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Latest Crime Documentary Now Streaming on Netflix Doesn't Disappoint
If you're like me, then you're obsessed with all things regarding Documentaries and Crime. I mean, I am obsessed! I love not only the documentaries, but the podcasts as well.
The criminals in this case: US. All of us as a country who sit by and allow this kind of injustice to take place on an ongoing basis. You cannot watch this from beginning to end and not feel compassion for this family and the many others who deal with these issues everyday.
I have the fortune, or luck of being born to an upper middle class white family in the country. This stuff just doesn't happen to me. I have never feared being locked up. Why would I? The times I have had run-ins with the PoPo or 5-O, have been relatively positive.
There was this one occasion where I was pulled over by a helicopter, for supposedly passing in a no passing zone, an off-duty officer was mad because I passed a very slow car before she could. (True story). And then there was the interrogation. Now, this scared the crap out of me. Being interrogated is seriously terrifying. Anyone who says it isn't, is either a sociopath with nothing to lose, or so used to the system they know how to work it. So I have some experience with people of authority abusing their authority, but nothing like this kid.
He was only 16 when he was arrested for supposedly stealing a backpack. He spent 3 years at Riker's, never getting a court case, in isolated confinement for several months, losing his entire youth, and eventually his life. Watching this, I just kept hoping it was going to have some sort of inspiring resolution. The ending information: Riker's is closing. When? No clue. They are probably just wanting to use the island for future real estate development. I have a very difficult time believing it is for justice for Kalief.
To me, justice is giving the family some sense of peace or hope this madness wasn't all in vain. As of this very moment, I can't believe this has happened. Although, I also cannot speak for this family. And I wouldn't dare to.
All I can say is- Kalief, you touched me today with your story. You have altered the course of my life. Maybe not in some huge way the world sees, but in my heart and my very being. I will remember you when I think I've suffered, when I want to give up, when I think I've been through too much. I will remember you and others like you. And you will make me remember, I can still fight. I can survive. I can be a wild thing.
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
Amy's wild habits and self-harming behavior seems to stem from her unhealthy relationship with her father and loss of her mother. Her younger sister has a different relationship with their father and interpretation of their childhood experiences, which leaves her in a much healthier state when it comes to how she takes care of herself. The sisters remain close regardless of Amy's behavior because of their genuine affection for one another.
Even though the humor was on point throughout, the tension was very palpable in how her past was affecting her future happiness with the doctor. The mix of great one-liners and emotional depth leaves this as the comedy to contend with in 2015.