Stephen Maing’s Crime + Punishment shines a light on a small group of African American and Latino police officers in New York City (the “NYPD12”) who put their careers and lives on the line while blowing the proverbial whistle on the racial injustices that have become so tragically endemic to their profession. In doing so, this gripping film — much like the courageous men and women who gradually uncover systemic levels of abuse directed at ethnic minorities — exposes how precincts not only protect and serve but also, in adopting ostensibly outlawed policing quotas (the subject of a recent class-action lawsuit), criminalize the most vulnerable members of society.
Screening followed by a discussion with In-Person Guests: Pedro Hernandez and Jessica Perez
Moderator: Becca Curry, ACLU of Colorado Criminal Justice Research & Policy Counsel
This screening is part of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival.
WHEN: Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 7 pm
WHERE: The Lincoln Center, 417 W Magnolia St., Fort Collins, CO 80521