- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton reportedly made the flawed assumption Tuesday that the two convicts featured in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” are black.

“Making a Murderer” raises questions about the strength of the cases brought against Steven Avery and his cousin, Brendan Dassey, both convicted in Wisconsin for the 2005 murder of 25-year-old freelance photographer Teresa Halbach. The 10-part series has sparked a public outcry and triggered several petitions that call for the men, who are both white, to be pardoned.

Asked by an attendee at a town hall event in Iowa on Tuesday whether she was familiar with the controversial case, Mrs. Clinton shook her head to indicate that she had never heard of it, the Daily Caller reported.

Still, the Democratic presidential candidate took the opportunity to comment on systemic racism in the criminal justice system.

“I think we do have a systemic problem in our criminal justice system,” she said, the Daily Caller reported. “It is true that there’s enough evidence to show that if you are an African-American man you are more likely to be arrested, charged, convicted and incarcerated for doing the same thing as a white man. And there’s just a lot of evidence of that. And of course, if you are poor that makes it even more likely.”


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide