I'm a huge fan of Pearl Jam, they are very staunch activists on a number of issues. Some I support others I don't, one issue the members of Pearl Jam as well as many other musicians have taken up over the years is the West Memphis three.
I've read about this but still don't really understand what the big issue is with this case, a group of three teenagers apparently tortured and killed 2 or three other kids (not sure how many or their ages). One of the three confessed, and all three were sentenced to prison (the oldest getting a death sentence).
But they have all these supporters challenging the confession, and blaming their conviction on their taste in music and the occult?.. I was wondering if anyone could provide some more background into this, anyone from the area (Arkansas, Tennessee, Northern Mississippi) remember this case?..
I was reading MSNBC today and found this story, apparently Natalie Maines the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks is involved heavily in this case as she supports the West Memphis three. She is blaming the step father of one of the victims.