30 of the best true crime documentaries to unleash your inner detective

These true crime documentaries are stranger than fiction

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story (Paramount Network, 2018)

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Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story offers an in-depth look at the origin and aftermath of the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, which helped spur the Black Lives Matter movement. Paramount Network describes it as “a story about race, politics, power, money and the U.S. criminal justice system.”

Placing the victimized and marginalized at the center of the series’ narrative, the six-episode docuseries carefully examines the impact of history on present-day racial disparities, making viewers wonder just how many racially motivated deaths and other forms of abuse have slipped from the public’s eye prior to the age of social media.

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