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ABQ mayor issues warning on ‘COPS’
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 19, 2014 | Dan McKay

Posted on 02/19/2014 4:08:29 PM PST by CedarDave

Mayor Richard Berry can’t keep the “COPS” television crews out of the Albuquerque area.

But he made it clear on Tuesday that he doesn’t want to see the city’s name, its officers or its neighborhoods on the show.

Producers can also forget about help from Albuquerque’s film office.

City attorneys fired off letters Tuesday to Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston and Langley Productions Inc. to make the city’s position clear.

It has been more than a decade since “COPS” was filmed in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

Then-Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez banned “COPS” from working with APD in 2001, and Berry has continued that ban.

But Houston announced the return of “COPS” last week and said it would be a good way to show off the excellent work of deputies. Langley Productions is the production house behind “COPS,” which airs episodes on Spike TV.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: albuquerque; berry; cops; newmexico
The mayor said the show unfairly presents the worst of communities and Albuquerque should be showing off its positives. He further said “What’s filmed on ‘COPS’ happens in every community.”

Heck, anyone outside the city can go online to view the ABQ Journal to get the latest news which includes plenty of criminal incidents.

What presents NM in a bad light are videos of police shooting at a car full of kids at a traffic stop (State Police outside Taos) or shooting and killing a woman who drove away after the officer performed the PIT maneuver (State Police again). If the series instead shows stopping bad guys and using proper police tactics to subdue them, it won't hurt the state's image.

1 posted on 02/19/2014 4:08:29 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

That thing is still on the air?


2 posted on 02/19/2014 4:10:04 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: CedarDave

I think Mayor Marty banned it because it showed everyone that East Central Avenue has the ugliest whores in the world.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 4:12:03 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RIghtwardHo
That thing is still on the air?

Criminal stupidity = timeless entertainment.

(That is, when you are not the victim.)

4 posted on 02/19/2014 4:12:56 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: CedarDave

It’s NM. What about Deming? Nice stuff down there.....


5 posted on 02/19/2014 4:14:18 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: RIghtwardHo
25th season - new episodes on "Spike" cable channel.

http://www.fox.com/programming/shows/?sh=cops

6 posted on 02/19/2014 4:15:46 PM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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To: Cyber Liberty

Deming? They’d have to change the theme song.

“Bad Cows Bad Cows, what ‘chu gonna do, when they come round milkin’ on you.”


7 posted on 02/19/2014 4:17:29 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! The city is still trying to “gentrify” that area.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 4:17:32 PM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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To: CedarDave

Bad boys,bad boys,Watcha gonna do,whatcha gonna do when they come for you.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 4:18:10 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: CedarDave
In before the obligatory "Breaking Bad" reference.

(Jesse Pinkman voicemail: "What's up in the ABQ!? Leave me a message!")

10 posted on 02/19/2014 4:18:17 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: CedarDave

Drive through there every day... it ain’t working.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 4:18:20 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Yossarian

“...Criminal stupidity = timeless entertainment....”
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It is entertaining to watch fleeing low-IQ perps trip when their silly pants prevent them from running fast and/or trip them. Those pants certainly make the cops’ job easier.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 4:18:38 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: CedarDave
Yeah, wouldn't want a TV show giving Albuquerque a negative image.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 4:19:00 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Hugin

True, true, so true! They have trolly/bus tours to the neighborhoods and businesses shown in the series!


14 posted on 02/19/2014 4:22:20 PM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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To: RIghtwardHo
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
15 posted on 02/19/2014 4:23:05 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Tijeras_Slim
“Bad Cows Bad Cows, what ‘chu gonna do, when they come round milkin’ on you.”

Here's your answer

http://www.shagrat.net/Portfolio/cows.swf

16 posted on 02/19/2014 4:24:59 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Yes, still on the air after all these years. I could watch that show for hours and never get bored. I just wish they'd cut the part when do that scripted banter in the squad car about why so-and-so decided to become a police officer.

There are three things that must happen in every COPS episode:

Hey, that formula has worked for 25 years! Why stop now?

17 posted on 02/19/2014 4:30:44 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: CedarDave
The commie libs don't want the mugs of their voter base being plastered all over national TV. LOL! Get 'em libs!

My favorite quote from the show, "What I do?!"

18 posted on 02/19/2014 4:36:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: SamAdams76

Do you ever watch “Bait Car”, I think it takes place in a few places but mostly I’ve seen Atlanta. The cops have these special cars, very nice, and they leave them places with the keys in them. Invariably somebody comes along and takes the car (I’m not sure what these people are thinking, ever) and then the cops can stop the car and lock the doors by remote control.

Some of the theives are a little wise to their ways now, and they’ll drive the car with the door open a little, so they don’t get locked in.

It can be be pretty amusing.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 4:50:11 PM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

That sounds like a great subject for a TV show! I will check it out. Is the “bait car” what the police were doing all along or was it the idea of a reality TV producer?


20 posted on 02/19/2014 5:14:08 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Rodamala

That was classic!


21 posted on 02/19/2014 5:25:22 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

That I don’t know, it seems like it’s the cops own idea, but I’m not sure.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 5:30:27 PM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307
The Langleys also produce a second "true crime" show called Jail which shows what happens when people get booked into some lockup. It's even more amusing than Cops though a lot, too many, of the perps are simply drunks
23 posted on 02/19/2014 5:42:51 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Robwin

I think hubby watches that sometimes. He watches them all!


24 posted on 02/19/2014 6:21:38 PM PST by jocon307
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To: SamAdams76

Here in Maine, they air “COPS Re-loaded” every weekday for an hour at 5 PM on the CW.

COPS Reloaded is shortened, slightly edited versions of what originally aired on COPS. The banter you mentioned about why each deputy of police officer decided to become a cop has been edited out of each segment.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 6:27:32 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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26 posted on 02/21/2014 11:56:09 AM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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I went to high school with Rich Berry. He graduated a year ahead of me from beautiful Beatrice High School in Beatrice, Ne. He was a nice guy and a really good athlete back in high school. Haven’t seen him since college though.

Kinda weird that he is the mayor of Albequerque. Didn’t see that coming.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 12:11:00 PM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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