Have You Binge-Watched ‘Making a Murderer?’
This 10~part Netflix series has become an obsession for many people myself included, with so many twists and turns, it is hard to stop watching once you start. It digs deep into the reality of a defunct system and points out the many, many failures with some law enforcement agencies, as well as both the legal and judicial systems.
The documentary was 10 years in the making, which follows the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who was released from prison in 2003 after serving 18 years, after DNA evidence exonerated him in a woman’s brutal attack. A crime the police department who investigated him for, knew he was innocent of, yet proceeded to push for a conviction and subsequently got one.
What makes it all the more worse is that the police and the DA knew who committed the crime and did nothing but allow that man to commit new crimes while Steven was incarcerated. Truly sad.
Two years later, After Steven’s release while in the middle of a civil suit Steven filed over his false conviction, Steven was arrested and convicted of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.
It will leave you with questions and a great many doubts.
You can a sign the petition at change.org asking for his release if you would like ~ https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-free-steven-avery
To Donate please visit http://stevenavery.org/go-fund-me-steven-avery-making-a-murderer
One clear message that comes out of this documentary is that the people are now standing up to our failing systems and saying pretty loudly that “if you can’t hold yourselves accountable, then we the people, will hold you accountable.”
The fact is simply this, the prosecution was allowed to use everything that they could in an effort to secure a conviction in this case, guilty or not, the defense by all accounts should also be allowed to use everything they can to defend Steven. It is after all the only way to have true and fair trial.
Cristal M Clark