"This film shows ICE's Homeland Security Investigations used software created by security giant Palantir to surveil, track and plan the Bronx 120 raid. These same technologies have allowed ICE to expand its practices of raiding and terrorizing immigrant communities. The film shows us that ICE is now using those very same tactics against citizens. The growth of this agency and its use of private security companies to track individuals should be cause for great concern for all Americans — citizens and immigrants alike.” -Talia Peleg, Associate Professor of Law at the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic, CUNY School of Law
“What’s really alarming about this story is that you start to see the creeping effects of surveillance and ICE.” -Jacinta Gonzalez, senior campaign director for Mijente
Using the largest gang raid in New York City’s history as a starting point, "Raided" examines the consequences of a new era of “precision" and "community" policing.
In contrast to Stop and Frisk, which targeted large swaths of New Yorkers, precision, and community policing pride themselves on singling out the supposed worst of the worst: gang members. This means federal involvement in racist gang policing (including ICE arrests of Black U.S. citizens -- as revealed in the film through exclusive FOIA responses).
Part Two, for your consideration, takes the viewer inside the raid, through exclusive surveillance footage from the no-knock raid. We see Paula Clarke and her daughters terrorized by law enforcement officers. Paula’s footage is eventually used to help launch a City Council hearing. The story evolves and expands. We meet Michelle Williams, whose best friend Geovanni Martin was killed in the raid. (Michelle and her classmates saw their friend Ramarley Graham murdered in his home by police in 2012.) Experts weigh in. Two major Freedom of Information Act responses is revealed, shedding light on the role of private technology companies, and the expansion of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into domestic policing.