West Memphis Three Awareness Day
On June 3, 1993, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were arrested for the ritual-like murders of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. At the center of the prosecution's case against the teens was an allegedly coerced confession from Misskelley (who is mentally handicapped) and a public gripped by hysteria over Satanism. The evidence against the three revolved around their choice of dark clothes, music, and Stephen King novels. The young men, who would come to be known as the WM3, have been the subject of movies and books, and have received support from the likes of Metallica, Eddie Vedder, and Trey Parker. Local promoter Cancer Michael and scenester extraordinaire Frankie Pointless are championing the efforts of their legal defense fund in Miami with a hot night of music by some of Miami's best bands.
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