Chaim H. Respes
September 16, 1999
Summary of Mark Singer's
"Profile of Filmmaker Errol Morris"
Dallas police officer, Robert Wood, was shot five times and murdered after pulling over a vehicle for a minor traffic violation. Randall Dale Adams was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death for the crime. Adams plead "not guilty" to the charges. He claimed 16 year old David Harris, whom he had spent several hours with on the day of the crime, was the
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be freed and pardoned of all homicide charges.
"Profile of Filmmaker Errol Morris" is effective in displaying the actual events in the Adams homicide case. Mark Singer summarizes the movie The Thin Blue Line and includes his opinion about the verdict. The movie was intended to prove Adams innocence by displaying the perjury committed during the trial. Singer included his beliefs in Adams innocence by using negative words towards the prosecution and bad-mouthing the witnesses.