WEST OF MEMPHIS TAKES A CLOSE LOOK AT THE ARKANSAS JUSTICE SYSTEM

Peter “Lord of the Rings” Jackson produced the new documentary ”West of Memphis” that chronicles the trial, murder conviction, and release of the “West Memphis Three” seventeen years later. A trio of documentaries, “Paradise Lost,” produced by HBO starting in the 90’s attracted interest to the Arkansas injustice and Johnny Depp and other celebrities brought attention to the case. Three teenagers were convicted of murdering 3 children with no physical evidence. Seventeen years later they are free, thanks to DNA evidence. This film – described as “astonishing”- tells the story of the inept police force and corrupt legal system that robbed these men of years of their lives. (Above, Johnny Depp with former death row inmate Damien Echols)

Posted by Janet on March 3, 2013

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  1. By Harvey
    On March 3, 2013 at

    The Arkansas Justice and prison system has been bad for a long time…

  2. By abe
    On March 3, 2013 at

    who can be trusted?
    ………….obvious money means everything in america.

  3. By linga
    On March 4, 2013 at

    I will sure watch this film.Poor guys,18 yrs.taken from them and not even apology from Arkansas justice system!

  4. By Denise
    On March 4, 2013 at

    The saddest part is that they never found out who killed those kids.

  5. By tokie
    On March 4, 2013 at

    The most astonishing part of this debacle is it started with the idea three teens could pull off a triple murder without leaving evidence, and continued until they were freed.
    How and why did so many people allow themselves to be duped, and for so long?

  6. By Noblecascade
    On March 4, 2013 at

    wow, are they barking up the wrong tree….did you know the State of Mississippi voted to keep the Confederate flag as part of their state flag? Nothing is going to change there for a long time.

  7. By Cal
    On March 4, 2013 at

    ‘Sir’ Peter Jackson

  8. By Paula
    On March 5, 2013 at

    Those three boys did it. This documentary is slanted in their favor. They all pleaded guilty. Damien Echols is a psychopath. Get your facts straight. It’s bullshit!

  9. By Lindy
    On March 5, 2013 at

    Those three boys did it. This documentary is slanted in their favor
    ================
    Not true..The state held back the fact they had found one of the boys stepfather’s DNA on his shoelace..they had zero evidence to link the men they arrested..

  10. By Paula
    On March 6, 2013 at

    Bullshit!

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