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Religiously biased lunacy,
This review is from: Blood of Innocents: The True Story of Multiple Murder in West Memphis, Arkansas (Mass Market Paperback)
Having followed this story for nearly ten years, researching the evidence, reading through transcripts, viewing the statements of all involved and the attitudes and "evidence" presented, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this book is nothing short of propaganda.
The case was controversial enough, but the added religious lunacy of small-town bigots and a corrupt police force and legal system was further compounded by similar attitudes in "journalists" lacking any integrity in their sensationalist reporting.
The title of "True Story" couldn't be much more disingenuous. This is not the true story at all, it's a repeat of all the sensationalistic witch-hunt nonsense the journalists participated in during the trial, propagated by the fundamentalist Christian idiocy of the Judge, Lawyers, police force and local population.
The real story, the one not presented in this book, is about three young men falsely accused of the despicable murder of three innocent children, the corruption of the local police, the failings to gather evidence, the self-interest of the lunatic judge, the failures to pursue genuine leads because they were so brainwashed by the notion of "satanism", the framing based on false confessions, the press-led propaganda (in which I believe the authors participated at the time) and much, much more.
Do not buy this book if you want the truth, buy this book if you're willing to believe that because a young man listens to Metallica he must be a "Satan worshiper" and therefore guilty of murder.
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