Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Interrupters

What stood out to me the most throughout this movie is that someone would get into a fight or even die over, for five bucks. Some said in the movie that "words will get you killed" which is true in these neighboorhoods becuase if you say something wrong, you could end up dead. This is a problem because it reduces how effective the cops can be if people are afraid to speak up. I honestly am glad that there are people like the interrupters because they help stop the violence before it becomes a series problem and they even change people lives. I believe that they are excellent role models and the tactics that they are using are great to.

1 comment:

  1. I believe the reason these people respond so drastically to minor slights is a defensive mechanism, acting to prevent people from taking advantage of them in the future. They believe that if they let small things slide they will be considered weak and people will continue to take advantage of them. Certainly violence isn't the answer, but I can understand how these small confrontations can spiral out of control in such a hostile environment.


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