Central Park Wilding Revisionists & Deniers

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When They See Us (2019)

Directed by Ava DuVernay

The Central Park Five (2012)

Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon

Wilding is back in the news, although with a completely different spin than when it showed up the first time in the spring of 1989. To explain, on the night of April 19, 1989, a group of thirty or more Africans and “Latinos” with considerable African ancestry went on a rampage in Central Park that the press came to call “wilding.” The blacks beat up homeless people, white bikers, and pedestrians. One woman, Trisha Meili, whom the press came to call “the Central Park Jogger,” was beaten and raped. She wasn’t found for several hours, by which time she had lost eighty percent of her blood, and...

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Jun 18th 2019
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