“Part Two” Season 1 Episode 2 ‘When They See Us’ Review

Hosts Shaka, Alexis, Aj, and Kittie discuss Ava Duvernay’s WHEN THEY SEE US, which tells the true story of the Central Park Five!

Join us for Ava DuVernay’s brand new mini series that tackles the hard hitting issues of the criminal system during the Central Park Five case. On the WHEN THEY SEE US AFTERBUZZ TV AFTERSHOW PODCAST, we’ll be discussing the dynamics and facts from an analytical standpoint as well as touching on the political undertones and conversations sparked by each episode. Subscribe, rate, and comment with your thoughts on the show!

About When They See Us: When They See Us extends from 1989 when five Harlem teens were, according to Dominic Patten, “convicted first in the media and then twice in the courts for the brutal rape of a jogger in the NYC park to 2014 when Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise saw their names finally cleared. Having been vilified by New Yorkers back in the late 80s and forced to spend years in jail each, the five sued New York City and settled for just over $40 million about four years ago. Before you take another breath, take into account that sum that works out to around $1 million for every year they collectively spent tossed behind bars for a terrible crime they never committed.