||[Aug. 19th, 2011|11:59 am]
Thrillington Rockingham Crimes, Esquire
I remember being about 13 or so and turning on HBO late one night and watching Paradise Lost:The Childhood Murders of the Robin Hood Hills. It was all about the three guys that ended up being known as the West Memphis 3. |
One of the most disturbing things I've ever seen. Not just because they showed bodies and the crime scene....but that I was absolutely convinced that they were innocent. Railroaded for being "goth" in the south. Satanic Rituals my ass.
Celebrities got behind them. Metallica let the documentary makers use their music. Henry Rollins was a huge supporter. They even made a sequel to the documentary with even more evidence that they didn't do it.
Today, they went free.
They had to cop to a plea deal saying they did it but still maintained their innocence. Doesn't quite make sense does it? As their lawyers said "would the state let them go free if they didn't believe they were innocent?"
18 years in prison mostly for having black hair and liking metal.
As I watched the press conference, the three sat together explaining somethings and just mostly being excited about being free.
Good luck guys. I was just a little kid and knew you were innocent. Maybe real justice will be served now that you're out.