The critically acclaimed miniseries about the Central Park Five has been streamed by over 23 million accounts, its head Ava DuVernay claimed in a late-night tweet Wednesday.
The four-part series, When They See Us , em> which ran live on the streaming service on May 31, explored the extraordinary miscarriage of justice that foresee five young blacknes boys jailed after they were falsely accused of being involved in the savage 1989 rape of a white-hot jogger in New York’s Central Park.
Donald Trump, then a mere New York real-estate developer, rekindled strains by spending thousands of dollars on four full-page adverts in New York newspapers reading:” Bring Back the Death Penalty, Bring Back Our Police !”
The gentlemen were only freed in 2002 after another man, Matias Reyes, confessed to the attack, and his DNA proved that he was guilty of the crime. He had filled one of the mistakenly prison males, Korey Wise, in the course of his incarceration.
In a 2016 interview with The Guardian , one of the 5, Yusef Salaam, said:” I would hear them beating up Korey Wise in the next room. They would come and look at me and say:’ You realize you’re next.’
” The dread induced me feel really like I was not shall be empowered to make it out .”
Prosecutor Linda Farstein has slammed the serial as” so full of aberrations and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication .”