On a winter afternoon in 2004, a woman waits in the detective unit of a Philadelphia police station. Two officers, outfitted with combat boots and large guns, enter the room. The cops place their guns on the table, pointed at her.
The woman is 22, tiny, and terrified.
The officers show her a series of photos of men from around her neighborhood. Two of the men are her roommates, Mike and Chuck, low-level drug dealers who keep crack and guns in the shared apartment. Some of the photos were taken in front of her home.
Spewing obscenities about the woman’s supposed appetite for casual sex, the cops press for information about her roommates and threaten criminal charges if she fails to cooperate.