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Ep. 6: 37th & 8th

By: Audible Originals,Christopher Johnson
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  • Summary

  • [Contains explicit content] The “war on crack” is over, but the legacy of that battle is alive today – especially in police departments around the country. In this episode, we look at how changes in police practices and attitudes reaching back at least three decades are still shaping the way cops behave, especially towards black Americans. And we explore police behavior as an extension of a larger understanding of blacks as inherently criminal - and the future of that understanding under President Donald Trump.

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phenomenal!

I listened to this Podcast about a year and a half ago and, while discussing it, decided to listen to it again. I found it just as riveting as the first time. The crack epidemic burst into the eighties like a bolt of lightning and took so many in its wake. This included unjust prison sentences and oftentimes death. A must listen!

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Excellent series I was left craving more

When creating documentaries, there is a fine line between entertainment and informative. I think this is both, but I did admit that I found myself craving slightly longer episodes. Even so, this a very good introduction to the war on the drugs and the horrible legacy that it has left. However, I would have liked to hear more about the solutions that people are presenting. For example, the judge and her 500 names...how far is her progress on that? I understanding a documentary kind of just documents things, but like the co-producer, in the end, I kind of felt myself at a crossroad between despair and hope. Although there are other reviews that view this as racist and bias, I strongly encourage everyone to listen to the entire series and then do additional reading and fact checking on your own. There are many uncomfortable and hard truths in here for some. Being able to learn about narratives from a variety of perspectives is the first step towards progress.

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  • 05-07-22

How did we get here?

This series is really well made and informative, and goes to along way to explain the excesses of police and justice system in the USA. It should be required listening for all politicians. Time for evidence based drug policy.