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A Former Baltimore Cop Explains Why Police Target Black Men

“This past year has seen an enormous amount of attention paid to the toxic divide between police departments and the poor, black communities they serve.

One thing we’ve learned is that tribal loyalty often prevents police officers from criticizing each other or their departments publicly—and at least sometimes, they lie when one of their own faces charges of misconduct.

That’s why the recent emergence of Michael Wood Jr., a retired Baltimore cop as a critic of law enforcement culture landed with impact–his voice was the relatively rare one that spoke with the knowledge of an insider but the unforgiving skepticism of an outsider.

In this video, you’ll meet Wood while he drives the streets of the city where he served as a police officer for 11 years, and hear him lay out his conception of what’s going wrong in the world of policing and how it could be made right.”

 

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