Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia

Louis Theroux joins the Philadelphia Police Department, patrolling the most dangerous part of one of the most violent cities in America. With armed drug dealers on every corner, it is now commonplace for the centre of Philly to have 30-40 homicides a month. Louis is embedded within the rapid response teams and watches as the police and the drug dealing 'corner boys' take each other on, night after night. Here is a community desperate for protection but unwilling to talk to the law enforcers for fear of street retribution and Louis senses a society trying to contain a lawlessness born out of poverty and disaffection where there's mistrust on all sides.

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