New York City police officers’ lives collide in interweaving stories of race, rank, loss, and betrayal.
Director: Brendan Kyle Cochrane
Writer: Taheim Bryan
Stars: Ice-T, Jules Willcox, Robert Clohessy
A nation once led by hate, racism and injustice. A sad legacy handed down by forefathers. Comes to a head – with the shooting of a Man in Blue.
An NYPD Detective is shot by one of his own, benevolent brothers in uniform. Communities are ignited – to march for justice. Gangs put their differences aside – for a united fight, an equal opportunity. “That people not be judged by the color of their skin but for the content of their character.” The movement and unity impacts City society and leads to a Blue Wall intervention within the Police force. White cops lust for change and act on it – by flushing out racism. Not an easy fight. In the end, what was considered impossible, became possible.
EQUAL STANDARD will not only take you through the storm, it will show you that racism is only a mental chain – a chain that can and will be broken in spite of insecurities, beliefs or differences.
African American Detective Chris Jones, with Caucasian Detective David McKenzie, reveal that, when McKenzie’s brother’s life is taken by an African American Detective – in a shooting under “Friendly Fire” law.
By the end, there are no fingers to point. We are all victims of this way of thinking, a historic result of family values or traditions handed down by generations. No life should ever have to be taken for change to materialize.
It’s not the guns that corrupt our society but the conscious mind behind the gun that demoralizes us. Hatred not only distorts our judgment. It also blocks our spiritual blessings.