Skip to comments.ABQ mayor issues warning on ‘COPS’
Posted on 02/19/2014 4:08:29 PM PST by CedarDave
Mayor Richard Berry cant keep the COPS television crews out of the Albuquerque area.
But he made it clear on Tuesday that he doesnt want to see the citys name, its officers or its neighborhoods on the show.
Producers can also forget about help from Albuquerques film office.
City attorneys fired off letters Tuesday to Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston and Langley Productions Inc. to make the citys 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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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.
That thing is still on the air?
I think Mayor Marty banned it because it showed everyone that East Central Avenue has the ugliest whores in the world.
Criminal stupidity = timeless entertainment.
(That is, when you are not the victim.)
It’s NM. What about Deming? Nice stuff down there.....
Deming? They’d have to change the theme song.
“Bad Cows Bad Cows, what ‘chu gonna do, when they come round milkin’ on you.”
LOL! The city is still trying to “gentrify” that area.
Bad boys,bad boys,Watcha gonna do,whatcha gonna do when they come for you.
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Drive through there every day... it ain’t working.
“...Criminal stupidity = timeless entertainment....”
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.
True, true, so true! They have trolly/bus tours to the neighborhoods and businesses shown in the series!
Here's your answer
There are three things that must happen in every COPS episode:
Hey, that formula has worked for 25 years! Why stop now?
My favorite quote from the show, "What I do?!"
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.
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?
That was classic!
That I don’t know, it seems like it’s the cops own idea, but I’m not sure.
I think hubby watches that sometimes. He watches them all!
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.
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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.
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