When They See Us on Netflix
I'm surprised I haven't seen a post about this 4-part series yet. It is about the Central Park Five, who were children when they were falsely accused and convicted of raping and leaving for dead, the Central Park Jogger back in the 80's. They are now known (as they should be) the Exonerated Five.
Have you watched it? Will you watch it? What are your thoughts since watching it, if you already have?
We watched the series about 2 weeks ago. The forth episode was especially heart breaking and so difficult to watch.
After watching this, it's so important for ALL parents to make sure your children know at an early age, that if ever taken into police custody for questioning never answer their questions, and ALWAYS ASK for an attorney. Make sure you ASK. The second you ask for one, the questioning has to stop. That is an American legal thing though, not Canadian. Here in Canada you can request an attorney and still be required to answer questions.....
After the 4-part series is over, there is a one hour Oprah show. Her guests are the five who played the boys as children, and the 4 who played them as adults. Only the one actor who played Korey played both roles and he deserves and award for his portrayal. Afterwards, the five men whom the movie was based on, are interviewed. While they are all broken and trying to find their way back into the world 17 years after their exoneration, Antron was crushed. I wanted to reach through my tv screen and hold him and hug him and tell him the world loves him and he's going to be okay. What his father did along with what the courts and prison system did to him, was too much and he may never heal.
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.