Enjoying Southland — a gritty LA cops/detectives TV series. They dramatize each episode to the max, but there’s a strong realism about the show. As I say, gritty. LA has to be a very difficult place to be a cop.
Despite their recent bad press, I’m very pro-police. I think they are heroes — keeping the rest of us from turning into savages.
It’s the police who keep Americans from turning into savages, particularly in large cities. A society without police would turn into a primal and deadly environment. Police are really the vanguards of orderly society. In many ways, they are the heroes. That there are a small number of corrupt and/or unnecessarily vicious cops changes none of that.