I grew up in a police officer's home in Philadelphia during the 1970's. My father I'm sure while he didn't condone this felt that once a criminal always a criminal was the rule of thumb, so even if the people were innocent of one crime they were always a criminal because of any prior offenses. I am always grateful to Mayor Rizzo because he helped my older brother get into a private housing place in Berwyn because he was autistic, and the special school in Philadelphia closed down.I certainly don't condone using psychological torture, or bluffing criminals into a confession. To quote Mayor Rizzo in this movie:"Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures." I feel that this certain time in history seems to be where the values of the country were certainly coming undone, and laws were being created to favor criminals over the law, but like us the cops are certainly under the same umbrella, and including Mayor Rizzo, and that's the only thing that a man/woman have that they can really call their own is their values, and when they're sold out there's nothing left. I can now certainly see why Rizzo didn't win the mayoral race in 1987, but the mayor in 1987 didn't deserve to win either as he pulled a Rizzo out of the hat by attempting to round up a bunch of criminals called the MOVE family he dropped a bomb on the bunker of the house, and caused a whole row of homes to go up in flames, and therefore a bunch of innocent people would suffer, and yet the mayor was overwhelmingly voted again for a second term. Well it seems as though the citizens of Philadelphia had a vision of seeing a black man who was the mayor in 1987 succeed, but however, zealous Mayor Rizzo had a vision too, and that was a city that was with low crime, and unfortunately, both visions were made reality through costs, and values were disposable with the intent that they could easily be picked up again, and cleaned off, but once sold out the values are meaningless because it's always going to be the dark stain, and it won't go away easily. As I said I had to watch this movie for understanding because I grew up with this, and even though my father didn't particpate in this it leaves a dark stain on all the honest police officers anyway. Overall it was a rather stark movie, but in some way I wish it was never told because it felt like an attack on my life because it was my father's paycheck that put me through school, and now it's made me question was it worth it? I ask because I certainly don't want people who get arrested to get hurt just to get a confession out of them even though they may be innocent. I feel that for a police officer that the only recourse is to think like a criminal to do his job, but not to necessarily become like one.