It's not just about Open Carry, but about 2A, self defense, and most importantly, the proper, Constitutionally-based administration of justice.
In that regard, I've both de-railed Chicago Code, and now support Prime Suspect.
"When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."
Every hour spent watching TV series is an hour NOT spent educating people about the 2A, interfacing with folks on the internet, contacting your "elected" representatives, or doing research into the law in your local jurisdiction.
Bread and circus, bread and circus. Let them eat cake...
It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
--Barry Goldwater, 1964
I can't even watch these stupid shows. Makes me disgusted just thinking about them.
Lex malla, lex nulla
I remember one of the new cop shows had a veteran officer and rookie paired up and investigating some location. They didn't have a warrant and were too impatient to obtain one, so they both agreed that they heard a non existent scream to give themselves probable cause to enter. In the show, the rookie was not crazy about this idea, but it ended up helping the case. In the end, the rookie learned the valuable lesson that sometimes they have to break the law to catch the criminal. Oh the irony.
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Brass and Jack, as bad as some of the shows are, they at least try to get things right. Doesn't mean they succeed...
Most of the vids that end up going viral on YouTube, however, are the ones where things go very wrong. As such, while the event certainly happened in real life, it's not representative of law enforcement as a whole. Between a few (ahem!) speeding tickets in my younger years and interacting with LEOs on the same side of the law, I've yet to meet anyone even remotely resembling some of those in the YouTube videos.