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The Trial That Unleashed Hysteria Over Child Abuse

It has long been said, in varying language, that a lie travels halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on. You do not have to reach back 200 years to Scotland to find enduring wisdom in that adage. You need return only to the 1980s and to the subject of this week’s Retro Report documentary video, part of a series re-examining news stories from the past. This week’s subject is the notorious McMartin Preschool abuse trial. Full Article

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I remember this. When the story first broke and I remember thinking “glad they were caught” for the first couple of day’s. As events unfolded and became more and more ridiculous, far fetched and just plain way out there I can remember doubting the whole case against the people we now know were the actual victims. I can also remember recognizing that the press was fanning the flames with the most sensationalistic reporting I had ever witnessed in the twenty seven years I had been on this earth. The police were also doing their part in a real vigorous way.… Read more »

11. Are there to support the penal industrial complex
12. Are there to advance the careers of polititions, judges and some anti-crime crusaders.

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