Discussion in 'Netflix Series: Making A Murderer' started by theV, Jul 29, 2018.
Here is KZ's filing from October last year and cites other case law:
Avery Filed Motion 10.23.17 Part 1_motion
Who is who.
Dropbox - who'swho.docx
By highlighting that plausible cases could be made against a variety of people KZ seems to be showing how tunnel vision might have caused some law enforcement employees to focus too narrowly. If there was some framing of Steven on the principle of 'framing a guilty man' perhaps some might be willing to reconsider and start talking about things they might have observed.
Honestly, if the police had investigated other people and Steven and Brendan are in fact guilty, that would have made their cases even stronger.The narrow focus is more or less the entire reason MaM was allowed to explode and why accusations of corruption are feasible.
In science, one of the principle ways you test your hypotheses is by controlling for other possible explanations for your results. For example, if you're testing a new blood pressure drug, you randomize the people who are taking it. Some are given the drug being tested, and some are given a placebo*. People are randomly assigned to each group to reduce a selective biases and make it equally likely that people with specific health issues, ages, weights, etc end up in each group.
Pill color can influence effectiveness, so the pills and the placebos are as identical as possible.
Time of day effects medicines, so they're all given at the same times.
The experimenters are ideally not even allowed to know which group is which, this can become very complicated. But the validity of the results WILL be questioned and potentially dismissed out of hand without this step. The researchers aren't even supposed to know which group is which until after all of the statistical analysis is done, this could be well over a year after the experiment itself has concluded.
There are many other things done, but you get the point. In science you do your best to remove all other possible causes of your results. A police investigation should be a science.
Did Manitowoc "control" for other suspects? For frame jobs? For investigator mistakes? If BD and SA are guilty and the police thoroughly investigated Bobby and Scott and Earl and Chuck and Brad etc, KZ would have no leg to stand on. Making a Murderer 1 could not really have been made in the way it was.
*Placebo is being used as placeholder there.
It would be unethical/murder? to give a placebo to people that need a potentially life saving medicine, so they're given whatever the standard best medicine that already exists.
One of the reforms I've heard suggested for forensics labs was blind testing to help curb lab technicians doing things like 'try to put her in his house or garage'.