Civil Rights Group Wants 'Cops' Canceled.

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Since: Nov 11

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#1 Mar 21, 2013
The truth hurts?

The civil rights group ColorOfChange would like to see Cops put behind bars.

ColorOfChange has asked Fox not to renew its unscripted law-enforcement show.

Cops, now in its 25th season, has long delivered strong ratings for the network at a relatively low cost. However, Fox cut back its order for Cops from 22 episodes last season to 16 this season in favor of beefing up its sports programming on Saturday nights, which is when Cops airs.

In its criticism of Cops, ColorOfChange points to research it says media representations such as those on Cops can lead to stigmatization of black men.

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/civil-rights-group-u...
BillyBob

Penfield, NY

#2 Mar 21, 2013
Say it ain't so. It's educational. If it makes anyone look bad, it's the cops... with their boring stories before the action.

The reason they never come here is that stuffing envelopes doesn't hold the viewer's attention.
Grady Stiles

United States

#4 Mar 21, 2013
IescapedNY wrote:
ColorOfChange points to research it says media representations such as those on Cops can lead to stigmatization of black men.
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/civil-rights-group-u...
Go figure. They should ask for police scanners to be banned too, since all I hear on them is mostly calls generated by that one certain demographic.

“Lovin' you is fuuu-uuun...”

Since: Apr 09

drop the puck, Ref...

#5 Mar 21, 2013
a true slice of Americana.

the truth is painful sometimes.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#6 Mar 21, 2013
Except that "COPS" doesn't show things like this:
http://www.hanfordsentinel.com/news/local/for...

or this:
http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.det...

or this:
http://www.kwwl.com/story/21653757/former-iow...

or this:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130315/N...

Or this:
https://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/13/556...

You see ... they control the content to make the cops look good, when in fact, even when they aren't.

If they wanna be a reality show, show the reality!!!!
common sense and freedom

Rochester, NY

#7 Mar 21, 2013
granted the show should be cancelled for being another example of mindless brain numbing trash.tosay it is a civil rights violation is another case to show that civil rights groups only waste their time protecting the FEELINGS of crybabies.what about actual civil rights violations;the war on drugs,gun rights,property tax,traffic stops,police/red light cameras etc..
also, the show certainly is biased towards makeing cops to be devoid of corruption thats why it is called COPS just like BET MTV portrays lil wayne as an intelligent,tallented,and decent person on shows about him when anyone who fits the previous definition knows otherwise.

Since: Nov 11

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#8 Mar 21, 2013
Next on their list

Jerry Springer
Maury
Judge Joe Brown
Judge Judy
The Peoples Court
America's most wanted
Local news
World news
All news papers
topix

The list goes on and on and on and on and on.....
common sense and freedom

Rochester, NY

#9 Mar 21, 2013
IescapedNY wrote:
Next on their list
Jerry Springer
Maury
Judge Joe Brown
Judge Judy
The Peoples Court
America's most wanted
Local news
World news
All news papers
topix
The list goes on and on and on and on and on.....
dont forget scumbags doctor drew and nancy disgrace

“STOP PLAYING THE RACE CARD”

Since: May 11

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#10 Mar 21, 2013
They should go after the Maury Show seeing all he does is DNA test on deadbeat dads and most of the time, not always but a majority of the time it's the minorities that are the main focus. 25th season of COPS and all of a sudden they want it off the air. Quit whining.
common sense and freedom

Rochester, NY

#11 Mar 21, 2013
The_ Patriot_USA wrote:
They should go after the Maury Show seeing all he does is DNA test on deadbeat dads and most of the time, not always but a majority of the time it's the minorities that are the main focus. 25th season of COPS and all of a sudden they want it off the air. Quit whining.
both are equally garbage.blow up your tv and get on shortwave radio.

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#13 Mar 23, 2013
Two episodes tonight, can't wait, kind of like listening to Rochesters police scanner but not nearly as busy.
BillyBob

Penfield, NY

#14 Mar 24, 2013
Cops is getting boring and stale. They should either amp it up with more live shootings and stabbings, or cancel it.

Rochester could provide the boost in violence they so desperately need. Only problem would be getting the cops to respond.
Grady Stiles

United States

#16 Mar 24, 2013
BillyBob wrote:
Cops is getting boring and stale. They should either amp it up with more live shootings and stabbings, or cancel it.
Rochester could provide the boost in violence they so desperately need. Only problem would be getting the cops to respond.
Cops Rochester would have high ratings. The "First 48 Hours" ran out of footage in about 48 minutes.

Since: Jun 12

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#17 Mar 24, 2013
Grady Stiles wrote:
<quoted text>Cops Rochester would have high ratings. The "First 48 Hours" ran out of footage in about 48 minutes.
When are the Rochester "First 48" going to be aired? Does anyone know? Yeah. Our scanner blows up endlessly. Morning, noon and all night. It's insane.

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#18 Mar 24, 2013
Steel City Steelers wrote:
<quoted text>When are the Rochester "First 48" going to be aired? Does anyone know? Yeah. Our scanner blows up endlessly. Morning, noon and all night. It's insane.
Steel

I know I have thanked you before but I can't thank you enough for turning me on to the scanner.
It might be a boring night on TV but it's never a dull night in the bowels of Rochester.
God bless the Police for what they have to deal with 24/7/365

Will definately be tuning in on the first few warm days of spring.
Grady Stiles

United States

#19 Mar 24, 2013
Anyone listen to the scanner last night? St Paul was a near riot, a Lexus was doing drive by shootings on Ave D, and shot spotters were overhheating from the activity. Yes, the city is getting safer...NOT!!!!
BillyBob

Penfield, NY

#20 Mar 24, 2013
Steel City Steelers wrote:
<quoted text>When are the Rochester "First 48" going to be aired? Does anyone know? Yeah. Our scanner blows up endlessly. Morning, noon and all night. It's insane.
They have decided not to air it. It was too violent.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#21 Mar 24, 2013
I guess we won;t be seeing the fallout of this incident on COPS ... http://www.inquisitr.com/587873/invasive-cavi...
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#22 Mar 24, 2013
They need to get rid of that show LOCKUP too ...
The Crunch Funky

Rochester, NY

#23 Mar 24, 2013

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