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52: The Central Park Five
Published July 31, 2018
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64 min
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    This one has it all, you guys: Garbage Cops, False Convictions, And An 80s Home Perm Gone Seriously Wrong (oh AND two IDIOTS riding a TANDEM BIKE in CENTRAL PARK at 10 PM in 1989\. whatever, we'll get there.) In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged for brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling it "the crime of the century." But the truth about what really happened didn't become clear until after the five had spent years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves. **LOOKING FOR MORE TCO?** [Check out our bonus episodes on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) We covered **"Serial"** episode-by-episode and capped the series off with an interview with **Rabia Chaudry**--Adnan's friend who brought his story to Sarah Koenig AND with **Asia Mcclain**--Adnan's alibi witness! Now we're covering **"The Staircase"** episode-by-episode. Episodes 1 - 3 are live now! We also have extended outtakes for our episodes and two other full bonus episodes--**ALL COMMERCIAL FREE!** [Join here!](https://www.patreon.com/TrueCrimeObsessed) **THIS WEEK'S SPONSORS:**  **[THIRDLOVE](https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=TrueCrimeObsessed&utm_content=Audioboom&utm_medium=podcast&discount=V0EGBTMQHKF4)**. Find your perfect fitting bra! Go to [Thirdlove.com/TCO](https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=TrueCrimeObsessed&utm_content=Audioboom&utm_medium=podcast&discount=V0EGBTMQHKF4) and save 15% on your first purchase! [**SONG FINCH.**](https://www.songfinch.com/) Bring stories, feelings, and memories to life through a one of a kind song! Get 10% off your song from scratch at [Songfinch.com](https://www.songfinch.com/) and use the promo code TCO **[SCENTBIRD.](https://www.scentbird.com/)** THE luxury fragrance subscription service! Go to [Scentbird.com/TCO](https://www.scentbird.com/) and use the code TCO to save 50% on your first purchase PLUS free shipping! Are you kidding me?
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