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Beaker

Anyone else caught this on Netflix?

 

More interesting than most of the US police shows. What did shock me was 98 officers in total for a city of 100000ish people, down from 300 officers 10 years previously.

 

 

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Anyone else caught this on Netflix?
 
More interesting than most of the US police shows. What did shock me was 98 officers in total for a city of 100000ish people, down from 300 officers 10 years previously.
 
 

I've watched them all and they were really interesting. Not an exciting series, but eye opening. If we think our problems are bad, it's even more grim over there.

The thought of getting laid off and your future resting on a political vote as a cop is insane. We take for granted that our jobs are secure.
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MajorDisaster

Quite a gripping programme - I think my little town is 'a bit of a hole' but at least the only firearms I've dealt with recently is a rusty old 12 bore that a farmer hadn't bothered getting a cert for after he inherited the farm from his dad (result - a Caution and destruction of the shotgun)

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Mazza

Just started watching it today!

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Great series that highlights some frankly eye watering corruption within the local governing systems within the US.

  • Large chunks of police department money simply 'going missing' with no-one in authority having any idea where those funds went to.
  • An entire cities water supply poisoned with high levels of lead rendering it undrinkable down to dodgy back-room dealings to siphon the water from an unsafe source.
  • Cops facing losing their jobs over biased/corrupt practices on the city council.
  • An outspoken Police Chief who is openly willing to criticise the city council and point out their blatant corruption on camera during a press conference (can you EVER imagine a Chief Con being so bold?)
  • Selling of confiscated firearms to gun dealerships that have been directly involved in murder, robbery and other violent crimes to try and inject funds into the PD's coffers.

Yeah we have problems but no-where near as bad as Flint's had it.

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Policey_Man

I've watched this. A really interested series. What really surprised me was the number of officers the Department had - officer safety issue!!! - and how political the whole thing was. Hats of to those guys, I wouldn't want to be policing in that town.

I couldn't believe it when there was a prospect of them getting laid off. We might complain, but we're really lucky in some respects.

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