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Handling of Public Protests a 'Stress Test' for Police Reform
Violent outbursts have marked the period of unrest since George Floyd died May 25, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned the 46-year-old Black man to the ground by his neck. In many cases, police have responded with force to disperse protesters, captured on cameras nationwide — including in Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle and Portland, all cities that were already under court-enforced agreements to reform their police departments. Independent monitors overseeing those agreements say it's possible police could find themselves out of compliance for how they've responded to the recent unrest.
September 18, 2020
Amid George Floyd Protests, a Critical Question: Can the Feds Fix American Policing?
As millions of people rallied in the streets this summer demanding an end to police violence, more than a dozen cities were quietly working on their own police reform process — in conference rooms and court hearings.  
September 16, 2020
A Newark Officer Was Filmed Punching Someone. Jelani Cobb Asked a Police Union Head If It Was Justified.
Their resulting conversation in the new FRONTLINE documentary “Policing the Police 2020” illustrates the debate over use of force in policing: what’s legal, what’s justified and whether those definitions should change.
September 15, 2020
Filmmaker Jezza Neumann on “Growing Up Poor in America”
Filmmaker Jezza Neumann documents the lives of the working poor in his new film "Growing Up Poor in America," all while in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 8, 2020
Children in Poverty: By the Numbers
Children growing up in poverty were already dealing with difficult family circumstances when the coronavirus began spreading across the United States.
September 8, 2020
“I Don’t Want to Live Like This Forever”: A 14-Year-Old’s Story of “Hidden Homelessness” Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Meet Kyah, who makes a bed for herself out of blankets on the floor each night, in a scene from FRONTLINE's "Growing Up Poor in America."
September 8, 2020
Watch FRONTLINE’s 5 Most-Streamed Documentaries of 2020 (So Far)
Looking for documentaries released in 2020 to binge-watch? We've got you covered.
September 4, 2020
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Demonstrators clash with police during a protest in Oakland
Policing the Police 2020
FRONTLINE returns to a troubled police department after four years to examine whether reform can work.
September 15, 2020
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Growing Up Poor in America
The stories of three children and their families navigating poverty against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 8, 2020
Sick With COVID, She Gave Birth on a Ventilator. This Teacher Took Her Newborn In.
“I am willing to help, 100 percent,” the teacher recalls saying. Watch a scene from "Love, Life & the Virus."
August 11, 2020
New York Attorney General Moves to “Dissolve” the NRA, Alleging “Illegal Self-Dealing”
FRONTLINE investigated the challenges facing the embattled organization earlier this year in "NRA Under Fire."
August 6, 2020