Should cities and towns ban reality TV shows from filming police?

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  1. Mlaw

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    This past week a cameraman for the reality show Cops, was killed as police were trying to apprehend an armed robber

    A crew member working on a taping of "Cops" was inadvertently shot and killed by a police officer during a robbery in Omaha, Nebraska, local officials said Wednesday.

    Bryce Dion, an audio technician, is believed to be the first member of the "Cops" production staff killed in the 25-year history of the television show.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/showbiz/cops-crew-member-shot-killed/

    A couple of years ago a 7 year old was killed when a policeman shot her in the head in Detroit, during the filing of The First 48

    Corey Williams of the Associated Press is reporting that a Detroit police officer was charged on Tuesday in the death of a 7-year-old girl who was shot during a midnight raid on her home by a special unit that was being shadowed by a reality-television crew.

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/cul...cop_who_shot_aiyana_stanleyjones_charged.html

    Do you think the police "show boat" and try to amp up the drama? Do these shows have a place in communities when it can be a matter of life and death, and guns drawn?
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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  3. geo

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    that shows been on for like 25 years. one accident isnt gonna change anything
     
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    The guy who was killed was not black. Everyone can calm down.
     
  6. Lou Loomis

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    At least he died doing what he loved
     
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    @Mlaw says it is all part of the evil thug police agenda. :nooo:
     
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    Towns, yes.


    Cities, no.
     
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    Show has been on for decades and suddenly this one incident requires immediate and drastic change? :facepalm:
     
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    Imma start a reality show focused on kids shooting automatic weapons.
     
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    Of course he wasn't..he was working
     
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  12. geo

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    i don't know about all cops but those that drive jeeps cannot be trusted :surprised:
     
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    :yes:
     
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    :jj:
     
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    You are very annoying.
     
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    Perhaps they could invest a little more in actually teaching the cops how to aim their weapons and hit a target.
     
  20. Mlaw

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    ...and you're black, I always win