Nov 20, 2010
I need to slow down on the true crime documentaries before I lose all faith in the justice system. The more i see, the more I'm convinced it's more than just flawed - it appears to be completely broken. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills is about the West Memphis 3, teenage boys who were convicted of killing 3 eight year old boys. The teenagers' biggest guilt appears to be not fitting in. Almost 20 years later, they are all still imprisoned - one on death row. Just recently, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a retrial for one of them which may lead to the liberation of all three. The whole thing is such a travesty.
Other recent documentaries that have added to my anger - The Confessions, Death by Fire, and The Staircase.