Part II is now available! Keep reading!

Those of you who have twisted this never ending rubix cube we know as the Serial Podcast are getting some big questions answered. When something new happens, you probably feel the same way I do: Doesn’t it seem like there are never enough people to talk about Serial with? Even though many of us have created online communities and relationships that have become adopted family, there is always something more to say. I’m a writer, so instead of boring my friends and family with all my Serial ramblings, I write them. Which led me here to share with you all. 

I decided to do a recap of Undisclosed because honestly, I cannot continue to brood over these things in silence anymore. So you, my Serial friends will hopefully bear with me as I give my views on new developments in the case against Adnan. I’m going to be honest with you all up front: I believe that Adnan Syed is innocent. If you don’t, I respectfully disagree and will not try to change your mind. You see, I tried that a few months ago. Since then I’ve learned the best lesson I ever could have: it is better to be quiet and right than loud and wrong. 

We’re going to chop these recaps into two parts: after the episode airs, I’ll give you my gut reaction to what I’ve heard. Over the weekend, I’ll go further into the why’s, wherefores and justifications for my train of thought. Please folks, leave me a comment in the post and share your thoughts too. I’m receiving information at the same rate as you, so as this journey continues we can see whether we were right. Not that being right in a situation like this is much fun. After all, being “right” means that a young man’s youth is draining away in a jail cell for no reason. 

My initial reaction to the revelation about the tapping today was this: Susan Simpson is one of the most brilliant people I know. I remember reading her post, “Plotting the Coordinates of Jay’s Dreams,” and thinking, “This woman has better attention to detail than anyone I have ever encountered.” She has proven me right again. 

There is something almost magical about the people who have been drawn to this case, as if bit by bit, the Almighty drops the right person into the right place at the right time. How in the WORLD did SUSAN hear those taps?! It is nothing short of amazing. I’m so grateful to know that she caught this, and proved once and for all that my theory of the crime is right. Jay Wilds was fed information and a timeline verbatim by the police. That’s why he’s the only one who can testify to it. When I joined a group of Serial listeners online and began chatting about this, I was accused of creating “fan fic” and exaggerating.”

The world has changed since 1999. The world has changed since six months ago. Nowadays, nobody tells me that the idea of BPD targeting young minority men and falsely imprisons them for crimes they didn’t commit sounds farfetched. Unfortunately, BPD has more than proven just how corrupt they really are. We don’t live in a world anymore where we can afford to believe that law makers and enforcers do the right thing because they are just honest people. We know now that justice within our system depends on how many people are watching. But I gotta say: I already knew that. How? I’ll tell you in Part II.

Undisclosed: The State vs. Adnan Syed is a podcast that chronicles additional information regarding the case which originally was relayed to the public in the Serial Podcast, from the producers of This American Life. If you are unfamiliar with Serial, please start there in order to follow the action  .

 

Until next time,

René

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