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The Resource Adam Abdul Hakeem : one who survived, produced by Thalia Drori, (electronic resource)

Adam Abdul Hakeem : one who survived, produced by Thalia Drori, (electronic resource)

Label
Adam Abdul Hakeem : one who survived
Title
Adam Abdul Hakeem
Title remainder
one who survived
Statement of responsibility
produced by Thalia Drori
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty-year-old Adam Abdul Hakeem was the first person in American judicial history to be found innocent by reason of self defense in a police shooting case. This gripping documentary tells the story of Hakeem, (formerly named Larry Davis), who tried to extricate himself from a police-run drug ring in which he had participated for six years. In doing so, it examines the relationships between law enforcement agencies, the criminal justice system, and the African-American community. The police raided Hakeem's apartment without a warrant, claiming he was a suspect in the murders of four drug dealers in the Bronx. Hakeem shot six policemen and escaped. After a controversial trial, he was acquitted on the major charges, but sentenced to five to fifteen years for illegal possession of a weapon. While in prison, he endured continual beatings, to the point where his spine was severely injured and he remains paralyzed. While this film does not exonerate Hakeem, it points up an institutionalized form of prejudice and brutality within the criminal justice system. These issues are particularly timely in view of the racial strife that is erupting nationwide. Postscrpt: Adam Abdul Hakeem was killed in prison in 2008
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
Bronze Apple, National Film & Video Festival, 1993
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Drori, Thalia
Runtime
41
Series statement
Black studies in video
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  • Hakeem, Adam Abdul
  • Police
  • Self-defense (Law)
Target audience
general
Label
Adam Abdul Hakeem : one who survived, produced by Thalia Drori, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1652523
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652523/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (41 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1652523/bls
  • (OCoLC)780742389
Video recording format
other
Label
Adam Abdul Hakeem : one who survived, produced by Thalia Drori, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1652523
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652523/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (41 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1652523/bls
  • (OCoLC)780742389
Video recording format
other

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