Cry of the Week: 'Shots Fired' finally gives us justice for Joey Campbell


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Welcome to our weekly series "Cry of the Week," in which we highlight whatever moment made us ugly cry on our couches the most in the past seven days. 

It's hard for a community to find closure after one of their own is taken from them. But in the penultimate episode of Shots Fired, a grieving town is finally given a chance to express their pain and fury in a way we don't often see in the real world.

Fox's timely event series has offered an unflinching examination of our criminal justice system through the lens of a small Southern town which is struggling with the aftermath of two racially-tinged shootings — one involving a black cop shooting a white kid, Jesse Carr, the other involving the unsolved murder of a black teenager, Joey Campbell, whose death failed to capture the national spotlight in the same way.  Read more...

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