25 YEARS AGO ...

Author:Andersen, Robin
 
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Drug consumers and drug dealers are overwhelmingly white and middle class. But you wouldn't know this from watching reality cop shows....

[D]ocu-cop TV involves us as police partners in an unwinnable war against the poor, seeing the 'mean streets' of unnamed cities through the eyes of hero cops who are seemingly incapable of doing anything but good, because they always "get their man." Never mind that their "man" is always young and black...

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