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Season 28 : Episode 32

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Now known as the original reality series, COPS hit the airwaves in early 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the Cinema Verité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story. Each COPS camera crew consists of a camera operator and a sound mixer. The officer is mic'd with a wireless mic directly to the camera and the sound mixer captures the suspects, witnesses and other officers with a boom mic. Multiple crews can be stationed in one area as well as crews working different cities across the country at the same time. Still one of the most popular television shows on the air, COPS moved from the FOX network to Spike TV in the fall of 2013, keeping it's original 8pm time slot on Saturday nights.


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    • The biggest load of tosh

      I have watched many many episodes and I am absolutely gob smacked at the deception and "caught on camera" lies from the cops! How can they distort and fabricate crimes and expect the public to trust them. Ive never been to the USA but this show has changed my view of wanting to travel there. Cops asking people to id a perp and try to conceal the id of the victim BUT then on the show they go on to thank the victim and show the victims face and call them by their name! I know not every cop is a complete gimp but this show does no favors. What a laugh.moreless

      "All" and i mean "every" "police officer" on this disgusting show, oviesly are people that were bugged and bullied and harassed when they were young and now they think they have all the power and these idiots give these insecure power hungry mentally unstable "humans" a freaking badge and a belt FULL OF WEAPONS, to go do basically what they will and want to do to people who alot are breaking the law but the way these "inhuman" persons of the law, beat these "criminals" whom i guess in their eyes aren't "human" going by the way they treat them, very aggressively "rough" them up insanely as to what i've seen on this "show" "Cops", like that one black human who they tazered literally to death, he yelled and screamed at them "trying" to tell them ( "the Police" that he had a severe heart condition and they continued tazering him to death... All of a sudden, the poor man, who hadn't actually even done anything bring they had the wrong man! "ABSOLUTELY SICK"!!! And, these, "Police officers", of the law, just keep getting away with it! EVERY SHOW I SEE IS AN ABOMINATION OF THE HUMAN RACE! By putting, basically anyone who passes the academy into having this "POWER"! When will "they" open their eyes and see what is happening to our "world" allowing these officers "electricute" just anyone they see, braking the law! SAD!...... "That's my opinion as a human being" as to what i see on this "freak show you call "Cops"! Always remember this,, think before abusing these "poeple" who are still "human beings" of our "world", or, what we call "our world"! They've already edited my review LMFAO what do you know hey, oh and "all criminals are innocent till proven guilty" no its really " All criminals are guilty till proven innocent in a court of law", come on guys be real here!moreless
    • this is the worst VOMIT on television

      Antagonizing TV

      yet another show glorifying the worst of the worst in our country

      the COPS, the GOVT. the fbi the nsa

      I wonder which agency is paying to have this tripe produced
    • bs cops

      Amazing,when these cops try to put a act on, they don't show how they really handle someone,they edit that,be real men and show it all
    • Great show

      Awsome show, showing the life of officers around the US, doing their day to day work. Lots of respect to those men and women. It should also be classified comedy, hearing all those excuses, by stupid People.

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