Can you see it? A venue filled with thousands of screaming fans. Lighters thrust into the air as Dean Strang and Jerry Buting discuss the allegedly tampered evidence box containing Steven Avery's blood. The entire audience reciting along to Strang's famous quote about human flaws in the justice system: "Human endeavors are muddy, they are imperfect by definition, and a chase for the truth in a criminal trial can be vain. Justice, it seems to me, is staying true to the set of principles we have about what we do when confronted with uncertainty about the truth."
Though they've been underground favorites since the mid-2000s, Strang and Buting have seen mainstream success in the last year with Making a Murderer, the Netflix documentary series about their legal work with Avery. Now, with their litigation seeing national acclaim for the first time in a decade, the lawyers are going on their first North American tour. The 26-date tour kicks off on April 16 in Boston and runs through August 21. According to a news release:
Strang and Buting's tour will involve the two attorneys in conversation about the Steven Avery case and its broader implications, as well as a discussion on the larger topic of the American criminal justice system. Each night will also feature a Q&A portion and the opportunity for the audience to address questions directly to Dean Strang and Jerry Buting. At a time when the nation is gripped with pressing questions about the fairness and effectiveness of our criminal justice system, concerns that have been highlighted by true crime narratives from Making A Murderer, Serial and The Jinx to the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Strang and Buting will be exploring and discussing our process of justice today and throughout history. Reviewing these situations, they will highlight the imperfections in our judicial system and suggest improvements that are sorely needed.
The Strang groupies, enamored with his norm core sweaters will be lining up to get tickets when they go on sale on March 4. Still no word if they'll cover the painfully bad hip-hop song from the kid related to Avery.
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