Serpico Redux

I love This American Life (big surprise, I know). Last week, they aired the show “Right to Remain Silent,” and I found it to be one of the most thrilling, spooky, and masterfully edited shows that they’ve ever done. The first half is the story of a man that ends up with assault rifles pointed at his face by a SWAT team after he posts on Facebook. The second half is this nightmarish story about a cop that starts recording himself on the job after becoming uncomfortable with police commanders trying to inflate their numbers. He ends up committed to a mental institution by the people he was trying to expose. It’s like something from Serpico. It’s a great show, I highly recommend it.

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