Update: Making A Murderer: Anonymous claims to have evidence that Netflix documentary’s subject, Steven Avery, is innocent, (Griffin, The Independent).
It would appear a significant chunk of the American people have had enough of the routine police and prosecutorial misconduct.
From Chicago to the coasts to Ferguson and up to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the forces preying on the public wear a badge or represent the state. They are a grave threat to the citizenry, (Schilling, The Guardian).
Nowhere is this anti-American dynamic captured more poignantly than in the new film series, Making a Murderer (on Netflix) by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.
"When the prosecutor is at his best is one of the most beneficent forces in our society, when he acts from malice or other base motives, he is one of the worst," warned the great jurist and public intellectual, Robert Jackson, (U.S. DoJ). Jackson's worst fears, made famous in his 1940 address as U.S. attorney general, are a fact of life today.
CBS News has a segment this morning.
WISC-TV (Madison, Wisconsin) is airing another piece today and tonight in which Madison attorney Dean Strang is interviewed.
Strang is featured throughout the Making a Murderer series fighting corruption and betrayals by the Manitowoc Sheriff's office and multi-jurisdictional prosecutors and unscrupulous criminal investigators.
Strang has had plenty of experience defending the public against prosecutors gone wild.
From his footage in Making a Murderer it's clear Strang has had enough.