Sin City Law covers four true crime cases, each presented across two episodes. It offers a 360 degree perspective on each case featuring interviews with prosecutors, public defenders, killers, victims, family members and investigators. Courtroom footage is juxtaposed with behind-the-scenes segments - including how to shop for an outfit for an alleged killer on trial. This week focuses on brother and sister teenage meth-heads, Beau and Monique Maestas of Nevada, who set out to take revenge on a duplicitous drug dealer. Armed with knives, they attacked the woman's two young daughters, killing one and leaving the other paralysed for life.
The Wood Royal Commission unleased an extraordinary investigation that swept through the NSW Police Force like a tsunami. For many, the stakes were life or death. Not everyone survived. The Inquisition by award-winning filmmakers Rachel Landers and Dylan Blowen brings together the major players in the Commission for the first time in 12 years.
A convicted murderer and a child sex offender are given a chance to prove their innocence. But will new DNA evidence prove to be their saviour or another false dawn?
After leading mass protests in Birmingham Alabama and his 'I have a dream' speech, Martin Luther King took on the causes of American withdrawal from South Vietnam and the plight of the poor in America's South. On 4 April 1968, he was shot dead by a mysterious white assassin, who escaped in a white Mustang car. James Earl Ray was imprisoned for life for the killing, but was he guilty?
This documentary is based on one man's confession to human rights crimes committed with the backing of the Mexican government in the Chiapas region. It's an account of the paramilitary activity during the ceasefire that has been in place since 1995 between the Mexican Government, and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Aileen Wuornos caught the American imagination in such a way that she was touted as the nation's first female serial killer. Wuornos shot seven men in cold blood across the highways of Florida in the span of just over a year. Never far from controversy Wuornos' execution after ten years on Death Row raised issues and concerns about the execution of potentially mentally ill prisoners.
A look at what life was like in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Romania during the 40 years of communist government.
In Iran, homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, stoning and even execution, but the attitude to transsexuals is a different story, as seen in Transsexual in Iran. Sex changes have been legal in Iran since the Ayatollah Khomeini passed a fatwa authorising them for "diagnosed transsexuals" 25 years ago. Today, Iran carries out more sex change operations than any other nation in the world except for Thailand, and the sex change is officially recognised on one's birth certificate.
Over a period of seventeen years, the beautiful city of Florence was the scene of seven horrific double murders of young couples. Under pressure to find the killer, the authorities charged Pietro Pacciani who died before his trial. Many believe that the case remains unsolved and that the murders had been carried out by a group of well-connected and seemingly respectable Florentine citizens.
Looks at the arid and isolated archipelago of Cape Verde where music is a central part of the life of the islanders, as it reflects the harsh past of the people and the current economic difficulties.
Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated on 31 October 31 1984 by her Sikh bodyguards as she walked in the garden of her New Delhi home. It appeared that her murder was an act of revenge for her orders to storm the Sikh's holiest shrine at Amristar in 1983. Six years later, on 21 May 21 1991 in Sriperumbudur, near Madras, her eldest son Rajiv was also assassinated by Khan separatists in a bomb explosion.
On 6 September 1966, seven minutes after taking his seat in the House of Assembly, South African Prime Minister Dr Henrick Verwoerd was assassinated by Demetrio Tsafendas, a Bible-quoting parliamentary messenger. Verwoerd had played a key role in constructing South Africa's Apartheid laws, but ironically the assassin claimed he was not doing enough for whites. It was the second attempt on Verwoerd's life.
On August 17 1988, en route for a military base in Northern Pakistan, Pakistan's pro-military strongman was brought down by a bomb in his Hercules transport plane, possibly in retaliation for helping the rebels fight the Russians in Afghanistan. Was a Russian agent in the aircraft minutes before he took off?
On November 4, 1995, as he was about to address a mass rally of his supporters celebrating the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Accord, one of Israel's greatest Prime Ministers was gunned down by a young Israeli opposed to his concept of Land for Peace. The trial revealed shortcomings in the Israeli President's security arrangements.
The residents of the low-lying Carteret Islands have the sad claim to be the planet's first climate change refugees; and Menorca: The Preserved Island - In 1993 UNESCO declared the Balearic island of Menorca a Biosphere Reserve thanks to its people's collective effort to preserve its unique environment.
On the morning of 10 June 10 1942, whilst driving his open-top Mercedes to his office, Hitler's effective deputy and architect of the Final Solution was blown to pieces by a bomb thrown by two Czechoslovakian agents parachuted in by the British Royal Air Force. Hitler exacted a terrible revenge on the village of Lidice.
The internet has become a new battleground in political conflict. This program asks how has computer hacking changed and developed? And how has it been utilised by organised crime?
On September 6th 1901, whilst opening an expedition, President McKinley was shot by Polish anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. McKinley's successor, 42-year-old Teddy Roosevelt, was sworn in within 12 hours. McKinley was the third US president to be assassinated. How did his killer get so close?
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