Black Cop Films Story
by Seve Chambers
In an era where cell phone footage, and now body cams, are used to provide proof beyond doubt, it was thought that video footage would help with swaying public opinion from ‘that Black individual was probably doing something wrong,’ to ‘they wasn’t lying.’ And in some cases that appears to be true. But in a time where everyone seemingly believes what they want, with a president that embodies this, how do you change a society that appears to be at odds with admitting wrongdoings? Or agencies and institutions that, in many cases, will conceal and muddle the truth? In the case of Adrian Schoolcraft, he was not rewarded for his commitment to values or used as a learning lesson for police forces everywhere. The very precinct, and police force he worked for, had him committed to a psych ward and he ended up suing them for this.
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