Category “Crime”

Sex, Lies and Cigarettes

In the spring of 2010 video of a smoking baby went viral and became an international sensation. When the laughter stopped the world moved on. But there’s much more in this story then one child’s cigarette addiction. If you thought that public health battle against tobacco was over, think again. This is the story of how smoking decline in the West has fueled Big Tobacco’s hunt for new consumers in some of the poorest countries on Earth. They’re doing everything in their power to take the same product, the same deceptive marketing practices, and transport them around the...

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Kill at Will? America on Trial

Ahead of America’s costliest ever elections, this documentary investigates how powerful lobby groups helped create laws blamed for some of the most controversial killings in recent US history. The documentary looks at the shooting death of a 17-year-old teenager by neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, the Texas grandfather Joe Horn’s shooting of two burglars robbing his neighbours house; and the Aurora Theatre mass-shootings (Dark Knight Rises massacre). These events provoked presidential intervention and shone a light on an extreme American law, called “Stand Your...

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Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened?

For 10 years Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were presumed dead when they were kidnapped on the same stretch of road in Cleveland, Ohio. But in May, 2013, the trio were miraculously discovered alive, one of them with a six-year old daughter. Their captor, Ariel Castro, who has been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. He is facing the possibility of the death penalty if prosecutors successfully argue that he forcibly caused his captors to miscarry their unborn babies. The documentary investigates how the victims could disappear from the...

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Young Kids, Hard Time

Young Kids, Hard Time is an American MSNBC TV show which premiered November 20th 2011. The show is about children age 12 to 17 incarcerated as adults in the American prison system. These children have all been tried as an adult. The United States is among only a few countries in the world where children can be tried as adults. The show was shot at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility and the YIA (Youth Incarcerated As Adults) unit of the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Indiana. The crimes portrayed range from theft to...

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True Crime: Phil Spector

An actress turns up dead at the home of Phil Spector and the music legend is charged with murder. Crime writer Aphrodite Jones uncovers videotape that Spector hoped would clear his name, but instead is a damning...

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The Real Sopranos

If you've ever wondered where David Chase got all those fan tastical ideas for "The Sopranos," maybe he, like the feds, had his own mob informants. Or maybe the feds were his informants. This is the story of the rise and fall of New Jersey's DeCavalcante crime family, New Jersey gangsters who bear more than a passing resemblance to "The Sops." The DeCavalcantes were always, by mob standards anyway, minor players in the estimated $50 to 90-billion-a-year, ah (what the hell do you call it?), industry. In fact, the five families of New York called them "the farmers" and thought of them as...

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Tijuana Cartel

The story of a ruthless Mexican gang responsible for smuggling huge quantities of cocaine in the 1980s. The Tijuana Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Tijuana or Arellano-Félix Organization or Cártel Arellano Félix - CAF) is a Mexican drug cartel based in Tijuana. The cartel was described as "one of the biggest and most violent criminal groups in Mexico". The Tijuana Cartel was featured battling the rival Juárez Cartel in the 2000 motion picture...

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The Day John Lennon Died

On December 8 1980 the news that John Lennon had been shot dead caused shock waves around the world. The Day John Lennon Died is a brand new documentary for ITV1 that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death by revisiting the key moments of that fateful day.The film retraces John's steps on the day leading up to his murder through the strikingly vivid recollections of those who came into contact with him. It features often emotional interviews with key figures, from wife Yoko Ono Lennon recalling her final moments with her husband, and fan Paul Goresh who was to take the...

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Bridal Slaves

In the midst of widespread poverty, fueled by economic inequality and rampant corruption, a new form of slavery - bridal slavery - has flourished in India. Women and young girls are sold for as little as $120 to men who often abuse...

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