When They See Us tells the story of the Central Park Five. Five underage ethnic boys wrongly prosecuted for the Rape of a female jogger. This Netflix series examines their lives before prosecution, during incarceration, prior to release, to exoneration.
This series serves to remind the world of how injustice can take place close to home. Within aggressive ‘democracies’.
This miniseries should be watched by everyone. It exemplifies Racism, institutional racism, corruption, and coercion perfectly. It goes to show how a state institution (in this case, the police) inevitably contributed to making African Americans live as 2nd class citizen.
Donald Trump paid for advertisements calling for the death penalty for these young men.