This smells of gross injustice. That’s why even prosecutors are arguing that the Supreme Court of the
should accept Dassey’s case for review. The prosecutors’ point: No one trusts the criminal
justice system, especially after Jerry Buting’s book Illusion of Justice,
and my book, Convicting Avery (which, by the way, was recently named
among “the best true crime books of 2017”).
For more on the prosecutors’ argument, see page 22 (and footnote 14) of their brief to the Supreme Court of the United States. Their point: the appearance of justice
is important, and our nation’s high court needs to weigh in on Dassey’s case to
restore some level of trust in our system.
For more on Dassey’s case, stay tuned for Making a Murderer season 2 on Netflix, and my forthcoming book Anatomy of a False Confession: The Interrogation and Conviction of Brendan Dassey (Rowman & Littlefield, Nov. 2018). In the book I expose the numerous tricks that government agents Wiegert and Fassbender (along with other interrogators) used to coerce the 16-year-old child Brendan Dassey to falsely confess to the murder of Teresa Halbach.
Until then, check out Illusion of Justice, Convicting Avery, and of course Making a Murderer. And most obviously, remember that silence can be golden.