Jan 16, 2015 | 46:38The Fifth Estate Atif Rafay Full Interview Video
The Fifth Estate Atif Rafay Full Interview Jan 16, 2015 | 46:38Atif Rafay has been in prison for half his life serving 3 consecutive life sentences for the murder of his parents and sister in 1994. If his last chance appeal applying new Supreme Court of Canada rules to his Mr. Big sting fails, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Rafay has devoted himself to education, participating in prison university courses and teaching other inmates. One of his academic essays, “On the Margins of Freedom” was published in The Walrus in 2011. Unlike his high school friend Sebastian Burns, Rafay has kept a low profile with no known infractions while in detention. He spoke to the fifth estate’s Bob McKeown in late 2014 from inside the Monroe Correctional complex, his first media interview since his conviction in 2004. Their conversation touches on everything from Ivy League education, to his U.S. trial and his Mr. Big sting.
Jan 15, 2015 | 40:49The Fifth Estate Someone Got Away With Murder Video
The Fifth Estate Someone Got Away With Murder Jan 15, 2015 | 40:49Someone Got Away With Murder is the story of Andy Rose - tried and convicted twice for a double murder. The problem all along was that Andy Rose didn't commit the murders. Linden MacIntyre uncovers the story of a relentless police investigation, spanning more than a decade, that snared the wrong man and, to this day, leaves a terrible crime unsolved.
Jan 15, 2015 | 26:26The Fifth Estate The One That Got Away Video
The Fifth Estate The One That Got Away Jan 15, 2015 | 26:26In 1994 the RCMP investigated a double murder. Edmonton's Jason Dix was their prime suspect. Investigators lied and bullied Dix to get evidence. They even interrogated his four-year-old son. They still came up empty. After all that, Dix began to make comments that propelled his situation from awful to unbelievable. He started talking like a seasoned murderer and the RCMP believed him. As a result the Mounties launched the most expensive and elaborate operations in history. They even went as far as to stage a fake murder. Their purpose was to trick Dix into showing his hand.
Jan 9, 2015 | 45:12The Fifth Estate Putin's Long Shadow VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate Putin's Long Shadow Jan 9, 2015 | 45:12A joint investigation by the fifth estate and PBS Frontline probes Russian leader Vladimir Putin: allegations of criminal activity and corruption, with a secret personal fortune said to be in the billions. Gillian Findlay reports on the dark side of one of the most powerful men in the world.
Nov 20, 2014 | 4:10The Fifth Estate Why some police reject The Reid Technique Video
The Fifth Estate Why some police reject The Reid Technique Nov 20, 2014 | 4:10The Reid Technique may be the most widely used police interviewing method, but it’s not the only one. The PEACE method was created in 1992 in England as a more scientific and ethical approach to interviewing after several high-profile wrongful convictions. It is now used in Norway and New Zealand. In Canada, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary adopted the PEACE technique in 2009 when the Lamer inquiry cited interviewing techniques as contributing to three wrongful convictions in three homicides.
Nov 18, 2014 | 30:44The Fifth Estate Hitman Video
The Fifth Estate Hitman Nov 18, 2014 | 30:44In 1982, the fifth estate’s Hana Gartner sat down with one of Montreal’s most notorious hitmen Donald Lavoie , to discuss how he got away with murder - and how he became a police informer.
Nov 10, 2014 | 18:00The Fifth Estate Mail Order Bride Video
The Fifth Estate Mail Order Bride Nov 10, 2014 | 18:00In this 1984 report Bob McKeown reports on a growing number of Canadian men who are choosing their marriage partner from a catalogue. The piece focuses on the story of Korean Yune Heue and Calgarian Ken Penny. Penny first saw Yune Heue in a catalogue entitled 'Lotus Blossoms,' one of many introduction magazines that matched Asian women with North American men. Heue travels to Calgary to meet her future husband. McKeown interviews proprietors of several introduction agencies to learn what motivates both potential brides and North American men to use mail order bride services.