I've said many times I'm a long time fan of documentaries. Good documentaries are gold. This one is platinum. It's more addicting than crack or heroin (I've never done either, but feel confident in the comparison).
If you've ever had any reasonable doubts about the integrity of our law enforcement and justice system watching the Netflix original series Making A Murderer will blow your freaking mind.
I started hearing strong statements about this series about a week ago and decided to check it out Friday night. WOW is an understatement. After watching the first episode I was hooked and binged the rest of the series. I would go back and rewatch episodes before moving forward just to make sure I understood what I had just seen.
"Can the police really do that?" "Are prosecutors really that crooked?" "Are the courts really that stacked against an innocent man?" The answer to all those questions was sadly and painfully, "Yes." What's worse is that a guilty man was walking the streets continuing to commit unspeakable crimes while an innocent man was serving hard time.
Some of the comments I've read on this series: "This is so intense. I'm on episode 5 and my brain is fried." "This is one of the most fucked up things I've ever seen, like WTF ?" "Just shocking, amazing, infuriating, and jawdropping so often it's unreal--seriously, watch this series."
Without giving any spoilers, the injustice done to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey make the horror stories you've heard about Russia and the old East German justice system sound like kiddie bedtime stories.
Watch this documentary series. It will forever change your beliefs in our justice system. And drive this into your children's heads... NEVER interview with Police without an attorney present (and pray that attorney is on your side).
I also wanted to note there was something that was really bugging me about Brendan Dassey's court appointed attorney from the first moment I saw him. I finally figured it out.