About the film
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Release Date: February 24, 2018
|Genres||:||Documentary, Crime, Drama|
|Production Companies||:||Beachfire Pictures|
|Producers||:||Sara Archambault, Katie Tibaldi, Jolyn Schleiffarth|
It’s been widely reported that Detroit is making a comeback, but long-term residents of Detroit’s mostly black neighborhoods aren’t seeing much benefit. Crime, lack of opportunity and infrastructure problems still persist. Community Patrol explores neighborhood self-policing through the eyes of Minister Malik Shabazz, a long-time Detroit activist and community organizer. Determined that more black men don’t end up in jail or killed, the minister confronts drug offenders directly rather than reporting them to the police.