Friday, January 27, 2017

A Murder in the Park

In summer 1982, stick up artist and gang member Anthony Porter murdered two teens at a Southside Chicago pool and, after being apprehended and tried with the corroboration of witnesses, was sentenced to death. Years later, his cries of blamelessness were heard by the Innocents Project of Northwestern University who took on his case and were successfully able to have the guilty party's conviction overturned and in his place, with the aid of agents from the program, have an innocent man put away behind bars. Murder in the Park is a rigorous dissection of a case that is likely to stoke ire and shows the sickening lengths some will go to in order to push their agendas.
*** 1/2 out of ****