17 Stories of Injustice to Watch After When They See Us
The Thin Blue Line
The Thin Blue Line tells the story of one very specific investigation. It replays that investigation moment by moment, revealing the flaws in the logic that ultimately led to a wrongful conviction. Even as the documentary, which ultimately led to freeing the man who was wrongfully accused, illuminates that man’s innocence, it also discusses the societal forces that led to his incarceration.
He was judged to be someone who looked like a criminal. He fit the archetypes, even though the evidence against him was circumstantial at best. The Thin Blue Line is a reminder that the policemen who solve crimes have biases, and those biases deserve careful examination.