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.

1 comment:

  1. Watch the follow-up doc "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations" and get even more enraged!