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Sundays 10:00 PM on ABC (US)
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Crime, Drama

DESCRIPTION

An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.

Season 1

Aired 2 years ago - May 14, 2015

The criminal case comes to a shocking close for all those involved as we see each life forever altered by this incident. Charged with emotions and unexpected twists, certain journeys will end while others begin.

Aired 2 years ago - May 07, 2015

Revelations from Aubry's recent statements have far-reaching implications as new and damaging allegations against Matt Skokie's role in the incident come to light. This setback is finally one that from which Barb will be unable to recover, leaving Russ to pick up the fight. Carter is handed a new lease on life while Hector's prospects turn for the worst after Aubry's account renders his testimony regarding Carter and the murder weapon inconsequential. Hector's immediately deported and turned over to the Mexican authorities. Elsewhere, though Alonzo struggles to find character witnesses for Tony's upcoming hearing, his family unifies. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Apr 30, 2015

Following the march in support of Carter that erupted in violence, Aliyah and her lawyer use the turn in public opinion to leave the court no choice but to move up Carter's preliminary examination date. Emotions felt by the families on both sides of the case come to a head when Aubry's mother, Ruth, sets up a meeting with Aliyah. Meanwhile, Russ continues to work on Matt and Gwen's house as a means to fill a void created by his regretful decision to abandon his family years previously. Desperate to do everything he can for a now fearful Tony in juvenile detention, Alonzo turns to an unlikely source for help. After Aubry receives news from Carter, she is left feeling emotionally distraught. She makes the decision to completely change the course of the case by going on record with an incendiary statement. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Apr 23, 2015

As news of Aliyah's organized march for Carter's cause spreads, tensions and emotions within the community rise. The city tries to stifle the demonstration and the DA attempts to offer Carter a plea deal. Demonized and the target of violent threats, Barb refuses to back down and desperately rallies her own group of supporters to attend the march. Once again placed in juvenile detention, Tony could be charged as an adult. Alonzo urges him to testify against Carter to gain some leniency. Hector reconnects with his girlfriend and promises to turn his life around for her and their daughter. Unemployed and out of options, Russ turns to Mark for help in allowing him to move into Matt and Gwen's house. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Apr 16, 2015

Tony's arrested again and sent back to juvenile detention after an incriminating video surfaces. Meanwhile, Aubry is asked to testify against Carter, who's in solitary confinement, in order to stay out of jail; Mark's fiancée, Richelle, has an awkward first meeting with Barb; and Aliyah plans a peaceful demonstration to support her brother when the prosecution isn't interested in new evidence that could help him. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Apr 09, 2015

Barb turns to the media to draw attention to her son's case after Carter and Aubry are apprehended following their failed attempt to leave the country. Meanwhile, Tony goes to extremes to find out who attacked his sister; Aliyah worries about her brother's predicament now that he's back in jail; and Hector is pressured to testify by Palmer and Soderbergh. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Apr 02, 2015

Carter and Aubry are reunited after his release, but she convinces him to make a run for Canada to keep him from facing trial and a possibility of the death penalty. Meanwhile, Mark tells Barb about his fiancée after Matt's funeral in Oakland; and Alonzo tries to repair his relationship with Tony.

Aired 2 years ago - Mar 26, 2015

Russ and Barb's youngest son, Mark, comes to Modesto to support his estranged parents as emotions run high when new information allows Carter's defense team to be granted a bail hearing. Meanwhile, Aliyah wants her brother to stay away from Aubry; and Tony gets out of juvenile hall on a probationary release into Alonzo's care.

Recap of American Crime Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 1
All right, Roger. Call me if you need anything.
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Well, tell me what you don't like about it.
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And Tom and Eve, they're completely...
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You look different. Get a haircut?
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If she can breathe on her own,
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Their case is getting weaker. They don't have the gun.
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- She's not a whore! - She's a drug addict.
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♪ and you are gone ♪
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tight when you get back on the outside.
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Huh. Yeah, I mean, you go out to dinner with her?
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Yeah, well, at least through the trial.
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Not for nothing.
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and we're getting a bail hearing.
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Do you remember that card store they opened
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I love you.
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So, you know, I'm working away. I'm working away.
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She goes, "oh, honey, don't you worry.
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I'm not looking for no trouble.
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that we've ruled them out as suspects.
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He still could have raped Gwen. He could have used a condom.
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This is... I feel like I'm in some village in China.
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What the hell is he talking about...
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At least I can admit it.
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If you really want to talk about truth and lies, Barb,
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and I'm not about to sit around and fight with you all
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I had a house full... a house full of things, just things.
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Debt is slavery. Credit is slavery.
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When I gave myself to our true god...
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with classic lines and your true colors.
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He'd never had a chance at a real...
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about this cold woman in her blue dress.
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"Sellable" is a reach, Your Honor.
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Therefore, I am setting bail at $1 million
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Mom!
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You're working so hard, sweetheart.
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How could you invade her privacy?! How could you do that?!
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Guard! Help!
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This is about every black man who cannot get justice.
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It's a condition.
Aired 2 years ago - Mar 19, 2015

Nearly a month after the arraignment of the accused, the emotional complications of all involved continue to deepen.

Aired 2 years ago - Mar 12, 2015

Thirty-six hours have passed and reality is starting to sink in for all sides. Barb and Russ must come face-to-face with the suspects, Carter and Aubry, for the first time at the arraignment hearing. For Aubry and Carter, the hearing is their first opportunity to see one another since being arrested. Elsewhere, Tony finds himself terrified and alone as he gets placed into juvenile detention. The gravity of the situation weighs heavy on his father, Alonzo. Hector's legal troubles are compounded when the investigators discover an existing warrant for his arrest in Mexico. With more unsettling facts being uncovered about Matt and Gwen, relations between Barb and Russ, and Tom and Eve grow increasingly strained as they disagree on where Matt's body should be buried. MORE -LESS

Aired 2 years ago - Mar 05, 2015

After a young couple is attacked in their home, the case sends shock waves into the community, stirring up tensions across racial lines.