The First 48 why so much crime

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Tonya

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 6, 2014
I live in western ky and watch the first 48 on a&e. Big fan. I had no idea Louisville was so violent though. Whats going on? Why do yall shoot each other over nothing?
Staley

Louisville, KY

#4 Jan 7, 2014
It's almost always over dope. Bad dope deals everyday, 365 days a year will get bullets flying, period. Louisville just happens to be a chosen city to portray such violence but A&E's First 48 could go to a city 1/3 the size of Louisville & get the same stories/footage. It's everywhere!
lol

Louisville, KY

#5 Jan 7, 2014
Tonya wrote:
I live in western ky and watch the first 48 on a&e. Big fan. I had no idea Louisville was so violent though. Whats going on? Why do yall shoot each other over nothing?
Two words - black people. You'll notice that 99% of the episodes in Louisville take place in the west end of Louisville and involve blacks. There is your answer...
haha

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 7, 2014
Just in west louisville? The part by the university and hospital looks 3rd world. You need infrastructure
tella

United States

#7 Jan 7, 2014
Hate to say it, because it sounds like the same ignorant racist crap I've been hearing all my life, but the answers so far are pretty correct. The people of the west end just do not want to stop killing each other. The vast majority of it is drug and gang related. You would think these people would want better lives for themselves and their children, but obviously they do not care. Its been going on for years and unfortunately it will continue for years. We are kind of becoming desensitized to it. We cannot help them if they do not wish to be helped.

“Don't Start Nothing ”

Level 8

Since: Sep 07

It won't be nothing

#9 Jan 8, 2014
Reality TV show The First 48 thrives off America's racist justice system
Filming the start of a police investigation pushes officers to be entertainers. The result is innocent black lives ruined or lost

Saturday 21 December 2013 07.30 EST
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Police with guns drawn search for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge.
During the filming of an episode of the First 48, a police officer accidentally shot and killed a seven-year-old girl. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The First 48 is an A&E true crime reality show that documents real police investigations for the first 48 hours after a homicide report, including what happens inside interrogation rooms. If this sounds dangerous and ethically questionable, that's because it is. Police accidentally killed a child as A&E's cameras rolled, and a legally innocent man came to be known as a murderer after of his appearance on the show. Catastrophes like these have led to lawsuits, and now many cities refuse to work with The First 48.

Even so, the show has become increasingly popular over the duration of its 13-season run. The most recent complete season had 47 episodes, more than any previous season with more planned for 2014, and A&E has also added a companion show, After the First 48.

The First 48 shares its voyeurism and bloodlust with other reality shows, but differs from them in that it has destroyed, and even ended, the lives of people who never agreed to be involved. Another distinct feature of the show is that almost all of the suspects in it are black. Portrayals of non-black criminals are so rare that it's become something of a social media joke. One user (who has since deleted it) tweeted:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013...
cwalk

United States

#11 Jan 8, 2014
The intentions of your post are great phoenix, however i don't think it really applies to what the OP is asking. I for one do not agree with the portrayal of blacks in these types of shows. But the simple fact remains, blacks account for half of the homicides in the US while only making up 13% of the population. They are, indisputably, a more violent people, period. But look at where they come from, they've known nothing but poverty and killing and famine their whole existence. And that is the situation we have going on in Louisville. I am not saying they are all bad. Heck i love black people, they can be a hell of a lot more fun to hang out with than most white ppl i know. But I have black friends that won't go to certain parts of town. That's just how it is.
Pig Benis

Mount Washington, KY

#12 Jan 8, 2014
You'll never see a black guy walking alone in Butchertown..Fact!

“Don't Start Nothing ”

Level 8

Since: Sep 07

It won't be nothing

#13 Jan 8, 2014
Miami police parts ways with popular “First 48” cable show

The popular television show has helped solve Miami homicides, but critics say the cameras can be a distraction to investigators and the show seems to focus more on African-American communities.
truth

United States

#15 Jan 8, 2014
Too many nasty Negros in Louisville. Uneducated, lazy, no morals, dope heads.... that's all they are.
Tonya

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Jan 8, 2014
Thank you for the responses. Louisville has a high crime rate in general. What is butchertown? i see alot of racist comments in this forum.
Tonya

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Jan 8, 2014
Phoneix i agree with alot of your points but The show really opened my awareness about gun violence in america. So ad so many are losing their lives over nothing. I am anti gun myself .
Playboy slim

Louisville, KY

#19 Jan 8, 2014
Deez white folkz b all up n da mix starin at a G just tryna get cheese ya dig. We just out chea hustlin fo dis child support bread n a HATER wan stop dat??? What fo? Don't kno ya dig but ya feel me we Gon ball no matta whut dey do or how dey do it. G'z been smart yo n y'all white ppl b actin like we ain't da same ppl. We all just wan make dat cake and buy Gucci belts n luv white women! So whut. Plus deez crackaz be killin each Otha fo Starbucks and ugg bootz. It's scary out chea fam we jus wan see anotha day ya dig. Dem honkeyz b da onez str8 jackin n bustin straps not us common black folk
Tonya

Fishers, IN

#21 Jan 9, 2014
Other cities wrote:
What about Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, etc.? Don't they have bad high-crime neighborhoods just like Louisville?
Not in Owensboro but ive heard some stuff just doesnt make the papers.
Tonya

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Jan 9, 2014
No shootings and there are no neighborhoods where i fear for my saftey.

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