Editorial

Pay attention to both sides

Work to improve the criminal justice system

The Netflix series “Making a Murderer” has led to questioning the American legal system. Steven Avery did not appear to get a fair trial in the documentary and this needs to be discussed.

The documentary has also come under fire. Several people are claiming that important evidence was missing in the series. The prosecution said that several pieces of evidence in their case was left out. Also, in watching the documentary, it was clear that there was no one from the prosecution in the documentary.

We The Threefold Advocate believe that people should be willing to look for the other side of every story. Often times, it seems the accused’s side of the story is the one that is not presented. Even in these cases, the student should discover both sides.

The Threefold Advocate encourages students to look for both sides of the story. Read multiple news sources on the same topic so that you can be sure you are getting the most accurate information.

Despite the difficulties in making sure you see both side students should always look for both sides so that you will be the most informed as possible.

One easy way to do this is to make sure you read some stories from sources that you know you may disagree with.

We The Threefold Advocate also believe that Christians should look to improve the legal system. There have been 156 people exonerated from death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. One of the convictions occurred in 2013, proving that even with the improvements to DNA testing, there can still be flaws within the justice system.

We understand that this is more work, but it is important to be sure that you receive both sides.

We also understand that at times it is difficult for students to feel as though they can make changes to a corrupt system. However, just speaking up can make a huge difference. The Threefold believes students can make a difference in this way.