Errol Morris on David Harris

When I was preparing to teach Errol Morris’s Thin Blue Line this morning, I came across this interview with Morris conducted on Wisconsin Public Radio within a few days of David Harris’s execution last summer, which I wrote about last summer. Morris’s discussion of their relationship is actually pretty fascinating:

I don’t get him. I probably never will get him. One of the things that is so interesting, he was described by many people as “The Kid”. He was kind of a fresh-faced kid at the time of the killing of the police officer. There’s something actually sweet, something sympathetic about David Harris, and it doesn’t quite square with the things that he’s done. It’s one of the puzzling things.

You know, I met him several times when he was a free man, and he scared me. He scared me but there was something endlessly fascinating about him as well.

Leave a Comment

Subscribe without commenting