Comments by Ernesto Aguilar

Comment for "Kid V. Cop"

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Review of Kid V. Cop

I appreciated the quality of voices and sound in this piece. I thought there seemed to be long stretches of tape where the officer in question seemed to make what I thought were rather simplistic and condescending remarks about the community in question that should have been challenged. Similarly, the officer seemed to minimize the behavior of deputies toward young people, while commenting in a rather off-the-cuff way that officers would be polite as much as they were allowed to. Officers are bound to a set of professional ethics that involves deescalating conflict, and that should have been addressed. A good piece, but more time could have been spent expressing the community's concerns, rather than allowing the officer's dismissive comments about the protesters ("for kicks") to be supported without context.