- 08:57 AM, Apr 23
4CHOSEN is a true story of courage and survival that began when the dreams of four young men were suddenly shattered in a hail of bullets on April 23, 1998. Danny Reyes was a burgeoning college basketball star when he set off on a road trip in a rented minivan with Jarmaine Grant, Keshon Moore, and Rayshawn Brown, intending to go from New York to North Carolina to a basketball talent showcase, where their skills would be seen by college recruiters. They never made it past Exit 7A on the New Jersey Turnpike. Without just cause or provocation, two New Jersey state troopers pulled them over and fired 13 shots into the van, seriously injuring three of the boys.
The fight had just begun for Danny and his friends. Enlisting the help of attorney David Ironman, the boys fought for justice. Together they broke open one of the largest racial profiling cases in American history. In an epic story that stretches all the way to Washington DC and involves such prominent individuals as Christie Todd Whitman, Johnny Cochran, and Al Sharpton, 4CHOSEN is the personal tale that makes the events so remarkable.
The shooting brought the four young men together; forever connected by memories of the horrible event. Danny also became close friends with David Ironman, who relentlessly pursued justice above all else. Ironman's investigation exposed the disturbing truth behind racial profiling, as well as the corrupt police officers that put it into practice that night on the Turnpike. Fighting against a stone wall of opposition from government and state agencies, Ironman gave hope back to Danny and the boys at a time when almost all hope was lost. Danny and the three other boys rose from the ashes of their dreams and made remarkable lives for themselves - discovering that it takes more than bullets to destroy the human spirit.