Taking the Pledge: Torn About Joining the Chicago Police Force-HBO Tonight

Taking the Pledge: Torn About Joining the Chicago Police Force-HBO Tonight

More than half of the Chicago's police force is white, even though white people make up less than a third of the city’s population. In a move to reform the Chicago Police Department and the disproportionate targeting of African Americans, officials are focusing on attracting minorities to become police. But convincing people to join ranks with officers they feel have oppressed them isn't easy. With two weeks before the application deadline, VICE News Tonight correspondent Roberto Ferdman traveled to Chicago on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to meet one recruit who is torn about joining the force.

VICE News Tonights's "Taking the pledge" is currently available on HBO. For more updates, follow @robferdman and @vicenews. VICE News Tonight airs weeknights on HBO at 7:30pm.

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