Researchers for Fair Policing is an intergenerational team of researchers from Make the Road New York & the Public Science Project.  We are collecting the stories of young people’s experiences with the police and school safety officers.  We know there are many different perspectives on the NYPD and we want to learn about it all. There have been over 1 million young people stopped over the past few years, each of these experiences is unique. As you listen to the stories, consider how the NYPD’s long history of aggressive, zero-tolerance policing policies are impacting young people and what should be done about it.  

Project Directors: Brett Stoudt , María Elena Torre,  Caitlin Cahill


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Brought to you by Researchers for Fair Policing of

Filmed, Directed and Edited by

Dinalee Rosado, Justin “Cameraman” Serrano, & Amanda Matles


Stephfon Bell, Kimberly Belmonte, Jasmine Carter, Elijah Chance, Oscar Chico, Jennifer Chmielewski, Damont Dillard, Selma Djokovic, Samantha Figueroa, Cierra Forde, Brittany Gary, Jaritza Geigel, Markeys Gonzalez, Patricia González-Ramírez, Olivia Goode, Keeshan Harley, Hector Jorge, Samielly Leon, Tianna Matthews, Icesis McDonald, Marisol Milano, Andres Padilla, Adilka Pimentel, Ericka Raules, Justin Rosado, Mateo Tabares, Tiffany Sanchez, Laura Tenocura & Brenda Vasquez

Produced By

Caitlin Cahill, Jose Lopez, Brett G. Stoudt, & María Elena Torre

Special Thanks To

The Adco Foundation, The Antipode Foundation, The Graduate Center, CUNY,

John Jay College, CUNY, Pratt Institute & The Sociological Initiatives Foundation

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Videography Fellow: Amanda Matles - GC Videography Fellows · February 15, 2014 at 12:49 am

[…] work on a participatory video research project with youth researchers in Bushwick, Brooklyn called Being Policed. Together they are producing a series of video shorts visualizing statistical data and archiving […]

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