2014 gave us an ugly look at the fragile relationship between police and the black community.
In the TV special Black White & Blue, Fusion looks at the problem from all sides. Watch highlights below.
When a young black man it shot by police, it often ends up with a conversation between black parents and their children, especially sons. Often called “the talk,” it’s a conversation that has its roots in slavery, when parents prepped their children on how to navigate an unfair world and often gave instructions on how to keep them alive. Sadly, the conversation hasn’t evolved much.
In the wake of Ferguson, cops and police departments across the country started to pay more attention to what science has to say about racial bias. And some new research has yielded surprising results about what goes on inside a cop’s head when he pulls a trigger. By Bradley Blackburn
Members of the group Cop Watch film any police interactions they encounter. There are over 200 chapters, in almost every state. And they say their ranks are growing. But are more cameras really the answer to ending police brutality? By Tim Pool
The police want the public to understand the pressures they face. “Our biggest challenge, and it always has been, is to change that mentality that we’re not human, that we’re not afraid,” said Miami-Dade Police Deputy Director Juan Perez. “We are afraid.” By Suzette Laboy
Three Cleveland men were exonerated after serving nearly 40 years on death row for a crime they did not commit. Watch as they open up about what it means to finally be free. By Mariana Atencio