Interviews

6: Hard to Be Harry

This is the story of Leigh Maddox, a cop in Baltimore who believed passionately in the drug war – until she started to notice something strange…

This is Leigh describing how the police would profit from drug-busts:

This is Leigh recalling her friend’s disappearance:

This is Leigh recalling another moment from the disappearance:

And another:

This is Leigh recalling the moment she found out her friend was dead:

This is Leigh recalling being undercover with the Ku Klux Klan:

This is Leigh recalling the moment the KKK realized she was undercover:

This is Leigh explaining what happens when you arrest a drug-dealer – and why violence goes up:

This is Leigh describing being an adrenaline junkie:

This is Leigh recalling what her friend, Ed Toatley, told her before he was killed in a drugs bust gone wrong:

This is Leigh recalling a moment after he died, as she went to see his body:

This is Leigh recalling another moment:

This is Leigh talking about the ghosts who haunt both young African-Americans, and cops, whenever a car is pulled over:

This is Leigh talking about how poor kids grow up in warzones:

This is her talking about their trauma:

This is Leigh talking about the legal consequences for them:

This is Leigh talking about how, when she was a cop, nobody told her the effect her arrests where having:

This is Leigh talking about how her work now, trying to get criminal records legally expunged, doesn’t feel like redemption:

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