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From the Washington Post opinion section:

Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.

By Alyssa Rosenberg, JUNE 4, 2020

Like many other industries, entertainment companies have issued statements of support for the protests against racism and police brutality now filling America’s streets. But there’s something Hollywood can do to put its money where its social media posts are: immediately halt production

Uh, didn’t they immediately halt production back in March? Wasn’t there something in the news about social distancing? But who can recall that far back?

on cop shows and movies and rethink the stories it tells about policing in America.

For a century, Hollywood has been collaborating with police departments, telling stories that whitewash police shootings and valorizing an action-hero style of policing over the harder, less dramatic work of building relationships with the communities cops are meant to serve and protect. There’s a reason for that beyond a reactionary streak hiding below the industry’s surface liberalism. Purely from a dramatic perspective, crime makes a story seem consequential, investigating crime generates action, and solving crime provides for a morally and emotionally satisfying conclusion.

The result is an addiction to stories that portray police departments as more effective than they actually are; crime as more prevalent than it actually is; and police use of force as consistently justified.

And criminals as vastly whiter than they actually are, as seen on the last 30 years of various Law & Order shows.

There are always gaps between reality and fiction, but given what policing in America has too often become, Hollywood’s version of it looks less like fantasy and more like complicity.

Specifically, they can’t make realistic big city cop shows because nobody wants to watch 60 minutes per week of Blacks Behaving Badly. Watching black knuckleheads screw up over and over and over is boring and depressing. That’s why TV writers make up fantasies about white criminal masterminds to bring to justice.

There’s no question that it would be costly for networks and studios to walk away from the police genre entirely. Canceling Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise of shows would wipe out an entire night of NBC’s prime-time programming; dropping “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and a planned spinoff would cut even further into the lineup.

One of those platforms also airs “Cops,” a decades-old reality show with a troubled history of participating in police censorship and peddling fear of black and brown criminals. If McCarthy means what he says, canceling “Cops” would be a start.

In other words, make cop shows more realistic by canceling the most realistic cop show: Cops.

But simply canceling cop shows and movies would be easier than uprooting the assumptions at the heart of the problem.

Say writers made a commitment not to exaggerate the performance of police. Audiences would have to be retrained to watch, for example, a version of “Special Victims Unit” where the characters cleared only 33.4 percent of rape cases, or to accept that in almost 40 percent of murders and manslaughters, no suspect is arrested. If storytelling focused on less-dramatic but more-common crimes such as burglary and motor-vehicle theft, the stakes would shrink — along with the case-clearance rate.

They could make a highly realistic TV show out of L.A. Times murder reporter Jill Leovy’s nonfiction book Ghettoside about a white detective who gets justice for black murder victims in South Central by patiently getting black witnesses to testify against black murderers, even though the black witnesses are in danger of being witness-murdered by the black murderers in turn.

 
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  1. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:

    Some quick doses of reality:

    (1) The “Defund Police” movement is about breaking up conservative-leaning police union voting blocs, which have become a nuisance to Democratic political machines. Long term, Blue Cities will reduce pensions and perks to the point that only minorities are attracted to the jobs, who will reliably vote Democrat in local elections. Fire and police unions are the last holdout of local White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities.

    (2) The biggest political alliance that Republicans can form right now is with Truckers / Teamsters, who are increasingly Red State, blue collar, socially conservative and drug-free by nature of the job. Support Teamsters and resist automation of this area, via an interstate regulatory patchwork, which Silicon Valley will shriek about, but will create a Blue City Archipelago, with each city being dependent on outside deliveries for political stability. An assault on a trucker in a Blue City, leads to a general Teamster strike for that area. If Trump had spent the last 4 years making this alliance, the riots would fizzle out quickly. Putting an economic stranglehold on a region over safety concerns is more feasible (and legal) than sending in the military.

    • Thanks: Dumbo
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Anon

    Every riot will be covered like Katrina then. Drumpf is starving innocent criminals.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Anon

    These are good points, and I agree with both of them.

    To Redneck farmer's point, yes, but the Media Industrial Complex already and always tries to blame Trump (or other prominent Republican or )))white((() for everything bad, so it doesn't really change the PR calculus.

    So what happens with the next black'n'blue riot and the Teamsters won't go in? The military will be called in to deliver emergency relief supplies. It'll be like Iraq in mid-2003. And that's a good thing. There is currently a false but widespread belief that our blue cities are net assets. They are not. The sooner this reality becomes plainly understood, the better. Once the Hillary Archipelago is cordoned off under perpetual martial law, restricted to government-provided necessities, then the rest of America can begin our long slog out of the ditch our recent elites have driven us into.

    , @anonymous
    @Anon

    After Nero was assassinated in 68AD, Vespasian chose not to march directly on Rome, but instead, towards North Africa, which supplied Rome's grain. He cut off grain shipments, making the city ungovernable. As it turned out for Vespasian's opponents, the mob wanted the grain more than them.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Anon

    "Fire and police unions are the last holdout of White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities"

    Living in a deep blue city, I appreciate the counter-weight of the mostly white and conservo public-safety interests. Fire and police unions are very effective in bargaining with city governments because they hold the fear card. And overtime is usually at the top of their agenda. Overtime abuse results in fire stations not being built. I'm pro union and I'm a member of a union. I also like cops and firemen (generally). But their tactics in achieving an upper-middle class income for their members makes me want to attend one of the many George Floyd funerals.

    , @Pop Warner
    @Anon

    Any trucker strike in a specific area (say, Minneapolis) would effectively besiege the offending city. With no trucks the city would have a huge supply problem and capitulate in a few days if not sooner. The big push to automate trucking is to cut off this potential tactic and leave supply lines firmly in the hands of large corporations who only care about maintaining the status quo for profit. One trucker was pulled out of his truck and later arrested for daring to drive on a street rioters were blocking (even though he stopped for them). His local union should have protested this obvious injustice of arresting the victim instead of the perpetrators and let the city sink in response. "Compassion" is being exploited as a tool and shouldn't be regarded in times of crisis.
    But good luck getting the GOP to extricate itself from corporate support and the cheap labor lobby. As always, the base has the right idea and the leadership is completely out of lockstep with its constituents, beholden to money more than even votes. They could win more white votes taking strong stands on immigration - both illegal and legal - and outsourcing, but the donors want more cheap labor and more wars for Israel

  2. Why not just shut down the entire mass media, since it traffics in lies every day of the week? And let’s start with the Washington Post, Miss Rosenberg.

    They never stop thinking of ways to curtail freedom of speech. They think that the constitution should only protect them, not those whom they dislike.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @HammerJack

    Alyssa Rosenberg, 35, grew up in Lexington, MA, with 1.5% black population. I'm sure she knows what she's talking about...

  3. Who needs any kind of show at all when the “real” world is so unreal now? It’s hard to suspend disbelief.

  4. Ghettoside was truly depressing. The story of the black detective’s murdered son would make a good but sad movie. Of course it will never be made.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Larry, San Francisco

    I imagine Jill Leovy wrote it in the hopes that Brad Pitt would play her hero.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Larry, San Francisco


    Ghettoside was truly depressing. The story of the black detective’s murdered son would make a good but sad movie. Of course it will never be made.
     
    They've had almost fifty years to make one about Waverly Brown. Instead, his murderers' kid is DA in San Francisco.

    https://www.odmp.org/officer/2372-police-officer-waverly-l-brown

    He wasn't even the first black Waverly killed in the line of duty in New York:

    https://www.odmp.org/officer/7273-patrolman-waverly-m-jones
    , @David In TN
    @Larry, San Francisco

    A question: Has there ever been a movie made were the guilty murderer was black?

    Yes, there was one, "Gosnell," directed by Nick Searcy, who also plays the defense attorney of the late-term abortionist.

    As previously stated, the only black on white murder to become a Major Story was the Simpson travesty, in which Mark Furhman was made the Bad Guy by the MSM instead of Simpson.

    I just remembered "Badge of the Assassin" based on the book by Robert Tanenbaum. It was about the so-called Black Liberation Army killing NYPD cops in the early 1970's.

  5. The sad thing is she probably doesn’t even realize how woke these shows already are.

    In fact shows like this probably are helping fuel the current protests because it makes the real world seem racist by comparison. It obscures in people’s minds that violent crime is majority minority.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @vhrm

    Since Law and Order portrays the murderer as being a wealthy Manhattanite 99% of the time, Ms. Rosenberg is probably worried that viewers might draw the wrong lesson.

    Meanwhile, I’ll bet she thinks Hunters is a fine show.

  6. I haven’t seen Cops since I was a kid, but I remember it being pretty close to Roseanne’s parody.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=J7Uk86hDdmg

  7. @Larry, San Francisco
    Ghettoside was truly depressing. The story of the black detective's murdered son would make a good but sad movie. Of course it will never be made.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar, @David In TN

    I imagine Jill Leovy wrote it in the hopes that Brad Pitt would play her hero.

  8. I think cop shoes should have all the whites be criminals and all the good guys be black

    I skid want the tkndntjc love interests to be a bedclothes man and s shore women

    I want to encourage white goths to have the mo better with black men

    They us the future evite boys are eimpy and black me are strong white goths can’t get enough

    The tube if he shut msmid obey

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Itjjghjcbjkk

    Indeed.

  9. She’s mostly right, as are to a lesser extent the police abolishers. You can’t watch that keystone kops vid from Van Nuys and come to any other conclusion and my step-dad has a Law & Order addiction and swallows all the SJW programming whole.

  10. (((Alyssa Rosenberg))).

    We need to call the bad ones out. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

    • Agree: Malcolm X-Lax
    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    @Glaivester

    But don’t hold your breath waiting for the good ones to do this.

    , @Dissident
    @Glaivester


    (((Alyssa Rosenberg))).

    We need to call the bad ones out. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
     

    Why? What do you expect to accomplish by that?

    Would the views and behavior of Alyssa Rosenberg exhibited in this piece highlighted by our host be any less odious or pernicious if she weren't Jewish?

    Also, do you really think most people don't realize that "Rosenberg" has a high chance of being Jewish?

  11. I give you the man who puts young people behind bars — where they belong. TV’s Matlock!

  12. Cops, schmops.

    I’m just waiting for some astute politician to give us The Ghettosburg Address.

  13. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    I wonder how difficult, if not impossible it is for production companies to insure their actors for the Wuhan virus? If Tom Cruise comes down with it three weeks into filming, that could really eff things up. If he were to, god forbid, die of the virus, they’d be screwed, blu’ed, and tattooed.

    If insurers won’t go for it, film and TV production can’t happen, no matter what any studio thinks. Also, let’s say a brave insurer goes ahead and writes a production company up, then Cruise croaks on them. That would again stop all studio productions for months on end.

    The future looks like ass for actors and comedians for the foreseeable future.

    Mitigating factor of all this: I don’t have to inadvertently see much of Sarah Silverman.
    I love not seeing her! Steve Carrell too! It’s a real treat not seeing him! I love to pretend they retired.

  14. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    Given that Gene Roddenberry’s last job before becoming a full-time TV writer/producer was as an LAPD officer, I think we should stop production of all the new Star Trek TV shows. And that will be painful and a sacrifice since they’re so good and so much better than the older ones…

  15. JimB says:

    In my opinion, Hill Street Blues told the truth about being a cop in an urban jungle. The characters all had complex motives and distinct personalities. Some were well suited to their jobs, like Ray Caetano and Frank Furillo. Some caved under the stress like LaRue and Renko. Chief Daniels was a political animal who couldn’t be trusted by the rank and file patrolmen. Howard Hunter was a pompous buffoon but good at his specialty. Cops got busted for taking bribes. Cops got killed when they weren’t careful. Some of the criminals were vicious thugs. Some were basically decent people down on their luck. Stereotypes were accurate without being offensive in this excellent show. On the whole it portrayed the police profession as noble and essential but psychologically devastating at times.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @JimB

    I remember it was on when i was a kid but i had no desire to watch it or didn't like it (i don't remember now). I was ok with Cagney and Lacey though, and Hunter and Miami Vice.

    but it's on Hulu so I'll check it out. Maybe I'll get it now.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @JimB

    "told the truth about being a cop"

    What about Barney Miller? Jack Soo had the grooviest face in all of TV history.

    , @Forbes
    @JimB

    Hill Street Blues was break-through, revolutionary TV that has never been repeated. It was the beginning of "must watch" TV on Thursday nights.

    All violence, even gun fire, was off-screen.

    Now, whether Dick Wolf or not, it's car chases, gun battles, and physical confrontation as far as film editing allows, sandwiched around dopey soap opera romance and personal intrigue. Dreck.

  16. Each episode of The Wire was basically 60 minutes of blacks behaving badly, and that was great TV.

    • Agree: Redman
    • Replies: @OFWHAP
    @Smithsonian

    But we still had the mastermind Greeks and Pollacks pulling the strings.

  17. vhrm says:
    @JimB
    In my opinion, Hill Street Blues told the truth about being a cop in an urban jungle. The characters all had complex motives and distinct personalities. Some were well suited to their jobs, like Ray Caetano and Frank Furillo. Some caved under the stress like LaRue and Renko. Chief Daniels was a political animal who couldn’t be trusted by the rank and file patrolmen. Howard Hunter was a pompous buffoon but good at his specialty. Cops got busted for taking bribes. Cops got killed when they weren’t careful. Some of the criminals were vicious thugs. Some were basically decent people down on their luck. Stereotypes were accurate without being offensive in this excellent show. On the whole it portrayed the police profession as noble and essential but psychologically devastating at times.

    Replies: @vhrm, @SunBakedSuburb, @Forbes

    I remember it was on when i was a kid but i had no desire to watch it or didn’t like it (i don’t remember now). I was ok with Cagney and Lacey though, and Hunter and Miami Vice.

    but it’s on Hulu so I’ll check it out. Maybe I’ll get it now.

  18. How about a porn industry where no-one’s over seduced by their step-mom or local tradesman?

    • Replies: @(((Owen)))
    @Henry's Cat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkV1GHYsDzI

  19. Why watch any Hollywood version of police work when the real thing is available? The First 48 has no actors just real homicide detectives questioning real murder suspects. The only made up part of the show is when they describe the victim as a 20 something dindu as the ‘father’ of three who was “trying to turn his life around”. If you want white criminals “Snapped” is excellent though they often sugar coat the victims too. I guess this is necessary so the producers can get the victims family to cooperate and furnish family photos and interviews to flesh out the sorry tale of murder.

    Live PD has spinoff shows that are better than the mundane police action typically featured in the original. One uses police dash and body cam footage and the other court room video to show the depravity of real criminals. Like Freddie Grey, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and the latest and greatest victim of police misconduct George Floyd, these characters are almost always lower class negroes with no future but an unsavory past. It is telling that The First 48 updates its reruns on what happened to the suspects the detectives were unable to successfully prosecute. Often we learn they were found shot to death themselves after the show first aired!

    • Replies: @black sea
    @unit472

    One episode of The First 48 dealt with the murder of a drug dealer known as Yellow Shoes, due to his . . . well his fondness for canary yellow attire, including footwear.

    Yellow Shoes had sired 21 kids, and how well I remember the narrator explaining that he was, "forced to turn to crime to provide for his family." Poor guy, and he so wanted to become a registered nurse.

    Anyway, the investigation ultimately determined that Yellow Shoes had been killed by one of his "former girlfriends" whom he had recently raped. If I remember correctly, she killed him in the middle of the street, after struggling to escape from a car in which he had been assaulting (maybe raping, I can't remember) her.

    Love is certainly a complex emotion, and who am I to judge? I've always wondered how Yellow Shoes' 21 children fared after his untimely demise, and how many of them went on to great things despite this early set-back.

  20. building relationships with the communities

    Or, in medieval Persian, baksheesh.

    Specifically, they can’t make realistic big city cop shows because nobody wants to watch 60 minutes per week of Blacks Behaving Badly.

    NBA games are only 48 minutes.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Reg Cæsar


    NBA games are only 48 minutes.
     
    And you only need to watch 12 minutes, if that.

    Look at the score at the start of the fourth quarter, and if it's a blow-out, then one of the teams took the night off--don't bother.
  21. @Larry, San Francisco
    Ghettoside was truly depressing. The story of the black detective's murdered son would make a good but sad movie. Of course it will never be made.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar, @David In TN

    Ghettoside was truly depressing. The story of the black detective’s murdered son would make a good but sad movie. Of course it will never be made.

    They’ve had almost fifty years to make one about Waverly Brown. Instead, his murderers’ kid is DA in San Francisco.

    https://www.odmp.org/officer/2372-police-officer-waverly-l-brown

    He wasn’t even the first black Waverly killed in the line of duty in New York:

    https://www.odmp.org/officer/7273-patrolman-waverly-m-jones

  22. @Anon
    Some quick doses of reality:

    (1) The “Defund Police” movement is about breaking up conservative-leaning police union voting blocs, which have become a nuisance to Democratic political machines. Long term, Blue Cities will reduce pensions and perks to the point that only minorities are attracted to the jobs, who will reliably vote Democrat in local elections. Fire and police unions are the last holdout of local White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities.

    (2) The biggest political alliance that Republicans can form right now is with Truckers / Teamsters, who are increasingly Red State, blue collar, socially conservative and drug-free by nature of the job. Support Teamsters and resist automation of this area, via an interstate regulatory patchwork, which Silicon Valley will shriek about, but will create a Blue City Archipelago, with each city being dependent on outside deliveries for political stability. An assault on a trucker in a Blue City, leads to a general Teamster strike for that area. If Trump had spent the last 4 years making this alliance, the riots would fizzle out quickly. Putting an economic stranglehold on a region over safety concerns is more feasible (and legal) than sending in the military.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Almost Missouri, @anonymous, @SunBakedSuburb, @Pop Warner

    Every riot will be covered like Katrina then. Drumpf is starving innocent criminals.

  23. For years, Blacks have complained that when they go missing, they don’t get sufficient coverage on tv.

    There’s even a term that was invented for this.

    “Missing white woman syndrome.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndrome

    Missing white woman syndrome is a term used by social scientists[1][2][3] and media commentators to refer to extensive media coverage, especially in television,[4] of missing person cases involving young, white, upper-middle-class women or girls. The term is used to describe the Western media’s undue focus on upper-middle-class white women who disappear, with the degree of coverage they receive being compared to cases of missing women of color, women of lower social classes and missing men or boys.

    A report that aired on CNN noted the differences between the level of media coverage given to Caucasian women like Laci Peterson and Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in 2002 and 2005 respectively, and LaToyia Figueroa, a pregnant Black Hispanic woman. Figueroa disappeared in Philadelphia the same year Holloway disappeared. Figueroa and her unborn daughter were found murdered.[15] The San Francisco Chronicle published an article detailing the disparity between the coverage of the Peterson case and that of Evelyn Hernandez, a Hispanic woman who was nine months pregnant when she disappeared in 2002.[16]

    Kym Pasqualini, president of the National Center for Missing Adults, observed that media outlets tend to focus on “damsels in distress”—typically, affluent young white women and teenagers.[17]

    In a 2016 Esquire article about the disappearance of Tiffany Whitton, journalist Tom Junod observed that white women of lower social status such as Whitton, a 26-year-old unemployed drug addict who was on parole, do not get much media attention as “media outlets are ruthlessly selective, and they tend to prefer women who are white, pretty, and, above all, innocent.”

    Do you remember Natalie Holloway? She was a high school student who traveled to Aruba for a school vacation in 2005. She ended up going missing after a night of clubbing.

    The last person seen with her was a tall Dutchman named Joran Van Der Sloot, who met her at some nightclub. When questioned, the Dutchman blamed some Black security guards, who turned out to be innocent.

    The case stayed in the headlines for years. Van Der Sloot was the prime suspect and got arrested multiple times, but nobody was ever convicted. Van Der Sloot tried to extort money out of Holloyway’s mom and even committed wire fraud. Supposedly, his father (who was a judge) pulled some strings to help him.

    In 2010, Van Der Sloot murdered a woman in Peru. I think they found date rape drugs in his possession. He’s in prison until 2038.

    A real life Haven Monahan.

    • Replies: @PennTothal
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Patrice O'neal comedy take on this phenomenon is legendary:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YakIPC9_9UI

    , @David In TN
    @JohnnyWalker123

    A Missing (or Dead) White Woman is played up when the suspect looks like Joran Van Der Sloot or Scott Peterson. When the suspect looks like Lemaricus Davidson or Eric Boyd, the MSM has no interest.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

  24. @unit472
    Why watch any Hollywood version of police work when the real thing is available? The First 48 has no actors just real homicide detectives questioning real murder suspects. The only made up part of the show is when they describe the victim as a 20 something dindu as the 'father' of three who was "trying to turn his life around". If you want white criminals "Snapped" is excellent though they often sugar coat the victims too. I guess this is necessary so the producers can get the victims family to cooperate and furnish family photos and interviews to flesh out the sorry tale of murder.

    Live PD has spinoff shows that are better than the mundane police action typically featured in the original. One uses police dash and body cam footage and the other court room video to show the depravity of real criminals. Like Freddie Grey, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and the latest and greatest victim of police misconduct George Floyd, these characters are almost always lower class negroes with no future but an unsavory past. It is telling that The First 48 updates its reruns on what happened to the suspects the detectives were unable to successfully prosecute. Often we learn they were found shot to death themselves after the show first aired!

    Replies: @black sea

    One episode of The First 48 dealt with the murder of a drug dealer known as Yellow Shoes, due to his . . . well his fondness for canary yellow attire, including footwear.

    Yellow Shoes had sired 21 kids, and how well I remember the narrator explaining that he was, “forced to turn to crime to provide for his family.” Poor guy, and he so wanted to become a registered nurse.

    Anyway, the investigation ultimately determined that Yellow Shoes had been killed by one of his “former girlfriends” whom he had recently raped. If I remember correctly, she killed him in the middle of the street, after struggling to escape from a car in which he had been assaulting (maybe raping, I can’t remember) her.

    Love is certainly a complex emotion, and who am I to judge? I’ve always wondered how Yellow Shoes’ 21 children fared after his untimely demise, and how many of them went on to great things despite this early set-back.

  25. Somebody needs to explain to Rosenberg and her enthusiasts that only an absolute moron takes TV shows and Hollywood films for “real life” (whatever that is).

    One of the most popular police dramas ever, Colombo, featured a nearly exclusively white cast, including nearly — or maybe completely — white villains. Was this an early expression of PC?

    No, the show was predicated on a weekly battle of wits between the seemingly bumbling but crafty Colombo, and some rich, snobbish, White Elitist who fancied himself too clever to be caught. It was a very entertaining premise, and a hit with the audience, but anyone who imagines that homicide cops spend their days tracking down international art dealers and concert pianists is nuts.

    In other news, war is not like it is in Rambo III.

    Cowboy life wasn’t and isn’t like it is in Tombstone.

    Prostitution isn’t like it is in Pretty Woman.

    And so forth.

    • Agree: Forbes
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  26. In other words, make cop shows more realistic by canceling the most realistic cop show: Cops.

    Anyone know where we can watch early seasons of Cops now?

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    @Coemgen

    Found this after some Googling:

    COPS USA S 1 Ep 1 - Broward County, FL 1
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4y0ewg

  27. I agree with Mr. Sailer that the white-black tilt is way off in these shows, but it is also true that police departments are rather touchy about how they’re portrayed and that producers of such shows can’t risk their displeasure. Think of “The FBI” long ago; how much of the bureau’s secret wiretapping made it onto the air?

  28. @JohnnyWalker123
    For years, Blacks have complained that when they go missing, they don't get sufficient coverage on tv.

    There's even a term that was invented for this.

    "Missing white woman syndrome."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndrome

    Missing white woman syndrome is a term used by social scientists[1][2][3] and media commentators to refer to extensive media coverage, especially in television,[4] of missing person cases involving young, white, upper-middle-class women or girls. The term is used to describe the Western media's undue focus on upper-middle-class white women who disappear, with the degree of coverage they receive being compared to cases of missing women of color, women of lower social classes and missing men or boys.

     


    A report that aired on CNN noted the differences between the level of media coverage given to Caucasian women like Laci Peterson and Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in 2002 and 2005 respectively, and LaToyia Figueroa, a pregnant Black Hispanic woman. Figueroa disappeared in Philadelphia the same year Holloway disappeared. Figueroa and her unborn daughter were found murdered.[15] The San Francisco Chronicle published an article detailing the disparity between the coverage of the Peterson case and that of Evelyn Hernandez, a Hispanic woman who was nine months pregnant when she disappeared in 2002.[16]

    Kym Pasqualini, president of the National Center for Missing Adults, observed that media outlets tend to focus on "damsels in distress"—typically, affluent young white women and teenagers.[17]

    In a 2016 Esquire article about the disappearance of Tiffany Whitton, journalist Tom Junod observed that white women of lower social status such as Whitton, a 26-year-old unemployed drug addict who was on parole, do not get much media attention as "media outlets are ruthlessly selective, and they tend to prefer women who are white, pretty, and, above all, innocent."

     

    Do you remember Natalie Holloway? She was a high school student who traveled to Aruba for a school vacation in 2005. She ended up going missing after a night of clubbing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruY4NKZ3AhM

    The last person seen with her was a tall Dutchman named Joran Van Der Sloot, who met her at some nightclub. When questioned, the Dutchman blamed some Black security guards, who turned out to be innocent.

    The case stayed in the headlines for years. Van Der Sloot was the prime suspect and got arrested multiple times, but nobody was ever convicted. Van Der Sloot tried to extort money out of Holloyway's mom and even committed wire fraud. Supposedly, his father (who was a judge) pulled some strings to help him.

    In 2010, Van Der Sloot murdered a woman in Peru. I think they found date rape drugs in his possession. He's in prison until 2038.

    A real life Haven Monahan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ug9hTG2U-4

    Replies: @PennTothal, @David In TN

    Patrice O’neal comedy take on this phenomenon is legendary:

    • LOL: Bugg
  29. “In other words, make cop shows more realistic by canceling the most realistic cop show: Cops.”

    The show itself should be called Cops Ultra Light. Back when I was a flipper, every Cops sequence that I remember seeing was the police responding to either a domestic incident, DUI, or petty drug bust. Most of the perps were low income whites.

    Not exactly edge-of-the-seat drama.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Mike Tre

    The show "Cops" was fondly called in some quarters Trailer Trash TV for the perps who were laughably dunbass. The entertainment value approached slapstick stupidity.

  30. Live PD does a good job of showing real police work and consistently tops cable ratings. Very entertaining. They use multiple departments around the country at the same time, so it moves faster than Cops ever did. You get to know the cops too, so it adds some personality to the mix. The black neighborhoods are always the most entertaining, but they have enough white and hispanic neighborhoods to show a fair cross-section of criminals. They usually focus on county sheriff’s departments and some smaller cities like Tulsa and El Paso.

  31. Wait, you mean that female cops aren’t JLo clones who can shoot out the eye of a bat from 100 yards and have PhDs in molecular biology? I’m so depressed.

  32. @vhrm
    The sad thing is she probably doesn't even realize how woke these shows already are.

    In fact shows like this probably are helping fuel the current protests because it makes the real world seem racist by comparison. It obscures in people's minds that violent crime is majority minority.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    Since Law and Order portrays the murderer as being a wealthy Manhattanite 99% of the time, Ms. Rosenberg is probably worried that viewers might draw the wrong lesson.

    Meanwhile, I’ll bet she thinks Hunters is a fine show.

  33. Ed says:

    Hopefully the liberals don’t shut down The First 48, I really like that show. They’ve run into trouble in the past when black cities decided it made their cities look bad. They’ve been mired in Tulsa mostly these past few years but whew who knew there was so much black dysfunction there?

    There was one story I think around Trump’s election where a teenage witness to a murder that the detectives spoke to was himself brutally murdered at a farm. Real nasty stuff.

  34. anonymous[528] • Disclaimer says:

    Cops?? What is this, 1998?

    Nowadays Live PD and First 48 are the main windows into the reality of crime and policing in America, and are a weekly red pill against whatever the NY Times is saying about it. Live PD has the highest ratings of any show on TV on Friday nights and this NY Times reporter has never heard of it.

  35. Audiences would have to be retrained to watch, for example, a version of “Special Victims Unit” where the characters cleared only 33.4 percent of rape cases, or to accept that in almost 40 percent of murders and manslaughters, no suspect is arrested.

    It is striking how very “1984” Rosenberg’s premises are. Audiences will have to be ‘retrained’ to watch! How is this re-education to proceed exactly? Note too,that in this “Gedanken Experiment”, the narrative arc of storytelling, tension/drama & resolution, something which speaks to deep structures in the human psyche, is waved away as if of no significance. What the audience would be for these Edsels of police procedurals is not entirely clear. Kholkoz # 22 police drama is approved by the Party; I sincerely hope you’re not the kind of wrecker that would change the channel when it’s showing.

    Truly it is said “Inside every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out”.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @kaganovitch

    "Inside every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out"

    Nowadays they just skip progressive and go straight to screaming Totalitarian. Social media and professionally-accomplished white women are the accelerants.

    , @Hibernian
    @kaganovitch

    Dissolve the people and elect another.

  36. In other words, make cop shows more realistic by canceling the most realistic cop show: Cops.

    In other words make only shows that portray cops as the villains, instead of Cops and Robbers, it should be Robbers and Cops.

  37. @Anon
    Some quick doses of reality:

    (1) The “Defund Police” movement is about breaking up conservative-leaning police union voting blocs, which have become a nuisance to Democratic political machines. Long term, Blue Cities will reduce pensions and perks to the point that only minorities are attracted to the jobs, who will reliably vote Democrat in local elections. Fire and police unions are the last holdout of local White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities.

    (2) The biggest political alliance that Republicans can form right now is with Truckers / Teamsters, who are increasingly Red State, blue collar, socially conservative and drug-free by nature of the job. Support Teamsters and resist automation of this area, via an interstate regulatory patchwork, which Silicon Valley will shriek about, but will create a Blue City Archipelago, with each city being dependent on outside deliveries for political stability. An assault on a trucker in a Blue City, leads to a general Teamster strike for that area. If Trump had spent the last 4 years making this alliance, the riots would fizzle out quickly. Putting an economic stranglehold on a region over safety concerns is more feasible (and legal) than sending in the military.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Almost Missouri, @anonymous, @SunBakedSuburb, @Pop Warner

    These are good points, and I agree with both of them.

    To Redneck farmer‘s point, yes, but the Media Industrial Complex already and always tries to blame Trump (or other prominent Republican or )))white((() for everything bad, so it doesn’t really change the PR calculus.

    So what happens with the next black’n’blue riot and the Teamsters won’t go in? The military will be called in to deliver emergency relief supplies. It’ll be like Iraq in mid-2003. And that’s a good thing. There is currently a false but widespread belief that our blue cities are net assets. They are not. The sooner this reality becomes plainly understood, the better. Once the Hillary Archipelago is cordoned off under perpetual martial law, restricted to government-provided necessities, then the rest of America can begin our long slog out of the ditch our recent elites have driven us into.

  38. @Glaivester
    (((Alyssa Rosenberg))).

    We need to call the bad ones out. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

    Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax, @Dissident

    But don’t hold your breath waiting for the good ones to do this.

  39. Hawaiian tourism people must have had mixed feelings about all the mayhem on the original 5-0, but there was one clear positive: in 12 years you only saw about four blacks anywhere on the island — and they were Nancy Wilson, Ossie Davis etc., not ghetto thugs. OK, they did do one awful episode with ridiculous black pimps offing each other

    The mobsters on Mission Impossible were overwhelmingly white, but a young Billy Dee Williams had a blast in one show playing a pimped out, machine-gun toting henchman. And Barney had to act black in several episodes to infiltrate the mob.

  40. Well, what do you expect from someone who admired a psychopathic murderer?

    https://www.learnreligions.com/ayn-rand-sociopath-who-admired-serial-killer-3975225

    What’s that? The author of this piece is Alyssa Rosenberg, not Alyssa Rosenbaum?

    Never mind.

  41. In just a couple of decades, we’ve gone from journalists complaining about the media glamourising crime to them complaining about the media glamourising law enforcement instead!

    The police, not the criminals, are the enemy. They need be socially shamed and isolated, while criminals need to be hugged, given love and be brought into the light.

    How ungrounded must Rosenberg feel, on a day to day basis, that she can rationalise to herself, and others, that demoralising the police will lead to better outcomes?

    She might get away with telling herself that she isn’t really seeking this demoralisation, and that she is instead seeking realism. The many (merely) details at the end of her article suggest she tries, but she’d hardly support such a realistic portrayal of black Americans in the media – it’d be far too demoralising – she’d argue (and unentertaining.) Their social behaviours would get worse!*

    From this, I’d bet a lot, that I could sell her any programme which promised her spontaneity, and becoming her true juicy self.

    The policeman that she most wants to demoralise is the part of her that she senses stands in the way of that happening. The criminals, whom she certainly doesn’t know, stand in for the part of herself that she doesn’t know either.

    This leaves me feeling shame. After all, wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone as bright as her would take up something creative, and contribute that to the world, rather than expressing herself through histrionic looters by proxy?

    (Yes, I too could learn that lesson, but then, I am trying.)

    * This observation is only to notice the gap between the number of sources of conscience and inspiration manifested as black people in films, and the obviously more mundane facts of life. Will Smith as genie is a tired and unrealistic trope, even though he was pretty good.

  42. The first 48 is at least statistically realistic. We generally know who done it, and he is black. It’s on A&E. They are running marathons right now. Too true to be good?

  43. Why is Ms. Rosenberg prattling on in the media? All she has to do is reach out through the good old synagogue network to find the people who produce/write/direct these shows.

    It’s as if they want us to believe that German protestants and Japanese Shinto worshippers run Hollywood.

  44. While they’re at it, could they FINALLY get rid of the every-legally-owned-gun-in-civilian-hands is PERMITTED, REGISTERED, the owner REGISTERED and LICENSED by the GOVERNMENT in their television scripts?

    I’m sick of being propagandized by the COSMOPOLITANS who run the broadcast networks (CW, FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC).

    They know what they are doing. I was watching an episode of “Arrow” a couple of year ago that ended with a gun control scheme. The local broadcaster ran a DISCLAIMER (Chicago) so they KNEW it was gun controller propaganda.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @Joe Stalin


    I was watching an episode of “Arrow” a couple of year ago that ended with a gun control scheme. The local broadcaster ran a DISCLAIMER (Chicago) so they KNEW it was gun controller propaganda.
     
    idk why it doesn't come up more often, but superheroes (esp the x-men universe) are about individuals with huge individual power and how it's wrong for the government to fear them, imprison then, depower them etc.

    They're practically propaganda for individual power, including the power to defy the government.

    Many of the characters wielding this power are teenagers.

    Thematically, all of this is as anti-gun control as it gets...
  45. Ok, I’ll give Ms. Rosenberg her end of all cop shows, if in return we never get another movie or TV show about the Holocaust. Deal?

  46. Anon[104] • Disclaimer says:

    Jack Webb already did this. When he rebooted Dragnet in 1967, the third and fourth seasons often focused on mundane things like “Community Relations” and less on crimes like homicide. It was compelling because it was Webb, but I’m sure Rosenberg would never acknowledge him for it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_(1967_TV_series,_season_3)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_(1967_TV_series,_season_4)

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Anon

    Law and Order became steadily more social issue oriented going from Season 1 to Season 4, I loved the show, but I'm not watching anymore now that I finished Season 4 (on a DVD, as with Season 3, I saw 1 and 2 via Google's streaming service.)

  47. Hollywood, a columnist for the XX Factor at Slate and a correspondent for The Atlantic.com. She has also been an editor at Washingtonian.com and a staff correspondent at Government Executive. Rosenberg grew up in Massachusetts and holds a B.A. in humanities from Yale University.

    They were careless people, Tom and Daisy…

  48. anonymous[223] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Some quick doses of reality:

    (1) The “Defund Police” movement is about breaking up conservative-leaning police union voting blocs, which have become a nuisance to Democratic political machines. Long term, Blue Cities will reduce pensions and perks to the point that only minorities are attracted to the jobs, who will reliably vote Democrat in local elections. Fire and police unions are the last holdout of local White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities.

    (2) The biggest political alliance that Republicans can form right now is with Truckers / Teamsters, who are increasingly Red State, blue collar, socially conservative and drug-free by nature of the job. Support Teamsters and resist automation of this area, via an interstate regulatory patchwork, which Silicon Valley will shriek about, but will create a Blue City Archipelago, with each city being dependent on outside deliveries for political stability. An assault on a trucker in a Blue City, leads to a general Teamster strike for that area. If Trump had spent the last 4 years making this alliance, the riots would fizzle out quickly. Putting an economic stranglehold on a region over safety concerns is more feasible (and legal) than sending in the military.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Almost Missouri, @anonymous, @SunBakedSuburb, @Pop Warner

    After Nero was assassinated in 68AD, Vespasian chose not to march directly on Rome, but instead, towards North Africa, which supplied Rome’s grain. He cut off grain shipments, making the city ungovernable. As it turned out for Vespasian’s opponents, the mob wanted the grain more than them.

  49. Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.

    By Alyssa Rosenberg, JUNE 4, 2020

    Maybe Dick Wolf could replace his lineup with a show about the Williamsburg Shomrim policing black hoodlums.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  50. All police shows are effectively police propaganda. Many, if not most of them are made with the help (technical assistance) of police and prosecutors. Notice how, in those shows, the people being interrogated by police almost never have council present – even if they’re supposed to be multi-millionaires. Yes, I know this is partly done for dramatic purposes; it’s not very interesting to watch somebody repeat “I decline to answer on advice of council” over and over again. But I don’t think that’s all of it. I think Police and DAs like the idea of implanting in people’s heads the idea that the police are just “trying to help you out” and that you don’t need to have one of those pesky defence attorneys with you when you talk to them.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Mr. Anon

    "...the people being interrogated by police almost never have council present – even if they’re supposed to be multi-millionaires."

    You're exaggerating. They usually answer a few questions, a few more than they should, before lawyering up. Their few statements are combined with other evidence, including cooperative and not so cooperative witness testimony, and physical evidence, to get leverage over them, often by revealing them to have lied. Unguarded statements by dumb criminals are more likely to happen in real life.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  51. @Anon
    Some quick doses of reality:

    (1) The “Defund Police” movement is about breaking up conservative-leaning police union voting blocs, which have become a nuisance to Democratic political machines. Long term, Blue Cities will reduce pensions and perks to the point that only minorities are attracted to the jobs, who will reliably vote Democrat in local elections. Fire and police unions are the last holdout of local White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities.

    (2) The biggest political alliance that Republicans can form right now is with Truckers / Teamsters, who are increasingly Red State, blue collar, socially conservative and drug-free by nature of the job. Support Teamsters and resist automation of this area, via an interstate regulatory patchwork, which Silicon Valley will shriek about, but will create a Blue City Archipelago, with each city being dependent on outside deliveries for political stability. An assault on a trucker in a Blue City, leads to a general Teamster strike for that area. If Trump had spent the last 4 years making this alliance, the riots would fizzle out quickly. Putting an economic stranglehold on a region over safety concerns is more feasible (and legal) than sending in the military.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Almost Missouri, @anonymous, @SunBakedSuburb, @Pop Warner

    “Fire and police unions are the last holdout of White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities”

    Living in a deep blue city, I appreciate the counter-weight of the mostly white and conservo public-safety interests. Fire and police unions are very effective in bargaining with city governments because they hold the fear card. And overtime is usually at the top of their agenda. Overtime abuse results in fire stations not being built. I’m pro union and I’m a member of a union. I also like cops and firemen (generally). But their tactics in achieving an upper-middle class income for their members makes me want to attend one of the many George Floyd funerals.

  52. @kaganovitch
    Audiences would have to be retrained to watch, for example, a version of “Special Victims Unit” where the characters cleared only 33.4 percent of rape cases, or to accept that in almost 40 percent of murders and manslaughters, no suspect is arrested.


    It is striking how very "1984" Rosenberg's premises are. Audiences will have to be 'retrained' to watch! How is this re-education to proceed exactly? Note too,that in this "Gedanken Experiment", the narrative arc of storytelling, tension/drama & resolution, something which speaks to deep structures in the human psyche, is waved away as if of no significance. What the audience would be for these Edsels of police procedurals is not entirely clear. Kholkoz # 22 police drama is approved by the Party; I sincerely hope you're not the kind of wrecker that would change the channel when it's showing.

    Truly it is said "Inside every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out".

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Hibernian

    “Inside every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out”

    Nowadays they just skip progressive and go straight to screaming Totalitarian. Social media and professionally-accomplished white women are the accelerants.

  53. Can’t we just bring back Barney Miller to achieve her aims?

    • Agree: Hibernian
  54. @JimB
    In my opinion, Hill Street Blues told the truth about being a cop in an urban jungle. The characters all had complex motives and distinct personalities. Some were well suited to their jobs, like Ray Caetano and Frank Furillo. Some caved under the stress like LaRue and Renko. Chief Daniels was a political animal who couldn’t be trusted by the rank and file patrolmen. Howard Hunter was a pompous buffoon but good at his specialty. Cops got busted for taking bribes. Cops got killed when they weren’t careful. Some of the criminals were vicious thugs. Some were basically decent people down on their luck. Stereotypes were accurate without being offensive in this excellent show. On the whole it portrayed the police profession as noble and essential but psychologically devastating at times.

    Replies: @vhrm, @SunBakedSuburb, @Forbes

    “told the truth about being a cop”

    What about Barney Miller? Jack Soo had the grooviest face in all of TV history.

  55. Bad guys are now supposed to be portrayed as being white gentiles. For example, Jewish swindlers (as in works of William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens) are considered off limits.

  56. The police, not the criminals, are the enemy.

    In the bigger – the biggest – picture, neither are.

    The MEDIA is the single most ruthlessly-bloodthirsty enemy – of the people, of families, of America, of civilization.

    Now…..who controls the media, I wonder? Uh-oh! (Never mind. I never said it. Please, I couldn’t endure another 53 Holocaust movies!)

  57. @Anon
    Some quick doses of reality:

    (1) The “Defund Police” movement is about breaking up conservative-leaning police union voting blocs, which have become a nuisance to Democratic political machines. Long term, Blue Cities will reduce pensions and perks to the point that only minorities are attracted to the jobs, who will reliably vote Democrat in local elections. Fire and police unions are the last holdout of local White conservative-leaning politics in blue cities.

    (2) The biggest political alliance that Republicans can form right now is with Truckers / Teamsters, who are increasingly Red State, blue collar, socially conservative and drug-free by nature of the job. Support Teamsters and resist automation of this area, via an interstate regulatory patchwork, which Silicon Valley will shriek about, but will create a Blue City Archipelago, with each city being dependent on outside deliveries for political stability. An assault on a trucker in a Blue City, leads to a general Teamster strike for that area. If Trump had spent the last 4 years making this alliance, the riots would fizzle out quickly. Putting an economic stranglehold on a region over safety concerns is more feasible (and legal) than sending in the military.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Almost Missouri, @anonymous, @SunBakedSuburb, @Pop Warner

    Any trucker strike in a specific area (say, Minneapolis) would effectively besiege the offending city. With no trucks the city would have a huge supply problem and capitulate in a few days if not sooner. The big push to automate trucking is to cut off this potential tactic and leave supply lines firmly in the hands of large corporations who only care about maintaining the status quo for profit. One trucker was pulled out of his truck and later arrested for daring to drive on a street rioters were blocking (even though he stopped for them). His local union should have protested this obvious injustice of arresting the victim instead of the perpetrators and let the city sink in response. “Compassion” is being exploited as a tool and shouldn’t be regarded in times of crisis.
    But good luck getting the GOP to extricate itself from corporate support and the cheap labor lobby. As always, the base has the right idea and the leadership is completely out of lockstep with its constituents, beholden to money more than even votes. They could win more white votes taking strong stands on immigration – both illegal and legal – and outsourcing, but the donors want more cheap labor and more wars for Israel

  58. @Smithsonian
    Each episode of The Wire was basically 60 minutes of blacks behaving badly, and that was great TV.

    Replies: @OFWHAP

    But we still had the mastermind Greeks and Pollacks pulling the strings.

  59. @kaganovitch
    Audiences would have to be retrained to watch, for example, a version of “Special Victims Unit” where the characters cleared only 33.4 percent of rape cases, or to accept that in almost 40 percent of murders and manslaughters, no suspect is arrested.


    It is striking how very "1984" Rosenberg's premises are. Audiences will have to be 'retrained' to watch! How is this re-education to proceed exactly? Note too,that in this "Gedanken Experiment", the narrative arc of storytelling, tension/drama & resolution, something which speaks to deep structures in the human psyche, is waved away as if of no significance. What the audience would be for these Edsels of police procedurals is not entirely clear. Kholkoz # 22 police drama is approved by the Party; I sincerely hope you're not the kind of wrecker that would change the channel when it's showing.

    Truly it is said "Inside every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out".

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Hibernian

    Dissolve the people and elect another.

  60. @Anon
    Jack Webb already did this. When he rebooted Dragnet in 1967, the third and fourth seasons often focused on mundane things like "Community Relations" and less on crimes like homicide. It was compelling because it was Webb, but I'm sure Rosenberg would never acknowledge him for it.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_(1967_TV_series,_season_3)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_(1967_TV_series,_season_4)

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Law and Order became steadily more social issue oriented going from Season 1 to Season 4, I loved the show, but I’m not watching anymore now that I finished Season 4 (on a DVD, as with Season 3, I saw 1 and 2 via Google’s streaming service.)

  61. @Mr. Anon
    All police shows are effectively police propaganda. Many, if not most of them are made with the help (technical assistance) of police and prosecutors. Notice how, in those shows, the people being interrogated by police almost never have council present - even if they're supposed to be multi-millionaires. Yes, I know this is partly done for dramatic purposes; it's not very interesting to watch somebody repeat "I decline to answer on advice of council" over and over again. But I don't think that's all of it. I think Police and DAs like the idea of implanting in people's heads the idea that the police are just "trying to help you out" and that you don't need to have one of those pesky defence attorneys with you when you talk to them.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    “…the people being interrogated by police almost never have council present – even if they’re supposed to be multi-millionaires.”

    You’re exaggerating. They usually answer a few questions, a few more than they should, before lawyering up. Their few statements are combined with other evidence, including cooperative and not so cooperative witness testimony, and physical evidence, to get leverage over them, often by revealing them to have lied. Unguarded statements by dumb criminals are more likely to happen in real life.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Hibernian

    I think I've seen it a few times where supposed millionaires talk to police at length with no lawyers present. In any event, most rich people wouldn't say word one to a cop in a police-station interrogation room. All they'd say is "I wish to confer with council."

    Replies: @David In TN

  62. Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.

    The latest installment of “Is it The Washington Post or the marxist publication The Nation?”

    And you thought this game was hard to play in the past. The death of George Floyd has raised it to a whole new level.

  63. I used to watch The Shield back in the 00’s, and found it pretty entertaining. It actually dealt with race and politics so it seemed more realistic than other police shows. Recently I’ve rewatched some DVDs and realized that while they did show black and brown criminals, every episode had to include some nutty white guy committing some bizarre crime. Funny how I didn’t notice it back then but now it’s so obvious they had to invent white murderers to compensate for the stories of LA gangs which are all black and brown.

  64. @HammerJack
    Why not just shut down the entire mass media, since it traffics in lies every day of the week? And let's start with the Washington Post, Miss Rosenberg.

    They never stop thinking of ways to curtail freedom of speech. They think that the constitution should only protect them, not those whom they dislike.

    Replies: @Forbes

    Alyssa Rosenberg, 35, grew up in Lexington, MA, with 1.5% black population. I’m sure she knows what she’s talking about…

  65. vhrm says:
    @Joe Stalin
    While they're at it, could they FINALLY get rid of the every-legally-owned-gun-in-civilian-hands is PERMITTED, REGISTERED, the owner REGISTERED and LICENSED by the GOVERNMENT in their television scripts?

    I'm sick of being propagandized by the COSMOPOLITANS who run the broadcast networks (CW, FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC).

    They know what they are doing. I was watching an episode of "Arrow" a couple of year ago that ended with a gun control scheme. The local broadcaster ran a DISCLAIMER (Chicago) so they KNEW it was gun controller propaganda.

    Replies: @vhrm

    I was watching an episode of “Arrow” a couple of year ago that ended with a gun control scheme. The local broadcaster ran a DISCLAIMER (Chicago) so they KNEW it was gun controller propaganda.

    idk why it doesn’t come up more often, but superheroes (esp the x-men universe) are about individuals with huge individual power and how it’s wrong for the government to fear them, imprison then, depower them etc.

    They’re practically propaganda for individual power, including the power to defy the government.

    Many of the characters wielding this power are teenagers.

    Thematically, all of this is as anti-gun control as it gets…

  66. @JimB
    In my opinion, Hill Street Blues told the truth about being a cop in an urban jungle. The characters all had complex motives and distinct personalities. Some were well suited to their jobs, like Ray Caetano and Frank Furillo. Some caved under the stress like LaRue and Renko. Chief Daniels was a political animal who couldn’t be trusted by the rank and file patrolmen. Howard Hunter was a pompous buffoon but good at his specialty. Cops got busted for taking bribes. Cops got killed when they weren’t careful. Some of the criminals were vicious thugs. Some were basically decent people down on their luck. Stereotypes were accurate without being offensive in this excellent show. On the whole it portrayed the police profession as noble and essential but psychologically devastating at times.

    Replies: @vhrm, @SunBakedSuburb, @Forbes

    Hill Street Blues was break-through, revolutionary TV that has never been repeated. It was the beginning of “must watch” TV on Thursday nights.

    All violence, even gun fire, was off-screen.

    Now, whether Dick Wolf or not, it’s car chases, gun battles, and physical confrontation as far as film editing allows, sandwiched around dopey soap opera romance and personal intrigue. Dreck.

  67. @Reg Cæsar

    building relationships with the communities
     
    Or, in medieval Persian, baksheesh.

    Specifically, they can’t make realistic big city cop shows because nobody wants to watch 60 minutes per week of Blacks Behaving Badly.
     
    NBA games are only 48 minutes.

    Replies: @Forbes

    NBA games are only 48 minutes.

    And you only need to watch 12 minutes, if that.

    Look at the score at the start of the fourth quarter, and if it’s a blow-out, then one of the teams took the night off–don’t bother.

  68. @Larry, San Francisco
    Ghettoside was truly depressing. The story of the black detective's murdered son would make a good but sad movie. Of course it will never be made.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar, @David In TN

    A question: Has there ever been a movie made were the guilty murderer was black?

    Yes, there was one, “Gosnell,” directed by Nick Searcy, who also plays the defense attorney of the late-term abortionist.

    As previously stated, the only black on white murder to become a Major Story was the Simpson travesty, in which Mark Furhman was made the Bad Guy by the MSM instead of Simpson.

    I just remembered “Badge of the Assassin” based on the book by Robert Tanenbaum. It was about the so-called Black Liberation Army killing NYPD cops in the early 1970’s.

  69. @JohnnyWalker123
    For years, Blacks have complained that when they go missing, they don't get sufficient coverage on tv.

    There's even a term that was invented for this.

    "Missing white woman syndrome."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndrome

    Missing white woman syndrome is a term used by social scientists[1][2][3] and media commentators to refer to extensive media coverage, especially in television,[4] of missing person cases involving young, white, upper-middle-class women or girls. The term is used to describe the Western media's undue focus on upper-middle-class white women who disappear, with the degree of coverage they receive being compared to cases of missing women of color, women of lower social classes and missing men or boys.

     


    A report that aired on CNN noted the differences between the level of media coverage given to Caucasian women like Laci Peterson and Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in 2002 and 2005 respectively, and LaToyia Figueroa, a pregnant Black Hispanic woman. Figueroa disappeared in Philadelphia the same year Holloway disappeared. Figueroa and her unborn daughter were found murdered.[15] The San Francisco Chronicle published an article detailing the disparity between the coverage of the Peterson case and that of Evelyn Hernandez, a Hispanic woman who was nine months pregnant when she disappeared in 2002.[16]

    Kym Pasqualini, president of the National Center for Missing Adults, observed that media outlets tend to focus on "damsels in distress"—typically, affluent young white women and teenagers.[17]

    In a 2016 Esquire article about the disappearance of Tiffany Whitton, journalist Tom Junod observed that white women of lower social status such as Whitton, a 26-year-old unemployed drug addict who was on parole, do not get much media attention as "media outlets are ruthlessly selective, and they tend to prefer women who are white, pretty, and, above all, innocent."

     

    Do you remember Natalie Holloway? She was a high school student who traveled to Aruba for a school vacation in 2005. She ended up going missing after a night of clubbing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruY4NKZ3AhM

    The last person seen with her was a tall Dutchman named Joran Van Der Sloot, who met her at some nightclub. When questioned, the Dutchman blamed some Black security guards, who turned out to be innocent.

    The case stayed in the headlines for years. Van Der Sloot was the prime suspect and got arrested multiple times, but nobody was ever convicted. Van Der Sloot tried to extort money out of Holloyway's mom and even committed wire fraud. Supposedly, his father (who was a judge) pulled some strings to help him.

    In 2010, Van Der Sloot murdered a woman in Peru. I think they found date rape drugs in his possession. He's in prison until 2038.

    A real life Haven Monahan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ug9hTG2U-4

    Replies: @PennTothal, @David In TN

    A Missing (or Dead) White Woman is played up when the suspect looks like Joran Van Der Sloot or Scott Peterson. When the suspect looks like Lemaricus Davidson or Eric Boyd, the MSM has no interest.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @David In TN

    Initially, it was believed that the Black security guards had killed her. After they were exonerated, then suspicion turned toward Dutchman Joran Van Der Sloot and the Caribbean Indian-origin Kalpoe brothers.

    The consensus is that Van Der Sloot probably killed her, but nobody has yet proven it 100%.

  70. @Glaivester
    (((Alyssa Rosenberg))).

    We need to call the bad ones out. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

    Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax, @Dissident

    (((Alyssa Rosenberg))).

    We need to call the bad ones out. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

    Why? What do you expect to accomplish by that?

    Would the views and behavior of Alyssa Rosenberg exhibited in this piece highlighted by our host be any less odious or pernicious if she weren’t Jewish?

    Also, do you really think most people don’t realize that “Rosenberg” has a high chance of being Jewish?

  71. @David In TN
    @JohnnyWalker123

    A Missing (or Dead) White Woman is played up when the suspect looks like Joran Van Der Sloot or Scott Peterson. When the suspect looks like Lemaricus Davidson or Eric Boyd, the MSM has no interest.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Initially, it was believed that the Black security guards had killed her. After they were exonerated, then suspicion turned toward Dutchman Joran Van Der Sloot and the Caribbean Indian-origin Kalpoe brothers.

    The consensus is that Van Der Sloot probably killed her, but nobody has yet proven it 100%.

  72. @Itjjghjcbjkk
    I think cop shoes should have all the whites be criminals and all the good guys be black

    I skid want the tkndntjc love interests to be a bedclothes man and s shore women

    I want to encourage white goths to have the mo better with black men

    They us the future evite boys are eimpy and black me are strong white goths can't get enough

    The tube if he shut msmid obey

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Indeed.

  73. @Mike Tre
    "In other words, make cop shows more realistic by canceling the most realistic cop show: Cops."

    The show itself should be called Cops Ultra Light. Back when I was a flipper, every Cops sequence that I remember seeing was the police responding to either a domestic incident, DUI, or petty drug bust. Most of the perps were low income whites.

    Not exactly edge-of-the-seat drama.

    Replies: @Forbes

    The show “Cops” was fondly called in some quarters Trailer Trash TV for the perps who were laughably dunbass. The entertainment value approached slapstick stupidity.

  74. Want to watch fairly realistic inner-city crime shows? Watch The First 48.

    I’m surprised it is still on, without being “overhauled”. But it is-

  75. @Hibernian
    @Mr. Anon

    "...the people being interrogated by police almost never have council present – even if they’re supposed to be multi-millionaires."

    You're exaggerating. They usually answer a few questions, a few more than they should, before lawyering up. Their few statements are combined with other evidence, including cooperative and not so cooperative witness testimony, and physical evidence, to get leverage over them, often by revealing them to have lied. Unguarded statements by dumb criminals are more likely to happen in real life.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I think I’ve seen it a few times where supposed millionaires talk to police at length with no lawyers present. In any event, most rich people wouldn’t say word one to a cop in a police-station interrogation room. All they’d say is “I wish to confer with council.”

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Mr. Anon

    The suspects talking to prosecutors while in jail after being arrested is a standard trope of the Law and Order franchise.

  76. @Henry's Cat
    How about a porn industry where no-one's over seduced by their step-mom or local tradesman?

    Replies: @(((Owen)))

  77. @Coemgen

    In other words, make cop shows more realistic by canceling the most realistic cop show: Cops.
     
    Anyone know where we can watch early seasons of Cops now?

    Replies: @Coemgen

    Found this after some Googling:

    COPS USA S 1 Ep 1 – Broward County, FL 1

  78. @Mr. Anon
    @Hibernian

    I think I've seen it a few times where supposed millionaires talk to police at length with no lawyers present. In any event, most rich people wouldn't say word one to a cop in a police-station interrogation room. All they'd say is "I wish to confer with council."

    Replies: @David In TN

    The suspects talking to prosecutors while in jail after being arrested is a standard trope of the Law and Order franchise.

  79. In other words, make cop shows more realistic by canceling the most realistic cop show: Cops.

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