Central Park Five Analysis

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The Central Park Five is a documentary film that talk about five young men that were involved in a rape case. A white woman was raped and left for dead in the central park in 1989. The group of teenagers were charged and convicted for assault, robbery, rape, sexual abuse, and attempted murder, which is known as the infamous crime as The Central Park Jogger in New York City. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, and Kharey Wise served sentences between five to thirteen years. From the beginning I knew that the boys are all innocent, however the police think in an unexpected way, even though the detective did not had evidence against them. The police were responsible for the traumatic events that these innocent boys …show more content…
Reyes gives specific details to the crime that the police department did not know. The five teenagers were released after the suspect confessed his crime. The interesting part that the police department collected DNA at the crime scene, in which never matched to any of the accused, but it matched to Reyes. However, the police officers did have the DNA evidence that could prove they were innocent, but the system judge them as guilty. New York Police Department were in pressure by the government because a white women was rape by a black male. Even though a couple of rape were committing amount black and Hispanic, but it never got that controversy as The Central Park Jogger. The police officers want to get the bad guy, but they picked the wrong suspect. Police officers put pressured to those innocent boys to make them confessed and make the public believe that they were the perpetrator. When I saw the documentary it was clearly that those boys were innocent. The suspects gave the confession, none of those confession matched with the details and evidences of the crime. The conviction of those boys destroyed they life. They never going to be the same, the frustration that they have when they were in prison because they knew that they did not committed that crime and they were paying for something that they didn’t do.

The Central Park Jogger case was a case were five teenagers were convicted with a crime that they never committed. Even though that the police know that they were innocent. The police officers had all the evidence to arrest the person who committed the crime, but the detectives were lazy and did not put an effort to go deep in the investigation to find the

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