I lived in West Memphis, Arkansas when this happened, and I assure you that justice was done! Damien, Jason, and Jessie were indeed the culprits of this horrible, horrific crime.
It's easy to say they're innocent if your basing your opinion on those movies, and on the books. They're biased in the way that it casts blame on the father of one of the murdered boys.
I've seen the wm3.org web site, and it's clear that fingers are being pointed toward EVERYBODY but the convicted.
West Memphis was terrorized by the convicted for years. We all knew that one day something terrible was bound to happen. We just never knew how terrible.
Some of the convicted's family still reside there, much to many people's dismay. They aren't pillars of the community, and they're not to be trusted.
I'm disgusted that HBO portrayed my home town in such a negative light. West Memphis consists of so much more than just trailers and trashy people.
They, and the wm3.org website, make my hometown into something that it's not. It's not a place where police officers use shotty police work, and it's not a place where normal teens wish to inflict violence upon small children. West Memphis is a place that I grew up without fearing the unthinkable.
Those who support those three murderers, disgust me and the memories of those children that were so brutally slaughtered.
People who lived in West Memphis still remember those slain boys, and their families. They have tried to move forward to no avail.
My parents still live there, and they speak of that year often. I can't remember a single day that we all feared for our safety, before those teens made the choice to kill 3 innocent children. We were elated to know that those killers would never be free to roam our streets, or stalk our children again.
I am offended deeply by this article in which I am replying to. It's no wonder that wm3.org has become so well known. Reporters themselves are blaming everyone, but the convicted. To cast the father of a victim, is not only wrong, it's tacky, and totally unfounded.
You should be so ashamed.
By Flyer Staff
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