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The thin blue line is a documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officers murder in Dallas Texas The Thin Blue Line is a phrase that refers to the idea that police officers in there blue uniforms are the only barrier between brutal anarchy and civilized society Briefly a drifter ran out of gas and was picked up by a 16-year-old runaway Later that night they drank some beer smoked some marijuana and went to the movies Then their stories diverged Adams claimed that he left for his motel where he was staying with his brother and went to sleep Harris however said that they were stopped by police late that night and Adams suddenly shot the officer approaching their car The film shows the audience the evidence gathered by the police who were under extreme pressure to clear the case It strongly makes a point that the circumstantial evidence was very flimsy In fact it becomes apparent that Harris was a much more likely suspect and was in the middle of a crime spree eventually ending up on Death Row himself for the later commission of other crimes Dead man walking is a drama based on a true story which explores the issue of capital punishment Sister Helen Prejean is a nun and teacher living in rural Louisiana One day she receives a letter from Matthew Poncelet who is scheduled to be executed soon for the rape and murder of two teenagers After meeting Matthew Sister Helen agrees to serve as spiritual counselor and see what she can do to stay the execution However Matthews claims of innocence seem shaky at best and its clear hes a reprehensible amoral racist When it becomes obvious that Matthews sentence will be carried out Sister Helen offers what comfort she can to Matthew but also tries to guide him to an open admission of
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