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State of Emergency: Inside the LAPD
1993
Color
28 minutes
US
English

State of Emergency: Inside the LAPD

An investigative documentary on police brutality, this video looks at the LA Police Department following the beating of Rodney King. Containing hard-hitting footage of police violence, the tape also depicts communities working against the daily occupation of their neighborhoods. Through interviews with LAPD officers, "State of Emergency" offers a chilling view of life inside the "thin blue line" and documents a national crisis of violence.
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