I re-watched “The Fugitive” with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Although we as the audience know in the beginning of the movie that Harrison Ford’s character, Dr. Richard Kimble is innocent, Tommy Lee Jones (Federal Marshall) takes a little more convincing.
Kimble is railroaded through the criminal justice system, and is sentenced to death by lethal injection.
[For another documentaries on being wrongly accused, check out “Crime and Punishment” on Hulu, and “The Kalief Browder Story” on Netflix.]
Dr. Kimble is on the bus to be sent off to prison when through a series of events, including a train wreck(!) he becomes free and runs for his life.
He’s already been proven guilty in a court of law. What choice did he have? He decided to prove he didn’t do it by finding the man who did. Oh yes, and he’s a one-armed man. Yeah, sure.
Put yourself in his shoes for a second. Would you be terrified? Yep. Would you yell? Yes, again. Would you get tears in your eyes? Yes. Would you repeat over and over that you didn’t do it? Most likely yes. Would you remain calm and answer questions nicely? No. Get real.
Dr. Kimble gets some money from a friend and finds a cheap place to live. Then he makes himself some fake id to get into the hospital, posing as a janitor so he can get into the Prosthetic Department and gain access to the computer. He narrows his search to five men who could have murdered his wife.
The Federal Marshall (Tommy Lee) chases Dr. Kimble trying to capture him. Little by little he realizes Dr. Kimble is gathering evidence to prove his innocence. Finally, The Marshall is convinced.
I said all that to say this: People have been pulling apart Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony.
Think, really think how you would be if you sat in his seat.