The way some Americans stand up for the death penalty by self-righteously calling it the one true form of justice,when prosecuting horrific crimes such as this one, makes me want to throw up.Revenge does not equal justice."The best system in the world"?? How can the State promote respect for Human Rights when it fails to set the example? What these men did was sick and barbaric, but death penalty is not the solution.
The crime was not far from my house so I was hoping to learn things the newspapers had not gone into. Although the vileness of the crime is documented, much more importantly this film paints a world where social institutions have failed especially in regard to the ineptitude of the police and how blame is assigned in the aftermath of tragedy. Although I didn't buy Petit's death penalty rhetoric but pitied him.