Prosecutor Forced to Resign After Backlash From Netflix Show on Central Park Five

Prosecutor Forced to Resign After Backlash From Netflix Show on Central Park Five
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Former Sex Crimes Prosecutor Linda Fairstein was forced to resign from her position on several non-profit boards after backlash from a new Netflix show. The show, entitled " When They See Us" presented an unfair and distorted picture of what actually happened, Fairstein claimed, during her involvement in the infamous "Central Park 5" case. As Fox News reported:

In a letter to the chairman of the Safe Horizon victims-services agency, Fairstein said she wanted to spare it further grief through association with her.

“I do not want to become a lightning rod to inflict damage on this organization, because of those now attacking my record of fighting for social justice for more than 45 years,” Fairstein wrote.

Fairstein blasted the public outrage sparked by Friday’s premiere of the four-part “When They See Us,” about the convictions and subsequent exonerations of five teens in the 1989 rape and assault of Trisha Meili while she was jogging in Central Park.

Fairstein — who oversaw the prosecution and is portrayed by scandal-scarred actress Felicity Huffman — said the show “depicts me, in a fictionalized version of events, in a grossly and maliciously inaccurate manner.”

Is this what justice looks like in today's America?

 

 Source: American Update

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