Elizabeth Lederer, the prosecutor in the famous case of the so-called Central Park Five, has resigned from his position as a professor at Columbia Law School.
Lederer stepped up to the release of the Netflix series ” When They See Us, which is the true-life story of five teenagers from the New York city borough of Harlem, new york, is telling. They were at the end of the eighties, wrongly accused of the rape of a woman, but for many years, is fixed. The actual offender is known, finally, in 2002, the debt.
Lederer will be in the series, is portrayed as a brutal prosecutor, and, although there are doubts about the guilt of the boys. The four of them were of African American descent.
In an e-mail to students at Columbia Law School, did Lederer Wednesday night knowing that they are not, as a teacher you will to return it because of the Netflix series “once again, it is a painful, and important, debate has taken on race, identity, and justice,” he writes in The New York Times.
“In view of the nature of the recent attention that it is due to Netflix’s view of the Central Park case, it seems to me, it’s best not to return as a teacher,” says Lederer.
The Black Law Students Association, asked to resign
The call for the resignation of Lederer came out of the Black Law Students Association at Columbia. The group of students opposed to the school because it was refusing to take action against the plaintiff.
“The powerful film by Ava DuVernay focuses on a story that many of us know all too well,” said the student, who is to say that Lederer was driven by racist motives.
In 2013 it appeared as though a documentary about the case, in which Lederer is also under fire as it came to be. When did the school do nothing.