99% Invisible: The Blazer Experiment

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In 1968, Menlo County, California hired a new Police Chief. His name was Victor Cizanckas. With tensions running high between the police and the community, Chief Cizanckas decided to institute a number of new reforms that would alleviate those tensions. One of those changes was trading in the old, pseudo-military, dark blue police uniform for a less intimidating and aggressive look: slacks, a dress shirt and tie, and blazer ...

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