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Headlong: Running from COPS
Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...
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4.7 stars from 2,402 ratings
Great work.
Thank you for doing the work and bringing this information to the table. I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma and I am happy to say that we have kicked Live PD our of our city. The portion of the episode about the man from Tulsa broke my heart. We have ZERO state run mental health facilities, so we have a...Read full review »
Tara Bennett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/19
Wow! I’ll never watch again!
This show made me see things in a brand new way. What once may have seemed entertaining is now something I don’t want to lower myself too. Keep up the great work.
Atiedgen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/19
In a country with little personal pride and even less respect for Law and Order shame may be all we have available. Reality Law Enforcement shows will hopefully prevent a few citizens from entering the life of crime. More importantly reality Law Enforcement programs gives the vast majority of the...Read full review »
Owlshooters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/19
Recent Episodes
One last story that shows how even the most innocuous police interactions, the ones COPS and Live PD air to get laughs, aren’t funny at all if you’re the one on TV.
Published 05/28/19
We get our hands on raw, unedited footage of COPS and finally answer the question we've been asking throughout our 18-month investigation: How real is COPS?
Published 05/21/19
How does it feel to be hunted for months by police officers and camera crews, both of whom seem hellbent on putting you on TV?
Published 05/14/19
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