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Ideas of Reality and Truth in Thin Blue Line

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 David Harris’s interview underscores the fact that everyone has his or her own reality. Even though the documentary makes the point that Adams was not guilty of shooting the police officer, Harris seemed to have convinced himself that Adams was. In his panic, Harris convinced himself of something that wasn’t true. The documentary also brings up the point that “truth” is not by any means absolute. One of the interviewees even said that any attorney can find a guilty man guilty. It takes talented attorney to prove an innocent man guilty. In a court of law whether someone is truly innocent or guilty has no bearing on the outcome of the case. It merely has to do with how well a prosecutor presents his evidence.

 

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