The Thin Blue Line, Blurred

  Libertarianism was not a word in common parlance in 1988, the year Errol Morris‘ stunning documentary, The Thin Blue Line was released. The story of a man wrongly convicted of a Dallas cop-killing in 1976, the film was praised for Morris’ story-telling technique, the quirky cinematography by Robert Chappell and Stefan Czapsky, and even the choice of Philip Glass to score the film.  Very little attention, if any, was given to the question of the involvement or culpability of law enforcement in the miscarriage of justice that the film recounts….

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