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S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

Update: 2018-10-25181
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If you listen closely to the trash-talking, you start to get the message.
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DAWN KELLAR

Fell in love with season 1 now on season 2 please MOORE

Sep 16th
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Vanessa Kirby

"The snowball effect...well..will take effect" Sickening

Aug 29th
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Lesly Carter

Guilty of drug abuse when the only evidence was obtained via civil rights violation amidst the brutality of a monster cop...

Jun 27th
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Kayla

I am hooked! Loved season 1 and 3. Please do more of these!

Jun 12th
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Rocio Center

The thing is that regardless of what someone may or may not have done, regardless of where they live or the color of their skin no one deserves to be beaten my those the are sworn to protect. The justice system has a responsibility to treat citizens with a calm hand. It shouldn't be a question of if the person had been in trouble before or looks shady and even if they should commit a crime it is for the court to decide a punishment not the cops or so called street justice.

Jun 6th
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Bess Gray

Serial is the best. Got hooked on season 1, not so much on season 2, but am loving season 3. It's great to shine a light on the injustice going on. I'm still amazed that this goes on. How in the world does Cleveland get away with it. The entire system is blind to what's happening on the streets. Is there not a single honest cop/judge/prosecutor in the city? I'll bet Trump does well in Cleveland. SMH

May 21st
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BabaHein

It comes down to education. The way some of these men and women comprehend simple situations is remarkable and sad.

Apr 25th
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Caleb Sowers

if you get a suspension, you can still get privileges to drive to work, et cetera. again, you guys are being facetious in this episode.

Feb 25th
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Tom Upton

Jessie sounds like a classic dindu nuffin

Jan 9th
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Will C.

Damn.. Jessie is not a model citizen. Neither are the police.

Nov 10th
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Cosmocide

Jesus christ why are all these people on drugs?! I'm at the 75% point and everyone's dying becuase of drugs! Is it really that hard to just stay sober?

Nov 9th
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Cosmocide

Jessie is responsible for his terrible choices. Coming to see his son high, going to court high, you can't blame that on institutional racism (which I don't deny exists), that is a fault of character. Wanna get high? Suffer the consequences that has on character. Play stupid games win stupid prizes. You can feel the cast cringe as they realize what a piece of shit they picked to serve as their everyman (Jessie) It's a shame too, I was totally rooting for him until this episode

Nov 9th
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Donald Twain

Never realised what a joke the US justice system is. Good luck to you all. I'm tuning out.

Nov 9th
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Donald Twain

Never realised what a joke the US justice system is. Good luck to you all. I'm tuning out.

Nov 9th
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Megan Amort

Y'all are missing the whole point. The question is would young men like Jesse be acting the way that they do if they didn't live in a racist country with a broken system? Might he have turned out differently, or lead a 'better' life if he weren't exposed to all the institutional trauma?

Oct 30th
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1234567

I can't believe a tenth of the state has a suspended license... Jesse owes 10k in fees. He will never be able to get out of this dept, hace a valid licence. I mean its not about him really, its the bigger picture. How these systems don't really deter crime at all. Its depressing reading these comments, people fixated on of Jessie is good person, if this is something hes done to himself. I mean thats not really what they are showing us is it?

Oct 29th
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Juan Barajas

Juh

Oct 27th
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Juan Barajas

Juh

Oct 27th
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Julie Anderson

ppl

Oct 26th
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Courtney Lyons

Um ... "I've been trying to get my son off of weed for a long time" sorry whole court part made me cringe! it's just weed... didn't deserve to get beaten.

Oct 26th
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S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

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