American Justice is a Documentary programme and has been classified a PG certificate.
Against a backdrop of social unrest across America, cameras follow prosecutors and cops in Jacksonville, the 'murder capital' of Florida. Arriving at the scene of a mass shooting, homicide detectives find three gunmen have fired more than fifty rounds at a group of ten people. Despite numerous witnesses, nobody will talk to the police for fear of retribution. This tension is mirrored in the courtroom at the trial of Lenard Anderson, who is accused of shooting another black man. Prosecutor Alan Mizrahi battles with the attitude that 'snitches get stitches' and nobody talks to the police. Despite there being more than 300 possible witnesses, it has taken years to persuade anyone to testify in court. Then relations between the black community and law enforcement take a turn for the worse when Vernell Bing, a 22-year-old black man, is fatally shot by a police officer. Jacksonville's streets start to fill with protesters.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
Classification: PG Certificate
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