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The Central Park Five


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Sarah Burns is a writer and documentary filmmaker who first wrote about the Central Park Five as an undergraduate at Yale University. Her films include The Central Park Five, which received many awards and honours, including a Peabody Award, Jackie Robinson, East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story, and an upcoming biography of Muhammad Ali for PBS. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Burns's gripping tale may serve as an allegory for some of the most pressing criminal justice issues of our time. - The New York Times Book ReviewRiveting... An important book. - The Cleveland Plain DealerGripping from start to finish, The Central Park Five is an unvarnished look at one of the most infamous crimes in New York City history. You may think you know the true story of the Central Park jogger, but you don't. Sarah Burns tells a harrowing story, in which her only allegiance is to the truth. - Kevin Baker, author of DreamlandA riveting retrospective. - News BlazeThis is a controversial and important book, presenting a powerful argument... It demonstrates that our justice system is far from full proof even in the face of alleged confession, eyewitness and forensic evidence. - Alan M. Dershowitz, author of The Trials of ZionRemarkable... thought-provoking reportage. - Booklist

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