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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Pedro Hernandez and his mom, Jessica Perez, discuss systemic issues with the New York Police Department in a Q&A at the third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival. Just moments before, the audience watched Crime + Punishment, a documentary by Stephen Maing that follows Hernandezs unlawful detainment at Rikers Island for attempted murder. He was held in the jail for 8 months on a $250,000 bail for a crime that was later dismissed without trial. (Randi Mattox | Collegian)

ACT Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Crime + Punishment’ sheds light on the NYPD’s racially-charged, illegal actions

Claire Oliver April 13, 2018

Prejudice runs deep into the roots of American history. And today it is present in the very institutions that are supposed to be keeping our citizen’s safe including our police departments.  “Crime...

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