American Justice

2017
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Season 1 Episode 3 - Reckoning

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The courts face their toughest test: how to deal with children who kill. When he was 12 years old, Sharron Townsend was arrested for shooting a homeless man in the head. Now 14, he is facing justice. In Florida, children can be transferred to adult courts at the discretion of the State Attorney, so there is no upper limit on Sharron’s sentence. How will the Judge decide his fate? Sharron isn’t the only teenage killer in the Jacksonville justice system. Jeremiah Hill shot a man during a gun trad...
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Season 1 Episode 2 - Witness

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Arriving at the scene of a mass shooting in one of the city’s most dangerous apartment complexes, Eureka Gardens, homicide detectives find three gunmen have fired more than 50 rounds at a group of 10 people including a baby, leaving one woman in critical condition. Despite numerous witnesses nobody will talk to the police for fear of retribution. Filled with frustration but determined to catch the triggermen, detectives knock on doors in the sweltering heat hoping somebody breaks.
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Season 1 Episode 1 - Punishment

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Bill Kurtis hosts this multi-perspective observational documentary series that explores the American justice system through the courthouses, jails and police departments in the state of Florida. In the year Donald Trump was elected as president and against the backdrop of social unrest across America, this series follows prosecutors and police in Jacksonville, the Murder Capital of Florida, renowned for its tough approach to justice.
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