SFotD: ‘The Hunted and the Hated’ Exposes NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Program

By  · Published on October 12th, 2012

Why Watch? Imagine a world where you can’t walk down the street without being hassled by the police simply for “looking suspicious.” Most of us are lucky enough to have that stay in our imaginations, but there’s a group of people who don’t have that luxury. This short from Ross Tuttle, comprised centrally from a secret recording of two NYPD officers stopping a young man for “being a mutt” ‐ is as compelling as it is difficult to watch.

This is what documentary filmmaking is supposed to do: educate, challenge and (every so often) channel anger to where it’s deserved. The Hunted and the Hated transcends with its core focus and clear, detailed footwork that tells the larger story. The talking heads are insightful and on-point, but it’s the blurred visages of police officers explaining the nature of stop-and-frisk that’s most damning. [Daily Dish]

Like all great documentaries, it demands a response.

What will it cost you? Only 9 minutes.

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