were accused of assaulting and raping a white woman in central park, mr trump spent $85,000 placing full-page ads in the four daily papers in new york city, calling for the return of the death penalty. Filmmakers sarah burns and david mcmahon tell why they made the documentary the central park five in “the central park five” filmmakers ken burns, sarah burns and david mcmahon offer the five -- antron mccray, kevin richardson, raymond santana, kharey wise and yusef salaam -- the opportunity to appear on camera again, to tell their stories, this time on their own terms.
In 1989, five black and latino teenagers from harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in new york city's central park the central park five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice. The central park jogger case was a major news story that involved the assault, rape, and sodomy of trisha meili, a white female jogger, and attacks on others in manhattan's central park on the night of april 19, 1989 the attack on the jogger left her in a coma for 12 days. Kharey wise in court when he was arraigned in the central park jogger case photograph: ny daily news archive via getty images all five boys pleaded not guilty at trial the following year the prosecution’s case rested almost entirely on the confessions they had given shortly after the incident.
The story of the central park five has the earmarks of a modern day lynching the vilification and dehumanization of five black teens falsely convicted of a rape and assault. Amy davidson on donald trump’s campaign against the exonerated members of the central park five.
In 1989, five black and latino teenagers were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in central park news media swarmed the case, calling them a “wolfpack” the five would spend years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit before the truth about what really happened became clear.
Kharey wise as he looked when he was arraigned, in 1989, in the central park jogger case photograph by john pedin / ny daily news archive / getty donald trump is angry about the settlement the city reached, this weekend, with the central park five—the men who had, as teen-age boys, been wrongly convicted in the “central park jogger” rape case and been called animals by just about every institution in this city. With jovan adepo, reginald l barnes, asante blackk, marsha stephanie blake based on a true story that gripped the country, the limited series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The central park five is a 2012 documentary film about the central park jogger case, directed by documentary filmmaker ken burns, his daughter sarah burns, and her husband david mcmahon it was released in the us on november 23, 2012.