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Netflix Users Demand ‘Making a Murderer’ Be Cancelled

A new online petition argues that Netflix should cancel Making a Muderer and even remove the first season from its streaming service.

The true crime docuseries was a huge hit when it first came out, and fans have been clamoring for a follow up. Netflix said back in January that a second season was in the works, though production is tricky as the case has been re-opened and re-examined. The show follows the case of Steven Avery, who is in prison for alleged sexual assault and murder.

The petition argues that the series has caused havoc for Avery‘s alleged victims and their families, and that Netflix should remove it to spare them further trauma.

“Steven Avery has a long history of abusing women (ex wife, ex gf’s, cousins, etc) as well as being accused of raping his niece (although she declined to press charges once he was

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Demand For Oklahoma Innocence Project Grows After Successful Exonerations

 

The Oklahoma Innocence Project’s caseload is growing after the non-profit scored a legal victory last year that exonerated two former inmates.

In May 2016, Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter left prison for the first time in 16 years after the Oklahoma Innocence Project cleared the two men. Both were wrongfully convicted in the 1994 murder of Karen Summers and sentenced to life plus 170 years.

The Journal Record’s Molly Fleming writes more potential clients are now reaching out to the Oklahoma Innocence Project after that first success, according to executive director Vicki Behenna.

“(The two men’s exonerations) have raised the profile of the clinic,” Behenna said. “There are at least two results. It’s not just some theory class. People are starting to see the work and the results.”

 

Students at the Oklahoma City University School of Law work with Behenna to help pursue cases in which Read more at: http://kgou.org/post/demand-oklahoma-innocence-project-grows-after-successful-exonerations

Cold case investigators behind Philly’s Vidocq Society are in high demand

Once a month, for the last 25 years, criminal investigators and forensics experts have been meeting for lunch behind closed doors in Philadelphia to discuss some of the nation’s most heinous crimes.

But what might appear a shadowy cabal to the casual viewer is actually a volunteer collection of crimefighters donating their time and expertise to help smaller police departments investigate unsolved crimes.

It’s called the Vidocq Society.

 ‘We just give our opinion’

For decades, police in Phoenix couldn’t figure out who stabbed two women and left their bodies near the Arizona Canal in the early 1990s.

Running out of leads, they eventually hit a wall in the investigation.

So last year, two Phoenix investigators flew to Philadelphia to seek out the expert advice of the Vidocq Society’s current and retired criminal investigators.

The two investigators left with one strong kernel of advice from Vidocq members — they had probably already come

Read more at: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/philadelphia/82924-cold-case-investigators-behind-phillys-vidocq-society-are-in-high-demand