The opening title cards: "One out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime", followed by "Most will die at the hands of another Black male." All this is played over the intense sounds of arguing, gunshots, children screaming, and one child crying, "They shot my brother!" Cue the opening shot of a STOP sign. Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped, indeed.
Tre visibly fearing for his life at the hands of a police officer. His subsequent emotional outburst in front of his girlfriend will definitely get the waterworks going.
Doughboy's mother's treatment of him from him and Ricky getting into a fight to after Rickys Murderfor the death.