This is an extraordinary case - and an extraordinary cover up, if you ask me.
I remember people going nuts when I questioned the measures taken by the gods in blue.
These were state sanctioned executions.
A lot of lives destroyed behind the bars too as many weren’t let out for a very long time and it was like a third world court was in charge.
I wouldn’t use the word cover-up. You simply had marginal cops, prosecutors, and judges...who had to handle a large assortment of cases beyond their comprehension and ability.
I do think that law schools ought to develop an entire course around the ‘Twin Peaks’ episode and talk about the need to assess complex cases early on, and have a written plan or list of objectives.
The sad thing here....the amount of money that just dissolved away to support the cases.