'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey Has a Facebook Support Group Thanks to His Mom

One thing about the Internet is you can usually find people to support whatever cause you believe in, even if it's the pretty misguided cause that Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey had nothing to do with the murder of Teresa Halbach.

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In the Facebook group called Justice For Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the first rule of fight club is (in all CAPSLOCK, of course): 

IF YOU DONT SUPPORT THE STEVEN AVERY OR BRENDAN DASSEY DONT JOIN

It then goes on to say:

This Group is made for those who support Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey. This is not meant to be the judge or to cause conflicts. This is a support group for those who believe that they both DID NOT have a fair trial and were targeted and treated unfair and like basically animals!

As of this writing, there are about 25 Facebook groups created to discuss the innocence or guilt of Avery and Dassey, the case itself, and the Netflix series Making a Murderer. To say this show is a cultural phenomenon is an understatement.

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I'm as fascinated by the case as just about anyone. I do think that poor Brendan Dassey was railroaded into making his confession. I asked to join the group simply because I feel so sorry for what has happened to him. From what I can tell, the group was started by his mom, and I think she deserves kudos for sticking up for her son. As for Avery, I do think that there were probably some aspects of the trial and investigation that were handled poorly. But after watching the series, and reading as much as I could get my eyes on about the case, I sincerely don't think Steven Avery is innocent. At least not enough to join a Facebook group about it that didn't include Brendan Dassey. 

The other sad aspect of these Facebook pages? There is just one for the real victim in this case, Teresa Halbach

 

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