DR. EL JONES
Co-Lead Author of "Defunding the Police - Defining the Way Forward for HRM" and Professor of Political and Canadian Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University
Former Detective, Los Angeles Police Department
Co-Founder Black Lives Matter Greater New York & Black Opportunities
Community Activist, Former 2022 Candidate for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
ALEX S. VITALE
Sociology Professor and Coordinator of the Policing & Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College.
Author of "The End of Policing"
Filmmaker, Author, Conflict Resolution Facilitator
Matthew Solomon was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been in the entertainment business for most of his adult life--first in music and then as an award-winning writer/director. His passion for people, equity, and social justice led him to work as a consultant for organizations needing help with conflict resolution and partnership building. During the pandemic, he returned to school to obtain a Master's degree in Public Administration so that he could have more of an impact in helping to create communities that work for everyone. His course of study involved a deep dive into understanding policing, the carceral system, and public safety. This film was his capstone project.