TV show Cops, taken off the air

After nearly 30 years, the show Cops was taken off the air. The long running show was an unscripted look into the lives of on-duty police. The Paramount Network said they would not air the 33rd season, and have no plans to revive the series. This comes amid heavy protest that the show “glorifies police violence” and are counter productive to current public sentiments.

However, some feel this move is not keeping in faith with our nation’s police. Supporters of the show claim it educates the public. That the show demonstrates the dangers police officers face. Additionally, it keeps everyone accountable for their actions; police and civilians alike.

Studies have shown that cities who equip their police force with dash and body cams have a significant drop in several categories. These include: number of police shootings, excessive force complaints, and claims of misconduct. This has been justified by several different theories.

Some say this forces the police to show more restraint. Others claim suspects know their actions are being recorded. Thus, making them less prone to resisting violently, or filing false claims to lessen their sentence. Undoubtedly, mostly experts agree recording police actions protect the officer and the suspect.

Civil unrest

Protests over the murder of George Floyd has sparked global unrest. Major cities around the world have also seen protests. As a result, there has even been discussions of defunding several police departments. These ideas have been denounced by President Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden, and even Bernie Sanders. Moreover, some politicians have announced budget cuts, in favor of social programs.

For instance, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced he will cut his police department’s budget by $100-150 million. This is approximately 10% of their yearly budget. As a result, the move angered many police unions.

This political climate is the reason why you will no longer hear the iconic Bad Boys song on the small screen. We want to hear your thoughts! Do you agreed with the choice, or disagree? Have you watched Cops recently? If so do you think it glorifies police brutality? Sound off in the comments below!

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49 thoughts on “TV show Cops, taken off the air”

    1. If we continue to allow the left destroy our foundation we are doomed. The suits that run the networks are not thinking of the rest of us that support Leo’s and 1st responders. Shamefull

    2. I think its absolutely ridiculous to take Cops and Live PD off the air! Both of those shows showed the positive side of police work and how hard the police work to protect us! It showed the that the majority of police are hard working good people who love their community and what they go through on a daily basis. I just don’t understand why they would take that down especially in a time when we need it the most!

      1. This is just another example of people not minding their own business. A TV has over 100 channels, if you don’t agree with something, or just don’t want to watch it…turn the channel. There are a lot of great officers out there and it is so wrong to judge by a few who aren’t. I’m tired of people thinking they know what is best for the rest of the world. Water your own yard and I will take care of mine as I see fit.

    1. This is just another example of people not minding their own business. A TV has over 100 channels, if you don’t agree with something, or just don’t want to watch it…turn the channel. There are a lot of great officers out there and it is so wrong to judge by a few who aren’t. I’m tired of people thinking they know what is best for the rest of the world. Water your own yard and I will take care of mine as I see fit.

  1. Ok…first off…my grandfather was a station commander state trooper of NY and i remember hearing stories of how harsh it was out in the world…but he still went out there every day for his community. He was willing to lay down his life for the community. I do not agree with the reasoning behind taking down the cop show. I agree with every reason on why the show should continue. I have a lot of friends who are police officers and i have the utmost respect for them.
    I have watched Cops for a long time and i do not believe that it shows cop brutality. Rather, it shows cop’s bravery and what they have to face out there.

  2. I can’t begin to tell you how angry I am over all this. I completely don’t understand why anyone would think defunding the police would in any way benefit anyone. I think their should be 2 in a car always. In my little ol opinion, it is all between the haves and the have nots. yep

  3. Makes me upset but at least I have other means of watching law enforcement on media with a list of options to choose from. Example . “badge cams” etc. etc.

  4. I do not agree. Anytime anything tragic happens, we tend to make changes that have nothing to do with the event that caused the change. It sure would be nice if we had someone in our government defend law enforcement. The only noise I hear is screaming on the left and crickets on the right. It’s maddening!

  5. My parents are retired LEO’S & What is going on in the world today, really hurts home for us. So sad this is happening.

  6. We as a nation need to stand up and stop the cancel culture that is taking over. Before we know it, we won’t have anything left of the United States! We can’t keep ceding ground to the left wing hypocrites.

  7. I don’t agree. I stand behind each and every first responder . If you don’t do illegal $#!÷ you don’t need to worry.

  8. Quit being soft, this country is crumbling before our eyes and many of our military and law enforcement officers are trying to take the reigns and grasp what’s left of humanity to lead us to believe their still is faith amongst all human races…I’m going to miss the snow.

  9. Police are the first to take a hit when it comes to BS like this. Whatever the situation you can’t lump all P.O.’s in the same bag. GOD has already blessed America. Let’s start finding ways to bless GOD !!!!!
    Stay Safe Stay Strong !!!!!
    Mike ; ; ; ⚫🔵⚫ PTSD/Suicide Awareness is an every second awareness *LymeSucks*

  10. I did not start off my career as an LEO ( started at 40 yo) but became one at a latter date to serve the people of my community and my country. I love what I do and for most of my LEO career have been respected and appreciated by my community. However now because of politics, the media, misguided brainwashed youth and a few bad people the whole LEO community is being targeted. Cops are not risking their careers to be proactive and even the departments run by weak leadership are caving into the liberal government leaders. I do not blame officers for being hesitant to get involved in certain encounters and I’m especially concerned that when face with such situations they think too much and get killed.

    The show cops and live PD show what happens and how dangerous it really is on the streets in certain areas. People have no fucking idea of what predators live around them and are naive to think that releasing these people from jail early will keep their criminal tendencies at bay.

    It will only get worse. Look at all large cities with sky rocketing crime, including the one I work.
    Removal of these type of shows only make people feel a false sense of security, and cater to the antifa/alt left and once again is another knife in the back to LEO/Military.

    Honor, Bravery and Dedication will eventually prevail but it will take a while.

    Stay Strong brother sand sisters and sorry for rambling.


  11. Luigi Gianfrancesco

    I cannot believe they folded and got rid of the shows it is from the left this is BS and I’m tired of losing my two favorite shows

  12. I absolutely disagree with this! I think the show is educational and keeps us aware of what is going on around the country when it comes to crime, and it does keep cops and suspects accountable. Removing the show is ignorant.

  13. It’s a sad day in America when the decision is made, by whomever, to cower down to the unrealistic demands of the far left. I didn’t get the honor to serve this GREAT Country like I wanted, you can bet your ass I tried. On the other hand, I’ve never had a particularly great run in with the police but thats usually was because I was doing some dumb shit. So my experience was what it was due to MY CHOICES!!! Now, they will never allow “we the people” to govern ourselves and regulate others because, well let’s face it, it would be a purge and no one in Washington wants that on their conscience. We need to wake up and get back to the basics of God, Country and family. We need to teach our kids and grandchildren respect for themselves and more importantly for authority and FOR GOD’S SAKE teach them to own their shit, face their consequences and quit using everything as a crutch!!! God bless America, our President and military and our families!!!!

  14. Christina rich

    Unfortunately in this country everything is politicized and its not going to end a d if we keep sitting back we will see what little rights we have left stripped away. I too believe seeing cops on t.v gave us the transparency we need.what about all the other shows that glorify violence and video games!

  15. It shows that if you cry hard enough the government will cave to your demands because everyone’s afraid of hurting anyone’s feelings in today’s age. We are supposed to be a superpower in the eyes of the world all of this just shows us to be complete opposite. It’s disappointing and depressing.

  16. This is typical knee jerk reaction to the media blowing stuff out of proportion. As soon as we stop listening to the news media, the better.

  17. Shawn J. Williams

    This is BS! There is a reason why COPS has been on for 30 years. I still remember the first episode! People need to get a clue!

    1. It’s sad that we humans don’t have respect for others, especially for those who swore to protect and serve, for all they have done for and those over seas risking their own lives for us back home to be safe. The least we can do is show them respect

  18. Caressa D Hanson

    I strongly disagree!!! This is real life. If people are upset about real life moments captured because its criminals or people doing what they shouldn’t then they need to change the channel. People need law and restraint sometimes. Get over yourselves. We need law and people to protect and serve.

  19. Very strongly disagree!! Not only with taking this and other shows off the air but with alot of people’s outlook on police in general. Even in my own family. It is sad and infuriating.

  20. I have the utmost respect for police officers firefighters and paramedics and our men and women serving our country

  21. George Orebaugh

    “Politically Correct” shores NOT equal Morally Right, especially in this environment. It’s a sad day when the entertainment industry has so much influence – but that’s nothing new.

  22. This country is listing to people who got participation trophys way to much! The people that are screaming injustice have never fought for this country or justice.

  23. Tina M Trueblood

    I think its bs how a bad decision by a dew officers can change the world and take away all of our rights if u dint like the shows dont watch its simple .. i hate that they are taking it that far how about we go as far as shutting down the all black collage cause we dintbhave an all white one that wld be discrimination igh!!

  24. Mom of an Officer

    If you follow the law, you shouldn’t have serious encounters with the police. Should you happen to get pulled over or be at the “wrong place, wrong time” situation, simply follow orders. Be respectful. Don’t think you are owed respect!! Respect is earned in this instance until the officers are able to have control of the scene, know it’s safe and get all the FACTS!! For the love of Pete, don’t resist, it never ends well and so many heartbreaking outcomes could have been prevented!! AND YES this pertains to EVERY SINGLE COLOR, race, gender, religion and so on!

  25. This is absolutely absurd! Wake up, Snowflakes! In the real world- there are repercussions for criminal acts! If people find offense to LEOs doing their jobs (ie- keeping them and those they love safe)… perhaps they should explore the dangers of the world- beyond the bubble they are living in!

  26. For the people who think being a Police Officer is an easy job go do it. All these professional athletes and actors and actresses and politicians who badmouth the police have no idea what it is to be a police officer. Go put that uniform on Not for a day or for a week ask you to do is to put it on for a couple hours and let me know what it’s like. Everyone hates the cops until they need them !!!

  27. People … please, please, please, try to understand: the USA faces a powerful, persistent, intelligent internal enemy. You can call it ‘the Left’, but not all people who think of themselves as left of center, are part of this enemy, even if they unwittingly enable it. The enemy are those who think the US is fundamentally wicked, and who wish to destroy it: the flag-burners, AntiFa, ‘progressive’ professors who indoctrinate their students.
    They work untiringly to eat away at our foundations … and they are succeeding. At CivilianDefenseForce dot org we’re working out how to fight back. All patriots, of every race, color or creed, are invited to join us.

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