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Live PD - Anybody watch this?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DeDondeEs, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

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    As often as you guys tell us that you’re gonna “stage” and want us to handle the problem first, someone’s gotta do the rescuing ;-)

     
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    In California, driving on a suspended license is just a misdemeanor. If the person has ID, has no warrants, and the officer cannot articulate that the person is going to continue to drive or won’t appear in court, they’re supposed to be field-released on a citation. It’s also why the vehicle is often towed, to prevent the offense from re-occurring, though sometimes the officer will allow a licensed passenger or another licensed person to drive off with the car.
     
  3. RonDawg

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    While we are taught in the academy to not do what has been described here (have not seen the episode myself), it’s a far different story when you’re actually there and are dealing with a desperate and crying resident pleading with you to rescue their loved one, even if it’s a four-legged loved one.

    Many years ago I remember a call in which officers were dispatched lights/siren (along with fire department) to a “Baby Not Breathing” call. I heard the audio of the 911 call and this woman was screaming hysterically about her baby who was not breathing. Officers got there before fire (usually do, which is why in some cities PD is also dispatched to extremely time-critical medical calls like this) and the baby was a...dog. And it was breathing, albeit with difficulty. We just referred her to the nearest emergency animal hospital.

    One particularly memorable COPS episode featured a Ft Worth cop who saw smoke and thought he’d be a hero. He goes to the house he thinks is on fire and when he can’t get the homeowner to come out, he smashes in a bunch of windows which finally gets the elderly homeowner to come out. I recall the cameraman panning all around the house, including the ceiling, as if to say “I don’t think this house is on fire.” Sure enough it was a house around the corner that was burning. Cops aren’t immune from tunnel vision either.
     
  4. LoadStar

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    For some reason (Rovi), the TiVo showed last night's episode as the one from exactly 1 year ago. It showed it as 12/16/2016, and Season 1 Ep 9. I figured that the likelihood that they were replaying an episode from exactly one year ago was low, so I recorded it, and it ended up being a new one as expected.
     
  5. DaveBogart

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    It is most definitely the pony tail. And maybe the headband too.
     
  6. goblue97

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

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    That's what makes this show unique and interesting to me though. I want to see unfiltered police work.
     
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  7. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Me too, I'm just saying that they are doing what they feel they have to do to maintain a sustainable show.
     
  8. goblue97

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

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    Do they ever explain why they drop or stop following certain areas? I miss the Washington state group. I believe they were in eastern Washington state and usually had some pretty interesting situations.
     
  9. LoadStar

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    In almost all cases, it's just that the contract simply expires without being renewed by one side or the other.

    A few of the formerly covered police departments have commented about their experience with the show. Here are a few I could find:
    - Greenville's Sheriff didn't seem to note any significant drawbacks to their appearance on the show. (Greenville County Sheriff talks about experience with ‘Live PD’ show)
    - Tulsa's police chief, however, felt the show didn't reflect Tulsa and the police department in the best light. (Tulsa Police Department ends contract with A&E’s “Live PD”)
    - Calvert County felt their experience was about 75% good, 25% bad. ('Live PD' TV series shines spotlight on Calvert Co. sheriff's office)
    - Santa Rosa backed out because of a lack of access to raw footage from the show without a subpoena (SRCSO pulls the plug on 'Live PD')
    - Bridgeport felt the show inflated the impression of crime in the city (Bridgeport pulls plug on Live PD)

    The only Washington state police I recall the show covering is Spokane County, which is still being followed. The wikipedia article on the show doesn't seem to reflect another police department in the state being covered on the show.
     
  10. cannonz

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    Live PD 5/5
     
  11. goblue97

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

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    Wow, thanks for all the research and links. Isn't Sticks Larkin from the Tulsa gang unit? He seemed to be a sort of regular in the studio. I'm surprised to hear the Tulsa PD wasn't too happy with their portrayal. Sticks seemed to be one of the most liked "cast" members.
     
  12. LoadStar

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    I expect that Sticks will continue to appear in studio on a regular basis. I don't think they have a problem with that. I think they just didn't like the actual live coverage.
     
  13. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I think there were some lawsuits that were spurred by the show in Tulsa
     
  14. vertigo235

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    No More “Live PD” Liability for Tulsa PD

    Ironically one issue spurred from the very first episode, it was the guy who Sticks talked to at the corner store in the heated argument where he said he was a gang member.
     
  15. LoadStar

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    Yeah, I found that page but opted not to link to it, as it is basically just an opinion piece by someone unrelated to the show or the Tulsa PD.
     
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  17. RonDawg

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    For those wondering why some agencies are dropping out of Live PD:

    3 cities end their 'Live PD' roles over public image concerns

     
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    Is Matt Ott on LPD just saw him on cops looks and sounds familiar.
     

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