Investigator John Shaft II of the New York City Police Department, the son of a 1970s policeman, is the main detective on a delicate case when a young African-American is brutally beaten to death. With his father out of town on police business, Investigator Shaft must put his own career on hold to track down the killer.
John Shaft was played by actor Michael Winslow. The film was released in September 1975 by 20th Century Fox and was directed by William Friedkin. It was based on a novel of the same name written by James Patterson and first published in 1973.
Shaft's character is an African American who works for the NYPD's 77th Precinct in Brooklyn. He is very determined and won't let anything get in his way as he tries to catch the killer. His father is also featured in the movie; however, he only appears in flashbacks throughout the course of the story.
This movie is considered a crime drama and has been listed as such by various sources. However, it also contains elements of comedy and action resulting from some of the situations Detective Shaft finds himself in while trying to solve the murder.
The film received positive reviews from critics and has become popular over time due to its unique take on crime drama and comic timing.
Ian Bailey says that he was "the ideal suspect" in the murder of Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in West Cork over 25 years ago because he was an eccentric Englishman who had beaten up his previous companion, Jules Thomas.
Bailey had come to Ireland looking for adventure and had ended up working on a farm near Ballycotton where he met du Plantier. The two men became friends and when du Plantier later moved to France they kept in contact via letters. When she went missing, Bailey confessed to her husband that he may have been responsible for her death. He said that he could not sleep at night thinking about it and felt terrible about what had happened.
An Irish police investigation was opened but due to lack of evidence it was closed. However, after hearing this news, Bailey decided to leave Ireland and go back to England where he lived with his family. There were calls from some members of the media for him to be arrested for du Plantier's murder but he was never charged with any crime.
After some time, Bailey came out of retirement to help investigate another case involving an Irish woman who had gone missing in England. This time there was enough evidence to charge him with murder and he was sentenced to life imprisonment. It can then be assumed that Bailey did indeed kill du Plantier and has been imprisoned for over 25 years now.
Shipman was arrested on September 7, 1998, and it was discovered that he owned a Brother typewriter similar to the one used to create the fraudulent will. Other fatalities were probed by the police. Shipman had examined and certified 15 specimen cases. All of the victims had been elderly or sick people in poor health who could not fight back.
It was also discovered that Shipman had obtained his medical licenses in three different states after passing bad checks for money he didn't have. He went to prison for 10 years. After serving only 3 years, he was released on parole. The Massachusetts Board of Parole denied his request for another release because they said he was still posing a risk to the community. He died in January 1999 at the age of 47.
This sad case shows that even a good doctor can make a terrible mistake. It is important for patients to tell their doctors everything about their history with other physicians. This includes any medication or treatment that person may have undergone. Patients should also notify their doctors if they feel like they are being pressured by them to sign things. Finally, patients should never be afraid to ask questions about anything they don't understand. Only by being honest and open with each other can doctors and their patients work together to ensure the best possible care.