Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Link roundup

1. "Evidence 'Making a Murderer' Didn't Present in Steven Avery's Murder Case"

I remain convinced — like Avery’s lawyers — that whether Avery committed the murder or not, the police planted evidence to ensure his conviction.
There are, however, a few things that were not presented in the series that convince me that Avery — and maybe even Dassey — were guilty of the murders, which makes the failure of the legal system a slightly less bitter pill to swallow.
There was clearly some shady shit here, but I snooped around in various Reddit threads and through some local news reports and found a few pieces of evidence not presented in the docuseries that persuade me that Avery was probably guilty. Some of this was presented at trial, while some of it was excluded in pre-trial motions.
Here’s what I found.
2. "The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 (or 'Great Flood of 1993') occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, from April to October 1993. The flood was among the most costly and devastating to ever occur in the United States, with $15 billion in damages."
An Illinois man, James Scott, 23 at the time, was officially convicted for "intentionally causing a catastrophe" and sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in causing some of the flooding across the river from Quincy, Illinois. In an attempt to strand his wife on the other side of the river so he could continue partying
3. 15% off at Last Exit to Nowhere with the code JAN2016.