Do you cringe every time you hear the song "Bad Boys" when flipping through the channels? Does the flashing blue light on T.V. make you brace yourself for the blatent pro-LEO propaganda that is sure to follow? When humming that song do you find that the thought "cops are better than ordinary people like you & me" flashes through your mind?
Well at long last I've found the anti-dote: Copwatch.
Actually its an idea that is obviously launched & crewed from the left side of the spectrum, but nevertheless I find it a bit refreshing.
It's not quite my ideal, which would be to show cops as humans capable of errors & the system being bent all to hell if not in fact broken, or perhaps citizens successfully standing up to &/or prebenting police abuse but it's all we got right now.
Of course it'd be cool if the producers of Cops & similar shows allowed me to just insert commentary over an episode or two for perspective. Instead of people seeing a police officer frisking a guy for everybody's safety that he/she stopped to ask some questions, you'd see the images along with a quick recitation of the 2nd, 4th & 5th amendments followed by an explanation of why the cop just through some of the highest ideals of the framers out the window because that's what they taught him/her at the acedemy.
But my dream would be to feature the BATF. Then again a cursory glance would probably make people think they were watching a bad juxtaposition of F-Troop, Hogan's Heroes & 1984.