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The Case Against Adnan Syed: 1x3

Justice Is Arbitrary

With Syed’s 2016 post-conviction hearing for appeal drawing to a close, figures in the case reflect on issues raised by the original trial, including misleading cellphone records and new cell tower data, questionable interviews, and gaps in information related to Jay Wilds’ involvement. The polarized culture in which the trial took place reveals a Korean community uniting to demand a conviction from a city they felt had systematically overlooked them, and a Pakistani-Muslim community that felt Adnan’s religion and ethnicity were on trial. Memories of events are questioned and the impact of the podcast “Serial” on those involved in the story is explored. Attorney Susan Simpson, along with others, are enlisted to further probe lingering questions around the State’s case against Syed.

Mar. 24, 2019