Monday, December 10, 2012

Police and prosecutorial misconduct all in one.

I watched an amazing heart wrenching documentary by Ken Burns yesterday called The Central Park Five, this is a must see documentary that whose subject matter is the wrongful prosecution of five innocent children who were wrongfully alleged to have raped a jogger in Central Park back in the late '80's.  The story is a textbook example of both police and prosecutorial misconduct.  Here is a trailer for the movie...

You can find a detailed account of what went on here...

The case is just another case study of an overzealous prosecutor overstepping their bounds and police who were all to eager to put together a case and make arrests regardless of the truth.  How many times does this have to happen before we put a stop to it?

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