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Netflix's True Crime Series Trial 4 Leaves Viewers ‘Enraged’

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Netflix's True Crime Series Trial 4 Leaves Viewers ‘Enraged’

Earlier this month, Netflix debuted new true crime docu-series Trial 4, which tells the story of a man who claims he was wrongfully convicted of killing a Boston cop. The series follows him as he fights to prove his innocence once again, while exposing police corruption and systematic racism.

The eight-part series includes interviews with the accused, Sean K. Ellis, as he faces his fourth trial. He has been put on trial three times within the space of a year and he now faces a fourth trial which could see him back behind bars for the rest of his life.

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Viewers who have already streamed the series have taken to Twitter to discuss the "mind-blowing" series.

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One man said: "I've always said cops lose all training and rationalisation when one of 'their own' gets murdered. They no longer become cops, they become a mob."

Trial 4 is an eight-part true-crime docu-series which is available to stream on Netflix right now
Trial 4 is an eight-part true-crime docu-series which is available to stream on Netflix right now

Another added: "It's hard to watch shows like #Trial4 but these stories need to be heard/seen."

A viewer wrote: "This Trial 4 documentary on Netflix about the wrongfully convicted Sean Ellis is infuriating. Absolutely disgusted at the corruption displayed by the Boston Police Department during this case, I always knew this city's racial tensions ran deep but this is unacceptable."

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Many viewers have also called Ellis's situation "infuriating" and discussed systematic racism. One viewer tweeted: "It's so sick how blatantly racists these cops are on here. It's absolutely infuriating".

Whilst another said: "Could've happened to me on a night out in Brooklyn NYC" in response to the case.

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Some viewers also said the docu-series is a clear example of systematic racism from within the police force. A viewer stated: "If you want to watch a very good documentary showing a clear example of systemic racism on the part of police toward a young black man, watch Trial 4 on Netflix. I am several episodes in... and wow. Just, wow."

Another woman echoed similar sentiments. "The incompetencies and systemic racism that leads people to be wrongfully imprisoned is just so sad," she said.

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One person said: "Everyone needs to watch Trial 4 on Netflix. Really shows systematic racism and how much power the police have...really makes you think."



The Netflix synopsis for the series reads: "Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston cop, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systematic racism."

Trial 4 is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, TV Entertainment, Twitter, Netflix

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