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In 2013, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez died as a result of horrific and prolonged abuse by his mother and her boyfriend. In the wake of the tragedy, a demand for justice and accountability exploded in Los Angeles County. This six-part documentary series from award-winning documentarian Brian Knappenberger (Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press) offers an inside look at the trial as well as an eye-opening investigation into the government systems that failed to protect Gabriel, despite multiple reports and warning signs. Along with shedding light on an important story, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez serves as a wake-up call to reexamine the structures designed to protect children in need.
Not for the weak hearted.
This a Netflix special look at how American justice failed a 7yr boy on many levels, no not back in the 70s or 80s but just a few years ago in the teenies.
Its properly **** up actually how badly this boy is abused at home and by the safety system thats meant to protect the vulnerable, every time you watch an episode and say to yourself how could it get any worse it does.
I enjoy real life stuff and this was well done, even though id never heard of the poor lite mite before i will probably never forget him.
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