Jelani Cobb Embedded With the Newark Police Gang Unit. This is What He Learned.

  Director James Jacoby, Professor Jelani Cobb and Professor Betsy West after the screening of Policing the Police.

Director James Jacoby, Professor Jelani Cobb and Professor Betsy West after the screening of Policing the Police.

"One of the things that was notable was that the extent to which they were doing things that looked really bad. With no clue that what they were doing looked really bad."

In a collaboration with Frontline PBS, Journalist (and Columbia Journalism School professor) Dr. Jelani Cobb embedded himself in the Newark Police Department’s gang unit to get a first-hand look at the issues surrounding policing, race and civil rights.

Cobb and Frontline PBS Director James Jacoby spoke with fellow Professor Betsy West, at a screening of the film at the Columbia Journalism School in 2017. 

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