‘CENTRAL PARK 5’ PROSECUTOR ELIZABETH LEDERER RESIGNS FROM COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL
By Erin White
June 17, 2019
It may have taken 30 years, but the white devils behind the false conviction of the Exonerated Five — Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, and Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Kevin Richardson — are finally facing justice. It took Kevin Burn’s critically acclaimed 2012 documentary The Central Park Five, and most recently Ava DuVernay’s highly praised Netflix miniseries When They See Us to put people like prosecutors Linda Fairstein and Elizabeth Lederer back in the spotlight after their dubious crimes against humanity and miscarriages of justice in the Central Park jogger case. And while most of the public backlash against prosecutors on the case has been targeted at that disgusting beast, Linda Fairstein, who has been forced to resign from numerous boards and was dropped from her book publisher last week, little of the heat had been aimed at Lederer, the case’s lead prosecutor. That was until Columbia University Law School’s Black student body got a hold of her.
Asking for some accountability for the atrocities she is accused of committing during her time as a prosecutor, members of the distinguished Black Law Student Association called for Lederer’s resignation. And, surprisingly, the university heard and listened to them because, by the end of the week, Lederer was no longer employed there in any capacity! Shame.