PAR is a weekly show that seeks to hold one of the most powerful institutions in this country accountable, policing. To do so we will take a critical look at all facets of American policing, exploring both the systemic and political imperatives that often puts law enforcement at odds with the communities they purport to serve.

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Leaked FBI Documents Reveal Secret Program To Criminalize Social Media

Simply posting about your presence at a police brutality protest can be used to incriminate you and lead to your arrest. We speak to Portland residents on the ground about the influx of unmarked federal agents.

Police Punish And Wall Street Profits

Taxpayers are paying double for police brutality settlements thanks to local governments buying bonds from Wall Street to cover payouts. San Diego cop watcher Kat from Irate Productions discusses recent police harassment of unarmed residents.

A Blueprint For Violence: Police Training Manual Reveals Disturbing Methods

A training manual obtained by PAR raises questions about what cops are being taught and how they handle encounters with civilians. PAR speaks with Jaelyn Cedillo of Pueblo, CO, whose brother was gunned down by Pueblo sheriffs.

Cop Pulled A Gun On Woman’s Unarmed Son, Then Used Facebook Posts Against Her In Court

PAR investigates police use of Facebook posts in the cases of Korryn Gaines, Arturo Adame, and Michael Avery, and follows Erica Hamlett’s fight for accountability for an off-duty officer who pulled a gun on her child while he waited for a bus.

Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It’s Just The Beginning

The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about “snitch apps” and how law enforcement uses technology to “protect” you.

Why Do American Police Keep Shooting People In The Back?

Despite promises of reform, police are still killing. PAR examines the case of Rayshard Brooks, shot in the back twice as he fled police, and speaks with James McLynas, who says his lack of law enforcement experience makes him the perfect candidate for sheriff.