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COPS Crew Member Shot During Holdup

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by SayWhat?, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
  2. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    What I have not heard was whether or not the crew member was on the job riding with the police or was it just a case of wrong place, wrong time?

    On a different note, I dont know if this is a reflection of the people who watch COPS or just the general viewership of KAKE-TV but here are the first two comments on the story:

  3. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Crew member has died.

    Shots that hit him were fired by police.
  4. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    OK, its time to cancel this, then.

    I thought it had been cancelled a decade ago. Stations I work for rerun episodes that go as far back as 1992 all of the time.

    Not only is it a bad day if you end up on Cops, but the world gets to see it replayed for decades into the future. I can't stand the damned thing, especially because that dumb song gets stuck in my head (wish I held the publishing rights).
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    The bad guy had a pellet gun, yet the guy standing next to a cop get shot with a bullet. They are lucky they didn't kill anyone else.

    It would be easier to accept if the bullet came from the criminal's gun.
  6. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    ^^ #5 (that I know of) in the last few months where a complete innocent is killed by police while they were shooting at someone else.
  7. Tisby

    Tisby AllStar

    Jun 4, 2010
    What were the locations and rough dates of these? I can't believe I've completely missed 5 screw-ups.
  8. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    This is very sad......
  9. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Look up Andrea Rebello, Maria Godinez, and Misty Holt-Singh for starters. I can't find names on the others right now, but one was a small child.
  10. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    The Cops sound technician was wearing body armor, but the round entered under (or through?) his arm.

    The sound man was entering the Wendys and the robber was trying to exit via the same door. Apparently the robber aimed his Airsoft gun at the police men and they opened up on him.

    There is unreleased video of the encounter.

    My understanding was the videographer entered the same door the police did, the robber attempted to exit the opposite side.

    The order taker at Wendys was on local TV and was very scared of the robber, she was convinced the gun was real. She had already given him the drive thru cash and was entering her ID # on the main counter register when the shoot out occurred.

    Despite a lengthy record, the robbers family is upset with how the police handled the situation.
  11. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I agree.
  12. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    If the one you're thinking about an NYPD officer killing a three month old, that got around by people that didn't realize the original source was a fake news site.
  13. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    I can't believe that I was unaware that COPS was still on the air.
    I had a SL set up for Spike, but it just kept recording reruns and filling up my DVR.
    When and where are the new shows being aired?
  14. amh84

    amh84 Mentor

    Apr 19, 2010
    Rio Rico,...
    Why cancel? Shootings are an unfortunate part of law enforcement but a part of the job nonetheless. This is one of the few true reality shows without any staging.

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