Pushback — Episode 9: Black and Blue With Rochelle Bilal

In the Pushback season finale, former Philadelphia police officer and whistleblower Rochelle Bilal shares her views on the Thin Blue Line, the legacy of Frank Rizzo, white supremacy in policing, and why she ventured into law enforcement despite negative experiences with police growing up. Bilal is president of the local chapter of the Guardian Civic League, an organization that advocates for African-American officers, sometimes at odds with the city’s powerful police union, the Fraternal Order of Police. (The FOP endorsed Trump for president; the Guardian Civic League proclaimed him “an outrageous bigot.”) Bilal opens up about all that, and much more. Also: A look back at the season from our hosts.


Rochelle Bilal, president of the Guardian Civic League