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Devil's Knot by Mara Leveritt
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Sep 28, 2011

it was amazing

it's hard for me to be proud to be an arkansan after reading this book. the examination of corruption--lots of it--revolving around the investigation and trials of the 1993 killings of 3 west memphis 8 year olds is center stage. and it's ugly.
in light of the west memphis three's release in august, i can only think that if i had read this book while they were still in prison, i'd be raising all kinds of hell. it's disgusting and shameful how matters were handled. leveritt has done a tremendous job researching and providing facts as they relate to the case, and, though i know she's biased, she reveals much to be desired about the legal system in the state of arkansas.
sadly, it is easy to see how the victims are lost in the details of the case; however, perhaps that would not have happened had the right people been investigated from the beginning.
well, i hate to beat a dead horse, and i know i'm late to the game and a million other cliche's, but i don't think it's ever too late to read something that is so shocking and makes you rethink your rights and saftey.
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