A Look at the Militarization of Local Police Departments

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A swat team at a home in a scene from Craig Atkinson's "Do Not Resist."

In the documentary “Do Not Resist,”, director Craig Atkinson examines the militarization of the police in the United States, beginning in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown. The film takes viewers a on a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in local municipal police departments.

Event: “Do Not Resist” won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, and opens in theaters September 30th. Craig Atkinson will be in person at Film Forum (209 W. Houston Street, b/w 6th Ave. & Varick St.) at the following screenings: Friday, September 30, 7:50 p.m. show, Saturday, October 1, 7:50 p.m. show and Sunday,October 2, 4:15 p.m. show.