The People v. The Klan (CNN) Rated NR

 

On the morning of March 21, 1981, Michael Donald was found hanging from a tree in a Klan neighborhood of Mobile, Alabama. As the police tried to investigate who could be responsible for his death, the local Black communities knew exactly who was responsible. Starring Cornell William Brooks, Gwen Carr, and Glenn Diamond.

This documentary interviews the suspects, the police involved with the investigation, and the family of Michael Donald to discover the truth of what happened. It brings to light the Klan’s involvement in the US today. However, I don’t agree with the position that law enforcement wasn’t trying to find Donald’s killer because of his skin color or the killer’s, but rather, they were trying to get information from an organization. This series is interesting, and hearing both sides of the story is good. However, the series doesn’t go deep into the issues at hand, but it does try to make you see how black communities view the police. Ultimately, this series is not worth a watch. 

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