Tonight is the premiere of a ground breaking new docuseries that completely flips the narrative on how police brutality is seen. The vision Copwatch shows is of men and women on the front lines armed with nothing but a camera and a voice, standing up for injustice against the ones who swore to keep the people safe. As we saw with Atatiana Jefferson people are no longer safe in their own home.
Copwatch America is finally making cops accountable for their actions if your life is in
BET Networks President Scott Mills had this to say about Copwatch;
“Far too often, contact between law enforcement and black civilians ends in violence against innocent members of our community. It is our hope that this first-of-its-kind-expose sheds light on the issue, provides solutions and fosters a demand for accountability and justice.”
The series consists of 10 intense episodes giving viewers a POV look at the lives of Copwatchers, who are dedicated to stopping police misconduct and police brutality. Taking place in Atlanta and New York viewers get an in-depth look at a diverse group of revolutionary activists as we follow them on their journey for justice. This group of passionate souls are going into battle with a brains over brawn mentality, a camera around the neck or phone in hand and a voice that can travel miles if people would listen.
The filming each individual does exposes cases that would be overshadowed if not for this person fighting for them, its raising a collective consciousness nation-wide and shaking up the political climate.
Copwatch America was put together by a group of people with a similar vision consisting of executive producers Tom Forman, Jenny Daly, Jon Beyer and Sonia Slutsky serving as showrunner for Critical Content. Representing Renowned Films are executive producers Duane Jones, Tim Withers and Max Welch. Lorna Anozie and P. Frank Williams are Co-executive producers. Williams is an Emmy and NAACP Award winner who produced the BET docuseries BEING. Frank is also a writer, journalist and author so you know the all-around quality of the series will be on point.
Tonight at 11 p.m. on BET Copwatch makes its premiere and we are introduced to ‘City’ and Shar two cop watchers based out of Atlanta who are connected to The Movement Family, leaders of the radical social justice unification through guerrilla activism. Click here for a free preview and watch the trailer below.
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