Will TV cop dramas adapt amid calls to defund police?

Jun 23, 2020
Some critics say the entire genre needs a serious overhaul because of the way it glosses over police brutality.
Snoop Dogg and Mariska Hargitay in a 2019 episode of "Law & Order: SVU."
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Is this the end of police reality shows?

Jun 11, 2020
Activists are calling for the end of police dramas and reality shows in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality.
A police line tape at a crime scene. The reality shows "Cops" and "Live PD" have been canceled, and activists are criticizing the genre.
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Implicit bias training for police officers is big business

Jun 2, 2020
But does the training change behaviors? Some researchers say it's hard to measure effectiveness.
While research has shown improvements with some techniques, there aren’t really any standards for bias training.
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Understanding "the hidden costs of police misconduct" for cities nationwide

"You have cities out there borrowing money to pay off judgments because of brutal and corrupt police officers," said Marc Morial of the National Urban League.
Marc Morial with the National Urban League says police reform "also means how you deploy your resources, where you put your focus."
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Can television shift consciousness? A look inside the HBO show that's working on it

Nov 5, 2018
"Random Acts of Flyness," created by Terence Nance, wants to change the way viewers think.
A new show from artist Terence Nance and HBO, "Random Acts of Flyness," dives into a lot of issues you don't often see discussed with such creativity on television, including police brutality and queer relationships.
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Nike just did it and made Colin Kaepernick the new face of its iconic ad campaign

Sep 4, 2018
What motivated the athletic-wear maker? It was a business decision, experts say.
Colin Kaepernick receives the SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award during Sports Illustrated 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show  at Barclays Center in New York City.
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