Man Who Knows Steven Avery Talks About Him on Camera
A few weeks ago, I was in Manitowoc Wisconsin by myself, but I didn’t think that would last very long. Yesterday, people arrived from distant places to attend a rally being held on the steps of the Manitowoc County Courthouse. It was sunny, but very cold, and a total of maybe thirty protestors from both sides showed up. We were probably outnumbered by the press, in fact.
The protest was peaceful and lasted for maybe a couple of hours at most. When it was over, I got some much needed rest, and then went out to Capone’s for a pint or two of Spotted Cow. I interviewed a younger man named Rock who knew Brendan Dassey and believed at least that he was innocent. He had gone to school with Brendan, and explained the utter absurdity of Brendan ever participating in the crime he was accused and convicted of. He also expressed that tis view was all but universally his peers. I asked if I could call him at some point to talk at greater length, and he stated that he would be happy to, so expect that interview to be forthcoming.
I have noticed, in talking to many of the locals here a slight shift in their point of view. I’m not sure if more people are having doubts about the guilt of Steven Avery, but there certainly did seem to be more who doubt Brendan was involved.
Overall, the matter is still very controversial in town, and many people who have dissenting views (ones favorable to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey) seem to be reluctant to have their voices heard. In the video, no fewer than four people turn their backs to the camera or try to obscure their faces. I was taping at a local watering hole, and at the end of the video, as you’ll see, I was asked to leave by a stocky young man who was working security.