Is there copaganda?

Celebratory portrayals of unlawful acts by law enforcement.
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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
76
No
14
21
revolucienary
There's a scene where it's noted that many of the city's cops are distinctly not corrupt and there is a heroic shot of them standing in a large group
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
67
No
12
14
ProfessorProcyon
Police are portrayed as the heroic characters in the movie, and it's sort of a central theme throughout.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
66
No
13
19
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.
TV Show • 2015 Report
Yes
49
No
10
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
47
No
18
11
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
41
No
12
10
tinylittlebug
The main cop is a black woman that fits every bad stereotype
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
25
No
3
3
Nightmarearchivist
It's a crime show. All the main characters are FBI agents. Take it as you will.
3
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
Movie • 1991 Report
Yes
23
No
3
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Sid
The protagonist is a trainee cop
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
18
No
1
2
futurafree
spoilers (?) but a “good” cop is shown doing way too many good deeds
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
18
No
2
1
Sid
The main character is an officer awaiting a hearing for shooting a suspect dead and we’re supposed to feel sorry for him
TV Show Report
Yes
18
No
3
0
TheLittlestTeacup
Yes, and lots of it since it is a cop show. However I will say there is acknowledgement of corruption and a decent amount of nuance. Still copaganda tho so watch out
Anime • 2016 Report
Yes
17
No
8
3
wesleythomasm
Do they do anything wrong and get a pat on the head for it? Just showing police is NOT "copaganda"
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
16
No
11
8
wesleythomasm
What does he do wrong that the movie glorifies?
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
15
No
4
4
Idiotslayer
Police brutality played for laughs
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
14
No
10
0
NOTvoldemort
Main character’s father is a police officer.
Movie Report
Yes
14
No
3
Movie • 1988 Report
Yes
13
No
4
2
NearEastMugwump
Yes and no. While McClain and Powell are portrayed positively, the rest of the police characters (and the FBI for that matter) are depicted as incompetent and arrogant blunderers.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
13
No
3
2
MayoiSnail
Yes, but it is a very mixed bag. The movie is about the "blue wall of silence", and is critical of police in very relevant ways. However, it also implies that the problem isn't systemic, there's just a lot of "bad cops", and everything can be solved by getting rid of the "bad cops".
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
13
No
3
1
the police refuse to believe the main character so while police are present, the cops are not viewed as a good thing, rather an indifferent and sometimes bad force that enables the main character’s stalker
TV Show • 1999 Report
Yes
13
No
1
2
skillwithaquill24
All main characters are either cops or lawyers and they’re almost always portrayed as being justified in their actions - even when in clear violation of the law or when brutalizing suspects. A few episodes attempt to tackle police brutality and/or unethical policing, but it rarely effects the main characters. The few times it does effect main characters, they are typically portrayed sympathetically.
Movie • 2012 Report
Yes
13
No
4
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
12
No
4
2
jcat
Gordon, and to an extent his friend-cops, are very much "the only good cops in a precinct of bad cops" trope. However, Gordon regularly breaks laws to terrorize and intimidate citizens of Gotham. The framing on this is neutral to positive. Given the difference between the actions and framing, it's unlikely to persuade anyone critical of policing that cops are actually good. Most critique of policing in the show is focused on how cops are effected by their job, though it does have moments. Ultimately a Yes for me because it is a police procedural at the end of the day, and consumed completely uncritically Gordon makes at least 3 speeches per season about how cops are good.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
12
No
4
3
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.
TV Show • 2006 Report
Yes
10
No
4
6
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.
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
10
No
2
0
tanninteastain
Main characters are cops/detectives/agents, but it is established that m16 and the government are corrupted and ruin lives.
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
10
No
4
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
9
No
7
6
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.
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
9
No
0
3
Maxi14
Protagonists are cops, blue lives matter flag hanging at police station.
TV Show • 2003 Report
Yes
9
No
0
1
AzamiIbuki
The main team all regularly and repeatedly break laws to catch alleged criminals, and justify it with "their gut" is never wrong. For several seasons the team employs a character who is a trained torturer from a state which regularly uses torture itself.