Source: The Washington Post
“Traffic Stop,” an upsetting yet faintly hopeful documentary debuting Monday on HBO, is only 32 minutes long, zooming in with intense focus on the sort of encounter that is so common you can probably fill in the details yourself.
A white Austin, Texas police officer briefly pursues a speeding vehicle being driven by a young African American teacher on a June day in 2015.
The conversation instantly sours. “Would you please hurry up?” she curtly asks him and something in the officer snaps — fear, anger, prejudice, impatience?
Richter yanks King out of the car and tosses her to the ground like a rag doll. She screams for help and resists his attempts to handcuff her as they tussle.
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