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TO PROTECT AND DISRESPECT? RITCHIE TORRES REACTS TO NYPD ATTACK
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. The Twitter insult came after To...
MetroFocus: September 22, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
Ritchie Torres reacts tonight in a candid and personal discussion about the police union he says has "essentially become a hate group masquerading as a labor union." Also, tonight veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk, joins us with a unique primer for voters in The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a ...
“FRONTLINE: THE CHOICE 2020: TRUMP VS. BIDEN”
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
Tonight veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk, joins us with a unique primer for voters in The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary that tells the story of a deeply divided nation through the lives of the two men who want to lead it.
TO PROTECT AND DISRESPECT?
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MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. He reacts tonight in a candid and personal discussion about the police union he says has "essentially ...
MetroFocus: September 21, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 21, 2020
This week Metrofocus Front Page Forecast veterans political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco, noted author, associate professor of political science at Rutgers University and a senior scholar at their Eagleton Institute of Politics, Dr. Saladin Ambar and NY Daily News editorial board member, Laura Nahmias weigh in.
MetroFocus: September 17, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 17, 2020
In the new book, “Sisters In Hate” journalist Seyward Darby sheds light on the new face of the alt-right with an eye-opening account of three women immersed in the white nationalist movement. Also, one initiative currently re-examining our past is the “We Are Sacred” project. Its mission: to help further ...
“SISTERS IN HATE”
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MetroFocus | September 17, 2020
In the new book, “Sisters In Hate” journalist Seyward Darby sheds light on the new face of the alt-right with an eye-opening account of three women immersed in the white nationalist movement.
CTD: “WE ARE SACRED” PROJECT
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MetroFocus | September 17, 2020
One initiative currently re-examining our past is the “We Are Sacred” project. Its mission: to help further identify men and women who survived slavery and had their portraits taken nearly a century ago. Their photographs are now posted online and accompanied by a simple question: do you know these men ...
“POLICING THE POLICE”: PART 2, ACCOUNTABILITY
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MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
Tonight, we continue our conversation with The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb, about his new Frontline documentary on race and policing in America. In “Policing The Police 2020”, Cobb examines the question of why accountability is so hard to come by when it comes to the cops. And he looks at ...
“CITY OF JOEL”
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MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
Producer/Director, Jesse Sweet takes us inside the boiling point of tension between a deeply religious Hasidic Jewish community and their secular neighbors in “City of Joel.”