Opinion | Is the Show ‘Cops’ Committing Crimes Itself? – The New York Times

By Dan Taberski

Mr. Taberski is a documentary filmmaker and podcaster.

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The podcast I host is the product of an 18-month investigation by me and my producers. What we found is that “Cops” is edited far more problematically than it lets on, that it consistently presents excessive force as good policing and that its structural reinforcement of racial stereotypes about criminality raises questions about the ethics of continuing to let the show remain on the air. Above all, the questionable legality of several actions taken by “Cops” producers and their Police Department partners should lead every American state and city to assess whether they should allow reality shows about the police to film in their jurisdictions.

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Dan Taberski (@dtaberski) is a documentary filmmaker and the host of the podcast “Headlong: Running From ‘Cops.'”

June 2019 House of Delegates Meeting on Vimeo

C. Bruce Lawrence
Jun 18, 2019 2:27 PM
C. Bruce Lawrence
I strongly urge (Senior Lawyer) Section Members to watch Hank Greenberg’s address to the House of Delegates on Saturday setting forth the history of NYSBA’s creation and his vision for its future. You can go to this link to the video of the meeting and go to 25.00 minutes to start to stream his message.

vimeo.com/342748678

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C. Bruce Lawrence Esq., Immediate Past Chair
Boylan Code LLP
Rochester NY
(585) 232-5300 x256
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