Police Procedurals: Harmless Entertainment or Propaganda?
"In 2015, 1,145 people were killed by police officers in the United States, an increase from 1,112 casualties in 2014. In the first three months of this year alone, 277 civilians died at the hands of American police. Last year, former Oklahoma police officer
was sentenced to 263 years in prison on multiple accounts of rape, all of which were committed while on duty. Outside of these extreme cases, there are hundreds of accounts of civilians being manhandled and mistreated by the police, as
– many having served nearly 15 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. Official misconduct was a factor in 75% of the homicide exonerations, 82% of those the product of misconduct by cops or prosecutors.
Stories of Illegal arrests, botched searches and seizures, beatings of restrained citizens, questionable shootings and implausible statements aren’t uncommon – and are luckily leaking out into the public eye more and more with dash cams and phone cameras."
Type "NYPD rescues" into the YouTube search query and it returns so many hits you'd be scrolling down all day long and that's just one department.
Every night Knifey squirts some teary eyed posts I should bury them under those.