The Central Park 5 are in a category unto themselves. Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, and Antron McCray are the five boys who have been rebranded by Oprah Winfrey as the Exonerated 5 even though none of their cases were ever lawfully exonerated and instead were merely vacated.
If you're intellectually honest, you have to include age & race. Ava DuVernay even signed on to do the Netflix series because of the race of The Central Park 5. DuVernay could not pass up the race and age narrative opportunities. Al Sharpton, who was often seen during the trials and had a hand in [...]