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Tim

I like Ken Burns. He seems like a neato guy.

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Tim

As James Baldwin once said, this country has hell to pay for how it has treated the black race. It's only going to get worse. Much worse.

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Jennifer

The legacy of being imprisoned for a crime you did not commit cannot be measured on any scale. Since this documentary the court case against The City of New York and the police department has been settled for $41 million. It will NEVER give those children back what they lost. Everyone ...Read more

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Jan

Excellent. Required viewing for everyone. Between this documentary and "When They See Us" on Netflix, one would hope an extremely long overdue dialogue needs to begin moving us forward. So much heartbreak... doesn't even describe it. Thank you to all who made this an incredible documentary ...Read more

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Mike

Viewing this video indicates that this country has a long way to go toward closing the racial divide. That investigations of police found no misconduct is astonishing! I certainly hope these young men extract a huge financial settlement from NYC.

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Melissa Adylia

WOW! Heartbreaking injustice! Those poor young men and their families. And the poor victim of the assault. How do those investigators, interrogations, and prosecutors, and jurors live with this...
Well done documentary.

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Gary

What a searing indictment of the criminal justice system: the police, prosecutors, the jury. And of the media, the politicians and the fearful public who were in a frenzy to find the perpetrators of this awful crime. It's also a testament to the courage of the victim herself who made a full ...Read more

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Clare

Thank you Ken Burns for telling this important story through the soft spoken words of these graceful, patient, seemingly non-bitter, men.Their courageous interviews shine a light on the fear and false righteousness that cripples our country and our world. This is a film about true dignity in ...Read more

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Anonymous

Hard to believe so little attention has been given in light of the Making of a. Murderer outrage. But then again these boys aren't white! Tragic!

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Geoffrey

So little attention? If you lived in NYC you certainly wouldn't claim that. Fairstein was forced to resign from the boards of any number of nonprofits -- including from the advisory board of her alma mater Vassar; then her long-time publisher abruptly dropped her. That all happened in the ...Read more

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Karime

It had received little attention before the Netflix series, that is true.