Crime + Punishment Reviews

  • Aug 29, 2018

    I love the struggle the beat cop had to go through to patrol myc

    I love the struggle the beat cop had to go through to patrol myc

  • Aug 25, 2018

    A powerful sobering look at the rot within the nypd and the courage of 12 brave cops who are trying to stop abuses.

    A powerful sobering look at the rot within the nypd and the courage of 12 brave cops who are trying to stop abuses.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Stephen Maing's 'Crime + Punishment' is layered, heartbreaking, and engrossing. It's one of the best documentaries of 2018 that you likely haven't seen. Maing chronicles several minority New York Police Department (NYPD) officers and their alleged mistreatment mainly for not arresting enough people and issuing the requisite number of summons. The NYPD quota system was supposedly abolished, but the more Maing digs the worse the NYPD looks. He brilliantly humanizes the officers and draws you into the personal struggle of each. They are doing a job they love and fighting a corrupt system at the same time. The documentary comes from many different angles, but if you've ever had a bad boss who took a job you loved and made you hate coming to work this is a great movie for you. I can't recommend this enough.. Final Score: 8.8/10

    Stephen Maing's 'Crime + Punishment' is layered, heartbreaking, and engrossing. It's one of the best documentaries of 2018 that you likely haven't seen. Maing chronicles several minority New York Police Department (NYPD) officers and their alleged mistreatment mainly for not arresting enough people and issuing the requisite number of summons. The NYPD quota system was supposedly abolished, but the more Maing digs the worse the NYPD looks. He brilliantly humanizes the officers and draws you into the personal struggle of each. They are doing a job they love and fighting a corrupt system at the same time. The documentary comes from many different angles, but if you've ever had a bad boss who took a job you loved and made you hate coming to work this is a great movie for you. I can't recommend this enough.. Final Score: 8.8/10

  • Aug 23, 2018

    A story well told of hidden bureaucratic racism that impacts people of color throughout the nation. This is what I always thought investigative journalism was all about, find a cause, understand/explain the fight and expose the injustice. The story is compelling but the telling is exceptional. Just the right amount of back story and insight into the difficult world of law enforcement and the pressures it brings. Especially poignant is the story of Edwin Raymond of the "NYPD 12" who is refused promotion to Sergeant because he refuses to participate in the quota system even though he scores near the top of those taking the exam.

    A story well told of hidden bureaucratic racism that impacts people of color throughout the nation. This is what I always thought investigative journalism was all about, find a cause, understand/explain the fight and expose the injustice. The story is compelling but the telling is exceptional. Just the right amount of back story and insight into the difficult world of law enforcement and the pressures it brings. Especially poignant is the story of Edwin Raymond of the "NYPD 12" who is refused promotion to Sergeant because he refuses to participate in the quota system even though he scores near the top of those taking the exam.