The First 48 14 Seasons 2011

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27. Brother's Blood/Trapped TV-14 CC

Two men are found shot in a motel room in Charlotte, NC. Detective Terry Brandon and his team catch the alleged gunmen quickly, only to discover that their investigation is just beginning. Then in Miami, Detectives TC Cepero and Fabio Sanchez respond to an apparent suicide. But an examination of the body leads them to suspect foul play.

Starring:
Dave Abbott, Terry Brandon
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
March 3, 2011

Brother's Blood/Trapped

Season 11

Product Details

Genres Reality TV, Mystery
Starring Dave Abbott, Terry Brandon
Supporting actors T.C. Cepero, Tim Gallagher, Rod Golding, Bo McSwain, Bryan Miller, Tim Purdy, Fabio Sanchez, Rudy Stevenson, Altarr Williams
Season year 2011
Network A&E Television Networks
Producers Scott Mislan, Ivy Shyu

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Love this show can watch this all day if it were possible.
Jonathan R.
Its a real life kind of show following detectives through the process of solving crimes.
Robert
All the stories are very interesting and keep you on edge.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeffery Mingo on September 21, 2011
A Miami woman visits her storage space and a male jumps out of the car and kills her. It sure seemed like it was for no reason whatsoever.
The woman was a mother of 4 who lost her house and job. When her family pleaded on TV that the community helped, I was getting teary-eyed. One relative was crying so hard, she had to be taken out of the press conference.
At first, the suspect and his peer admit to several robberies, but say nothing of the murder. This reminded me of "In Cold Blood" where one criminal just assumed he was in for passing bad checks and then gets the surprise that he's suspected of murder.
When the police confront one suspect here, he asks to speak to his girlfriend. He wanted to know if he could just argue that the guy on video was too blurry to be him. Instead of gullibly sticking by her man, the girlfriend said, "You know I have 5 kids myself," meaning, she sympathized with the victim, not her man.
The cop asks the suspect if he got anything out of the victim's purse and he replied no. The cop then explained that the victim was a mother of 4 who lost her job and home. The suspect bursts into tears. This reminded me of the final "Star Wars" prequel when the Emperor tells Darth Vader that he killed Nathalie Portman.
The suspect claimed that he shot involuntarily as the decedent pulled back and his trigger finger slipped. This case may be a good example of teaching folk about second-degree murder laws.
It just upsets me that real-life people went through this. The decendent may remind many (of us Black) viewers of their mothers, aunts, older female cousins, etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dwall on September 27, 2013
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Don't start watching unless you have nothing to do for the next several hours - you can't watch just one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shellyboo on March 15, 2014
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One of the reasons we got prime was to watch this show after cutting the cable cord. Well, we just tried to catch up on some more and it seems they are no longer Prime. Poof, gone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Penelope Penworthy on November 28, 2013
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I've been a fan of police/crime dramas for over 50 years. First 48 is as close as you can get to actually riding along in person with police detectives from many cities in the country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LORRAINE on November 26, 2013
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Meets my need tremendously, I no longer have cable in which I always watched this show. Thank you so much!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Regina Valdez on November 16, 2013
I will admit there is a part of me that is a bit embarrassed about being completely addicted to this show. It's easily judged by others as 'trash tv.' But it's not. I prefer to call it 'cinema verite' : ) it's true life, and to me each show is like a mini-documentary. A document of the people's lives, the investigators' lives, and how maligned individuals can become, in our society in particular. Over the years I've watched this show with a black and white view: bad guy, good guy. And on the surface, that's true. It's incredibly how little life is valued. Someone killed over $20?! Outrageous. But after watching enough of these shows, I've come to see that the tragedy is simply of these peoples' lives. The criminals, I mean. They are lost. They kill someone, cause tremendous suffering for those left behind, and can't comprehend it, because they don't know what it is to love or to value people or life. I'm amazed that these detectives can be called any time, night or day, and face such horrific stories. I would be very bitter and I think depressed to have this responsibility. It is huge. But thank goodness there are those who are called to carry out this work. I say, if you can drop intellectual snobbery, you'll see a great deal of meaning behind these shows.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffery Mingo on September 13, 2011
Wow! Just wow! I was expecting just some episode that would go in one ear and right out the other as a viewer. However, this episode shocked and resonated with me for many reasons. Before watching this episode, I saw another one where the crimes weren't solved until weeks later, far outside "the first 48 hours." Here, they solve both cases within 10 hours, but don't let that downplay the episode's significance.

This episode had the Black storyline and the rainbow flag one. Usually, I'd say the two storylines in the series are of equal length. The Black one was shorter this time. A man is knifed to death. His girlfriend refused to say whether or not her biological sibling was involved, but he wasn't. Talk about red herrings! However, the killer was a man who got beat up, went to his home, grabbed a knife, and stabbed the guy. Some may sympathize with him, but he had the time to call the police or let things go after he was in a safe space. In criminal law classes, they say it only takes a second to develop the mindset for murder. This storyline could be shown in criminal law courses. My family may choke me for admitting this: but my great-grandfather died when he and a policeman shot at each other. If my great-grandfather had just let things go and listened to his wife, he would have lived a long, full life. However, some men, and I purposely gender that, end up dying trying to "settle scores." Unfortunately, men may easily become these rebels without a cause and they end up paying with their lives for their stupid pride. One brothaman is dead and another will spend years in prison all for some mess that should have never escalated to that point from jump.
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