The Abyss: Linda Fairstein, “When They See Us,” and the Central Park Five

The new Netflix mini-series, “When They See Us,” is the best kind of grenade. Its four episodes, expertly directed and co-written by Ava DuVernay, dissect the infamous case of the “Central Park Five,” five young men who were tried and convicted of beating and raping a jogger in Central Park in 1989 — only to have their convictions vacated thirteen years later.