It’s Been Good. Really Good.

This is my last post to this blog, I’ve moved camp to my own site thanks mostly to the encouragement of one Mr. Pete Rorabaugh.  I’ll be blogging now at www.splitthemoon.com , so please follow me there for new posts about Serial and Adnan’s case. I have to thank the great people at Patheos for putting up with me, especially when I turned all controversial. They’re lucky they didn’t get hacked by my many enemies. Sorry about that. And thank you… Read more

Serial Episode 8: Confirmation Bias FTW

For now my takeaway from this episode is this – its not just cops who work with a confirmation bias. It’s all of us. And the only way to overcome that bias is to get as thorough an investigation possible, as many facts on the table as are humanly possible, before drawing conclusions. But that wasn’t done in this case, and apparently isn’t done in most cases. And it’s how and why the system fails people like Adnan. Read more

Serial Episode 7: In Which I Exhale

The wind is fickle and so are people. In the past few weeks the tenor of conversations shifted so significantly against Adnan, it was demoralizing. I wanted to stop reading the Reddit threads positing the many reasons and ways Adnan killed Hae, but I was a spectator surrounded by accidents. I couldn’t look away. Every so often a timid soul would emerge via private message and reassure me that they believed Adnan was innocent, and they believed me when I said no one pressured Asia into writing those documents. Read more

Serial Episode 6: The Worst of It

You may think that today was a particularly bad day for those of us on #TeamAdnan. You would be wrong. Read more

Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

I realized that while I and others close to Adnan were mired in the minutiae of both the case and show, we were part of that case and show for the public. Our interactions online were being discussed, we were being judged and assessed, we were adding both entertainment and substantive value to the discourse. We were also characters in the larger story. Read more

Not Totally “Loosey-Goosey”

Volunteer EMT and star track runner FTW. Read more

Serial Episode 5: Lets Talk About Cells, Baby

Now, according to Serial’s investigation and plotting the cell towers for the rest of the day, until about 6pm, Jay’s testimony does not match the cell towers, as I mentioned earlier. From around 1pm to around 3:45-4:15 Jay was at Jenn’s house (according to Jen), and got a call he was expecting at which point he left. As I said in my last post, in that time frame, two calls were actually made to Jenn’s house. While apparently Jay was actually there. I haven’t seen this explained yet but I have to wonder – was Jay actually ever at Jenn’s house that afternoon? Read more

Serial Episodes 3 & 4: What Tangled Webs

My theory is that Mr. S wasn’t connected to Hae’s death but heard something from someone about her being buried there, in that exact spot. I’m not saying its weird for a streaker to be so concerned about privacy that he walked 127 feet into the woods to take a quick leak (mm hmm) but I am saying that there is no way her body could have been found (given how it was buried as explained in the show) unless you knew exactly where to look for her. Or unless you were a bloodhound. Read more

Serial Episodes 1 & 2: The Alibi Mystery and Dating on the DL

“Dating” among Muslims and Southasians is tricky. So tricky that most people aren’t even comfortable calling it dating. Among the euphemisms used for dating are: seeing someone, talking to someone, with someone, involved. But dating? That’s not allowed. So while episode 2 of the podcast may have shocked and astonished the broader public listening, I can guarantee most Muslims raised in the West, and even kids of immigrant parents from Southasia writ large, were nodding their heads at Adnan’s story.” Read more

Life Plus 30: Murder, Lies, & The Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

“Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle. She died young.” ― John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi The facts of Adnan’s case will unravel over the next few months with the new show from This American Life called “Serial”. In the first episode you’ll hear the background of the case and how I tracked down an alibi witness that was with Adnan during the time of the murder. A witness his lawyer never contacted. A witness who was never brought to his trial. A… Read more