Is it time to reimagine police shows and movies?

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2020

One of America’s most popular entertainment genres is the police show. Stories about crime are exciting, dramatic and have drawn large audiences for decades. But as the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others have sparked widespread protests and the nation reckons with police brutality and systemic racism, TV shows about law enforcement have come under fresh scrutiny for their depiction of the criminal justice system.

In the past week, networks have pulled the police shows “Cops” and “Live PD.” The cancellations follow the protests over police brutality...

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