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Three men exonerated in the 1989 Central Park Jogger case: Yusef Salaam, left, Kevin Richardson, second left, and Raymond Santana, right, in 2012. Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP

Murray Richman, a distinguished criminal defense attorney, in a letter to the New York Law Journal (June 14, 2019) bemoans the “abuse heaped on Linda Fairstein” as a result of the recent Netflix miniseries “When They See Us.” The show portrays Ms. Fairstein’s role as chief of the Manhattan D.A.’s sex crimes unit who orchestrated the arrests, confessions, prosecutions and convictions of five boy-–four African-Americans and one Hispanic–for a horrible rape in Central Park they didn’t commit.

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