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Has anyone seen this? It's about the San Antonio Four, Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of molesting two nieces of one of the women during the "Satanic panic" era. One of the girls later testified that her father and grandmother had pressured her and her sister to lie, in order to get revenge on her aunt for being gay and rejecting her father's advances. Eventually, the Innocence Project got involved, and after more than a decade in prison, the SA4 were released on bond pending a new trial(one of them had been paroled a year earlier and forced to register as a sex offender). Shortly after the film's release, the Texas Court of Appeals vacated their convictions. It's a compelling story of how homophobia, racism and prejudice against the working class colluded to put four innocent women in jail. If you have the ID GO app, you can watch it there. http://www.southwestofsalem.com
I've always thought that Satanic panic was a uniquely American phenomenon, but today I heard a true crime podcast on Ella Draper and learned that it exists in the UK as well: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Ella_Draper (not the best source, obviously, but the only one that explains everything in a brief manner) This story is bonkers, even by Satanic Panic standards: Draper and "Papa Hemp" giving marijuana to the children while withholding food, lurid accusations of cannibalism and pedophilia on Youtube, Internet lynch mobs. Do any UK FJers have any insights on this case?