“Raided” is a two-part documentary film project, produced for The Appeal and Now This. It has been viewed over 250,000 times across various social media accounts. Using the largest gang no-knock raid in New York City’s history as a starting point, the two-part series mixes personal stories with analysis to examine the consequences of “precision policing” in the United States.
Join May Day Space for an exclusive showing of Part Two, followed by a brief Q&A.
January 12th (Tuesday)
Part Two takes the viewer inside the raid, through exclusive surveillance footage from the no-knock raid. We see Paula Clarke and her daughters terrorized by law enforcement officers. Paula’s footage is eventually used to help launch a City Council hearing. The story evolves and expands. We meet Michelle Williams, whose best friend was killed by the raid. (Michelle and her classmates saw their friend Ramarley Graham murdered in his home by police in 2012.) Experts weigh in. Two major Freedom of Information Act responses are revealed, shedding light on the role of private technology companies, and the expansion of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into domestic policing.
Join May Day Space for a showing, followed by a conversation with Paula Clarke, former Bronx 120 defendant, entertainer and community organizer Kraig Lewis, Simon Davis-Cohen and Josmar Trujillo, who is part of a coalition demanding the abolishment of the New York City Police Department’s gang database (#EraseTheDatabaseNYC). gangscoalition.org.
Donations will go to families impacted by the Bronx120 raid.
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