Is there copaganda?

Celebratory portrayals of unlawful acts by law enforcement.
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TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
37
No
12
12
one of the main “good guys” the audience is meant to identify with and like is the sheriff. Absolute “not like other cops” trope.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
32
No
9
10
tinylittlebug
The main cop is a black woman that fits every bad stereotype
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
31
No
8
10
mad_melody
In the early seasons there is a lot of copaganda, even if it's not necessarily outright. Notably, in S1Ep19, a cop uses on her cop friend a sound cannon like those used by cops against BLM protestors in the US, and this is treated as a harmless joke that she finds cool and fun. While there are lots of messages increasingly throughout the show on how to improve the police force, such as standing up against racial profiling in S4Ep16, it's still hard to deny that this show favourably depicts cops performing negative actions. It's even a common thing for cops in the 99 (particularly Jake) to break the rules, such as spying on and/or arresting 'suspects' before any proof or evidence is gathered, simply because the cops 'have a hunch,' and they almost always turn out to successfully solve and resolve crimes for having done this. However, it is worth saying that Season 8 has completely turned the show around to take a serious look at issues in the police force, such as addressing in S8Ep1 the now commom idea that there are no actual 'good cops' by nature of them just being in the police force (aka ACAB), and having an ongoing plot about the 99 combating an old white guy who helps cops avoid retribution for literally everything. The release of Season 8 was even delayed because the show scrapped the first few episodes in order to reflect on its messages in wake of the BLM movement that surged in 2020. Ultimately, this show is copaganda for how it routinely plays off amoral and illegal actions of the police force as jokes or being the right thing to have done in the end, but one can't deny that it's further ahead than other cop shows in regards to reflecting on issues in the police force and now actively working to improve it in the show. Still, this show isn't perfect, and it's 100% understandable that someone may wish to avoid any and all instances of copaganda.
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
30
No
7
6
ProfessorProcyon
Police are portrayed as the heroic characters in the movie, and it's sort of a central theme throughout.
TV Show • 2015 Report
Yes
22
No
5
4
cha0ticneutralsystem
A child pony dreams of being a sherif. Two ponies become officers and enforce the law. One of the ponies becomes the villain and creates a dictatorship, the scenes mimick h*Tyler and other dictatorships
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
12
No
1
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
11
No
0
1
IndigoBlue14
An officer tells a little girl "the police are protectors" and they're portrayed as heroes throughout, at least in the protagonist's eyes.
Movie • 2012 Report
Yes
10
No
2
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
9
No
1
1
wesleythomasm
What does he do wrong that the movie glorifies?
TV Show Report
Yes
9
No
1
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
8
No
3
1
Equivamp
Celebratory portrayal of the main character convincing an off-duty police officer to break into and search a character's home without a warrant.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
7
No
5
4
bricker
It's a mixed bag, but yes. Pat Mulligan from the comic books, a cop, is one of the main characters in this movie and he's kind of unlikable, but Eddie works with him for a lot of the movie and he's arguably a sympathetic character. During an interrogation scene at the police station, Anne says to Eddie that he should always tell the truth to the police.
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
7
No
2
1
Idiotslayer
Police brutality played for laughs
Anime • 2016 Report
Yes
7
No
2
2
Baka_desu
Police men and detectives play a huge role in the show and are often seen helping the heroes behind the scenes.
Movie • 1991 Report
Yes
7
No
1
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
7
No
3
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
6
No
3
3
Alienea
The film employs copaganada somewhat subtly - there are multiple instances where it is framed as wrong that the police are not killing unarmed prisoners, and multiple shots of the police when compared to the civilians that clearly portray them as right when [[spoilers]] the fact that the movie expects me to believe that police would not be all gung-ho about shooting michael meyers and anyone else is startling and clear copaganda
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
5
No
0
1
egdcs
One could say so, Michael is a cop, he's portrayed as this dreamy guy who makes some unlawful decisions for good reasons
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
5
No
2
0
Maktopus
Absolutely. Miles's dad is a cop and is portrayed as a loving her the whole film
Movie • 2014 Report
Yes
5
No
2
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
5
No
1
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
5
No
1
Movie Report
Yes
5
No
1
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
5
No
0
TV Show Report
Yes
4
No
3
3
Gigirassy
Officer Big might be shown as three-dimensional with an interesting backstory on how he became a cop, but his position as a cop isn't romanticized, with him being very bad at his job. This could still be seen as copaganda by some people, though.
TV Show • 2015 Report
Yes
4
No
1
0
AlessandraBaumgartner
The first few eps of season 5 have been full of copaganda.
Yes
4
No
2
0
wotur
Mixed portrayals of police throughout the series. In Part 1, policemen attempt to arrest the villain but are brutally killed by him. In Part 2, the main character calls cops pigs and they are shown abusing their power while harassing a black teenager. In Part 4 the main character's grandfather is a policeman who is portrayed in a positive light. In Part 5 one of the main characters is an ex-cop, but the corruption of the police-force is a point in his backstory.
TV Show • 2006 Report
Yes
4
No
2
1
Jake18
The whole show seems to have an air of a "law above all" kind of message. It really depends on how you interpret it.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
4
No
0
2
Maktopus
The cops in this film are portrayed silly and likeable (as is usually the case for Disney).