The vigilante hactivists group, Anonymous — who recently went after YouTube prankster Sam Pepper for staging his murder — has turned it attention toward Steven Avery, the convicted murderer and subject of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer.
The organization plans to release emails between James Lenk and Andrew Colborn, the sheriff and police officer considered the most likely to have framed Avery for the murder of Teresa Halbach. They further plan to release emails that will prove corruption and collusion in Manitowoc County.
Interestingly, they’re also introducing the tow theory, which suggests that Teresa Halbach’s car was towed onto Steven Avery’s junkyard.
I have no doubt that Anonymous will probably be able to uncover further evidence of corruption (though, I’m not sure they’ll be able to prove Avery’s innocence). But I also believe that it won’t matter. If Avery’s lawyers and Dassey’s appellate lawyers — who proved all sorts of corruption, collusion, and impropriety during the course of their trails and appeals — can’t overturn their convictions, or even get a new trial, then I doubt there’s much that Anonymous can do except maybe embarrass Manitowoc County.
But don’t worry, Anonymous. Manitowoc County officials won’t take their humiliation out on you. They’ll find some socioeconomically poor family to take their anger out on. What better way, after all, to divert attention away from themselves than by framing someone else for a sensational murder?