SHOW: Policing the police (2020)

By PBS Frontline | YouTube | 53m
Published in September of 2020

SUMMARY: After documenting the Newark, New Jersey police department in 2016 historian and writer Jelani Cobb returns to examine the changes the police department has undergone in four years after being signaled out by the Department of Justice for routinely violating people’s civil rights and mandating changes.

The first half of the show is the backstory that the 2016 documentary covered while the second half examines the changes in Newark. Hopeful and depressing at the same time.

KEY QUOTE: “Public safety is not just the absence of violence and crime. We’ve gotta increase that sense of well-being where people feel okay about walking down the street at night.” — Aqeela Sherrills, community activist

MORE: Watch the 2016 documentary and read our review – SHOW: Policing the police (2016)




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