Policing the Police

“Jelani Cobb recently helped write a PBS Frontline documentary on just these issues. It is set in Newark and called ‘Policing the Police.’ Calm, questioning, fair-minded, yet impassioned, the program portrays a community that is often at odds with its salaried protectors. Cobb, along with James Jacoby and Anya Bourg, provide an extremely rounded portrait of the Newark Police Department and its relations with the community. With Cobb and a crew riding in the back seat as Newark cops patrol the streets at night, we get a clear sense of how tense and difficult the job of policing is but, also, how the officers feel justified in routinely treating people, particularly young men of color, as innately suspect and armed.”
Obama and Trump After Dallas,” David Remnick

Policing the Police

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