Who Wants to Be a Cop?

After a reckoning over policing in America, 30 recruits enroll at the academy.

  1. The New Recruits

    “I want to be the change.”

  2. Pepper Spray

    “This could happen to you.”

  3. Walmart

    “What did you think this job was?”

  4. The Shoot House

    “Just like that: Bang! You’re dead.”

  5. Cop Cars

    “Love the aggression.”

  6. The Run

    “Get him to the grass!”

  7. Bloody Friday

    “You change when you become a cop.”

  8. End of Watch

    “One family! One fight!”

  9. Epilogue

    After the academy, new officers meet real-world challenges.

Wrong Way

Kids say it’s fun to take cars. They brag to each other about how many they’ve stolen and the sleekest models they’ve sped away in. They say they are bored and that it’s easy, sharing videos of themselves driving at 120 miles per hour. They smile with key fobs, offering rides on Facebook. But all of the biggest car thieves had something to run from.