In the video “The Confessions” presented by Frontline, a murder of a women that was committed by

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In the video “The Confessions” presented by Frontline, a murder of a women that was committed by one man, quickly resulted into a false gang murder-rape scene committed by eight men. The victim, Michelle Bosko, was seen to be raped and killed in her apartment in Norfolk, Virginia. From the video, it has been proven that seven out of the eight men that confessed were innocent, but somehow they all received an unequal punishment. Because the innocent men admitted to a murder that they didn’t commit out of fear, they were all sentenced to some time in prison. The head detective, Glenn Ford, intimidated the men so much that they either were convinced that they were at the crime scene or they told him every detail that he wanted to hear.…show more content…
The fact that Ford had to men so afraid disturbs me because I never knew that someone could make up an entire lie of something that never happened. But because they are afraid, they are able to picture themselves in a crime scene that they were nowhere near. Though the results of the lie detector tests that were taken by all of the men were never explained or read to them, the police made the men think that they failed the polygraph test even though they passed it. In a recent interview that Ballard gave from prison, he tells Frontline that he committed the murder all by himself and that he understands why the men committed to a murder that they didn’t commit. He understood that he men confessed out of fear and said anything just so that Ford would get out of their faces. Even after the murder and the men were seem as not guilty, they still had to face circumstances in their outside worlds. The men were now considered as sex offenders and it was hard for them to get a good job because of their background. Every year, the men have to register as a sex offender due to the fact that they gave false confessions out of intimidation. At the end however, Glenn Ford was indicted for receiving money from defendants in exchange for a better treatment in prison. Although the men didn’t get the justice they needed right away, their lawyers were not finished with the case and they were soon to get them the justice that they deserved. In conclusion, this video

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