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This Shorts Block contains 3 films: "Raided", "Sophia Dawson: Purpose", and "Point of Attack".

A multi-part series from The Appeal, Raided uses the largest gang raid in New York City's history as a starting point to examine the consequences of a new era of "precision" and "community" policing practices. In contrast to Stop and Frisk, which targeted large swaths of New Yorkers, precision policing prides itself on singling out the supposed worst of the worst: gang members. Part One explores precision policing’s use of coercive conspiracy prosecutions, the repurposing of old and low-level offenses, and racially disproportionate surveillance. Combining personal stories, archival footage and interviews with experts, this film shows that harmful policing practices that disproportionately target people of color have not been eradicated in New York City. They have evolved. Part Two reveals two major Freedom of Information Act responses, shedding light on the role of private technology companies, and the expansion of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into domestic policing.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    36 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Simon Davis-Cohen