Last night, I watched a couple episodes of Adam-12 on Netflix. Back when Protect and serve meant something.
Reid and Malloy were at a school doing a PR presentation. A student, Tony was keeping to himself. The Principal was talking to Reid and Malloy about Tony and they walked up to the young man who was cutting something with his pocketknife. Tony was not arrested, suspended or even talked to about the knife. Later, he was discovered with a handgun. His parents were fighting and he was afraid that his dad may use it, so he took it to hide it away. The cops gave the gun to his father and the father realized he had to work on being a better dad and husband.
SWAT was not called out, no one walked away in cuffs.
As I recall, Adam-12 was very realistic for its time. Perhaps new officers should be made to watch a season or two.
You are so silly, citizen. Law enforcement's right to go home safely trump all that "outdated, Constitutional-rights mumbo jumbo". /eric holder
problem is cops’now watch criminal minds, law and order - pick one of several, rookie blue, flashpoint, the closer, without a trace, ncis, and others - that show “cops”doing a whole bunch of crap they can’t do. but it gets put into their minds and citizens’ minds they can do what tv shows them doing.
all the tons - tons - of cop shows are brainwashing. why so many cop shows? to make people feel like home is prison and cops can treat you likea crimial anytime they want. lookmat all the shows on where they do just that. and the peoplemthey target are always guilty and they always get them in under an hour.