I watched this documentary last night, and a full day later, I can’t stop thinking about it. I am haunted by it.
I think for the first time in my life, I’m actually getting that life isn’t fair. It seems like a simple lesson, one that I should have learned long ago. But after watching this documentary, I have to admit that deep down inside me there’s a little girl who still likes to believe that justice is always served.
It is not.
And I think that’s what unsettled me the most.
I watched the story of these five young men who had their lives and youth stolen from them. Where is the justice for them?
The truth is, real life isn’t an episode of Law & Order. No one swoops in at the last minute with that vital piece of evidence to prove someones innocence. Instead these boys went to prison and had their lives altered forever.
The beautiful thing is that these young men grew into adults who seem remarkably free of bitterness.
Let me stop rambling long enough to tell you that this is a must watch. Definitely check it out…