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  •  I totally disagree.... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...it is not the show's fault that it portrays white cops arresting minorities since that is what happens, right? (sometimes black cops arresting white perps are shown too, or white arresting white, etc).
    what do we see when we watch COPS? if you are a law and order type, you see something quite different than if you are of the mindset that not all police officers are quality human beings who never abuse their power. i am a skeptic of the police (due to my own experiences) and I find that when I watch COPS it is easy to pick up on arrogance vs. integrity in the officers profiled, and also the larger social context within each segment.
    like any cop show, it is most comfortable with the idea that cops are forces of good. are we going to petition every show that takes that angle?
    let's get rid of the hate speech radio first, better still, reform the laws themselves!
    this petition is a waste of time. don't like it? don't watch it! then maybe it WILL be cancelled.

    •  See Mrs Lopsided's comment directly below ... (0+ / 0-)

      Children aren't the only ones being left with this impression. It reinforces other messages of racial fear and distrust among conservative white people and helps drive the polarization in this country.

      Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

      by kbman on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 10:15:35 PM PDT

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