Today seems like a good day to watch The Negotiator (1998), available on Netflix.
(Yes, one of the heroes and stars is Kevin Spacey. But the bigger hero and star is Samuel L. Jackson, and there’s no reason to be protesting him.)
It’s about corrupt officials, sworn to uphold the law, lying and trying to lay off blame on others. It’s about a handful of smart and talented people trying to negotiate a way out of dangerous situations. And its about a lot of innocent people caught in the middle, unaware of how bad it is and how bad it can get.
Like I said, a good day to watch.