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Deadly Force Explore the series of official blunders that led to the disastrous 1985 MOVE Bombing in Philadelphia, and meet the victims of the horrific decision. Revisit the attempt to force Branch Davidians from their Waco, Texas and hear from anti-government activists why this has become a rallying point for their cause. Look at the issues behind lethal encounters to see why these incidents are becoming more common, and what is being done to prevent them in the future. Interviews with officials, lawmen and decision makers highlight factors that conspire to send a situation spiraling out of control, and what has been learned. Finally, get a first look at the new technologies being developed that can help stop dangerous suspects without killing them.

Espionage's Most Wanted: Top Ten Book of Malicius Moles, Blown Covers, and Intelligence Oddities by Tom E. Mahl -- Delivers facts and stories about cloak-and-dagger operations, dirty tricks, and the games that nations play Includes anecdotes about history's most renowned intelligence agencies, CIA, KGB, Britain's MI-6, and Israel's Mossad. America's first spymasters included Benjamin Franklin and John Jay. Otto von Bismarck's chief spy, Wilhelm Stieber, posed as an itinerant peddler and sold religious artifacts and pornography to enemy troops as a cover for collecting intelligence. During f the Cold War, the CIA helped popularize abstract expressionism by spending millions to promote the careers of artists such as Jackson Pollock. The East Germans once traded two captured West German agents for one dead East German agent. CIA officer E. Howard Hunt disrupted an intimate dinner between Mexican communists and a Soviet delegation by distributing invitations to the general public. 1980s - 1990s, the CIA employed psychics to "remotely view" places of interest in the Soviet Union. 500 spies, ingenious plots, bungled operations, and facts about the world history of espionage and intelligence . 50 lists include the top 10 intelligence agencies, master spies, traitors, spy gadgets, code-breaking coups, covert operations blunders, and dirty tricks.

City Confidential: Santa Monica An affair between two officers in the Santa Monica Police Department turns violent and leads to revelations that many members of the force were more interested in sex and money than they were in fighting crime.

Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work
by David A. Harris
Why racial profiling is ineffective. Harris draws on statistics to show profiling is not only morally and legally wrong, but ineffectual at preventing crime or apprehending criminals.

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David Koresh and the Branch Davidians

Attack at Waco The tragic assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Why did the Justice Department believe David Koresh was a menace? When did agents from Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms decide to use deadly force? Answers to these questions by taking apart the federal authorities' case and examining the timing, techniques, and tactics that led to the gruesome outcome. Interviews with officials and survivors and extensive footage much of it previously unreleased highlight the dramatic account of the disaster.

Aldrich Ames CIA agent pleaded guilty to espionage - 1994
CIA agent Harold Nicholson, the most senior agent ever accused of spying for Russia.

Theodore Kaczynski The Unabomber - 1996

Wen Ho Lee - Los Alamos spying - Dec. 12, 1999

Suge Knight, gangster cops and police cover-up

Cops and Confessions Chicago -- Substituting interrogation for thorough investigation, police in Chicago and Cook County have repeatedly closed murder cases with dubious confessions that imprison the innocent while killers go free. A veteran detective obtained a confession from a man who, records show, was in jail when the murder occurred. The gateway to a false confession is, in many cases, an illegal arrest, taking a person into custody on little or no evidence and subjecting him to high-pressure interrogation. Officers ignore laws set up to guard kids putting pressure to confess on the most vulnerable suspects. Police have repeatedly flouted the law while interrogating juveniles, disregarding decades old safeguards and building murder cases that later fall apart. Chicago Tribune

A homeless schizophrenic remanded for trying to break into a former girlfriend's home, died after being beaten up in his cell by prison officers.

As disturbing as the Diallo case was, an equally serious example of police brutality in Louisville, Kentucky, received less publicity. Desmond Rudolph, 18, was confronted by 2 police officers, Chris Horn and Paul Kinkade, as he was reportedly stealing a vehicle. The officers fired 22 times. 10 bullets pierced Rudolph's body, with 6 shots exploding in his head. Several months later, a criminal investigation cleared the policemen.

Fatal mistake -- In a outrageous example of police incompetence, narcotics unit of the Lebanon Tennessee Police Department, officers Kyle Shedran, 25, and Greg Day, 24, burst into the wrong home during a drug raid and killed an innocent 64-year-old African-American man.

Carrie's relatives win $3.75M -- Convicted -- Citing the "shocking" conduct of the Blanchester police chief, a federal court jury ordered the Clinton County village to pay $3.75 million to relatives of Carrie Culberson, a Blanchester woman missing since 1996 and presumed dead. Jurors faulted Richard Payton, then chief of Blanchester police, for halting a search for Ms. Culberson in a junkyard pond, despite indications her body might be there. Mr. Payton also failed to secure the scene, allowing someone to remove Ms. Culberson's remains, the jurors concluded. Debbie Culberson Mr. Payton, who has pleaded no contest to dereliction-of-duty charges, retired and moved to Florida and could not be reached.

Susan Nelles, RN a nurse at Toronto's Sick Children's Hospital, was accused of murdering four babies in 1981. Although there was no evidence to justify the charges, the Ontario Crown Attorney's Office pressed ahead. The charges were dropped, but Nelles' reputation and family had been severely effected. She spent four years seeking vindication and sued the Crown Attorney's Office for "malicious prosecution." Her case eventually went to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled that, under the Charter of Rights, Canadians can sue when a prosecutor "acts in fraud of his duties."

Man Arrested And Handcuffed For Having Messy Yard -- A day after the US Supreme Court ruled that police do not need a warrant to handcuff and arrest people for minor infractions, police arrested and cuffed a man for refusing to sign a citation for a messy yard.

Internal Affairs -- The internal affairs departments of police forces nationwide are bastions of secrets and suspicion. Investigating allegations of impropriety and crime among their fellow officers, yet few honest officers would deny that they perform a vital service. They are the reminder that no one is above the law, even those sworn to uphold it. Their decisions can ruin careers and lives, or they can choose not to pursue officers suspected of misconduct. Meet Cynthia White, a Chicago policewoman who turned in 12 other officers, and Marvin Hirsch, who represented officer Mike Dowd, accused of drug dealing. Charles Campisi, Chief of Internal Affairs for the NYPD, traces some of the landmark corruption cases that have shaken the force. It is a remarkable examination of the problems facing police officers today.

LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal by Randall Sullivan -- Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a highly decorated LAPD detective in 1997 called to investigate a cop-on-cop shooting, and discovered the officer killed was tied to Marion "Suge" Knight's gangsta-rap label, Death Row Records. Poole would realize a growing cadre of officers were allied with Death Row but and the Bloods street gang. He began to uncovered evidence "gangsta cops" may be involved in the murders of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Shrewd detective work pointed to crooked cops such as David Mack, who orchestrated the biggest bank heist in LA. Poole's investigation was stifled by a police chief wary of doing damage to a force sullied by the OJ trial, Rodney King beatings, and the Rampart corruption scandal -- which dozens of officers were implicated in a conspiracy of robbery, brutality, drug dealing, and false imprisonment.

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The Trial of the Police Officers in the Shooting Death of Amadou Diallo: A Headline Court Case

Double Deal: The Inside Story of Murder, Unbridled Corruption, and the Cop Who Was a Mobster by Sam Giancana -- An expos of organized crime and its unholy alliance with world leaders, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement, Double Deal is a forty-year saga told with unflinching honesty by mob insider and former chief of police Michael Corbitt. Growing up poor and angry, Michael Corbitt fought his way up the ranks of greasers and street gangs until he attracted the attention of Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana, who placed him on the Willow Springs, Illinois, police force.

Framed (A&E American Justice)
Clarence Brandley, an African- American janitor was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1980 murder of Cheryl Ferguson, 16, a student at the school where Brandley worked. From the moment her body was discovered, the prosecution targeted Brandley.

American Justice: Cops on Trial

One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police, and the Ipperwash Crisis
by Peter Edwards -- September 4, 1995, Stoney Point Natives entered Ipperwash Provincial Park, near Sarnia, Ontario, and began a peaceful protest aimed at reclaiming a traditional burial ground. Within 72 hours, protestor Anthony (Dudley) George, was shot dead, by an OPP officer wielding a submachine gun. Now, after 7 years of research, investigative journalist Peter Edwards examines the circumstances surrounding George's death and asks a number of tough questions - bringing the case right up to the present.

City Confidential - New Orleans: Betrayal In The Big Easy -- Rich with history and culture, New Orleans captivates visitors with its laid-back aura. But there is a seamy underside of the Big Easy. Kim Groves, a 32-year-old mother was killed because she dared speak out against the police. At the center is Len Davis, a corrupt officer reaping huge profits from cocaine busts. When Groves saw Davis pistol-whipping a teenager she took action, filing a brutality charge against the officer. It would cost her her life. While wire-tapping a cocaine dealer's phone, the FBI overheard Davis order a hit on Kim. After the murder, Davis and his accomplice were caught on tape joking about it.

Cops Or Criminals New Orleans has a reputation for one of the most corrupt police departments in the US. The FBI recently reported that the NOPD. was "out of control" and the Department of Justice made secret plans to step in and take over law enforcement in the city. But appointment of a new mayor persuaded the Justice Department to hold off. Two former officers awaiting the death sentence for murder and profiles of the men working to transform the department. In interviews, Mayor Marc Morial details his plan to clean up the department, while admitting that the long legacy of corruption will be hard to overcome. This is the incredible tale of a city held captive by men whose job it is "to protect and serve."

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