The Next Installment Of “Black In America” Will Premiere On Tuesday
Soledad O’Brien has announced that the next installment of her popular documentary series Black in America will debut Tuesday, November 18 at 9pm ET on CNN. This piece, BLACK in America: BLACK & BLUE – Soledad O’Brien Reports, will focus on the impact of “aggressive policing” (like the “stop and frisk” policy) on Black men.
The documentary, which was produced by O’Brien’s own Starfish Media, will include interviews with men who have been stopped and have had their incidents caught on video, police officers who say the stops have more to do with fulfilling quotas than catching actual criminals, and an interview with New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton who was appointed to his position by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mayor de Blasio had promised during his campaign to change the police department. Commissioner Bratton instituted the “stop and frisk” policy during his previous tenure as commissioner.
“Stop and frisk” is used in other cities besides New York.
“It’s shocking that the city where this was popularized was stopping so many innocent people,” O’Brien said in a press statement.
BLACK in America: BLACK & BLUE – Soledad O’Brien Reports will re-broadcast that same evening at midnight and on Sunday the 23rd at 7pm ET. You can also catch it online using the CNN iPad app or CNNgo.