When the reckless actions of an out-of-control LAPD officer get his partner killed in a deadly hostage situation, he gets suspended from the police force and heads to Mexico to face off against corrupt cops.
1958. Charles Starkweather, a surly and rebellious 19-year-old teenage malcontent who fancied himself to be just like James Dean, embarked on a crime and killing spree across the states of Nebraska and Wyoming. His 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Fugate served as Starkweather's accomplice.
From the so-called Quiz Show Scandal of the 1950s to a phony biography of Howard Hughes and the accomplished forgeries of a rare documents dealer, this episode of "American Justice" examines some of the most famous hoaxes in recent history. Included is an interview with Herbert Stempel, the contestant on the popular '50s TV game show "Twenty-One" whose revelations of cheating caused nearly all the game shows of the day to be taken off the air.
"The oldest profession in the world" shows no signs of slowing down today. But in the age of AIDS the nature of the business has changed, and sex for pay is taking on many new, semi-legal guises. AMERICAN JUSTICE takes an unflinching look at the state of prostitution in America today, from high-class call girls to the traditional streetwalker. See footage of actual busts, and discover how the emphasis has shifted to include the "John" as well as the prostitute. Prostitution experts reveal the little-known facts of the criminal sex-for-pay industry, including the "networks" that ensure there are always fresh prostitutes hitting the streets, often runaways lured by false promises and held captive by vicious pimps. And in exclusive interviews, the women, the Johns and the police tell their tales of SEX AND THE LAW.
Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.
American Justice is an American criminal justice television program that aired on the A&E Network, hosted by Bill Kurtis. The show features interesting or notable cases, such as the Selena Murder of a Star, Scarsdale Diet doctor murder, the Hillside Stranglers, Matthew Shepard, or the Wells Fargo heist, with the stories told by key players, such as police, lawyers, victims, and the perpetrators themselves. More than 250 episodes were produced, making it the longest-running documentary justice show on cable. The series' final new episode was produced in 2005. However, old episodes are being rerun on A&E's sister, network, The Biography Channel, under the title Notorious, with no changes to the episodes except for new credit sequences and commercial bumpers. Past episodes are also available on DVD.