I watched the Netflix documentary twice and found the message it gave somewhat divided. Of course you always need to consider that a production like that will have certain inherent biases in one direction or another. Doing my best to read through all of that I came to the following observations: - It was never made clear why what ST did was illegal. Sure it was said many times but this parrot way of doing things does not sit well with me. I think that ST unearthed a HUGE loophole in the system that was very embarrassing for the government to acknowledge its existence. As such much of the prosecution of ST and his lawyer was political grandstanding and just shear horsepower the government can pile on you. Sending 15-20 armed SWAT team members to arrest ST when his actions never indicated such an act was warranted is a good example of this. - That said it appears as though ST pushed the freedoms offered by this loophole well into the territory of interpretation of what is allowed or not. Combine this with the fact he did this with a segment of the population that gets its fair share of sympathy and the optics look terrible regardless of if it was legal or not. I'm sure he could have gotten plenty wealthy with a less aggressive scheme. - ST showed some interesting facets of his personality. Being broken up the way he was about his brother yet being so cold when his stuff was being re-possessed was fascinating to me. - Lastly I quite liked the way Ed presented himself and I think he came off as truthful and factual. For sure his comment about not caring where the money came from would make many people's blood boil but I don't slight him the slightest for it. Fact is that ST was not doing any outwardly known illegal activities . Sure what he was doing was 'thought' to be illegal and while Ed was getting paid that was still to be determined. As much as we all would like to think we are better than that I have been around racing long enough to know that there would have been a line a mile long to take ST's money and most of the stone thowers should take an honest look in the mirror as they are tossing in a glass house. I don't know Ed at all but I do feel for any negative things he has had to go through from people who enjoy preaching their virtue but when really tested will rarely follow through with it. Overall I thought the documentary was actually kinda poor although I thought the one guy they profiled with his debt story for $500 was quite good.