Apparently to be aired on the PBS network tonight.
Maybe they won’t pull any punches here, which would be good because this is an important story. The degree and extent of our system’s failure here is not, unfortunately, so much shocking as it is instructive. I don’t know all the details. It would be interesting to learn how anyone ever got to the bottom of it, after the system achieved its beloved “finality” and the jailhouse doors had been closed, locked and the key long since discarded.
Of course the kids were innocent. Vulnerable. And innocent.
I hope it turns out to be a parable. About them, of course. But especially about us. I don’t imagine it’s going to be too flattering. From everything I know, it shouldn’t be.