Canal Street (2018) Movie Script


- And we have a choice.
Are we going to allow the
system to perpetuate a lie,
or are we going
to get educated--
- Trayvon Martin case and all
these big high-profile cases--
- And you believe the jails
are filled
with people that do nothing.
You think everybody's
- Two young men who had
bright, promising futures.
- Kholi Styles,
Brian Sudermill.
- So where do we stand when it
comes to privilege in America?
- We are so marginalized
as a people.
- There are people dying in
my neighborhood every day.
- Find your place of truth.
- ...criminalized, they are
sometimes victimized,
almost in--
- Other minorities do not get
the news coverage.
- I want to open the phones.
Let's talk this out.
I'm calling for comp.
- 107.5 WGCI, you are live
with Kendra G.
- Call us right now,
"Rickey Smiley Morning Show."
- What's up? It's Angela Yee,
and we are back
on "The Breakfast Club."
- So what is it we're really
talking about, race, prejudice?
- The fact that we're talking
about race
is indicative of the prejudice
by inheritance.
- The prison system is really
one of the biggest businesses
in America today.
- All right,
black lives matter, yes.
Latino lives matter too.
Asian lives matter.
Indian lives matter.
Muslim lives matter.
- So everything's got to be
about race all the time
'cause it sells the news.
It sells
to the community leaders.
- Stereotypes are real.
- Yeah, they are.
- For a reason.
- They're not made up out
of thin air.
- Everyone, of course,
has strong opinions
on one side or the other,
but if we're gonna really
grow as a community,
as a society, we need to start
listening to all perspectives.
You want to go downtown...
- Compared to a Caucasian
you always have to prove
if you're there.
They never want
to believe you on face value.
- Oh, you supposed
to be innocent
until you're proven guilty, but
apparently that ain't the case.
- We can't just talk
about race. We can't just
talk about prejudice.
- Well, you have the story
that the mainstream media's
gonna say anyway.
- And I think the cops have
a right to be suspicious.
I get it. I get it.
- Attorney Jackie Styles.
I'm his attorney.
- Murderer!
- I don't trust them.
I ain't pulling over for no cop
unless there's witnesses.
- We have another opportunity
to hype up
a black and white dispute and
make the black kid look bad.
- Whether you're black
or white,
whether you're Christian
or Muslim,
we are all one big family.
- Chicago, the whole world is
watching us right now.

- Truth be told,
I'm having a foul week
I'm prayin' for a miracle
now, Canal Street
I can't move,
I can't move
Freeze, rich boy!
Ah, he's so scared.
Yo, you got all that money now,
you got to show
some love, brother.
- Yo, man, get in.
- You can't be playing
like that, Joe. Is that loaded?
- Yeah, it's loaded, man.
Get in.
- What's up, man?
- You were scared, weren't you?
- He was shaking in his boots.
- Yo, so I guess today
your last day off.
- Yeah, unless my dad
change his mind.
- Hey, man, you really leaving
to go for the higher life, bro.
Like, get a good look at what
you leaving behind, man.
- Talk to him, man. Look at it.
See it?
- What am I missing?
- Everything.
- Come on, G.
We got to go to class, man.
- Okay, man, relax.
Another one, man?
- Relax, everybody.
Frank, please.
- Why you got two phones
and no minutes, G?
- One for my girls and one
for Frank's mom.
- Come on, hurry up.
- Okay.
- Hurry up.
- You are an interesting
brother, Mr. Styles.
I'm told a lot of good
confident, outspoken,
- All lies. I'm terrible.
Confident but not cocky,
I like that,
but my question to you is,
does Jackie Styles
know when to get mean?
- If by mean you mean tough,
my record shows I do.
- Okay, no worries then,
tough guy.
How's a salary of 120,000
per year
plus a 50,000
signing bonus sound?
- 250 plus 50.
Oh, he is tough, okay.
Okay, well, then I guess we'll
just have to settle on 100.
- 120 plus 50 it is.
- 120 plus 50 it is,
and welcome to the team.
- Hi, I'm A.J. Canton.
For seven years
I've served the county
as an assistant
state's attorney.
I've put countless
criminals behind bars
and helped clean up
our streets,
but now I need your help
with my next challenge:
cleaning up the mayor's office.
It's time to set
those old politics aside
and give this city
the fresh start it deserves.
This fall vote Canton.
Thank you.
- And cut. All right, good.
Wrap for lunch.
- So? Talk to me.
- A little antiquated,
don't you think?
- No, no, no, simple and
to the point, no flash.
We just run it a million times.
People will see
that I'm genuine.
- Sure, works for me.
If you have a moment,
Mr. Abernathy from the
city council is holding on two.
- Not a problem,
but do me a favor.
Transfer that call to my cell.
It's about that time.
Got to get my first-time
Barack on.
- Today we're gonna be
continuing the conversation,
except this time
about the, uh--the genotype.
Now, what's fascinating
about genetics is what...
- Yo, you need us
to help you out tonight?
- Nah, man, it's straight.
I'm pretty much done
with all the boxes.
We ain't got as much
as he is anyway.
- Good, 'cause I wasn't trying
to help you out anyway.
Look, man, I don't know why
you just don't stay here, bro.
Grab a spot.
Find a easy.
- Tell that to my pops.
- Brown eyes.
Does anybody here
have brown eyes?
Can anybody--anybody--
- Just as long as you're there
on time.
Well, I'm having dinner
ready by 6:00.
Just be home by then, okay?
Bye, boy.
- Kholi?
- Yeah, boy got me
fried chicken.
- Oh, the weather's definitely
changing, brother.
Outside of the Starbucks
and the pools
just popping up all over
the place,
this community has definitely
benefitted from you.
- Well, we've done enough
to tear it down.
May as well just
build it right back up.
- Obviously that is very true,
but we sure got much more
to do though.
Now, when you coming
back to church?
- Who, me?
- No, me. You.
- Oof.
- I'm just happy I could help.
- Thank you, Lord,
but thank you, Jay.
Thanks for getting
the church squared away,
but hey, you wouldn't
want to forget this.
- Ooh. Absolutely.
- Love you, man. Thank you.
- Love you right back.
- Come on, now.
- Love you back.
- All right, now.
- All right. Yes, sir.
- Jackie!
- Sir!
- Jackie!
- Jackie. Mm, Jesus, thank you.
- Hey. So we still
got the hardwood floors.
We got the nice marble in here.
Now, we are both upstairs.
You gonna be
right down the hall.
I'm in the master bedroom,
but you ain't got to
call me master.
We have our own wings,
bachelor-style, so.
This is home, boy.
This is it.

May not be there to look in
your eyes
Like I was yesterday

I see every single
tear you cry
...close to the water
It can always get to me

All my love will keep you
moving on
You know I never...
If you just look
Into the horizon
If you just look
Into the horizon

- You good?
- It's not our home.
It don't feel right.
- Well, how you think
that makes me feel?
I lived in that house
for five years
before you even came along,
but if we keeping your mama
right there--right there--
then we all live here.
I know we moved a long way
from everything we know,
but I might have a little
something up my sleeve here.
You know, your pop might need
a little help getting back
and forth to the south side.
Go over there
and get some Hal's Chicken.
I got something. Come on.
- Where did you get this?
- I got you. Ha, ha!
- This is cool, Dad.
Can I take it for a spin?
- Yeah, absolutely,
and the seats vibrate too, boy,
but don't you get no ideas.
Have fun.
- My love inside
your heart now
Keep my loving memory
- If you listen to the press,
it's always,
"He's from the south side
of Chicago.
He is--"
But they don't talk about
how he was moved
from the south side
because his father
got a promotion.
- Right.
- I've been around white people
in cars
that have gotten pulled over,
and I could--I
could feel the energy
where the cop is kind of
just hounding me,
"Where's your license?
Where's your registration?
Do you have any criminal
charges in your history?"
- What was he doing
in that neighborhood?
- They just moved
to that neighborhood.
They were new to
the neighborhood,
moved from the inner city.
- Exactly.
- What, you got to
register now?
You got to register when you
move into a new neighborhood?
- He's not a registered sex
offender, exactly, so...
- Turn off the vehicle, sir.
Nice car you got yourself here.
- Thank you.
- Must be new
to the neighborhood.
I know most of my kids
on this beat.
- Yeah, my dad just bought it.
- Mm.
Well, on behalf
of the community,
welcome you to
the neighborhood, hmm?
I'm over on Green Bay Road.
You need anything, you just
give me a holler, 'kay?
Good to see you.
All right, give me some,
right here. Little--yeah.
We did it in football.
You have a good day now.
- Hey, we're about
to have a game. Do you want in?
- Nah, I'm good.
- You make it ten.
We could run full.
- Told you I'm good,
little man.
I'm not even dressed to play.
- Come on. Man, all we're doing
is having some fun.
Who cares what you're wearing?
I mean, if you're scared,
then just say you're scared.
- I don't appreciate you
pressuring me
like that, Zac Efron.
It's not like that.
How about just you and me then?
- Don't worry.
I'll sit this one out.
You two have fun.
- I just want to see
what you can do.
- You keep pressuring me,
I'ma show you what I can do.
- Now who's taking this
all wrong?
- I told you I'm good, man.
All right.
- Now, his classmate's name
is Brian Sudermill.
I mean, we've been talking
about this for weeks.
- Yeah.
- I know this.
- Let's go, G.
I got first.
- Your ball, big guy.
- The two of them had got into
a fight one week prior.
Witnesses saw it.
- I think it's pretty obvious
what happened.
- I read somewhere
that these two had beef.
- There was a altercation
between the two of them a week
or so before,
so you--now--
- That was not the case.
Oh, oh

- If I call 911
and the police come, they
might think that I did it.
- Right.
- I still look suspicious
either way.

- You want me to teach you
how to play?
- I don't think there's any
controversy here.
They had been fighting.
Emotions got out of control,
which will happen, and boom,
you've got--you've got
this Brian Sudermill kid dead.
- Well, who killed Brian?
'Cause if you think about it,
we've seen some cases
in the past where it--
- They should look into Brian's
past and his parents' past.
- See you around, South Side.
- South Side.
- Hey.
Don't let him get to you.
I'm Zoey.
It's your choice, killer.
- I'm Kholi.
- You live around here?
- I live here now.
- Man, he really messed you up.
You should get that looked at.
There's a coffee shop
around the corner.
- You want to buy me coffee?
- You're cute.
No, getting you some ice.
You coming or what?
- I know this road
is getting hard
I heard you say it's
I said I'd never be
too far
And I meant that
from the heart
I see the mountain
getting higher
I see it stacking up
against you
I always said you
were a fighter
But you've got your doubts
But I'm here to remind you
It don't matter where
you come from
I know we can get
through this
It might feel like it's
been so long
But we keep on keeping on
- Still I had a reason
to ask why
Why she cut me off
the chain and let me fly
And no, I'm not
gonna be the one to say
That we could have had it
any other way
So I'll keep running
from what I called upon
This loving
from which I can move on
And yes, I know she will
keep me from the rain
When the sun comes out,
I'll be back again for you
- All right.
Everybody find a seat.
Okay, everybody,
go ahead and get settled in.
Get everything cleaned.
- What do you think
you're doing?
- I sit here. It's my seat.
- I see your lip
is healing up nicely.
- I see if you want to try
another cheap shot,
I'm right here.
- You got balls, son.
So you a drug dealer
or something?
- One might find
that offensive.
I'm not a drug dealer.
I'm a classical violinist.
- No way.
- Heck, no.
- Biggie or Tupac?
- The Rolling Stones
or the Beatles?
You sound racist.
- I know about rap music.
- ...okay, wonderful.
- What do you drive?
- Go ahead and pull out your
music piece from last week.
- BMW 325ci.
- You don't know about
rap music, bro.
- Gentlemen,
I'm wearing the tie.
I'll do the talking.
- Is that what it takes
to run the class,
'cause, uh, heck, I can borrow
my dad's tie tomorrow,
and then I can be in charge.
- All right, all right.
You're not funny.
All right, once again,
we're gonna be working on...
- Rolling Stones.
- Half of you are gonna be
working flats.
Half of you are
gonna be working sharps.
- Me too.
- Keeping up with the
winners like a constant trip
- Can I sit here?
- Yeah.
- Where you from?
- Chicago.
- Yeah, but, like, where?
- South side,
83rd and Ingleside.
- I don't know directions.
Is that far?
- Something like that.
- By the way, how's that
busted lip treating you?
You kiss any courts lately?
- So Zoey from Friendly Hills
got jokes.
- Just to make it
perfectly clear,
I was born and raised
in Humboldt Park.
- You didn't say
that last night.
- Last night?
What happened last night?
- Yeah, Kholi, what happened
last night?
- Nothing happened last night.
We talked, and we went home.
Our own homes.
- Mm-hmm.
- Oh, look at that,
a guy who doesn't take
the first opportunity
to lie about getting
in some strange girl's pants.
- At least she admits
she's strange.
- Hey, OG.
- Look, South Side,
I'm having a party next weekend
after Friday's game.
You should come.
- Is he gonna be there?
- And everyone else.
- I got to bring my boys.
- Sure.
- I'll see you there.
- Whoo-hoo-hoo! What?!
- Come on, son.
- Ain't nobody go tell me
that we was coming
to a king's mansion.
- More medieval for this guy.
- Oh, for real?
This all you, Mr. Jefferson?
- It's about to be.
- If I'd have knew
we was coming here,
I would have brought all that,
you feel me?
You know how much money I get
paid selling to these fools?
- Not that type of party
tonight, G.
- Then what type of party
is it, Kholi?
What am I supposed to do?
- You do know there's females
in that house, right?
- Oh, yeah, I know
there's females in there,
but every one of them females
is a case
I'm not trying to catch.
How they look though?
You tell me. How they look?
- Get on, man.
- No, what they look like?
No, I'm asking you.

- That's enough, Liz.
- Can we just have
one conversation
about this
without you yelling at me?
- We talked about it 20 times.
- Stop...
- I don't want to talk
about it anymore.
- Don't you think
you've had enough?
- Hey, we got to go talk.
Look, I got a guy downstairs,
but you got to be straight up
with him, no screwing around.
He's my buddy.
- I only got, like, six on me.
- That's fine,
but I need your word.
Don't sell him no $50 Tylenol.
- Come on, Joe.
If you think that low of me,
why'd you even bring him here?
- Hey, man,
I'm about to--to head out.
- Okay, man. You be safe.
- Hey, hey, hold on.
Let me, let me.
- So this is my room.
- Wow.

- Yup, Zija.
- I just wanted to say...
I think there's a lot of beauty
in this world.
I don't need to be so angry
all the time.
- You play?
- Yup, and I sing.
I have a band.
- Listen, man, I want you
to get home safe.
- Hey, look at me.
Your life matters to me.
- Stop touching me.
You just can't--
- This is a night of love.
- Listen, no it ain't.
- Shh. Let's bury the hatchet.
- You don't go to school with
any of these other kids, right?
- No way.
- All right.
- Graduated in 2010, but I used
to sit for Zoey
and a few of these other kids
back in high school.
- Okay, all right,
well, you know,
I'm with one of my boys.
He go to that school now.
- You're, like,
the surrogate big brother?
- Yeah, yeah.
Well, you know,
you took care of the drinks,
so I guess that makes
you the big sister.
- I guess so.
- Let's come together
and end this darkness.
- Get--
- Whoa, your hair.
- Have a drink with me?
- That was part
of my plan all along.
Little Punky
Brewster can get it, now.
Come on, now,
- You want to know a deep,
dark secret?
I learned on the accordion.
- Shut up.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Oh, my dad,
he had this bachata group,
and sometimes they'd switch
it up for the rhythm guitar.
You want to know
another secret?

- I already knew that secret.
- Oh, really?
Am I that transparent?
- Yeah, you're a little light.
- Shut up.

- Hey, buddy. Hey, buddy.
I think your girl left.
- What time is it?
- The party's over.
- I'll drive home.
- You--you ain't driving.
No, I got you. We got you.
We're coming in peace.
- I'm good.
I'm good. I can drive.
- Whoa.
- I'm good to drive, bro.
- Come on.
- Thanks, bro.
- Your breath
is super offensive, okay?
Hey, look, look.
- MayMay!
- MayMay!
- MayMay!
Why is it black people
always drive these big SUVs?
- Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait,
wait. I'ma let you slide
'cause you drunk.
- You know, my BMW connects
straight to your phone,
Bluetooth and everything.
- Some are just born lucky.
- No, no, no, no, no,
no, no, no, look.
My dad didn't become rich
because of his generosity,
but it wasn't given
to him either.
I can't tell you how many kids
I know just get cars
for their birthday.
Happy 16th, son.
You failed three classes?
You get an Audi
instead of a Lexus.
No, we went 50/50.
I earned $15,000
working the golf courses.
It took me three years.
You think all of us
got something for nothing.
- You do know where I come
from people have real problems?
- Can't help being born
where you're born, man.
- Says the wealthy kid
with the BMW.
- Do you not see
what you're in right now?
You keep talking like
you don't live here,
like you're just visiting.
What have you got
to prove, man?
Where is the shame in coming
from a nice neighborhood?
My parents worked hard
to get to where they are,
and from the looks of it,
so have yours.
- I don't feel like
I'm welcome here.
- That's all in your head!
Who is it telling you to leave?
- Nobody!
- When I was seven years old,
I remember my parents took me
out to the mall downtown.
I was standing there
holding my mom's hand,
and I saw another kid
there holding his mom's hand,
only I had never seen anyone
like him except maybe on TV,
so at seven years old,
I was unfamiliar with him, man.
But I am asking you,
is that my fault?
- You're not seven
no more, Brian.
- Thanks for the ride.
My house is up here
on the left.
- What was that?
- I don't know.
- Probably somebody blew a tire
on that pothole again.
- I guess.
- Where are you going?
- I'm gonna check it out.

- Help!

- Somebody help! Help! Help!
Brian? Oh, my God.
Brian! Brian!
- When you dropped him off
at his parents' house,
that was around 4:30.
And then you just left.
Is that right?
- I drove out. I pulled up,
and I see someone laying
on the floor, and I ran over.
I shook him.
That's why my hands got bloody.
- So you kill kids and you
sell drugs, right, Lashawn?
- You know what?
You put that in my mouth.
I didn't say that.
You said that.
Why would you put that on me?
- Marcus, Marcus,
tell me what happened
so we can all go home.
Come on, man, I know you're
just protecting your friends,
but it's not gonna work
because your boys right now,
my two partners
got them in a room.
One of them's already talking.
I wouldn't be surprised
if he was telling all the
cheat against you
right now.
- That's a lie.
He wouldn't do that.
- You don't sound too sure
about that.
- They don't care about
what I got to say, Dad.
In they mind I did it.
In y'all mind I'm a murderer.
In y'all mind--
- Bam.
- Oh, and now
we have a warrant,
which entitles us
to search your premises.
- Any idea what we should
expect to find
when we tour
that house up there?
- I don't know, man.
Now can I talk to my lawyer?
I'm tired of talking to y'all.
- You know what that is?
- Oh, yeah.
- No, take a really good look.
- Look like cocaina to me.
Whatever, it's not mine,
so what's up?
- I have a report saying
that you two were in
a fight not too long ago.
- It wasn't a fight.
It was a heated basketball
- What were you fighting about?
- Are you even trying to listen
to him?
- We got past that.
- I can do something for you
if you give me something.
- You can go fetch me
some weed.
- Yo, I want to talk
to my lawyer though.
How about that?
Get your hands off me!
Get your hands off me.
Get your hands off me, man.
- Sit down!
- You want to do something?
Come on!
- How about I lock you up
and lose the key?
How would you like that?
I got this.
- Cool it.
- I got this.
- Cool it.
- I got this!
And they'll find you
in a frigging Dumpster!
Listen, you don't want to
again, not on a piece
of trash like this.
- It's not gonna be like
the other one.
- Remember the last guy?
- I--
- Who pulled the trigger?!
Who pulled the trigger?
- Your mama,
that's who pulled the trigger.
- Power 92.3,
Terrence Palmer here.
Like everyone, I am talking
about Brian Sudermill,
the boy from the 'burbs killed
in front of his own house.
- Mr. Kholi Styles,
you're being charged
with murder in the first degree
in the death
of Mr. Brian Sudermill.
Do you understand?
- Yes, sir.
- And how do you plead?
- Not guilty, Your Honor.
- A murder happens every day
here in Chicago.
When it happens
outside of the city,
that's when it makes
national news.
"The Chicago Tribune,"
"The Chicago Sun Times,"
all have devoted front page
coverage above the fold.
- There's a lot of unconscious
bias that goes on.
It happens with all of us.
It's very natural
because your perspective
is based on your environment
and what you've experienced.
- ASA Canton?
- Yes?
- Now, you've succeeded
in getting life sentences
your last three murder trials.
Will you seek life again?
- Now, Jake, you know
I'm not prepared
to discuss that at this time.
- Do you believe that
your being a black man
in this particular case
puts you
in an awkward position?
- Look, I'm not the first black
to try a black defendant,
and I won't be the last.
- Every murdered child
deserves front-page coverage.
- Like, I just saw a video
recently in the news
where people
literally saw a kid dying
and were, like, walking away
because they were scared.
- So was it a hate crime?
Was he killed
because he was white?
- Mr. Styles,
given that this is
the first charge against you,
I'm gonna set bail
at $3 million.
- Who did the judge think
his dad is, P Diddy, Jay-Z?
This is not Blue Ivy
that's in jail right now.
- Whether you--you caused
suffering to someone,
it is a mistake.
- Unless you plan to
murder them on purpose.
Then it's not a mistake.
- With Kholi being accused
of murder,
we have to look at it
from a--from
a Christian perspective.
We have to look at it
through those Christ lens.
- Your Honor, I believe
1 or even 2 million
would be sufficient.
Even those figures
would be near impossible
for my client to obtain,
but 3 million is nowhere
within his reach.
- Black man to black man,
I would be sympathetic,
except I chose to make
something of myself,
while he chose
a different path,
so no,
I'm not in an awkward position.
He and I,
in more ways than one,
are on completely
opposite sides,
and my team and I are going to
make sure that this city
and the jury
see that as clear as day.
- See, the lamestream media
wants to keep the narrative
going of black versus white,
black versus white
'cause that's how a lot
of these guys make money.
The news media, some of
the community organizers,
they got to keep black
and white people fighting
'cause it's a good story,
and when we realize
they're sitting
at the big table getting rich
and we're down here fighting
and killing
each other over nonsense.
- It's a never-ending struggle
for all minorities,
but for some reason
it's forgotten
that the fact it's not just
black injustice in America.
- Mr. Franklin, you're no
stranger to cases like this.
Some might even say that
you helped write the book
on putting murderers
like this away.
- Now, that's not
a question, is it?
- Well, but don't you think
that it could send
the wrong message?
- Now, that's a question,
but no, I don't.
- Now, I doubt you would ever
such a breach of etiquette
as to ask me
to cut bail in half
were it not for the simple fact
that you're defending your son.
Let this be the only incident.
- I'm sorry, Your Honor.
Forgive me.
- A.J. Canton didn't ask me
to join this case.
I went after the prosecution
for the sole purpose
of joining that team,
and it just so happens
that the lead prosecutor
is my good friend,
Mr. A.J. Canton.
- Let us remember the family
of Kholi Styles.
Remember, Chicago,
we haven't heard it all yet.
- There'll be
no more questions.
- A $80,000 advance?
That's a lot of cash, Jackie.
- I know, and I feel terrible
even having to ask.
- And you'll be acting
as his attorney?
So what you're telling me
is you want 80 grand,
and you'll be pretty much
unavailable to work for me
for the next several months
after I've only hired you
a few weeks ago.
- Sir, with all due respect,
I can't just leave
my son in there.
- Jackie,
I think you're a good guy,
but I can't forward you
that much money.
However, I'll keep you
on a leave of absence,
and in lieu of pay
I'll arrange additional support
for your team from one
of our younger counsel.
- I--I can't afford that.
- Don't you worry about that.
It's on me.
You just worry about closing
this case and helping your boy.
You take whatever time
you need.
Your job will be waiting
after you win it.
- Thank you, Mr. Shaw.
Thank you.
- I mean, church, the world
doesn't need more religion.
What we need is more love,
and once we love one another
in spite of our differences,
once we love one another
in spite of our flaws,
once we love one another
in spite of our differences,
we lead people to Christ.
- All right, inmates,
we got a new one.
- Ezekiel 22:30 says,
"I looked for someone
among them that would build up
"the wall and stand
before me on behalf of the land
so I would not
have to destroy it."
- Preacher Man, come and meet
your new neighbor.
- "But I found no one."
Church, we need to stop
I mean, we can't all be saints
in the church. I know I'm not.
I know you guys are saying
some of you guys are innocent,
but I know I'm not.
I mean, I've been on the block.
I probably sold to some of you
when I was coming up
on Stony Island.
You know me.
Look, we all are
and were flat broke
and in need of someone
to pay our debt,
and the only one worthy died
on Calvary.
I mean, greater love
has no more than this,
to lay down one's life
for one's friend.
Look at your neighbor.
Grab their hand.
And let them know,
"I'm with you."
I'm with you.
- Let them know,
"I'm with you."
I'm with you.
- I am with you!
I am with you.
- 'Cause if not you, then who?
Amen. Amen.
- Tensions is rising
all across the world,
and social media is heating up.
- On your news feed you scroll,
and you see the face
accused of the crime,
and right there, that's,
you know, judge and jury.
- Blacks have to work twice
as hard to accomplish
what white people get.
- That's not true.
- In the past few decades,
I mean, thousands of young
Latino men shot
and killed by police officers.
Can you name me one?
- And you think what,
white people just get
everything handed to them?
- I can give you two,
Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino,
Gardena, 2013,
Antonio Zambrano-Montes,
Pasco, Wash, 2015, both killed
by state police officers.
- And those state
police officers,
they went back to work
like nothing happened.
- It's easy to see
why a police officer
would look at Kholi and think,
"Oh, he's a murderer,"
because that was
his mindset anyway.
His mindset was already,
"He's up to no good."
- It's almost like we've become
and this is, like,
the--the norm.
- This is just America now.
- And as you grow up,
you realize the stuff
we used to do as teenagers
and then coming to tell
a daughter that we was
basically being racist
and stereotyping each other.
- You think you have it
harder than me?
- No, I know I do.
- So, can you help me?
I need you to dig around,
see what you can find,
- My God, Jackie.
I'm sure it crossed your mind
that's a pretty weak alibi.
- Frank, you know Kholi.
- Do I? Do you?
Hey, you're a great dad,
but sometimes, you know,
a kid can slip, you know,
and there's just nothing
you can do.
- Well, I know what I need
to do,
and that's prove
he didn't do this.
Now, my question to you
is will you help me?
- You already know I will,
but where we gonna start?
- Ms. Abbas?
- Mr. Shaw. Is everything okay?
- Are you familiar
with the Kholi Styles,
Brian Sudermill case?
- I am, and I'm sure you know
better than I do
that it's--it's pretty clearly
open and shut.
I mean, don't you think so?
- It doesn't really matter
what I think.
You've just been promoted,
Ms. Abbas.
You'll be taking second chair
for the defense on this trial,
a trial that I need handled
with care.
Mr. Styles
is a great investment,
an investment that we need
to get back to work.
Do you understand?
Well, you should get going.
You have a lot
to get familiar with.
- I wasn't in bed yet
'cause the baby was screaming.
That's when I heard the bang,
and I thought, I don't know,
maybe an old car somewhere
was having trouble.
Took me a moment
to calm her down,
and I realized
I was still hearing screams.
Peeked out the window and
saw Bill and that black kid.
- Any idea how long from
when you heard the shot
to when you looked
out the window?
- I'm sorry, one minute,
five minutes.
I was focused on my daughter
at the moment.
- How well did you know Brian?
- He used to babysit the boys
a few years ago.
I don't feel like much
of a friend discussing this,
but Brian was a pot head.
Nothing beyond
what kids tend to do--I mean,
I was a now-and-then
smoker myself,
but you become a dad, you get
delivered from all that,
and you don't want your kids
around people
that do the things
you used to do yourself.
- Yeah.
- I need his Webelos uniform.
- I boxed it.
- Which box?
- Donations.
- I don't want you in here.
I'm keeping everything.
I'm making something for him.
Don't wear that.
- Check the box in the back.

- Hey, Zoey.
You're a friend
of Kholi Styles?
I'm a detective working
on his case.
- What, WPD?
- Nothing like that, private.
I'm working for Kholi's dad,
family friends.
- Yeah, well, I got
nothing to hide.
- Then, hey, you don't mind
if I ask you some questions?
He was at your party that
night, right, him and Brian?
- Yeah, and everyone else
in town, so.
- Did you have any contact
with him that night?
- Yes, I did,
but he didn't say anything
about killing Brian, so.
- How well do you know Kholi?
- Get to the point.
- Well, I've known Kholi
all his life, right,
and I'd like to prove
that he didn't do this,
and if, like you said,
he didn't mention it to you
or act suspiciously all night,
then you might be somebody
who can help.
- They found him standing over
Brian's body.
Don't that mean he did it?
- Actually, no, it doesn't,
but the cops don't have
any other suspects,
and they aren't looking.
I can see that you care,
that he meant something to you.
We need your help, all right?
I need to get inside this,
and you're the only person
that can do that.
- Yeah?
What do you need me to do?
- Brian's world,
the people in it,
I need to get inside his life.
Can you do that?
- Yeah, I think I can do that.
- Mr. Styles? I'm Nancy Abbas.
Jerry sent me over.
- Yeah, come on in.
- Thank you.
- That's Frank right there.
- Hi.
Nice to meet you, Nancy.
- Yeah, have a seat right here.
Yeah, I think I remember
seeing you in the office there.
How many cases like this
have you worked?
- Um, well, I just passed
the bar last summer,
so, you know,
this'll be one of my first,
but I've helped
in a lot of civil cases.
Here, um, I pulled some files
on similar cases
we can look at.
That is the State of Illinois
versus Elias Braley.
He was an African-American
who was caught on
a parking lot camera
shooting a white teenager.
They got a reduced sentence
of ten years after proving
he was attacked first.
- Look, my son doesn't belong
in there another ten minutes,
let alone ten years.
- I think it's only fair
that I put this out there
right from the start, okay?
I've reviewed the facts
of Kholi's case,
and I am not entirely convinced
that your son is innocent.
Now, I'm gonna do
whatever I can to help,
but I think the best line
of pursuit
may be to admit
that he shot the boy first
while showing
how the earlier altercation
provoked Brian
into attacking him.
The toxicology test proved
that they'd both been
drinking that night.
- It's an option, Jackie.
We've been racking our brains
here and come up with nothing.
- That still doesn't explain
how Kholi got a gun.
Kholi doesn't own a gun.
- How can you be so sure?
You know,
maybe one of the other
two boys he was with--
- Because he's my son.
I know my son,
and he wouldn't do this.
I know it. I believe it.
- This is something.
My kids are upset.
My wife is afraid, and we've
never been afraid before.
It is a little too close
to home, this story.
- I actually admire the guy
for sticking around,
even if he did it,
and calling for help
because what are the cops
gonna think the first time
they roll up and they see--
- You admire him?
- But what's the first thing
they're gonna see
when they see a black kid
hunched over a seemingly
dead body covered in blood?
- I'm surprised
they didn't shoot him.
- Well, there you go!
- You think A.J. Canton
is an Uncle Tom?
- It's not his fault that he's
a black man from the inner city
that has to take down another
black man from the inner city.
I mean, can you think
about what
he's probably thinking about?
- You know, I got to tell you,
I've met A.J. Canton.
I think he's a fine man.
I think he's got
a thankless job.
- Listen, personally, I think
the brother's okay, okay?
He kind of reminds me
of something like a black
Harvey Dent,
you know what I'm saying?
- All right. All right, bye.
- Hey,.
- What's up, man?
- You know I'm too young
and too pretty
to be up here all laid out.
- I mean, I give you young,
but that's about it.
- What?
Man, you better
get out of here.
Uh, look what the, uh,
wind blew in.
- Be nice, Ronnie.
He's nice with the pockets.
- Yeah, yeah.
- What's up, my brothers?
- A.J.
- Bro, what up, yo?
You good? So what's up, yo?
Why it so dead up in here? Huh?
Hey, Bobby,
what you got on the game, man?
I think I might want
to get a piece of that.
Ronnie-Ron, what it is,
- You keep saying that,
so, uh, we still brothers?
- I'm sorry, what?
- I think you
heard me just fine.
- Yeah, whatever, man.
- So what we having today, man?
- Bobby, you know how I like
to get my hair cut,
man, so you tell me.
What's really good?
All right. All right.
Let's put it out there.
So what's up?
Y'all got a problem
with me or something?
- Is the money that good, A.J?
- There it is.
Is the money that good?
Here I am thinking
I can at least come to the shop
and not have
to hear this garbage.
- Hey, you brought the garbage
to the shop, brother.
- All right, Ron.
Seems like you got an opinion
about this thing.
The floor's all yours.
Go ahead.
Lay it all out for us, Ron.
- Why you got to get your nose
up in everything, hmm?
Nah, I mean, I see you.
You jump from one high-profile
situation to the other,
but you don't actually
try to help anyone,
let alone your own people.
I mean, not unless, of course,
there's a sea of reporters
out there
shoving cameras in your face,
so what happened, man?
- First of all,
who you think you're
talking to right now, hmm?
You see, it seems like you got
all these opinions, right?
But I don't recall you doing
a thing
for the advancement
of black folks.
- Okay, so your doing
something includes
taking down a black man.
- Oh, so check this out.
When Ra-Ra got shot, right,
after he got pulled over,
it was cool for me
to prosecute that white man.
- No, hold on, man.
- Hold on, hold on, hold on!
Hold on! It's cool for me to
prosecute the white man, right?
But as soon as a white boy
from the 'burbs loses his life
and I take the case,
now you all want
to come at me like this.
- Oh, you act like you
ain't getting paid!
- Oh, man, come on.
- Like, you want us to think
you just doing this
because it's your civic duty.
- It is my civic duty.
A young man got murdered.
See, y'all seem to be
forgetting exactly
where it is I come from.
- What? Ain't nobody forget
where you come from.
Anybody forget
where he come from?
It's you that forgot
where you come from.
- What?
- That's the second time you
act like you didn't hear me.
Let me ask you a question.
- Go ahead, shoot.
- Where's the bullet?
- Oh, sh--
- No, where's the bullet?
- Here we go again.
- As a matter of fact,
where's the gun?
- Here we go. There it is.
- All right, you gonna
prosecute a young black man,
and you ain't even got
no physical evidence.
- You see that, Bobby?
This brother is now a lawyer.
- Don't seem like
it's that hard to do.
- Mm-hmm.
- Not in our days.
Okay, look, we all know
that you work for yours,
A.J, all right?
And you're running for mayor
and all that,
and you want to be the leader,
but the question is why
you got to take this case?
- So tell me, Ron,
who you think
should take the case, hmm?
See, I'm getting real sick
and tired of this, y'all.
When they started tearing down
the community, I stepped up.
When they ripped the guts
out of the tailor homes,
I was there right beside
the people,
but I can't make a difference
if I just stay right
beside the people.
I have to lead and provide
justice for all the people.
- Let me tell you something,
I can remember
when Harold Washington,
one of the greatest
to ever grace this city,
would come through these doors
almost every Sunday
after services
at Blackstone Church.
He'd come through that door,
and he'd sit down right here,
right in that seat,
and I remember it like
it was yesterday.
And he would take time away
from actually running this city
to help educate
and spread positive messages
to every man, woman, and child
that came through that door.
He was definitely
one of the best of us,
and I still feel him
beside me today.
- So you still want that
for all the cameras
gonna be in your face?
- Man, why you got to try
to get so deep on a Sunday?
- You can't take the sermon,
get out the church.
It's all good though.
It's all good, A.J.
- It's all good?
- We'll always have a chair
for you, man,
even after you lose this case.
- Mm-hmm.
Yeah, well, may the right man
win then, all right?
- All right.
- Hey, Kholi, how you doing
this evening?
I've been meaning
to ask you a question.
- Shoot.
- How's your spiritual
life, man?
- I go to church. I'm good.
- I'm not asking how long
you been going to church.
Being behind these walls has
given me a chance to reflect,
a chance to capture
a different perspective.
As a priest,
I could quote the scripture
with the best of them,
and although I knew
the Bible really well,
I had never taken time
to actually know
the author of the Bible.
The name of God
was present in my life,
but the presence of God
was absent.
I looked the part.
I acted the part,
but I'd never taken a moment
to know God
on a--on a personal level.
- It's just hard, George, since
my mom died, and now this?
- You know, Kholi,
I--I can't pretend to know
what you're going through.
I can understand
wanting to question God.
It's--it's in our nature
to question,
but you know, God does not
allow pain without purpose.
- I know you're close, God
I know you're closer
than you've ever been

Right where you are
- This--this crisis
that you're going through,
it's not meant to destroy you
but rather to develop you.

- Why can't I just
enjoy you playing?
- Hey, mister, you said
I could have anything
I want for my birthday.
This is what I want.
Come on, back straight,
arms out.
- Ma, I got this.
Even if you feel alone,
think of me,
and you'll be home.
Of all the things that we
may never know, don't worry.
I'll be there by your side.
- Happy birthday, Mom.
- Thank you. Thank you.
- George, will you pray
for me?
- Heavenly Father, we thank you
for this moment, Lord.
We trust, Lord, that you will
continue to bless his life
with seasons of uncommon favor,
that he would know, Lord,
that the pressures of life
are simply meant
to develop, promote,
and to qualify him for all
that you have in store for him.
Live in him.
Express yourself through him,
and may he know you
in a sovereign way.
We thank you for it, Lord.
- They have no prints,
so he--they shouldn't
even be holding him.
- Right.
- If anything, he should
be out on bond.
- He was screaming for help.
Why would he do that
if he was the killer?
- I don't know, man.
I'd probably go miles away,
then call the police
or something like that.
- No one expects a killer
to stick around
and call for help.
Isn't that the perfect cover?
- He was murdered by someone.
- Right.
- We still don't know who.
- Didn't they find him
with a gun,
what's this guy's name,
Coca-Kholi No-Styles?
- And you bringing a wallet
back to him,
that's not a good--it
look like you robbed him
and killed him
and then came back.
- If the white kid was standing
over the black body
and everybody ran up,
they'd be like,
"Hey, man, what happened, man?"
- Right.
- The first thing
they would think is,
"We need to call--"
- Are you okay?
- You right, yeah.
- No, that's it, yeah, yeah.
- It's tragic for his family.
- It's tragic. I mean--
- But imagine how tragic it is
for Kholi's family.
- They do not put people
in prison for nothing.
- What?
- Where have you been for...
- Okay, all right.
- Like, the past 200 years?
- Basically, he's toast.
That's what all the kids are
saying at the school, anyway.
- Well, I think they have good
as his chance as anyone.
- You really believe that?
- Yeah.
They're gonna try it
in the city, so, you know,
race is not
really gonna be a question.
- Babe, you might as well do it
on the moon.
I mean, it's not
about the location.
Location doesn't mean anything.
It's about public perception.
You can't take race
out of that.
- He's not being persecuted
he's an African-American kid.
He's being persecuted
because he's covered with blood
with a dead kid at his feet.
- This is still a world
of race issues, yes, right?
- Yes.
- And this trial is gonna
be Sisyphus
pushing the boulder up the hill
again and again and again.
- Uh-huh.
- And it's not gonna stop,
and those people up there
with their newspapers,
they're gonna be
force-feeding us articles
about their local opinion.
- You all remember
the Central Park Five?
- Of course.
- 1989, a woman is jogging
through the park, is raped.
Five men, all black,
stand accused and profess
their innocence, right?
- I'm sorry, I'm sorry, Quinn.
What is your point?
- To get perspective,
to get personal. In 2002--
- On what?
This is not the same case.
- Those men were vindicated
when the real rapist
was found through DNA.
- If the roles were reversed,
they would have seen Brian
as innocent.
- You're Muslim.
- Oh.
- I'm Jewish. We have fears.
We're both, to an extent,
of the natural prejudices
that come with us
as being who we are.
That's what
this whole case is about.
- I don't believe that racism
is something
that we come into the Earth
as humans naturally
participating in.
I believe it is a condition
that is taught.
- Why does everything in
Chicago have to be about race?
- Craig, at the end of this day
it has to be
about the facts, okay?
And to accept that it isn't
something I'm prepared to do.
- Well, then I hope
you're right.
- So do you think he's
innocent, Brenda?
- No, I think he's guilty,
and I think he should go
to jail for life.
- All right, Brenda. Thank you
very much for your call.
- What if it's all said
and done, Kholi's not guilty?
He's innocent?
- So no matter what,
this guy's being crucified
and judged in the media,
and that's
another life destroyed.
It's sad.
These are two kids.
- But at the same time,
if he is guilty,
he does need to be in jail
for the rest of his life
because Brian's mother
and Brian's dad
cannot get another moment
with their son.
So this is all
they have, huh?
Well, I wouldn't call
this much of a plan.
- Could be better,
but you know,
Jackie really believes
what Kholi's telling him.
- I know my son,
and he wouldn't do this.
- And you, what do you think?
Do you still believe
that this boy did it?
- There may be a bit of doubt.
- Hmm.
- How are you holding up?
- I wish everyone asking me
that would stop. I'm fine.
- I feel bad. It was my party.
- You weren't handing out guns
at the door, were you?
- Look, I didn't know
Brian that well,
but he seemed like a nice guy.
- Is there a reason
you're talking to me, Zoey?
- Look, my parents died,
car crash six years ago.
I still don't talk
about it with anybody,
not even my sister.
- That was about the time
I moved in with
my uncle and aunt.
You were with him
that night, Kholi?
- Yeah.
- He seem like a nice guy?
- Yeah, he does.
- Nobody can say
he didn't have it coming.
He pissed off a lot of people,
but he was good to me,
and I loved him.
He had such an ego, you know?
He was so confident.
That's why I liked him.
No... I loved him.
Brian could always
hold a grudge,
but I never thought
he'd end up dead.
- Hello.
Mr. Manheim, is that right?
- Yes?
- I'm Nancy Abbas.
I work for Kholi Styles.
We were just wondering
if you'd answer a few questions
regarding the murder
that took place next door.
- Please come in. Come in.
- Okay.
So you were outside
that morning?
- Mm-hmm.
- Must have heard the gunshot
pretty loud and clear.
- I did. I know the sound
of a gun. Ranger, retired.
A gunshot here, it's about as
foreign a sound as you can get.
- So I mean, what did you do
when you heard the shot?
- Well, I ran toward it.
I figured someone
might have gotten hurt.
It only took me a minute
to pinpoint the direction,
but by the time
I got close enough
to see the Sudermill house,
all I could see
was that car taking off
down the road.
- What car?
- I just saw a pair of red
lights speeding off,
getting smaller and smaller.
Body type was like
a Tesla or a Mercedes.
- Okay. And then you saw
Brian alone?
- I saw someone, a body
on the ground,
and by the time
I got back down,
there was Bill holding his son
and that black boy
right beside him.
- Bill Sudermill says he found
Brian around 4:40.
This man heard the gunshot
at 4:30,
took a minute or two
to locate the source,
saw the car drive away
and leave Brian alone.
Then Bill comes out at 4:40
and sees Kholi there
with Brian?
Why would he come back
if he was the killer?
- Nah, that
doesn't mean anything.
- Jackie,
this is our first break.
- No, I tell you what this is.
We've got one senior citizen
who claims he saw
some red lights
far away in the dark.
You know what the county's got?
My son covered
in that boy's blood.
- Okay, but even you have
to admit that this is good.
- Eh.
- Okay, plus
there's still no gun.
- And no bullet to trace it to.
When it comes down to it,
that could be the only thing
that exonerates Kholi.
In this town, they've already
strung the noose.
No one's gonna do the heavy
lifting for us.
- Frank's right.
- You know, maybe this doesn't
seal the deal,
but at least
it's a shadow of proof
that there might be
somebody else.
- So find the bullet.
- They think I'm a murderer.
The guards look at me
like I'm nothing.
The dudes look at me
like a pushover.
- Are they keeping you safe?
- My roommate is a priest.
He's cool, but once
I go to the cafeteria,
once I go to the gym--
- We may have a witness.
A man says
that he saw a car pull away
just after the murder.
It was before you went back.
- That's great.
- You should be a little
happier, son.
- You think I'm a murderer?
If Ma was here,
she would believe me.
- No, son,
I didn't raise a murderer,
and your mother,
your mother does believe you.
She saw everything.
She has the best seat
in the house,
and your mother knows
you didn't kill that boy.
Do you understand?
- I just want to go home.
I didn't kill nobody.
- 107.5 WGCI, you're live
with Kendra G.
You know today is trial day.
- Kholi Styles is facing life
in prison,
on trial right now,
as we speak.
- If Kholi Styles were white,
would we be having
this same discussion?
- Absolutely not.
First of all, you'd have
no reason to talk to me.
He wouldn't be in jail.
- All rise.
- The prosecutor is also
black, A.J. Canton.
He's also from
a similar background as Kholi.
- I mean, why is he taking
this case?
What is his personal
- Well, I think
it's a high-profile case,
career aspirations.
Think about it.
I think it seems
pretty obvious,
or there's an obvious answer,
at least.
- The Honorable Judge
Renita Hailey presiding.
- You may sit.
- Kholi is also being judged
because of the stereotypes
of Chicago right now.
- Mm-hmm.
- The inner city's
pulling for Kholi,
but meanwhile I feel like
everywhere else
they're kind of--everybody
thinks he did it.
- Brian and Kholi had
a contentious relationship,
did they not?
- They got into it
the first time they met,
if that's what you mean.
- A fistfight?
- Might as well have been.
- Well, what was it about?
- They just didn't
like each other.
- Now, Brian and Kholi
rode home together.
Could it be
they patched things up?
- Maybe, but if you knew Brian,
you knew he had
a pretty hot temper.
He could be your best friend
one minute
and your worst enemy the next.
- How long had you and Brian
been dating before he died?
- Two years.
- Wow, that's a long time
for two teenagers.
- I know, but we were in love.
- And that night,
when you saw your boyfriend
for the last time,
what was his demeanor?
- This conversation is over.
- Why are you yelling at me?
- This conversation is over.
- I loved him,
but sometimes it was
just like he flipped a switch.
- Mm. Then is it possible
that night,
despite Brian's good mood,
that he may have flipped
a switch,
as you said,
and antagonized Kholi Styles,
and in turn Kholi may have
flipped a switch on him?
- I guess so, maybe.
- You were there the night
of that basketball game, right?
What was your
impression of Kholi?
- I just want to see
what you can do.
- You keep pressuring me,
I'ma show you what I can do.
- I got a bad vibe.
- Elizabeth, did you feel
safe around him?
- No.
I didn't.
- Thank you.
- The latest developments
in our ongoing coverage
of Black, White, and Red.
With the trial of Kholi Styles
well underway,
speculation is circulating
as to whether or not
Assistant State's Attorney
and mayoral candidate A.J.
Canton will once
again seek life.
- We have all these
anti-gun programs
and anti-drug programs,
but there's no program
strong enough
to counter bad influences.
Turn that off.
- I want to see you on TV.
- I said turn it off.
- A.J., all right, don't talk
to them like that.
They care about you,
and they're interested
in what you do.
- I know, 'Toy.
- Besides, seeing you
on television like that kind of
makes you a little famous.
Now do what you got to do.
- Hey, guys.
- Are you mad at us?
- Nah, buddy.
Daddy is not mad at you.
I just didn't want you guys
to see me like that.
- But you've been on
TV before, dad.
We've seen you get interviewed
for things lots of times.
- I know, and you're right,
but this time, this case...
What they're saying
about your dad
and what my plans are,
this time it's different.
Do you guys understand why?
- Did you do something wrong?
Are you gonna be in trouble?
- No, no, no, no.
I'm not gonna be
in any trouble, all right?
- Why were you so upset?
Was it because of what happened
at the barber shop
with Uncle Ronnie?
- A little bit.
But look, what I want you guys
to understand is that
God made this beautiful world
of right and wrong.
Now, sometimes it's just that,
black or white, no in between.
- But sometimes the world
shakes things up a bit
and gives us
this lukewarm gray area,
and that's what's happening
with your dad's case.
A lot of people out there,
especially the media,
are gonna try to take advantage
of the community
and everyone in it,
and their biggest piece
of ammunition is your father
and what his plans are.
- You see, they're gonna try to
paint me as a bad guy,
and I just hoped
I could still be your hero
for just a little bit longer.
- Don't worry, Daddy.
I won't let anyone
put any pain on you.
Come here, little man.
You too. Get over here.
Come on. Daddy loves you.
You're my babies.
And you too, my big baby.
- Mm-hmm.
- I love you.
- You may call
your next witness.
- The state calls Marcus Jones.
- I'll tell you the truth,
I don't like people like you,
and I know if I dig around,
I'm gonna find a family
of people just like you.
- Mr. Jones, please face me,
raise your right hand.
Do you swear to tell the truth,
the whole truth,
and nothing but the truth,
so help you, God?
- I do.
- Look, MayMay, you saw
that Kholi
didn't pop Brian, right?
So we need you
to testify under oath.
- Test--come on, man.
You got my sheet.
I walk in that room,
those people take one
look at me,
and they gonna think I'm lying.
- You got a brother, 23.
You got a crackhead mama,
Lord have mercy.
And you got a daughter,
little Tanya.
You don't got a daddy
no more, do you?
- Forget all what they may
or may not think.
We need you, all right?
Kholi needs you.
You gonna help us?
- Now, you're gonna tell me
right now who did it.
You tell me
who pulled the trigger.
- Mr. Jones, you were
at the party with Mr. Styles.
I mean, you two were
best friends, right?
- Yes.
- And you were with him
the whole night,
from approximately 6:30 p.m.
to 4:00 a.m.,
right by his side
the whole time?
- No.
He was in that girl's room
for about an hour.
I didn't see him again
till after that.
- Will the court please
allow me to present exhibit G,
a 9-millimeter handgun,
into evidence?
- We will.
- Thank you.
Did we know about this?
I'll check with Frank.
Now he finds a gun?
- Mr. Jones, is this your gun?
- Yes.
- And how did it wind up
in court today?
- The police,
they found it under my bed.
- Was this the gun used to kill
Briand Sudermill?
- Yes.
- So was it you that
shot Brian?
- No, sir, I did not.
- Okay, okay, so if you didn't
murder him, then who did?
- Kholi.
- What?!
- Objection!
- I don't know why.
I had it on me
when I got in the car.
I guess he slipped it off--
- Your Honor, this is a clear
violation of disclosure.
- We will have order.
- Maybe that was his plan
the whole time,
to shoot him in the street.
That's all they need.
You have to go.
- He's dead, Kholi.
Get in the car.
- We had no prior knowledge
of this gun or this witness.
Mr. Canton here has clearly
and deliberately
withheld this information,
and we move for a mistrial.
- Quiet.
- He shot him, and I grabbed
the gun and took off.
I don't know. We panicked.
- The jury will ignore
this outburst.
- So MayMay, you saying
I pulled the trigger?
- We will have order
in this court.
- You killed Brian!
Yes, you pulled the trigger.
- Mr. Jones, that is enough.
- Where Lashawn at?
- You can't help Kholi?
- I want to, but I can't.
- You know what that is?
- Why you doing this?
- 'Cause you pulled
the trigger!
You killed Brian!
- Bailiff. That is enough!
Get off! Get off!
- Stop lying!
- Take the jury
into their holding.
- Tell the people the truth!
- I will see counsel
in my chambers now.
- Objection!
No, he can't do this!
- Get off me! Get off me!
Dad! Dad!
Get off me!
I didn't do it! I didn't do it!
- This is outrageous.
We get no discovery,
and then the prosecution
whips out a gun.
This jury can't unsee
that pistol,
and they can't unhear
that false testimony!
- Calm down, Mr. Styles.
What is this?
- The end of this case,
Your Honor,
and for a lack
of a better term,
he just heard the last nail
hammer into that coffin,
and understandably
they're panicking.
- Neither ASA Canton nor the
State's Attorney's Office
provided any information
the discovery of this gun.
Canton deliberately
withheld this information,
thereby robbing this defense
of the time
to prepare
a proper cross-examination.
- He's just mad his son's
little hood friends
aren't gonna back up
his nonsense story.
- You have no idea
what you're talking about.
Your Honor, if you're not gonna
give me the mistrial,
the least you could do
is sanction the prosecutor...
- What?
- By tossing out
the witness's entire statement.
- Your Honor, we can see
that he is clearly blind
and distracted
when it comes to his son
and justice
for Brain Sudermill!
- That is enough.
Now, Mr. Canton, is he right?
Did your office withhold this
information from the defense?
- Your Honor--
- And think before
you answer me.
- Your Honor, we only became
aware of Mr. Jones's desire
to testify this morning.
Up until then we had
no intention of putting one
of the defendant's
best friends on the stand.
That's nonsensical.
What prosecutor
in their right mind
would do something like that?
- And yet you did.
- Marcus reached out
from Cook County
and requested to be here.
He said that he had
to tell the truth,
that what was going on
was eating him up inside.
- You got to be kidding me!
- My God.
- Your Honor, I'm sorry.
This is classic sandbagging.
- Oh, come on.
- You can't just pop up
with evidence
in the middle of a trial
and expect me to cross-examine,
and there's no way that MayMay,
my son's best friend
from childhood,
suddenly wanted to just flip
and make those
outrageous statements.
I've known that boy too long.
He wouldn't.
- Your Honor, if you would
check with the prison,
I'm sure there's
a record of the call,
and then he can see that
when we got it and followed up,
there would be no time
to have this formal
sit-down discovery session!
- What about the gun?
- That came even later,
Your Honor.
I promise you that everything
is legit, legal,
and on the up-and-up here.
I'm sorry, man, all right?
I truly, truly am.
- Don't apologize to me.
You apologize to my son.
This ain't over.
- Styles is falling apart.
His case is paper-thin,
and it's already started
to crack and wither away.
- Yeah, I see it.
I'm sure he sees it too.
- You don't sound
too pleased with that.
- You're not a father.
I mean, sure, I mean,
most likely we got it right,
and Kholi killed
Brian Sudermill,
but that man is still in there
fighting for his son's life.
- Well, let's not forget
who he's fighting against.
Don't start doubting yourself.
That would be suicide.
- It's not about me
doubting myself or not.
It's about father-to-father,
what that man
must be going through.
Look, I'm about to shatter
what little bit of a world
he's been able to hold on to,
and I'm gonna do my job.
Doesn't mean I have
to like doing it.
- Just make sure you do it.
- Three, four...
All alone again
In the evening time,
the feeling time
- Samuel Billings,
the interpreter
of the voice of God.
I go to church.
I have my whole life.
I know God.
I know right from wrong,
but you, I can't even take you
seriously for a minute.
Was my son perfect?
No, but he didn't deserve
what he got.
I've seen you on television,
heard your interviews
on my son's case.
You're a performer.
Is this a church,
or is this a concert venue?
- All right, Mr. Sudermill.
Out of respect
for your situation,
I will allow what you said
to be forgotten,
but please don't let
this outfit fool you.
Jesus is still my Lord,
and if you keep going on
the route that you're going,
then the Lord
will have to protect you
from my next action.
- Are you threatening me?
- You come to this place
of worship
making accusations,
and you're asking me
about threats?
- Don't try to make this about
anything other than what it is.
- And what is that?
- I walked outside
my front door,
and I saw my son sitting in
a pool of his own blood.
I don't care what color
Kholi was. He murdered my son.
- Do you know how long kids
have been killing kids
outside of these doors?
- Is that supposed to help me?
I'm sorry about those kids.
I truly am, but my son is gone,
and my wife and I
have been drowning ever since
'cause he was taken, taken by
a monster, a monster that--
- Chalice Chandler Billings!
Sir, she was my daughter,
my heart!
I held her in my arms, okay?
I felt her body turn cold!
Two holes in her chest,
and she was only
seven years old.
Ask me if they solved her case.
Was this turned into
a Black Lives Matter campaign?
No. She wasn't gunned
down by a cop.
Was it a hate crime? No!
She was riding
on her Power Wheel,
like she does
every single morning.
I went inside to get her
a glass of juice. She was safe.
30 seconds, I came back,
and she was gone
just like that.
- You want me to say I'm sorry?
How terrible that must have
been for you.
- Mr. Sudermill, I don't want
anything from you, sir,
that you can't find
for yourself.
Your son is gone.
He's another bright light of
his creation just snuffed out
before he had
the chance to shine,
and we are all the lesser
for it, all of us.
You know,
you have to give yourself
permission to change course.
This is more than just a coat
of paint that I'm spraying,
Mr. Sudermill.
We may not be able to see
past each other's weakness...
But we can all find
common ground.
Father God, I come before you
in prayer, dear Lord,
to help us understand
the things
that we just don't understand.
Just give us the eyes to see
and the ears to hear
and the heart
to receive your truth
even when the situations
are tough.
We honor you, and we thank you
for this moment,
in Jesus' name, amen.
- We're debating
all this nonsense.
You're bringing race into it
that I don't think's fair.
It's getting away from us.
- You know, the body is still
in the morgue
because it's a part
of a crime investigation.
- We have the body
of Brian Sudermill
just deep freezing on ice.
- So they can't release
the body to the funeral home.
- Oh, that's so sad.
- Sometimes it takes tragedy
to really discover
what's the best
in humanity,
what's really ins--deep down
inside of us.
- Someone died,
so as we sit here, you know,
with all our theories
and everything playing
amateur Columbo,
I want to dedicate this program
to Brian Sudermill.
- And Kholi.
- Yeah, you remember
Brian's name.
- Who right now is sitting
in jail accused of a crime.
- I want to dedicate
this program
to the guy that was killed.
- Brian told me he'd be
heading out
to USC with some friends.
I figured he'd be
going off to college
on a basketball scholarship
come summer anyway.
He was ready,
so I figured sure.
He took off around 6:00.
Turns out he stayed
right in town
to go to a party that night.
- And when you opened
the front door?
- I thought I saw a ghost
because that couldn't be my boy
laying there, no way.
I mean, things like this don't
happen to boys like Brian, no.
I mean, we live
in a good neighborhood.
This can't happen in Winnetka.
This is exactly
why we left Indiana.
And then I see the blood
pooling up behind his head.
There's a hole going right
through him, right...
right here.
He should have been
playing ball this weekend.
You know, he's been
talking about his game
every night over dinner.
I'd--I'd hugged him
just a few hours earlier.
- And did you see
anybody else out there?
- Yes.
I didn't get a good look
at him at first.
All I saw was blood.
I saw his--his legs,
his--his chest, his hands.
They were all painted red.
And when I got a good look
at his face...
it was blank.
- Can you point him out
in the court today?
- Mr. Sudermill,
you've already lost a son.
Here I risk losing mine.
Sir, did you see Kholi Styles
pull the trigger?
- No.
- So you heard the gunshot,
but you didn't come downstairs
right away, correct?
- We don't hear guns
in my neighborhood.
It was a bit startling.
- So how long after the time
that you heard the gunshot
before you'd gone outside?
- Five minutes.
- Mm.
So five minutes after you heard
the gunshot you went downstairs
to see the person that
you believed to be the killer?
- Yes, I saw your son.
I believe I made
that quite clear.
- Sir, what is the likelihood
that someone
who had just committed
a murder would stick around
for five whole minutes
at the crime scene?
Wouldn't they run away
- Mr. Styles, I'm
a professional psychologist.
People do all kinds of things
for unexplained reasons.
What is it that
you want me to do,
provide an alibi for your son?
- And how do you know
he was a drug pusher?
- A friend of mine bought
from him, got screwed over.
- So it's likely that Brian
had enemies, huh?
- Objection.
This is all hearsay.
How about we just stick
to the night in question?
- Your Honor, can I get just
a little bit of leeway here?
- I'll allow it for now.
- Miss Swanson, you invited
Kholi to your party personally?
- He seemed like a nice guy.
- And how did he get along with
the other guests at the party?
- He blended in just fine.
People seemed to like him.
- Now, he'd been drinking.
Did the intoxication
affect his temper?
- No. He was a fun drunk,
not a mean drunk.
- Now, were you ever at all
intimate with him that evening?
- Objection, Your Honor.
- Building to the
suspect's state of mind moments
before the incident,
Your Honor.
- What's that got
to do with this?
- Mr. Canton?
- Sorry, Judge. It's fine.
It's fine, Judge.
He's just grasping at straws.
I say let him grasp.
- Objection withdrawn.
- We kissed.
- That's it?
- That's it.
- He was respectful?
- Yes.
- So you felt safe
in his company?
- Yes, I did.
- You're sure that's
the vehicle you saw leaving
the scene
of the crime that night?
- Yes, sir, that's the car.
- No more questions.
- Uh-oh, it seems as though we
got ourselves a ghost car here.
Stop me when I've said
something that isn't true.
You don't know
who the car belongs to.
You didn't bother to write
a license plate number down.
And as far as you know,
this car could have
just been passing
through the neighborhood.
- No, I saw it was stopped.
Then it took off.
- Uh-huh.
Let me ask you, how thick
are those glasses, anyway?
- I can't stay here.
You think they
gonna give me life?
- Life, like all things,
is fleeting.
Once you realize that life is
but a small drop in the glass
of your whole existence,
the sooner you'll be at peace
with the prospect
of letting go.
You are a man of God.
I am a man of God.
There are those
that are nonbelievers.
What they do is they just keep
running towards a cliff
when there's nothing up ahead.
They're scared all the way,
but not us.
We fall back on faith.
Whether it comes today
or 50 years from now
makes no difference.
We're gonna keep on running.
We're gonna stand
on this faith.
Our Father which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on Earth
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
our daily bread
and forgive our trespasses,
as we forgive those who...
Trespassed against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
and deliver us from evil,
for thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory.
- In Jesus' precious name.
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed by thy name.
- I love you.
We're gonna get through this.
Now, when we get in here,
you're gonna be
under a microscope.
It's not what they know.
It's what they can prove,
Now, every remark that is made,
they're gonna be looking to you
for your reaction,
and that's how they're gonna
make their call,
so 25 % is what they hear.
75 % is what they see,
so let's make sure they see
the right thing, all right?
Don't slouch.
You look good. You ready?
- I love you.
- I love you too, son.
- Mr. Styles, have you
any more witnesses?
- I'd like to call to
the stand Kholi Styles.
- Mr. Styles, please raise
your hand and repeat.
Do you swear to tell the truth,
the whole truth,
and nothing but the truth,
so help you, God?
- I do.
- Please sit.

- Son.
Are you a God-loving man?
- Yes.
- Then you will be vindicated.
The defense rests.
- Mr. Canton, do you wish
to cross-examine?
- No more questions,
Your Honor.
- Very well.
As it's already after 4:00,
we'll recess for the day
and start
with closing arguments
first thing in the morning.
- Can you imagine what
Mr. Styles is going through
with his son locked up?
- Exactly.
- By all accounts
a promising guy,
this guy, he's on his way up,
the father, in my neighborhood,
and this--this nightmare.
And then, of course,
coming up this weekend,
the Sudermill family
is gonna bury their son.
- So you can try
to comprehend
what you dealing with
- Hello?
- Detective, I didn't want
to do that to Kholi.
They blackmailed me.
- MayMay?
- Check this out.
I saw that boy and his girl
fighting that night.
- Can we have a conversation
about this?
- I did have
a conversation with you.
There's nothing to talk about.
- I barely spoke.
- Do you want me
to take care of that thing?
- Don't do that.
- Do you think
that this is a good idea?
I guarantee you,
you will screw this up.
- I don't think
it's a good idea. I just--
- Can I help you, man?
- Oh, no, I'm good.
I have go to college
next year.
- Are you kidding me?
- I have to go
to college next year.
- I understand what
you have to do.
- I got a scholarship!
- Do you think that this is
something that I wanted--
- It doesn't matter
what you want me to do!
This conversation is over,
and I don't want to hear
anything about it.
- She's pregnant?
- I don't know. I guess so.
- You saying you think
Liz may have had
something to do with this?
- I don't know, man.
I'm just saying.
I found out her uncle's a cop.
I don't know
if he had something to do
with what happened to me
or if those cops
were just focusing
on the black boy in the room,
but they made me say
those things there.
They made me. I know
Kholi ain't popped nobody.
Look, man, I got to go.
- MayMay, wait. MayMay?
- It's unbelievable that
I'm still standing here
I'm better than people
give me credit for
Come on,
Jackie, pick up the phone!
- Pay me my money,
I'm patiently humble
And hungry, evasive
by sharing my feelings
I don't trust no one
But complaining is not
in my mental...

- Hey, can I help you?
- Yeah, can I talk
to Elizabeth Chu, please?
My name is Frank Kosinsky,
all right?
I'm a private detective,
and I have reason to believe
Liz might have information
that can clear my client.
- Information?
- Yeah.
- What are you talking about?
What client?
- Kholi Styles.
- The boy who murdered
Brian Sudermill?
- Allegedly.
- Get off my porch.
- No, please, sir,
if you just get
Liz, we can clear--
- Look, Kosinsky or whatever
your name is, you understand
I'm a police officer, right?
Now, I can have you
on the ground and in cuffs
before you can
even say harassment. Walk away.
- No, you don't understand.
A young boy's life
is in danger!
A mathematician
Quicken the rhythm, a taking
the money magician
- Elizabeth?
- Which is being focused
and making better decisions
Hoo, trust the game
of true precision
I used to be, I had focus
to turn my life around
- Liz!
- Hey!
- Wait, man, wait!
- Don't move!
- Wait, wait!
- Don't move!
- Okay, okay!
- Liz, you okay, baby?
- She's not here, man.
There's a letter.
- Stay still.
- Check the nightstand, man.
- What'd you do to her?
- Man, there's a letter.
Please read the letter.
- Get down.
- Just check the nightstand.
- Stay down!
Stay on your stomach!
- I made a mistake.
But now I know I need
to reveal the truth.
- She wrote that.
- Be quiet!
- I'm not a bad person.
This was not in my intentions.
- What'd you do to her?
- I didn't do anything, man!
- What'd you do to her?!
- That's her handwriting!
- Stay down
Till we came up,
- Uncle Hank, Aunt Rose,
I'm sorry.
I'm sure I'll see you again,
but for now so long.
- That's enough, Liz.
- Can we just have one
conversation about this--
- We've talked about it
20 times.
- He seemed like a nice guy.
- Did you feel safe around
after what had transpired?
- No. I didn't.
Nobody can say
he didn't have it coming.
He pissed off a lot of people,
but he was good to me,
and I loved him.
- I have been shocked
at the rush to judgment
that has been going on
all along the way.
I'm gonna quote my mother
and just say shame,
shame, shame.
There's plenty of blame
to go around.
Those who were wagging
their fingers, pointing them,
those who did not lend a hand,
who were too slow
to solve the problem.
Lord help us all.
- When Kholi got arrested,
I tried to convince myself
I didn't care.
I had to do what I had to do.
- Good morning to the people
of the city of Chicago.
It is so wonderful to see
so many of you here
celebrating the life
of this young man.
Yes, that is what I said.
That's right. I said celebrate.
I mean, to the naked eye,
it is a tragedy
that this young man's life
be cut so short,
but we're here
with soulful eyes,
and soulful eyes see
that this young man
has gone to be with the Lord.
- Thanks for the ride anyway.
It was enlightening.
- Anytime you want to talk.
- I mean, just think.
I mean, we can only speculate
what the face of Jesus
looks like.
- I need to talk to you
face to face.
- Do I have to?
- I'm already here. Please?
- I got a killer hangover,
and on top of that
you're gonna yell at me,
so can we please
just do this some other time?
- I love you so much, Brian.
- You already know
I'm going to college next year.
Liz, I got a scholarship
at State.
I don't need this on my mind.
- Then I'll take care
of it myself.
- No, you won't.
You don't do anything
for yourself.
You'll take care of it
for a few weeks,
and then you'll come knocking
at my door,
and that's not fair to me
I never asked to have a kid!
- You don't want me?
- Please just--
just get rid of the baby.
- Oh, he forgot his wallet.
- Liz, I have a life to start.
Now, you can come along
if you want,
but if not, that's on you.
I'm tired, and I'm hungover.
I'm going to bed.
Bye, Liz.
- I'm gonna drop this
off real quick.
- Well, make it quick.
I'm tired, bro. I'm beat.
- Liz?
- Brian? Brian?
- Yo, dawg, seriously?
- Please don't do this.
No, wait. Liz!
- What do we look like
with this right here?
This is not a good look, fam.
We got to go.
- No, man, we can't
just leave him.
- Oh, man,
what you talking about, man?
Think about it, right?
I've seen this.
Kholi, man, let's go.
- You know I ain't clean, man.
This all they need, man.
- Yo, Kholi, are you coming?
- Come on, man.
We got to help him.
- He's dead, Kholi.
Get in the car.
- Kholi.
- I mean, look
at your neighbor.
- You writing your
own ticket, dawg.
- Our eyes are our shackles,
ladies and gentlemen.
- Help!
- It will only be on the day
that we can look at each other
and see the Lord...
- Brian?
- That we will be free.
- Mr. Styles, Mr. Styles.
- No major head injury,
but he had a collapsed lung.
We had to insert a chest tube
in order to re-expand it.
- Is he going into surgery?
- No, that'd make it worse.
- Back up! Back up! Back up!
Back up!
- Make way, please.
- Hey. Thank you for coming.
- He's endured a lot of trauma.
It's still too soon to tell.
I'm sorry.
- Good morning, Chicago.
Drown out the social media.
Turn off the television.
Get into the silence, and
when you tap into that silence,
listen to your own heartbeat.
- Help me to find
the right words to say
- Listen to the times
where you needed someone
to show you grace
and no one was there.
Be the change you want to see.
- Mr. Canton! Mr. Canton!
Anything to say about
the trial?
- This is a day for mourning,
not a day for politics.
No more questions.
Please excuse us.
- So please offer your eyes
and ears to
our friend, Mr. Jackie Styles.
- I just want to fly with
healing stars
Too many battles,
no strength to fight

- I stand here today having
been challenged as a father.
Such a young life was lost
in such cold fashion
because of the lack of warmth
in the hearts of humanity.
Some would say we live
in a fallen world,
but as I stand here
and look out,
I can't help but see hope
for a brighter day.
He did that, and although
he lies sound asleep,
his voice is louder than ever,
strongly urging us
to fight our hate,
to live better than our
ancestors could have imagined.
To the Sudermills, to Brian,
let us lift them up in prayer,
and extend a hand towards them.
To a young man who was loved
so much,
we say goodnight.
- Slide, I'ma let you slide.
- We will see you
in the morning,
and to the world, I stand here,
and I say good morning.
We are just getting started.
- I know I'm broken
My heart has fallen so far
I need your love
to life me up
I know I'm broken
- Listen to your
own heartbeat.
Listen to the times
where you needed someone
to show you grace
and no one was there.
And when you hear
that heartbeat,
you'll see that the heartbeats
don't tell us whether or not
we're innocent or guilty.
It just says that
we're humans.
And so I have a special
message for you, Kholi.
I want you to know that
the cloud over your head today
will be the water
you drink from tomorrow.
- I love you.
We're gonna get through this.
- My heart has fallen
so far
I need your love
to lift me up
High, lift me up
Love lifts me up
Love lifts me up
Love lifts me up
- I'm Holland.
- I'm Bree.
- And today we're
at Soundscape...
- In Chicago.
- Yeah.
- Ain't nothing to it
but to do it
That slow motion
got you dragging
Now you can take the time,
just do it
Do it, do it, do it
- We have X equals 24.
Then what does that
give us for Y?
- Oh, Ms. Deese, 33.
- Of course, Paulina, 33.
Very good.
Anyone? Ah, Kholi?
- 42 squared, Ms. Deese.
- Very good.
- Welcome to Friendly Hills
High School, Kholi.
Well, tell you what.
Just have a seat
right over there.
- Put my trust in God
for a breakthrough
You could try if you want to,
it ain't...
- What is the first thing
America thinks of
when they hear
the word "minority?"
- Professional sports.
Cable channels
from the number 200 and up.
The people who wash our cars.
Ticket, ticket, ticket.
- That's why some folks
in Winnetka
are trying to keep an eye
on Kholi Styles.
Why? Because racism is taught.
- Just do it.
Do it, do it, do it
Head up, you can do it,
so what if you blew it?
- Every kid that gets killed is
the next great superstar
or the ne--the greatest guy
ever as soon as they die.
Nobody cares about these kids
until they're dead.
- You can do it,
do it
When you're stuck
in yesterday
- We have to be willing
to get up to the plate,
stand up to the lecterns,
get to the microphones
and speak about the issue.
We're afraid to talk.
- Then I'm
lift you up
When you feel like
it looks run out
Let them fill
your cup
So the change
gonna come
- And I really want to
challenge you guys as
brown and black people
to really think about the words
and the messages
you put out there.
- Just do it.
Do it, do it, do it
Head up,
you can do it
So what if you blew it?
- What is the deal
with America and race?
- You can do it, do it
- Even when you feel--
oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry.
I'm drooling.
- Action.
Not quite that slow.
- This is a serious
movie, okay?
- Cut.
- You are crazy.
- For us to change
we have to get
It doesn't mean
we have to be unkind.
It doesn't mean we have
to put each other down,
but what it does mean is that
in order for the root
of this country to be healed,
we got to get uncomfortable
so that we can
address the pain.
- Philippians tells us that
we can be all...
- What's privilege mean to you,
Al Roker, Jr?
- Privilege is getting
something that you didn't earn.
- So you have an advantage
being a hot woman.
Like, you get out of tickets.
I don't recall you doing--
Go and answer that,
bro. Let me--
- Yeah, yeah. What's up?
What's up? It's Ron's Place.
- We would lie.
- Cut.
- We wouldn't lie.
- I'ma follow you.
- Oh.
- Of course.
- Did you ever see
"My Cousin Vinny," the movie?
Wasn't Daniel-san
from "The Karate Kid"
movie guilty in
the beginning?
And then at the end
you realize
there was no chance
he committed the murders.
- How do you bring in--
how do you bring
Ralph Macchio movies
and relate it to this Brian
Sudermill being killed? I--
- Everyone thought
he was guilty.
- It's a stretch. So--
- And at the end
everyone realized
there's no chance
he's guilty.
- So the Cousin Vinny
is what we're gonna
use for this?
- Yes!
- In the name of Jesus
To break every chain,
break every chain

- There is power in
the name of Jesus
Say it again. There is
power in the name of Jesus.
There is power
in the name of Jesus
To do what? To break every
chain, break every chain
We don't sell news,
"The Mexicans are coming
for our jobs.
"Put up those walls.
Oh, the blacks are
coming for our lives."
Hell, they're coming
for our daughters.
Head for the border!
Orale, I love America!
I love Mexicans,
Let me do that again.
Can we do that again?
- There is power in the name
of Jesus to break every
To break every chain,
uh-huh, break every chain
But we not done. Turn it up.
There's an army rising up
There's an army,
there's an army rising up
We taking our stand.
There's an army
There's an army rising up
to break every chain
To break every chain,
break every chain. Oh
- Whether it's your
you can't lead people
to see the love of God.
I myself have been guilty
of being hateful
and prideful in my
revelation of God's word.
- There's an army
rising up
- Five people
come to church,
and then three of those
people come extra
because they
feel guilty.
Would you rather them
just not come at all?
- I'd rather them
not come at all.
I want them to--
I want them to--
- No, I want them
to come
because I want them
to hear that word.
Even if they hear a
little bit or all of it,
but at least they're in there
for whatever reason.
- Just to break
every chain
- In everybody's life
we're gonna be confronted
with the reality of how is
your faith gonna play out
in real-life
- There is power in
the name of Jesus
- Your responsibility
as influencers,
you guys all took
responsibility for it,
and not one person
"Hey, this is their mama's
and daddy's responsibility
to pour something
into them."
Do you see yourself as
the answer or just a part of?
- Nowadays a fan
could hit us up,
and we could talk
directly to them,
and they look at us just as big
as the news out of Washington
or whatever, you know?
- Falling, falling, falling
in Jesus' name, falling
I hear the chains falling
- I have to be responsible
for these people
because I've had thousands
and thousands of people
tell me how their lives
have been changed
because of the things
I've done for them.
- I hear the chains falling,
I hear the chains falling
- There was a lot of stuff
that the prosecution
didn't take a look at.
- That's right.
- Yeah, so--but I mean,
but my thing is this though.
If--now, Kholi was
returning his wallet.
- Hold it, stop. You know what?
You better get me
with his--you--
how you gonna agree
with him and me,
and we just?
What is wrong with you, man?
All right, we'll pick--
we'll pick it up again.
- They falling, they falling,
they falling
They falling, they falling,
they falling
They falling, they falling,
they falling
They falling. They falling,
they falling, they falling
They falling, they falling,
they falling
They falling, they falling,
they falling
Give us the power....
in the name of Jesus.
So much power in the name--
- Hector's playing music
on this now.