Linda Fairstein Dropped By Publishers In Wake of Boycott Petition

Linda Fairstein Dropped By Publishers In Wake of Boycott Petition

After a miniseries based on the commonly known “Central Park Five” case released, thousands of people are signing a petition which calls for a boycott of Linda Fairstein, the former New York City prosecutor, for her participation in the prosecution of five Latino and African American teenagers. The petition advises book publishers and retailers to cut ties with Fairstein, who is the author of many mystery novels, one of which was released this year. It was created after When They See Us was released on Netflix, which chronicles the case where the five teenagers were falsely accused of assaulting and …