paradise lost

A few years ago, B and I watched a documentary called Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills. The film follows the trials of three young men from West Memphis, Arkansas, who were charged with sexually assaulting and killing three young boys. This is one of those documentaries, similar to The Staircase and Capturing the Friedmans, that leaves you struggling to figure out if the suspects are guilty or victims of social, cultural, political, and systemic injustices.

[image from The New York Times]

I was thrilled to hear that the West Memphis Three, as the three young men are known, were released from prison after serving nearly twenty years for crimes they did not commit.

[image from the Christan Science Monitor]

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