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.

How Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing

“These documents show how Palantir applies Silicon Valley’s playbook to domestic law enforcement. New users are welcomed with discounted hardware and federal grants, sharing their own data in return for access to others’. When enough jurisdictions join Palantir’s interconnected web of police departments, government agencies, and databases, the resulting data trove resembles a pay-to-access social network—a Facebook of crime that’s both invisible and largely unaccountable to the citizens whose behavior it tracks.”