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COPS: Does TV get any better than this?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by janry, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

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    Almost in...
    It was a pretty tame episode. *yawn*
     
  2. Bob Coxner

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    A bit of a letdown after such a long wait.
     
  3. highwire

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    The ineptitude of the cops trying to corral the zebra was amusing. Otherwise, meh.
     
  4. Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    It was in the Northern side of Sac, all the cowboys live in the Southern side of the county?

    The "handler" sucked. Didn't know how to use a lasso.
     
  5. verdugan

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    I live in the Sacramento area. My wife and I looked at each other and said "how did we miss that?"

    I looked it up and turns out it took place in August, 2010. You'd think in 2 years they could've come up with better footage.
     
  6. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I don't think COPS typically uses footage other than their own, so they are really limited by whatever their cameras record.
     
  7. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    Let me rephrase my post then.

    I can't believe that in two years they haven't shot more interesting footage.

    :)
     
  8. RonDawg

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    I'm not sure what the cops were suppose to do other than keep people away, and try to herd the animal to somewhere where it can't hurt anybody. Sacramento is a major urban area*, not the country, so most of its cops have no knowledge of how to handle such an animal.

    *it's California's sixth largest city by population, and if you include the surrounding areas, at 2.5 million people it's almost as big as Toronto
     
  9. RonDawg

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    The footage they routinely air could have been that old all this time. It takes time to get the necessary clearances and waivers.

    Also, if a claim was made against one of the government agencies involved (for example, the zebra causing property damage that was not shown), the city and/or county attorneys may not want the footage aired until the incident is settled.

    The Dippolitto attempted murder-for-hire case occurred in 2009, but COPS did not air footage of the sting for another two years.
     
  10. Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    I'm from that area, there is plenty of "country" in the Sacramento area, I grew up in Elk Grove, still plenty of farmland there, on the north side you have Rio Linda.

    http://www.kcra.com/2-Zebras-Run-Wild-In-Carmichael/-/11798090/12668498/-/xmy7i1z/-/index.html

    According to the article there were two zebras that escaped an animal training farm in Carmichael, Sac County, not really Sacramento proper.

    They kept calling the one we saw feral. I think they were over stating it. She was nervous and scared, yes. Wild, I doubt it. (this is based on the fact that we watched the wrangler lead it to the trailer by walking at it's rear with his hand on her hindquarters, you don't do that with a truly feral horse or the like, too much risk of getting a solid kick)

    The reason she likely took the header into the pool is she was very heated from all that running around and it's the quickest way for her to cool down.
     
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Looked like to me she lost her footing and fell into the pool.

    I saw that and thought: Lucky break for the cops. :D
     
  12. Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    It looked to me like she stepped in, not realizing it was that deep. A pool like that is not something they are used too, usually.
     
  13. verdugan

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    To me it looked like she fell in as well.
     
  14. RonDawg

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    Carmichael is just as close, if not closer, to downtown Sacramento as Elk Grove or Rio Linda. And from the Google satellite view, it's just as urbanized as most any other Sacramento suburb. A quick Google search shows that the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department provides law enforcement services to Carmichael residents, and they are the agency that was featured in this episode.

    Regardless, even if you have "horsey" areas, that doesn't mean the local cops know how to deal with wildlife issues. Even in LA, where we have horse-properties in various areas (including in my city), the cops are not trained for this sort of thing. That's why I questioned the "ineptness" comment earlier.

    I believe the "feral" remark came over the radio via the officer driving that handler to distinguish it from an animal that you would see at a petting zoo. It's to warn everybody that this thing can seriously hurt you.
     
  15. Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    I grew up in EG and lived there until 2005, I know the area well.

    It's more than "horsey" areas, but yes, for the most part the vast majority of LEO's would not know, but there are still some that do, I know this because I grew up with them :)
     
  16. RonDawg

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    Apparently they weren't on duty at the time, or they didn't work for Sac Sheriff or CHP :)

    I have a friend who is a sheriff's deputy in a rural part of the state. Yet, he's an ex-city boy, as are many of his co-workers. So even in a rural area, there's no guarantee either that the responding officer(s) will be knowledgeable in this sort of thing.
     
  17. Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    I dunno, I guess I'm two year after quarterbacking, the area does have the resources to deal with that situation better. They tied up a lot of units for quite a while doing what the did and the coverage out there is thin as it is.
     
  18. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    The 2nd half-hour was a repeat of the Dalia Dippolito murder for hire arrest.
     
  19. Donbadabon

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    Classic. I love it when she breaks down crying before the officer has finished his sentence. And she never asked how he was killed, she just kept saying she wanted to see his body.
     
  20. janry

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    The zebra story was great. I just wish that was the worst kind of call police ever had.
     

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