Monday, May 31, 2010
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Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
For Dallas police, show must go onIn Detroit, film crews have been banned from running with officers on police raids. Dallas police say they're still willing to cooperate with TV shows such as The First 48 and SWAT.
DETROIT BLUES: Detroit's mayor ordered a ban on TV crews a little more than a week after a police officer accidentally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid. A crew with the A&E reality television show The First 48 was filming the officers when they entered a duplex where Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed.
DALLAS LOOKIN' GOOD: Dallas police also have been featured on The First 48, as well as the A&E show SWAT. The reality programs generally painted the Police Department in a positive light, providing good publicity for the city and showing viewers how and why police do their jobs.
CASE BY CASE: Dallas Deputy Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker, Chief David Brown's chief of staff, said Dallas plans no ban. "It will always be on a case-by-case basis, whether or not we feel like the show has some benefit to us, and we get some value out of being involved in it," he said. "The bottom line is we're not looking to stop doing that, to stop doing those types of shows."
NO RUNNING WITH THE GUNS: "There will always be a contract involved that delineates what they can or can't do," Blankenbaker said. When SWAT was filming in Dallas, the camera crews were not allowed to run up with officers during raids. "The only time they were able to approach was when things were kind of cleared out," he said.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Make sure you watch the video. He's a very inspiring man. I loved the line he gave in the video, "But the same officer who writes you that ticket today will stand in front of a bullet for you tonight. They're servants of what is right and they are our heroes." ------------
It's daybreak in
Sheriff Grady Judd has been up for hours and is already out meeting some longtime residents. Judd is the keynote speaker at a prayer breakfast in Auburndale.
He has arrived earlier than necessary because he was told the breakfast would start at 7a.m. when in fact it begins at 7:30.
An early start doesn't bother him much because there are people who have arrived already just to get the chance to see him.
They're lining up, hoping to shake his hand or to thank him for his service.
He stands at the door of the civic center and, one by one, greets folks as if they are old friends.
They are pleased as punch to see the sheriff in person.
Sheriff Judd is like a movie star in these parts.
One man tells us, "He's a modern day John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and a couple of those guys all rolled into one."
A woman exclaims, "Oh, he's a legend."
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
It seemed to just go on and on and the shooting scenes were utterly ridiculous. These guys had two guns at a time standing a few feet apart, and they STILL couldn't hit each other.
I think the biggest problem I had with it was there wasn't enough humor to balance out all these shoot outs at the OK corral.
Although I did like what Whitford had to say in one article about his cop 'stache: "
For the role, Whitford grew what's commonly called a '70s cop-show mustache or, less genteelly, a porn-star mustache. It's actually relatively trim and neat; it's just not something you'd generally expect to see underneath the nose of Whitford, who's known for playing clean-cut intellectual sorts on shows such as The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
"My kids hate it," Whitford says good-naturedly. "I find it creeps out women. I think a beard is kind of reassuring. Women, when I'm dropping off my kids for school, will say in a kind of sympathetic way, 'Is that for a part?' Because they're hoping I haven't made the choice to just have a mustache."
Good Guys, a new cop show, airs tonight on FOX @ 8 EST.
It stars Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks.
I did love how they described Hanks' character: "Colin Hanks is Jack Bailey, an annoying eager beaver and forensics nut who has made enemies on the force for other reasons. "He's a guy who will stay up late going through other cops' police reports correcting their spelling, which he thinks is good police work.....He has a lot of things to learn about being a cop."
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Yet HERE HE IS ON TV SHOWING HIS FACE bitching about how if they show his face on tv on COPS it might hurt his future chances of employment. See where it gets a tad....oh, what's the word I'm looking for.......STUPID? Now thanks to HIM, there's a video record of him on TV having been arrested.
Dude, if you were serious, you would have kept your face off tv and let your lawyer handle this.
The mother of a Tampa teen arrested for trespassing Tuesday is now filing complaints with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the producers of "COPS" claiming the show's video crew coerced her son into signing a release form he didn't want to.
Corey Robinson, a high school senior who turned eighteen on the night of his arrest, says he was walking in Nuccio Park Tuesday evening around 9:00pm when he heard footsteps running in his direction.
"I just started to run," says Robinson who at first didn't know who was chasing him.
He was eventually tackled to the ground by a team of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputies who were being followed by a video crew from the reality show COPS.
"I see the camera in my face and I asked 'am I on COPS?' The cameraman didn't answer, but I see the camera and the microphone in my face, and I know I'm on COPS," Robinson said.
He was next cuffed and taken to a Sheriff's Office cruiser where a camera man came and asked him to sign a release form giving the show's production company permission to use his image on COPS and other television broadcasts.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
In the "does it offend you to see an officer w/a tattoo" poll:
12 (10%) people were deeply offended that officers showed their tattoos
94 (84%) people did not care about tats
5 (4%) were not sure whether they cared or not
The "not sure" group always makes me laugh:).
Soooooooo LET'S SEE THOSE TATS!!!