Policing the Police

Policing the Police

DVD - 2016
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Go inside the Newark Police Department; one of many troubled forces in America ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.
Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, 2016.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781627897716
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 26, 2017

The history/relationship of the Newark PD and the city are showcased. Not a pretty story. You get some graphic cop take downs, you get the usual police response to racism/profiling/unethical behavior. You see the frustration of the local Mayor who has inherited a huge mess. And you see police work in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods. Racism has put blacks and latinos in handcuffs. Poverty forces people to fight back against the state. Newark PD and the city now will work together to make change for the better. Hey, at least state taxpayers aren't writing cheques for $100 million like we did for the RCMP. Paul Boyd 8 bullets. Enough said.

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