Mississippi Innocence

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Documentarian Joe York’s movie about the cases of Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks premieres next month at the Oxford Film Festival. Here’s a trailer. Pay close attention and you’ll see a quick shot of a younger, slightly plumper Radley Balko.

Looks like it’s going to be a great film.

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6 Responses to “Mississippi Innocence

  1. #1 |  Stephen | 

    Is this the kind of movie that has a chance at making money?

    I hope so because it looks like Mississippi isn’t going to pay these two anything. Maybe they can get a little something from the film.

  2. #2 |  Ed Kline | 

    Generally, ‘younger’ and ‘slightly plumper’, arent suppposed to go together unless you’re speaking of infants and small toddlers, but congratulations on losing some weight?

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  4. #4 |  pam | 

    Tickets are on sale here and you can print them out and get a map as well.


  5. #5 |  Andrew S. | 

    Hopefully that gets a good, wide release (Netflix streaming, Showtime or HBO, something) once it plays at the festival, because it looks like it deserves to be seen.

  6. #6 |  cinesimon | 

    I soi agree with the guy on the trailer: those in law enfoprrcement who use a combination of ‘truthiness'(‘He was guilty. I could feel it in my gut’ is a common line from cops), threats of death, threats of having one’s family ruined etc(to witnesses) and outright lies – to the court, to the DA(many of whom also regularly & willingly tell lies to convict), for withholding evidence, for tainting the jury, and on and on – should be held accountable – and far more so than if a member of the public commits perjury, given the consequences of their actions are far worse than the actions of the actual murder they claim to seek.
    To me, the most rotten of murder police and their enabling prosecutors are worse than the average serial killer, if one takes note of the effects they have on society; which reach far and wide.
    And I’d hope that the majority of GOOD cops and attorneys would agree.
    However, as we have seen over and over again, they do not. They prefer to aid in the covering up of the bad deeds of their colleagues, in a corrupt attempt at protecting their department – which only further damages the community, and their department in the medium term.

    These people need top be prosecuted as accessories after the fact for the crime/s they falsely accused someone of(if they lied and manipulate to gain a conviction), AND they need to be prosecuted for all that they actually did – sentences must be on the heavy end.

    Though in many(especially Southern but not limited to) states, communities actually support such corrupt practices, given those targeted are nearly always poor minorities.