Published Jan 04, 2016Family arguments and long Boxing Day lineups weren't the only frustrations felt by many over the holidays. Thanks to Netflix's new true crime series Making a Murderer, people were also pissed off about what appears to be the wrongful incarceration of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. The documentary was so effective that now 200,000 people have signed petitions about the matter.
The signatures are split between petitions on Change.org and the White House website. The Change.org petition carries the bulk of the signatures, itself nearing the 200,000 mark on its own.
As for the White House petition, it's currently hovering around the 20,000 mark. In order for the White House to address the petition, it'll have to reach 100,000 signatures by January 19.
The White House petition reads, "There is clear evidence that the Manitowoc County sheriff's department used improper methods to convict both Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.
"This is a black mark on the justice system as a whole, and should be recognized as such, while also giving these men the ability to live as normal a life as possible."
Stay tuned for more information on these petitions as it becomes available.