Document is a narrative-driven reporting project committed to long-form, enterprise and investigative journalism.
More at nhpr.org/document.
Bear Brook S2 Ep 1: Extraordinary
Sharon Johnson’s family and friends have spent the last 35 years coping with her brutal murder. But what if that story was based on a lie?
Bear Brook S2 Ep 2: The Pursuit
We begin with the story police told about Sharon Johnson’s murder.
Bear Brook S2 Ep 3: The Breaking Point
Police interrogate a second teenager named Jason Carroll – with help from Jason’s own mother.
Bear Brook S2 Ep 4: ‘Promises Have Been Made’
One set of confessions leads to another and three men are arrested for Sharon Johnson’s murder.
Bear Brook S2 Ep 5: Trial in a Trial
A new true crime story is told and when juries hear it, it leads to different results for all three defendants.
Bear Brook S2 Ep 6: ‘Don’t Roll the Dice’
Jason Carroll stands trial twice – and the juries come up with their own versions of what happened.
Very good but…..
Jason Moon is an excellent story teller. It’s certainly not a cut and dry situation. The adults in Josh’s life are to blame. A very sad story of no one able to break the cycle of abuse and addiction.
Jason Moon does a good job. Explains people and their roles in the story well. It is quite repetitive. Some seasons are dragged out more than they need to(season4). I’m not sure why, but since it’s NHPR they do always find a way to insert race into the discussion. Whenever explain incarceration rates or educational rates etc. Race does get inserted into the storyline.
Evocative, interesting story
This is a very interesting story with complex implications. I’m now wondering about the mental gymnastics of prosecutors prosecuting addicts for selling drugs that result in death but not prosecute gun manufacturers for making guns that result in death