Oh, and I promise this is still a fashion post...
Steven Avery was convicted of a crime that he did not commit. He spent eighteen years in jail until he was finally proven innocent and set free in 2003. He then was arrested for another crime that to this day, he says he did not commit. However this time, he is still sitting in jail trying to prove his own innocence.
Even sadder perhaps is his nephew who is also sitting in jail after being arrested at the age of 16 for supposedly assisting his uncle in committing this brutal murder. Brendan Dassey was coerced into testifying that he did commit this crime while his intelligence level is extremely low and only has the reading level of a 4th grader.
You will need to watch this documentary series for yourselves and decide who you think is innocent and who is guilty. I personally am appalled by the justice system and wonder what would happen if something like this happened to me or someone close to me. I cannot believe how the state of Wisconsin-specifically Manitowac County-and even the United States Federal court system failed these men.
While obviously they are the only ones who know what really happened that day and whether or not they were actually involved in the crime, we have rights in the United States that allow us to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. I personally believe that they were presumed guilty at the start based on the evidence that I saw was gathered. However, this is a documentary that was filmed and follows the Avery family as a whole. (In other words, I am not sure if there are any biased opinions by the filmmakers or not- I give them the benefit of the doubt that they are providing a fair and impartial look into this family and their trials and tribulations).
You need to check this out for yourselves and let me know what you all think! Such a good use of time and you will learn things about the justice system and lawyers and trials and more of the like that you may not have even wanted to know...
I was in Lansing, Michigan's capital, and decided to take some pictures of my outfit of the day while visiting the Capitol building. Michigan's State Capitol is unique. It is Michigan’s most widely recognized building, and has come to be regarded as a symbol of the state itself. It is nationally recognized for its architectural and artistic importance. On January 1, 1879, a magnificent new Capitol building was dedicated to the people of Michigan. Today, the Michigan State Capitol enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the nation’s most important historic buildings. It is also one of its most beautiful.
The Michigan State Capitol is the building housing the legislative and executive branches of the government of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in the portion of the state capital of Lansing which lies in Ingham County. The present structure, at the intersection of Capitol and Michigan Avenues, is a National Historic Landmark that currently houses the chambers and offices of the Michigan Legislature as well as the ceremonial offices of the Governor of Michigan and Lieutenant Governor. Historically, this is the third building to house the Michigan government.
A statue of Austin Blair stands at the front of the building welcoming visitors. Austin Blair (February 8, 1818 – August 6, 1894), also known as the Civil War Governor, was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was known as a strong opponent of slavery and secession and he also championed human rights by leading the effort to ban capital punishment and supporting efforts to give women and black citizens the right to vote.
I thought it was only fitting to tie the documentary series into today's blog post featuring the Michigan State Capitol building. I am honored to live in a country where people have died for my freedom and laws and bills are continually made to preserve our rights as citizens of this great land.
I am wearing an older outfit but this mixed media sweater is definitely one of my faves! Perfect outfit for hanging out with the family and exploring the city! And yes, you are seeing snowflakes...Enjoy these pics!
Sweater- J Crew (old)
Jeans- Royalty for Me (last year online)
Boots- Avenue (last year)
Thanks for reading and following along with me!