Police Reality Takes It In The Butt

No Pun Intended!

Police Reality TV has had better days.

All the protests and accusations of police brutality it appears that some networks are dropping their police reality programming…..’Live PD and the all-time longest cop show…… “Cops”……

A&E Network has canceled the police reality series Live PD following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd and a report that a crew from the show filmed the death of another black man in police custody. The cable network announced the move Wednesday, a day after the similar show Cops, on the air for 33 seasons, was dropped by the Paramount Network, the AP reports. “This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” A&E said in a statement. “Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them.”

The cancellation also comes a day after a reports from the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV that 40-year-old Javier Ambler, who was black, died in Texas last year after sheriff’s deputies repeatedly used stun guns on him, despite his cries for help and pleas that he was sick and couldn’t breathe. Prosecutors investigating Ambler’s death said the presence of the Live PD crew made the arrest, which was captured on police body-camera video obtained by the news outlets, particularly troubling. A&E said in a previous statement that its video never aired because of a policy against showing a death, and it did not keep the footage after it was informed the initial investigation had closed.

Good Riddance!

The IQ of the viewing public just went up by 50 points.

Now can we get to work on the rest of the drivel that goes by the name of Reality TV?

When we take those out we can then concentrate on Game Shows.

Making society smarter one television cock up after another.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

4 thoughts on “Police Reality Takes It In The Butt

  1. I agree. So-called ‘reality TV’ has sunk to new lows, and should be scrapped.
    (It doesn’t help that my wife watches so much of it here!)
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I’ve grown to despise cop shows all around. I used to like a few here and there, usually the more comedic ones like Castle or Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Never could catch many episodes, kept forgetting it was on). I liked procedurals for a time, but eventually I got tired of the recycled characterizations or plot lines. And then some Law and Order episodes went around the bend (SVU got too hard to watch after a while).

    I eventually got away from a lot of them because you have most of the characters who largely don’t play by the rules and get the rewards. I find it funny how a lot of the fanfiction around NCIS the past few years has had “what if?” storylines regarding playing by the rules and how ineffective some of them would be if they actually did. Those make for good reading.

    Never wanted to watch 24 because of the fast-and-loose application of the law. Once that got popular, my enthusiasm for cop shows went down the drain. Trevor Noah had some great segment on this, and boy, he’s 100% true in my case:

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