Blue Police Brutality

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“The thin-blue-line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad. We are the police” (“End of Watch”. From the first American police force being founded in eighteen thirty eight in Boston to present various departments in modern times there has been great fluctuations in public opinion toward these defensive entities. As this essay takes shape, America finds herself enthralled in the Ferguson controversy. In this ever changing world, where the important issues must be taken on in and easily digestible form comes the forum that is the CBS show, “Blue Bloods”. The United States has had a multitude of different experiences throughout history when law enforcement is concerned. During the civil rights era, police brutality ran …show more content…
In this brave new world a show like Blue Bloods takes on this issue. There is a specific episode with which this applies and that is “Excessive Force”. In this episode a detective foils an attempted robbery of a Convenience store. As a result the suspect flees on foot. The young black man tries to evade pursuit by ducking into an apartment building. The pursuit ends on the third floor where the suspect decides that rather than accept defeat he will jump out the window. The audience comes to find out later this is all used as a ploy to stoke the fires against the police and is a way the suspect tries to get out of an arrest. As the episode continues, the truth is revealed and the fires burn out. The message behind the episode is that not all police officers are these monsters that proponents in the media …show more content…
Out of necessity the show Blue Bloods was created to bring as close to a real look as one one can get to what really happens in a pair of shoes most of the public doe not wear. In this particular episode one can discover that the storm of bias and fame that comes with being a martyr can cause some to cry wolf instead of facing the music. Some may claim this TV show does not have any grounds to make a stand either way. Then one must also look to the facts in which it is revealed that despite there seeming to be a massive wave of cruelty by police, in retrospect less than eight percent actually pan out. It is the hope of this writer that the audience digests this information and comes to the realization that one must take in the full situation before acting brash. Due to the Nation’s need to get an education through TV, a show like Blue Bloods, has risen to popularity. This is because in this forum the audience is slowly brought to the realization that behind that shield is a heart just like any

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