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Injustice of Central Park Five case should give Florida pause

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16.06.2019

There are 340 people on Florida's death row. Without a thorough investigation into the state's criminal justice system and a full review of every capital conviction, the next execution could be of an innocent person. Many state leaders seem OK with that.

Those leaders, like Gov. Ron DeSantis, should binge watch some television. "When They See Us," a four-part series on Netflix dramatizing the infamous case of the Central Park Five ― five young black and Latino boys falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of the brutal rape of a New York jogger in 1989 ― vividly demonstrates how badly flawed the justice system in America can be.

It took more than a decade for the boys' unjust convictions to be overturned, but the damage to their lives and reputations can never be repaired. It could have been worse,........

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