DONATE!

close

Watts Policing: Then and Now

Hosted by  • 

Back in the 1960s, LAPD Chief William Parker turned the department into an elite force of militarized troops. Its soldiers exacted swift and often brutal justice in black neighborhoods. Even after Watts erupted in 1965, policing stayed much the same through the ‘90s. But what about today? Madeleine goes into the field to get a ground-level view of policing South L.A. today and how it compares to past eras.

This segment first aired on 8/13/15.