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Ras Baraka: "We Need Police ... We Just Don't Want Them To Shoot Us"
The community wants police to aggressively respond to crime, Newark's mayor told FRONTLINE. “We need police in our neighborhood,” he said. “We just don’t want them to shoot us in the back while we’re running away in a traffic stop, or choke people for selling cigarettes.”
June 28, 2016
The Problem with "Broken Windows" Policing
In cities where Broken Windows has taken root, there’s little evidence that it's worked as intended. Newark, N.J. is one example.
June 28, 2016
Vanita Gupta: "No Such Thing as a Perfect Police Department"
As head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Vanita Gupta is the federal official in charge of investigating police departments for civil rights violations.
June 28, 2016
WATCH: Good Stop, Bad Stop?
On a ridealong with the Newark Police Department's Gang Unit, FRONTLINE filmed officers stopping an unarmed black man on the street and forcing him to the ground.
June 28, 2016
Quiz: Spot the Illegal Police Stop
The stakes in a police stop can be high. What an officer discovers during a stop -- and how -- helps determine whether someone is allowed to carry on with their day, whether they’ll go to jail and even what type of evidence is used at trial.
June 28, 2016
Policing In America: 10 Questions With Jelani Cobb
He's one of the nation's foremost journalists on race and politics, but Jelani Cobb says he was surprised by what he saw while riding along with a police unit in Newark.
June 28, 2016
Why Some Officers Are Policing Kids Differently
Science says kids don’t think or act like adults, but most cops still police them that way.
June 10, 2016
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Policing the Police
A rare look inside a troubled police department being forced to reform.
June 28, 2016
More States Consider Raising the Age for Juvenile Crime
If you’re a teenager, whether you’re an adult in the eyes of the law depends on the state you live in. Slowly, that’s starting to change.
June 2, 2016
Do Cops in Schools Know How To Police Kids?
There's still no national standards or training for officers who walk school hallways.
May 4, 2016
Five Officers Plead Guilty in Post-Katrina Shootings
Had prosecutors not engaged in misconduct, the officers' sentences would have been four to five times longer.
April 20, 2016
Years Later, a Suicide Appears Tied to a Campaign of Terror
Before killing himself in Houston in 1988, Pham Dang Cuong was targeted by a violent anti-Communist group of former South Vietnamese military officers, according to interviews and records.
April 13, 2016