What happened in the film? What did Decklin see? What do you think other characters saw? What do the other characters in the story tell us about Decklin? How does the role (of a police officer) impact your individual perception of the story? Did Officer Decklin do his job well in the movie? You see a police officer and you assume what? Are they good? Are they bad? Do they help help? Do they hurt? THEN What are the roles police officers have in your community? What is your understanding of what they do? What do you expect of them? Do you hold them to a different standard than other community members? Do you trust them? What influences your trust? How do police officers interact with your community and you, individually? When/where do we see them? What is “personal bias”? What impacts our perceptions? (Provide examples). Background Race Gender Class Religion How do you decipher between mental illness, personal guilt, or racism — or all or none? What is “group think”? How do you hold individuals accountable? There are three levels of accountability (self-accountability; supervisor accountability; administrative responsibility – SEE ARTICLE ON READ TAB). How do you understand each? How do you interpret them in this film? When you think of protection – who protects you; who do you protect? Why do you protect them? How do you interpret the brotherhood of police officers? How do you interpret the concept of “protect your own”? What is the take away from this film? How can you make a change in your family, friends, home, school, and community? What are actions to you can take to make change? Refer to the “Read” tab for more useful information.