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Sat Oct 7, 2017, 02:34 PM

Long Shot, Streaming on Netflix

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A moving 40-minute documentary about a Los Angeles man falsely accused of murder. An amazing story about some good people, an unfeeling (and worse) justice system, and serendipity. Serendipity? How else could Larry David and the L.A. Dodgers have played roles in this but through serendipity? Freedom can be so fragile.

(If you're considering watching, be advised that discussion below might contain mild spoilers.)

Long Shot, on Netflix.

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teach1st Oct 7 OP
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PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 7 #2
teach1st Oct 7 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 7 #4

Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 02:54 PM

1. I found it bone chilling. That DA was one scary psychopath.

It is horrible that people like her are involved in our justice system.

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Sat Oct 7, 2017, 03:05 PM

2. I watched it a couple of days ago.

Yes, the DA is one scary psychopath.

One and only one eyewitness who dropped his cellphone and fled the scene. Eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable. Plus, I bet there are at least a thousand young men in the Los Angeles area who pretty much match that drawing.

And the interviews with detectives who admitted to lying and withholding evidence is also scary.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 03:22 PM

3. I didn't think too highly of the judge, either

After the video and cell tower evidence, the fact that she was still "befuddled" and had to mull it over and even involve her children....

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Response to teach1st (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 03:47 PM

4. It did seem as if the cell tower evidence was not well presented.

There should have been a map showing which cell towers were pinged with each call, but instead, at least as shown in the movie, the defense attorney had the cell phone person looking at a list with the calls and matching (rather painfully it seemed) with another list of cell towers and their addresses. The movie itself did do a graphic of the one cell tower that only had a radius of one mile, but no good placing of any other cell towers that might have been involved.

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