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TheGrio asked five prominent legal experts to determine how the Central Park Five case has affected the criminal justice landscape across the country over the last 30 years.
Here are the major players and what became of them as part of the prosecution in one of the most infamous legal dramas in New York City history.
A grand jury in Tarrant County, Tex., has indicted a police officer who shot and killed a man as he attempted to leave a September traffic stop.Arlington officer Brau Tran was indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide in...

A Pennsylvania lawyer says his son was suspended from his school in suburban Pittsburgh for what he says was retaliation after being provoked when he was repeatedly called a racial slur. But he feels the student who allegedly called...
The new mayor of Baltimore, Bernard C. "Jack" Young, who comes into office amid a scandal forcing the resignation of his predecessor Catherine Pugh, is well known in the city, but not as much outside of it.In his time...
HBO is facing a $100 million lawsuit from the Michael Jackson estate over the release of the Leaving Neverland documentary, but the premium television provider is fighting back against the legal action.Leaving Neverland hit HBO in early March and...

Only a month has gone by since rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front of his clothing store in the Los Angeles' Crenshaw neighborhood, and now his team is planning to shut down his memorial, claiming...
Kodak Black’s comments  about actress Lauren London following the death of her long-time boyfriend Nipsey Hussle have brought general outrage inside and outside of hip-hop culture and rapper T.I. was no exception.But the Atlanta M.C. is now explaining why...
 The fate of four Chicago police officers who have been accused of covering up the events surrounding the 2014 fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald rests in the hands of the city's police board which has begun hearings related...

After months of protest and unrest, the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, was ousted from his position of power after a 30-year reign, and is now facing charges.Sudan's defense minister, Lt. Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced...
 Former Vice President Joe Biden recently was accused of inappropriately touching and kissing a former Nevada assemblywoman, which could affect a potential presidential bid. But The View host Whoopi Goldberg, is coming to his defense.Goldberg gave her opinion during...
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the center of controversy in February when a yearbook photo emerged of him wearing blackface, now the details of the investigation will be made public.The photo is from the Eastern Virginia Medical School...
Hip-Hop icon Doug E. Fresh is suing his neighbor and their hired contractors for $4 million in damages, accusing them of endangering his Harlem brownstone.The lawsuit is currently in the hands of Manhattan Supreme Court, citing the work done...
Nipsey Hussle had not achieved the status of Jay-Z, Drake or many others in the rap game, but he was a symbol of what one man from the streets could do.
  Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley announced plans at a Black History Month celebration this week to introduce legislation in Congress to award Black hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree with the Congressional Gold Medal. “As a lifelong hockey fan and player and...
The MedMen corporate dispensary chain has just released a two-minute commercial starring Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams and put together by Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Jonz. The piece airing now on MedMen’s website and via YouTube features several scenes of stills narrated by Williams...
Jumaane Williams, who has spent much of his time on the New York City council pushing for police reform, won the city’s race for public advocate in a special election Tuesday. With more than 90 percent of the votes counted...
Authorities have temporarily shut down production on Gabrielle Union’s upcoming new show L.A.’s Finest while they investigate an accident that injured showrunners Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis. Both men suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries last Thursday when a stunt car at the Port of Los Angeles...
Students and dining hall employees at the University of Pennsylvania are joining to protest after the Ivy League school forbade the workers from serving Black History Month-themed meals, the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting. About 75 students gathered outside on Monday to support...
The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a stamp of soul music legend Marvin Gaye with a stamp on April 2, which would have been his 80th birthday. The stamp honoring Gaye, who died in a day before his 45th birthday in...