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Policing The Police
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
The new FRONTLINE documentary, Policing the Police, is a provocative journey inside one police force that's been ordered to reform by the Department of Justice: the Newark Police Department in New Jersey. Take a nuanced glimpse into how topics in…
Stop - Challenging NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" Policies
For the past several years, stop & frisk in New York City has been front-page news. It has stirred passions, sown division, inspired social activism, and led to a monumental change in New York City's understanding of policing and its…
Use of Force: The Death of Eric Garner
In a day and age when cameras and video are becoming omnipresent in law enforcement's responses 24/7, it is critical to learn and benefit from officer's experiences on the street. We present this program of the incident with Eric Garner…
Every Mother's Son - Policing and Race in America
In the late 1990s, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic…
America After Ferguson
PBS
This PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill, explores events following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri. The program, recorded before an audience on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will…
Tears For April - The Life and Death of April Reoch
This film destroys the myth that drug abuse affects just the user, as life and death unfolds in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 'Tears for April: Beyond the Blue Lens' follows the short, tragic life of April Reoch as told…
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like
This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattle's streets. The film cuts through the confusion and…
Of Dogs and Men - Lethal Force Against Pets
According to a U.S. Department of Justice estimate, police officers shoot and kill more than 10,000 pet dogs in the U.S. every year. OF DOGS AND MEN takes audiences on a journey with pet owners through the tragedy of loss…
Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement - It Started in Duluth
An exploration of the law enforcement response to gender violence, this is a fast-paced, informative, street-level look at domestic violence policing in three sharply different jurisdictions. We start in Duluth, MN, home of the influential "Duluth Model" and the first…
Arresting Power - Resisting Police Violence in Oregon
Arresting Power documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by…
Riding With Madonna - A Canadian Police Woman
Linda Stewart is a police officer who has an amazing career on the mean streets of Vancouver. Her passion for both policing and the people she connects with earns her the nickname 'Madonna'. Come on a virtual ridealong: watch in…
Amateur Night At City Hall - Mayor Frank L. Rizzo
Amateur Night At City Hall: The Story Of Frank L. Rizzo is a colorful portrait of Francis Lazarro Rizzo who rose from tough Philadelphia cop, to law-and-order police commissioner (1967 to 1971), to polarizing mayor of Philadelphia (1972 to 1980).…
Alien Boy - The Life and Death of James Chasse
Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a feature-length documentary film that chronicles one man's struggle with schizophrenia and examines the actions of the police officers responsible for his death, exposing a city grappling with accountability in…
SWAT Miami - Elite SWAT Unit Tackles Drugs & Crime in Miami
In a city beset with drugs and violence, the Miami SWAT team confronts wave after wave of crimes. Miami is the gateway for cocaine in America with dealers and traffickers fighting for control, and in just the last year, 217…
Peace Officer - The Militarized State of American Police
A feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill…
Can it Hurt Less? - A Social Justice Documentary
Police and teenagers, and particularly Indigenous teens in Australia, generally don't see eye to eye. If policing is less menacing and more of a learning process then it is likely that confrontation may be avoided, thus producing better outcomes for…
RAID - French Police Special Unit
Dealing with the most delicate and dangerous issues of security and safety, the RAID unit intervenes not only in terrorist attacks, but also in dismantling drug networks, transferring dangerous prisoners, and handling hostage situations. It was this unit charged with…
Lawmen of the Old West: The Taming of the West
Part of the Series: Lawmen of the Old West
As the western territories evolved and became states, the Wild West was slowly tamed. However, there were still many challenges for the great Lawmen of the Old West including one of the most celebrated outlaws in all of history, Billy…
The Lessons Learned in Ferguson
Featuring in-depth interview with Col. Jon Belmar, the Chief of the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department, the man at the epicenter of the aftermath and riots following the death of Michael Brown.
Five Films on Police
These films are a view of police officers as instruments for social service for all rather than just law enforcement bringing down on criminals the punishment of the law. They were made for use during group discussions where the police…
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