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Threads appear about what we as cops think of these. After much cogitation I decided to weigh in on the subject. I find two distinctions that I disagree with. The first: I try not to watch them. I live the job. I go to see movies as an escape from reality and stress, not to be inundated with more of it. Second and most important: When the general clueless public(about our job and training) sees these shows they formulate subconcious ideas about how we should react in the real world. I.E., shooting guns from suspects hands, talking armed killers out of their weapons, rushing into gunfights Dirty Harry style with no vests or backup. All too often in my later years I heard the "why arent\'t you doing something" remarks as 20 gangbangers were orchestrating a holdup as an example.  The general pulblic does not understand what we go  through for training, the split second life and death decisions we make(ours and theirs). Their perception of reality is their reality. A shame what the performing arts have done since the days of Highway Patrol, Dragnet, Adam12. Rant off.


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Everyone needs a hero. Who else but Dirty Harry could smoke a couple of bank robbers while eating a hot dog? I have heard people say why don't the cops just shoot the gun out of the bad guys hand. Prior to purchasing Robo Cop I rented it so many times the video store gave me the 4 foot cardboard cut out. My favorite was Barney Miller. 1/11/13.

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11 January 2013


I know the difference between real life and the creative arts, but it's still fun to read, listen, and watch. Definitely, UncleD--Barney Miller was some fine storytelling. It wasn't always about the one liner, either; there was some serious drama, too. 


P.S. Abe Vigoda is still alive.


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That is precisely why I don't watch all of the CSI, NCIS or the other shows that deal with latent print examination or CSI because I can't sit through an episode without throwing the BS flag and the wife gets tired of my complaining.

I do enjoy the documentaries though and still watch those. The best escape show for me that I found was "Longmire". For me it was not about his being a cop, but where he was a cop. Gotta say I love Montana, Wyoming, the Dakota's and would love to live there, but I find that my bones don't do well in the cold air...

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 I'm with you, cisguy, about the CSI shows. It used to drive me absolutely nuts that Horatio Caine would walk up to a huge warehouse supposedly containing large numbers of bad guys/drug dealers who were heavily armed, and he armed with only a handgun, NO backup/SWAT in sight, NO cover, NO vest. It got to the point where my ex would walk out of the room because my complaining about the completely assinine depiction of events drove him crazy. I watch some of them for the sheer entaintainment value; a little fantasy that is the farthest thing from the reality of our job is sometimes greatly amusing.

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If they made a show about what cops really do for most of their time, no one would watch it.  1000 hours of boredom for every 1 second of pure terror.


Have ASP will travel.

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If there was any actual reality attached to these TV cop shows then the first episode would show the cop shooting a bad guy followed by 12 more weekly episodes showing the cop writing reports, being interviewed endlessly by IA/Shoot Invest Team, being harrangued and villified by the media and liberal celebrities, being suspended and having his/her gun taken away during the investigation, the Grand Jury investigation of the shooting, the service of the civil law suit papers, and a spin off reallity show featuring the bad guy and his trailer trash family documenting their daily trials and tribulations as they are "harassed by the man"..........


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would you listen to my brothers and sistas out here, all these negative vibes, i think we need a PARTY!


and to mz66, that guy on your post is dead, michael ordered the hit and tom couldnt get him a pass for old times sake.

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1-11-13: That is precisely why I don't watch all of the CSI, NCIS or the other shows that deal with latent print examination or CSI because I can't sit through an episode without throwing the BS flag and the wife gets tired of my complaining. I do enjoy the documentaries though and still watch those. The best escape show for me that I found was "Longmire". For me it was not about his being a cop, but where he was a cop. Gotta say I love Montana, Wyoming, the Dakota's and would love to live there, but I find that my bones don't do well in the cold air...

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Further this thought. How many times since these shows came out have we all been called to property crimes and had the "where's the forensic lab? Aren't you going to print my car to see who stole my IPOD"? This country is inundated with property crime, more than we can handle. Every victim, large or small dollar amount thinks we are going to roll out the CSI team for every one and assign a team of detectives. Good grief, its just stuff, collect the insurance and buy more stuff. How sentimental can an IPOD be?


I did like Tom Selleck in the Jesse Stone series.


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would you listen to my brothers and sistas out here, all these negative vibes, i think we need a PARTY!


and to mz66, that guy on your post is dead, michael ordered the hit and tom couldnt get him a pass for old times sake.



PARTY!!!


 


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Have ASP will travel.

Justice is the one thing you should always find, you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line.

When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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car 54 where are you is more real life then any cop shows on tv now

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csiguy says ...


1-11-13: That is precisely why I don't watch all of the CSI, NCIS or the other shows that deal with latent print examination or CSI because I can't sit through an episode without throwing the BS flag and the wife gets tired of my complaining. I do enjoy the documentaries though and still watch those. The best escape show for me that I found was "Longmire". For me it was not about his being a cop, but where he was a cop. Gotta say I love Montana, Wyoming, the Dakota's and would love to live there, but I find that my bones don't do well in the cold air...

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Further this thought. How many times since these shows came out have we all been called to property crimes and had the "where's the forensic lab? Aren't you going to print my car to see who stole my IPOD"? This country is inundated with property crime, more than we can handle. Every victim, large or small dollar amount thinks we are going to roll out the CSI team for every one and assign a team of detectives. Good grief, its just stuff, collect the insurance and buy more stuff. How sentimental can an IPOD be?


I did like Tom Selleck in the Jesse Stone series.



Absolutely, I enjoyed those as well. Truth be known I yearn for those days of Mayberry. I'm not that old,but at my age boring days of law enforcement activities are very welcome and I would love to sit at Walker's drug store for spell on duty with a rootbeer float...

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Abe Vigoda is alive and well and is 91 years of age.

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Just fell OUT over THIS one, Retleo!! YEAH report-writing!!


A detective teaching a course in report-writing told us he had a special room all filled up with huge bundles of files of each case he'd closed then wrapped up with duct tape. 


Let's just take ALL the closed case files for the last ten years, heap them up in a football field and crane up and down the mountain range.  That should last a couple of seasons and be waaaaay more interesting than CSI!


BTW, how come nobody here's indicted that goofy series 'The Shield'  - you know, the 'police-corruption-on-steroids show'?  What about all that MASSIVE scene-chewing at 'The Barn'?  GIVE US A BREAK!!


 


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If there was any actual reality attached to these TV cop shows then the first episode would show the cop shooting a bad guy followed by 12 more weekly episodes showing the cop writing reports, being interviewed endlessly by IA/Shoot Invest Team, being harrangued and villified by the media and liberal celebrities, being suspended and having his/her gun taken away during the investigation, the Grand Jury investigation of the shooting, the service of the civil law suit papers, and a spin off reallity show featuring the bad guy and his trailer trash family documenting their daily trials and tribulations as they are "harassed by the man"..........


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I have never seen any cop on TV write a report, of even talk about writing one.  Also, I wish Ihad a gun that never ran out of bullets.  I started out watching "The Highway Patrol" and "Car 54 Where are you." 


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I still like Dragnet.  You see real stuff in there.

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99% of cops movies and t.v.productioins are the most inane,assinine rediculous pile of manure on the face of the planet.How tragic some people actually believe some of this unadultrated garbage

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I still like Dragnet.  You see real stuff in there.



Dragnet was my favorite.  Loved Sgt. Friday.


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I loved Angie Dickinson in Police Woman.Unfortunately never worked with one like her.Heather Locklear made a uniform look beautiful also.

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Wait ssu459 if you are going by Heather Locklear in a uniform then I will pick any trashy cop show starring muscular pecs in tight tees.