New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow — who has written extensively on racial disparities in criminal justice — discusses the powerful new Hulu documentary “Crime + Punishment,” winner of a special jury award for social impact filmmaking at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The film chronicles the N.Y.P.D. 12, a group of 12 minority cops who blew the whistle on an alleged quota system that disproportionately targets minority neighborhoods for arrests and court summonses. Blow discusses the film and the N.Y.P.D. 12’s class-action lawsuit against New York City and the New York Police Department with director Stephen Maing, lead N.Y.P.D. 12 plaintiff Edwin Raymond, N.Y.P.D. 12 officer Felicia Whitely, N.Y.P.D. 12 lawyer Emeka Nwokoro and private investigator Manuel Gomez.