I remember this case but I was very young so I didn’t recall the details. Reading about it today as the launchpad for the missing children movement made me curious about how it was finally resolved. Honestly, any major event that acts as a launchpad for a major policy initiative or political movement makes me curious about how it was spun compared with what really happened, so I was curious if it really was what it was painted as. Here was my chance to find out. After all these years, there was a conviction, even after a recent mistrial. I clicked through to the CNN story and, although I rarely have the time or patience to watch the ads or the fluffy news videos, I did it this time because Chris Cuomo (possibly my least favorite so-called journalist, and as the brother and son of governors, likely a deep state operative of the highest order) was interviewing Adam Sirois, the lone hold out juror in the recent mistrial. Despite what clearly appears to be Cuomo’s attempt to discredit the guy, the lone juror convinced me. What do you think? Was Cuomo out to discredit the guy? Did Sirois prevail, or Cuomo?
Here’s the article with the video embedded: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/us/etan-patz-case-conviction/index.html
Here’s more from Adam: http://nypost.com/2015/05/10/etan-patz-jurys-lone-pro-acquittal-holdout-speaks/