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An interrogation company is suing Ava DuVernay and Netflix for defamation over how their series characterised a police technique used to extract false confessions from the Central Park 5

A company that pioneered a criminal interrogation tactic is suing the filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Netflix for defamation over how they portrayed the technique in a 2019 series. DuVernay’s series, “When They See Us,” is a dramatization of the 1989 Central Park jogger case, in which five teenage boys were […]
An interrogation company is suing Ava DuVernay and Netflix for defamation over how their series characterised a police technique used to extract false confessions from the Central Park 5
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Jussie Smollett and the case for due process in the court of public opinion

There is no due process in the court of public opinion. As a result, narratives shape public perception, sometimes to great societal detriment. When actor Jussie Smollett claimed to have been savagely attacked, many lawmakers, celebrities, and media outlets immediately ran with the story. Smollett’s claims have since come into […]
Jussie Smollett and the case for due process in the court of public opinion