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S2 E14: The Decision

S2 E14: The Decision

Update: 2019-06-2232
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On Friday, June 21, after months of deliberation, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its opinion in the Curtis Flowers case. In a 7-2 ruling, the justices threw out the conviction from his sixth trial, in 2010. The decision of what happens next -- whether to release Flowers or begin a seventh trial -- now lies with the same prosecutor who's pursued him from the beginning: Doug Evans. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
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kittenkat

Oh my goodness this just makes me scared for my boyfriend even more

Feb 19th
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Jared Whaley

it's terrible that this woman's daughter was killed... but a victory for Curtis isn't a defeat for justice for the four people who were killed. There's no substantial evidence that Curtis even had a motive to kill anyone, he doesn't have a violent history, and there's a mountain of evidence misconduct on the part of the prosecution (not just striking potential jurors based on race). Why can't we just acquit this presumably innocent man, and find the real killer? Also, I think it's clear that we need better regulation on the power granted to district attorneys and some degree of oversight on disbarment outside of bar associations... and I'm a conservative libertarian.

Jan 27th
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Adriana

the while Effin town is full of racists. I can't wrap my mind around that ...

Aug 28th
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Vincent Ruiz

Sad everyone else can see it except for Clarence Thomas. Ole Uncle Ruckus butt.

Jul 12th
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Lisa Brant

how long do they have to decide if they will do another trial?

Jul 10th
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Dana Divine

f mary briscoe. she is a selfish bigot.

Jul 3rd
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ka jong venus Park

wow .......Mary Catherine Brisco's statements are filled with so much prejudice and non-logic I can't even begin to point out her errors. "That was my daughter *he killed*"? "I don't understand why he just don't leave it alone - we just have to go through this so many times..."? Blaming Curtis Flowers for "bringing up these issues in the first place"?? wow.... just wow. My guess is, because her daughter died, she wants someone to blame, so she decided to settle with the easy target - Curtis Flowers. She blames Curtis Flowers for "bringing up these issues in the first place", but we all know that it was actually Doug Evans who brought this whole thing up. Why isn't she pointing the finger at Evans? Probably because she's one of those people who blindly accepts what the authority tells her without coming to her own conclusions, *and* she's racially prejudiced. I found it very hard to listen to her statements, and I hope I'm not alone in feeling this way.

Jul 1st
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Kymmjellybean

I've said it before, Doug Evans is the criminal here. He is an evil, godless, prideful person.

Jun 27th
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Suby Mathew

yeah for justice.. sorta?! If Doug Evans is stupid enough to try Curtis's case for a seventh time, maybe he should 1. ask for state assistance (as suggested by the ussc), 2. get ANYONE ELSE to do it, or 3. select the jury blindly, like how they select contestants on The Voice, so he can truly say he didn't pick people based on the color of their skin, but by the answers to his questions!

Jun 24th
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lisa bradford

OMG I HAVENT EVEN LISTENED YET, BUT IM SO HAPPY. BUT SCARED DUE TO THE FACT THAT doug evans COULD TRY AGAIN. PRAYERS FOR CURTIS!!!!! ALSO I THINK HIS FAMILY SHOULD HAVE PROTECTIVE CUSTODY SO NO MORE HOUSES GET BURNED DOWN LIKE THE PASTOR.

Jun 22nd
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Maedeh Akhavan

I had never rushed to play an episode like this. I'm so glad that they overturned his verdict. But he's not a free man just yet....

Jun 22nd
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