Another group of cunts wants something taken off the air. (This time it's Cops)

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Civil Rights Group Urges Fox to Cancel 'Cops' (Exclusive)
The Hollywood ReporterBy Aaron Couch | The Hollywood Reporter – Tue, Mar 19, 2013 10:00 PM PDT

The civil rights group ColorOfChange would like to see Cops put behind bars.

ColorOfChange has asked Fox not to renew its unscripted law-enforcement show and is calling upon advertisers to withdraw support, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. On Wednesday morning, the group is sending supporters an email in which it asks them to sign a petition to that effect.

"Although marketed as unbiased, Cops actually offers a highly filtered version of crime and the criminal justice system — a 'reality' where the police are always competent, crime-solving heroes and where the bad boys always get caught," the email reads in part. It goes on to charge Cops and shows like it with over-representing whites as police officers and under-representing minorities as authority figures. According to ColorOfChange, Cops glosses over issues such as police misconduct and broadcasts "dehumanizing portrayals" of suspects.

"We're sending the message to Fox and to advertisers that Cops is not worth saving," says Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange.

A Fox rep tells THR the network has not made a decision on Cops and said it would not comment on the petition.

Cops, now in its 25th season, has long delivered strong ratings for the network at a relatively low cost. However, Fox cut back its order for Cops from 22 episodes last season to 16 this season in favor of beefing up its sports programming on Saturday nights, which is when Cops airs.

In its criticism of Cops, ColorOfChange points to research it says media representations such as those on Cops can lead to stigmatization of black men.

"Against the real-world backdrop of an American culture that views young men like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Russell Davis with suspicion," the email continues, "the stakes couldn't be higher."

In January, ColorOfChange launched a similar campaign against a reality special in development at Oxygen, which centered on a rapper who has 11 children with 10 different women. Its petition attracted more than 40,000 signatures and Oxygen eventually shelved the project, which was called All My Babies’ Mamas.

Cops' one-hour season finale airs May 4 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/civil-rights-group-urges-fox-cancel-cops-exclusive-050000455.html

"Although marketed as unbiased, Cops actually offers a highly filtered version of crime and the criminal justice system — a 'reality' where the police are always competent, crime-solving heroes and where the bad boys always get caught," the email reads in part. It goes on to charge Cops and shows like it with over-representing whites as police officers and under-representing minorities as authority figures. According to ColorOfChange, Cops glosses over issues such as police misconduct and broadcasts "dehumanizing portrayals" of suspects.
It shows too many minorities being arrested.
 

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a 'reality' where the police are always competent, crime-solving heroes and where the bad boys always get caught,"
But the 'reality' where every Slomin shield employee, every manager, every smart and competent American is black and every criminal, robber, idiot, cheater, deadbeat asshole is white is just fine and dandy in their book.

Honestly, the word "racist" is fast becoming a compliment in this country.
 

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Step 1: Tell the truth.

And now we move to...

Step 2: Shoot the messenger.
 
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In its criticism of Cops, ColorOfChange points to research it says media representations such as those on Cops can lead to stigmatization of black men. - And white trash...
 

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I watched the season of The First 48 they did out here in Indianapolis.

The premise of the show is they follow actual police detectives around as they attempt to solve actual homicide cases.

If they had done what ColorOf Change is calling for... focused on murders committed by white people... the entire season would've ran for exactly one episode, and that episode would've involved a homicide case in which the perpetrator was identified within half an hour of the murder being committed. That would've made for one whiz banger of a season.

As it was... they focused on murders committed by blacks, and they had absolutely no shortage of material to work with... they could've done 5 seasons in Indianapolis alone in just half a year of filming.
 

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About 20 years late to the party.
 

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I've got a plan for color change and it involves a fleet of ships and an eastward tack across the Atlantic
 

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I've got a plan for color change and it involves a fleet of ships and an eastward tack across the Atlantic
I'd feel guilty about doing that to Africa's economy.
 

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I've got a plan for color change and it involves a fleet of ships and an eastward tack across the Atlantic
Can you imagine how fucked up it would be if the white people in America could get that done? I swear, deep down I really don't want to be racist; however, they make it really difficult sometimes.
 

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Are they still making this show? I thought it was done a decade ago.
 

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In its criticism of Cops, ColorOfChange points to research it says media representations such as those on Cops can lead to stigmatization of black men. - And white trash...
I was going to say.... plenty of white trash represented on Cops.
 
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Ya depends where they are... Pacific Northwest... tweakers... the souf... blecks... with trailer trash mixed in...
 

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So:

- Corruption among cops is underrepresented
- Black cops are underrepresented
- White criminals are underrepresented

I guess to make them happy they'd like to see more blacks with badges abusing their power by tuning up innocent white civilians?

Or maybe they're such retarded cunts they just want it both ways no matter how much it contradicts them.
 

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Don't urge minorities to stop committing crimes, just urge tv to stop showing it.

Not surprised, unfortunately.
 

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Perhaps they could start and produce their own show with ACLU types giving play by play commentary on the Civil Rights being abused by the police.