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American Justice: The Boy Who Saw Too Much DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2002
An 8-year-old boy who witnessed a murder is killed to prevent his testimony, sparking charges that authorities should have provided him with witness protection.

The War on Drugs has claimed many innocent bystanders, and perhaps no case illustrates this as plainly as that of Leroy "BJ" Brown, Jr.

Though he was killed by a dealer trying to beat a murder rap, there are some who feel his death is at least partly the responsibility of lax law enforcement.

BJ grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a run-down city with a massive drug problem. At 7, he became a key witness in a case against drug dealer Russell Peeler, who was charged with killing BJ's mom's fiance, Rudy Snead.

AMERICAN JUSTICE® investigates why BJ and his mother did not receive witness protection, despite the obvious danger they were in.

Through interviews with key figures in the case, THE BOY WHO SAW TOO MUCH details the chain of events that led to Peeler's brother bursting into their apartment and killing the boy and his mother.

His life was exchanged for a handful of crack cocaine, and his death led many to wonder why the authorities apparently chose to protect the criminals, and not the bystanders who witnessed their crimes.

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