Netflix has been on a role with there original content as of late. From shows, to movies to documentaries. The latest docu-drama, “Making Of A Murderer”, which chronicles the murder case of Teresa Halbach, by the hands of Steven Avery.
In 1985, Avery was wrongly convicted for trying to rape and murder a woman by the name of, Penny Beerntsen. Avery served 18 years behind this wrongful conviction. Four years later, Avery is back on trail fighting for his life in the Teresa Halbach case, which he is currently serving life for in a state penitentiary. Now with the new Netflix docu-drama, “Making A Murderer”, which closely follows the case shows that there may have been some tampering with evidence to wrongly convict Steven Avery.
The series has garnered over a 100,000 views and fans have started a petition asking President Obama to grant Avery a presidential pardon. Today, the White Househas responded to this petition which has gained over a 100k signatures.
The White House had this to say on its site, “Since Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are both state prisoners, the president cannot pardon them, a pardon in this case would need to be issued at the state level by the appropriate authorities.”
It is an unfortunate situation that Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey are in, especially if true. The American judicial system is one tricksy system that needs an immediate reform across the board. It is a shame that the president of the United States doesn’t have the power to take control of a situation in a state that falls in the country he is the president of.