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Roee Messinger, Esaw Snipes Garner, Anthony Altieri, Passion River Films
Description: "American Trial: The Eric Garner Story is an unprecedented film event, an unscripted courtroom drama that presents the trial that never happened against the NYPD Officer who was videotaped choking Eric Garner to death in 2014. American Trial employs real-life prosecutors and defense attorneys to conduct a totally unscripted mock trial using real-life evidence, witnesses (including Esaw Snipes-Garner, Eric's widow), expert testimony and rules of criminal procedure; the only actor in the film is the man who plays the defendant, Officer Daniel Pantaleo. In American Trial: The Eric Garner Story, the audience is the jury and viewers decide whether Pantaleo should be found guilty or not - a verdict the Garner family never had the chance to hear"--back cover.This hybrid fiction-documentary engaged the services of two actual legal teams to create a rigorous, legally based fictional, yet unscripted, trial that never happened for one of the nation's most disturbing tragedies.
Call Number: 345.73 Ame
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Passion River Films
Description: War criminals to the world, but heroes in their country. Men who defended the Serb nation and fought in the paramilitary group called the Arkan's Tigers never believed they did anything wrong. Here is their story.
Call Number: 949.7024 Ark
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Ryan White, Jessica Hargrave, Siti Aisyah, Th� Hương Đoàn, Blake Neely
Description: The audacious murder of Kim Jong-un's brother in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. Assassins goes beyond the headlines to question every angle of this case, from human trafficking to geopolitical espionage to the secretive dynamics of the North Korean dynasty.
Call Number: 951.93052 Ass
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Mikita Brottman
Description: The story of Brian Bechtold, who killed his parents in 1992 at the age of twenty-two. Mikita Brottman takes us into the life of a murderer after his conviction--when most stories end but the defendant's life goes on.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2021
Sarah Berman
Description: Sex trafficking. Forced labor. Gaslighting. Berman explores the shocking practices of NXIVM, a cult run by Keith Raniere and many enablers. She details its rise as a personal development company, its ability to evade prosecution for decades, and the investigation that finally revealed its dark secrets to the world.-- adapted from back cover
Call Number: 366 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Ted Maher, Bill Hayes, Jennifer Thomas
Description: An ex-Green Beret working as a nurse to a Lebanese international banking mogul describes how a series of bizarre circumstances led to his wrongful conviction for murdering his employer in his secured residence in 1999.
Call Number: 364.1523 Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Jill Leovy, Rebecca Lowman, Inc Books on Tape, Random House Audio Publishing
Description: Discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in Los Angeles each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursued justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.--Publisher's description.
Call Number: 364.1523 Leo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2021
John Glatt
Description: John Glatt tells the true story of Thomas Gilbert Jr., the disturbed young man accused of murdering his father, a Manhattan millionaire and hedge fund founder. Thomas Gilbert Jr. led a charmed life. The son of a wealthy hedge fund manager and a financier, he grew up surrounded by a loving family and all the luxury an Upper East Side childhood could provide. He was strikingly handsome, moving with ease through glittering social circles and following in his father's footsteps to Princeton. His friends saw him as a leader; his parents adored him. But Tommy always felt different, and the cracks in his façade began to show. What started as quiet exhaustion turned into warning signs of OCD, increasing paranoia, and an indescribable, inexplicable hatred of his father. As his parents begged him to seek psychiatric help, Tommy pushed back by self-medicating with drugs and escalating violence. When a fire destroyed his recently-estranged best friend's Hamptons home, Tommy was the prime suspect--but he was never charged. Months later, he arrived at his parents' apartment, calmly asked his mother to leave, and shot his father point-blank in the head. John Glatt takes an in-depth look at the devastating crime that rocked Manhattan's upper class, constructing the agonizing spiral of mental illness that led Thomas Gilbert Jr. to the ultimate unspeakable act.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2021
Ginger Gail Strand
Description: Looks at the correlation between the construction of the Interstate Highway system and the rise in the national murder rate, highlighting specific killers and how the highway system changed America.
Call Number: 364.1523 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, Jake Abraham, Jameka Autry, Keiko Deguchi
Description: Recounts the dramatic story of the April 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon through the experiences of individuals whose lives were affected. Ranging from the events of the day to the death-penalty sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the film features surveillance footage, news clips, home movies and exclusive interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe.
Call Number: 363.325 Mar
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Jerry Mitchell
Description: Mitchell takes readers on the twisting road that led to the reopening of four of the most infamous killings from the days of the civil rights movement. His work played a central role in bringing killers to justice for the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham and the June 21, 1964 murder of three civil rights workers by more than twenty Klansmen. Mitchell reveals how he unearthed secret documents, found long-lost suspects and witnesses, and built up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 364.1523 Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Gail Buckland, Harold Evans
Call Number: 779.9364 Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Dean Jobb
Description: "Framed around one salacious trial in 1891 London, a fascinating and vividly told true-crime narrative about the hunt for one of the first known serial killers, whose poisoning spree in the US, Canada, and England coincided with the birth of forensic science as well as the public's growing appetite for crime fiction such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.15232 Job
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2021
Sam Kean
Description: Science is a force for good in the world--at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn't everything, it's the only thing--no matter the cost. Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 174.95 Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2021
Idanna Pucci
Description: "In 1895, an Italian seamstress in New York was accused of killing the man who had raped her, promised to marry her, and was about to abandon her. Following a sensational trial conducted in a language she could not understand, Maria Barbella, at the age of twenty-two, became the first woman sentenced to die in the newly invented electric chair. Idanna Pucci tells this story with immediacy, passion and authority that no other author could have mustered, since Pucci is the great-granddaughter of Cora Slocomb, the American-born Italian aristocrat whose ingenious advocacy saved Maria's life. The result is not only a crime story with all the fury and pathos of classic opera, but a perceptive study of an earlier generation's attitudes toward immigrants, capital punishment, and a woman's right to reject the role of victim"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.152 Puc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Joel Sandvos, Janey Shugart, Vision Video (Firm), Goat Rock Films, Dreamscape Media
Description: The story of Mien and other young girls who have been victimized in the unspeakably dark world of child sex slavery is told in this documentary.
Call Number: 306.745 Pin
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Maggie Nelson
Call Number: 362.88 Nel 2016
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Alex Tresniowski, David Sadzin
Description: In the tranquil seaside town of Asbury Park, New Jersey, ten-year-old schoolgirl Marie Smith is brutally murdered. Small-town officials, unable to find the culprit, call upon the young manager of a New York detective agency for help. It is the detective's first murder case, and now, the specifics of the investigation and daring sting operation that caught the killer is captured in all its rich detail for the first time. Occurring exactly halfway between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the formal beginning of the civil rights movement in 1954, the brutal murder and its highly-covered investigation sits at the historic intersection of sweeping national forces, religious extremism, class struggle, the infancy of criminal forensics, and America's Jim Crow racial violence. History and true crime collide in this sensational murder mystery featuring characters as complex and colorful as those found in the best psychological thrillers.
Call Number: 364.1523 Tre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Carolyn Cox
Description: ""The Snatch Racket" will take the reader behind the scenes of gripping kidnapping crimes that terrified the American public in the 1930s"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.154 Cox
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Emma Copley Eisenberg
Description: "In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived; they traveled with a third woman however, who lived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders," though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. With the passage of time, as the truth seemed to slip away, the investigation itself caused its own traumas--turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming a fear of the violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. Emma Copley Eisenberg spent years living in Pocahontas and re-investigating these brutal acts. Using the past and the present, she shows how this mysterious act of violence has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and the stories they tell about themselves."--Jacket flap.
Call Number: 364.1523 Eis
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
James Patterson, Andrew Bourelle, Max DiLallo
Description: A woman begins to suspect that her husband isn't actually who he says he is, and a teenager has her life upended during the hunt for a missing girl, in two true-crime stories.
Call Number: 364.1523 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Robert W. Fieseler
Description: Fieseler chronicles the event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates a portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 364.1523 Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Maureen Orth
Call Number: 364.1523 Ort
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Philip Gourevitch
Call Number: 967.571 Gou
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
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American Trial : The Eric Garner Story.
Roee Messinger, Esaw Snipes Garner, Anthony Altieri, Passion River Films
345.73 Ame
The Case Of The Murderous Dr. Cream : The Hunt For A Victorian Era Serial Killer
Dean Jobb
364.15232 Job
Arkan's Legacy [DVD] : The Serbian Mafia
Passion River Films
949.7024 Ark
The Icepick Surgeon : Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, And Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated In The Name Of Science
Sam Kean
174.95 Kea
Assassins
Ryan White, Jessica Hargrave, Siti Aisyah, Th� Hương Đoàn, Blake Neely
951.93052 Ass
The Lady Of Sing Sing : An American Countess, An Italian Immigrant, And Their Epic Battle For Justice In New York's Gilded Age
Idanna Pucci
364.152 Puc
Couple Found Slain : After A Family Murder
Mikita Brottman
364.1523 Bro
The Pink Room
Joel Sandvos, Janey Shugart, Vision Video (Firm), Goat Rock Films, Dreamscape Media
306.745 Pin
Don't Call It A Cult : The Shocking Story Of Keith Raniere And The Women Of Nxivm
Sarah Berman
366 Ber
The Red Parts : Autobiography Of A Trial
Maggie Nelson
362.88 Nel 2016
Framed In Monte Carlo : How I Was Wrongfully Convicted For A Billionaire's Fiery Death
Ted Maher, Bill Hayes, Jennifer Thomas
364.1523 Mah
The Rope : A True Story Of Murder, Heroism, And The Dawn Of The Naacp
Alex Tresniowski, David Sadzin
364.1523 Tre
Ghettoside A True Story Of Murder In America
Jill Leovy, Rebecca Lowman, Inc Books on Tape, Random House Audio Publishing
364.1523 Leo
The Snatch Racket : The Kidnapping Epidemic That Terrorized 1930s America
Carolyn Cox
364.154 Cox
Golden Boy : A Murder Among The Manhattan Elite
John Glatt
364.1523 Gla
The Third Rainbow Girl : The Long Life Of A Double Murder In Appalachia
Emma Copley Eisenberg
364.1523 Eis
Killer On The Road : Violence And The American Interstate
Ginger Gail Strand
364.1523 Str
Till Murder Do Us Part : True-crime Thrillers
James Patterson, Andrew Bourelle, Max DiLallo
364.1523 Par
Marathon The Patriots Day Bombing
Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, Jake Abraham, Jameka Autry, Keiko Deguchi
363.325 Mar
Tinderbox : The Untold Story Of The Up Stairs Lounge Fire And The Rise Of Gay Liberation
Robert W. Fieseler
364.1523 Fie
Race Against Time : A Reporter Reopens The Unsolved Murder Cases Of The Civil Rights Era
Jerry Mitchell
364.1523 Mit
Vulgar Favors : Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, And The Largest Manhunt In U.s. History
Maureen Orth
364.1523 Ort
Shots In The Dark : True Crime Pictures
Gail Buckland, Harold Evans
779.9364 Buc
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families : Stories From Rwanda
Philip Gourevitch
967.571 Gou