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A police academy graduation ceremony, depicted in the Creole version of "Crime + Punishment." Screenshot photo

A Creole version of the documentary film “Crime + Punishment,” which features whistleblowing cop Edwin Raymond, is now available on Youtube

More than five years ago Raymond, an NYPD lieutenant and District 40 city council candidate, exposed the NYPD’s arrest quota system, a story that The Haitian Times broke and reported on extensively. 

Raymond became a main subject in “Crime + Punishment” after exposing these law enforcement practices, which activists have called racist. The Emmy Award-winning Hulu original documentary was first released in 2018. 

On June 15, more than two dozen people came to Kache Restaurant in Brooklyn’s Flatlands neighborhood to watch a screening of the Creole-language documentary. Another screening is set for June 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Zanmi restaurant. 

Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America fellow. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.

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