Crime and Punishment

October 21, 2019

CRIME + PUNISHMENT (2018) premieres Wednesday, October 23 at 9pm on WLIW.

This film by director Stephen Maing can now be seen on public television. Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

“A powerful and suspenseful film, part detective story and part courtroom drama, fueled by a potent mix of curiosity and indignation and full of memorable characters.”

– A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Crime + Punishment is a quiet documentary but a potent one. Though its approach is low key, its passion, drama and concern for exposing wrongdoing is unmistakable.”

– Kenneth Turan, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES