The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the ...
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The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the original crime then followed the investigation. Actual cases were used. Written by
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This series was played against the backdrop of shows like Dragnet where the suspect was proven guilty -- if necessary he was given opportunity to confess. The court of last resort played upon police errors and the sympathy of the public.
Convicts ready to be executed were investigated. ALWAYS, the police were wrong, they were wrongfully accused and they were freed in 30 minutes. I believe this was one of the beginning shots in the war of social engineering of Hollywood.
We have today as the result, Miranda, and police and prosecutors that are handcuffed in protecting us from those who would break the law...
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