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‘Making A Murderer:’ Brendan Dassey Given A Good Chance By Netflix Series

‘Making A Murderer:’ Brendan Dassey Given A Good Chance By Netflix Series
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‘Making A Murderer:’ Brendan Dassey Given A Good Chance By Netflix Series

The ten-part docuseries Making a Murderer has been widely popular among audiences worldwide.

The show, which chronicles the convictions of Steven Avery and nephew Brendan Dassey in the killing of the 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach, not only gathered a wide audience and resulted in a White House petition but also raised significant questions regarding the tactics used by law enforcement.

Avery previously spent 18 years in prison for a sexual assault charge before DNA evidence in 2003 proved he wasn’t involved in the crime.

Dassey’s lawyer, Steven Drizin, who also works at the Center of Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, expressed his opinion regarding the Netflix series, Making a Murderer.

He said it has “opened people’s eyes” with respect to the strategies used by law enforcement. “I think the series has really opened people’s eyes to just how overzealous law enforcement can be in their efforts to gain a conviction at all costs,” he said.

As reported by, the show emphasizes how “police officers and prosecutors in the zeal to win cases are willing to trample on suspects’ basic constitutional rights, even to go so far as to plant evidence.”

“For the first time, in my lifetime, two of the heroes are criminal defense attorneys — [Steven Avery co-counsels] Dean Strang and Jerry Buting,” Drizin said. “They are being praised for fighting like hell on behalf of a client who was accused of committing the most awful of crimes. You don’t see defense attorneys getting that kind of acclaim very often.”

Drizin said the reaction that the show has elicited could serve as a definitive chance for Dassey. “The fact that so many people are outraged by what they saw gives me hope that this could be a real opportunity for change,” Drizin said.

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