Directed by Clay TweelRating ***** In reading about wrongful convictions, I've come across a number of outrageous stories about our inept criminal justice system. There is the story of the young black teen who police just happened to spot walking along the road and decided to bring him in for … [Read more...] about Review of the Netflix Docuseries The Innocent Man
Review of Making a Murderer Part Two by Laura Ricciardi and Moira DemosRating ***** At the end of the first Making a Murderer docuseries I was confident that Brendan Dassey was innocent. I had some reservations about Steven Avery, but there was enough reasonable doubt that had I been on the … [Read more...] about Review of Making a Murderer Part Two
Review of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom On Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin Rating ***** I am an opponent of the Death Penalty. I've read too many stories of how our broken justice system unfairly imposes punishment. Besides, what can be worse than taking … [Read more...] about Review of The Sun Does Shine
The Confession Tapes directed by Kelly Loudenberg Rating ***** Note: This review is for season one. To read my review of season two click here. As someone who follows and writes about our broken criminal justice system, I found the Netflix documentary series Confession Tapes to be a compelling, … [Read more...] about Review of the Netflix documentary series The Confession Tapes
Confession Tapes episode one True East Rating ***** The new Netflix documentary series Confession Tapes is an eye opener for anyone who does not believe in false confessions. The first episode tells the story of Atif Rafy and Sebastian Burns, two young men tricked into confessing and who remain … [Read more...] about Review of Confession Tapes True East
Review of Who Killed These Girls? by Beverly Lowry Rating ***** How is it that so many supposed professionals can look at a confession that has every indication of being coerced continue with a prosecution? It's unbelievable to me that so many detectives, prosecutors, district attorneys, judges, … [Read more...] about Review of Who Killed These Girls?