Given the current discussion on ways to restore harmony to police-community relations, it is worth revisiting the history. In November of 1993, the New York City Police Department officially banned the use of chokeholds.
What exactly constitutes resisting an arrest? Do Americans really have any recourse at all when it comes to obeying an order from a police officer, even if it's just to ask a question or assert one's rights, or should we just "surrender quietly"?
The Thin, Blue Line dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas. The film was so powerful and convincing that it helped free an innocent man from prison.