The Thin Blue Lie film screening
Charlotte Energy Solutions
Join the Action Center For Justice for a thought provoking film, popcorn and discussion.
The Thin Blue Lie is the true story about a newspaper reporter that exposes the Philadelphia Police Department’s department wide corruption & use of brutality. The film documents the city & mayor’s condoning & covering up the police abuse, and the complicity of some of the local media in doing so.
In 1979 the U.S. Justice Department went to court to take the entire department into federal receivership. Mayor Frank Rizzo (the former Police Commissioner) and eighteen high-ranking commanders starting with the current Commissioner were charged with promoting systematic brutality in the department. The federal lawsuit-the first such move against a local police department in the history of the country-eventually failed for lack of jurisdiction.
This event is free & open to the public. For more information call Action Center For Justice at (704) 492-8527 or see www.CharlotteAction.org.