Chicano Squad

Publisher: Vox

Critic Rating: 4.5/5


Forty years ago, Houston's Latino community was plagued by discrimination, police violence and a growing number of unsolved murders. With tensions between police and the community at their peak, five young officers were placed in an audacious experiment: A new all-Latino homicide squad, with little training and few resources, assigned to solve the city’s most vicious crimes. Chicano Squad tells the true story of these men, their divided loyalties, and a city on the brink.Hosted by Cristela Alonzo. Produced by Frequency Machine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Phoebe Lett - New York Times - Feb 25, 2021

"Though this is a true-crime story from the late 1970s, it couldn’t be more prescient: a young man brutally killed by the police; a powder keg of racialized tensions between the police department and the city it serves; and a year of marches, protests and demands for equal justice."

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