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(Des Moines Register)   COPS films its third episode on the mean streets of...Des Moines?   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 38
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2014-07-23 09:48:21 AM  
Des Moines is kind of a working class shiat hole. It feels like the whole city teeters towards blight.
 
2014-07-23 10:51:22 AM  
I wish they'd really show police interactions
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2014-07-23 01:04:19 PM  
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2014-07-23 01:06:47 PM  

stpauler: Des Moines is kind of a working class shiat hole. It feels like the whole city teeters towards blight.


It is the queers.  Have you seen what they are doing to the soil?
 
2014-07-23 01:08:45 PM  

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Des Moines Police are asking for the public's assistance in OPERATION WHERE'S FLOPPY?The perp is wanted for allegedly putting the car in the oven because he wanted a hotrod.Suspect is beepy-nosed and adorable, I repeat, suspect is beepy-nosed adorable.
 
2014-07-23 01:09:45 PM  

stpauler: Des Moines is kind of a working class shiat hole. It feels like the whole city teeters towards blight.


Nah. The east side is already fully blighted. The south side is teetering towards blight. The west side - and to a slightly lesser extent the north side - are actually rather nice.

And in modern America, there are not many cities that  aren'tworking class shiat holes.
 
2014-07-23 01:12:04 PM  
You can tell if you've been watching too many episodes of 'Cops' if every time you see a black guy on the street, his face is blurry.
BTW, How many cops does it take to change a light bulb?

None. They just beat the room for being black.
 
2014-07-23 01:15:24 PM  
Working class communities on COPS can be fantastic.  Some of the best COPS are Indianapolis COPS.
 
2014-07-23 01:18:56 PM  
Have this vision of a suicidally bored cop. "Twenty seven.  Thats how many lights there are on my patrol circuit.  After 8:00 they go on flashing so I can make my circuit 17 times each night, thats 459 lights.  I went two weeks once and never saw a person on the streets.  Sometimes I put the cruiser in 1st gear and do the circuit just for a little variety."
 
2014-07-23 01:20:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Working class communities on COPS can be fantastic.  Some of the best COPS are Indianapolis COPS.


Boston and Buffalo are some of my favorites.  Does anyone remember Eric from the early 90s Boston episodes?

And Providence of course because the cops are bumbling fools.
 
2014-07-23 01:22:52 PM  
I used to live in Des Moines back in the 90's and had a coworker who was married to a cop.  The show followed him one night.  He was pretty sure it was because he was the only Asian officer in town
 
2014-07-23 01:48:31 PM  
Guilty pleasure.

Some of the doofuses that show up are funnier than any sitcom.

If you want to see how much interaction between the police and the public has changed, watch an episode from the early 1990's vs. today.  In the early days, the cop's were generally polite and respectful at the beginning of an encounter. They would only escalate as the situation warranted. Now, the Taser comes out at the very first sign of resistence.

It's sad, really.
 
2014-07-23 01:54:23 PM  

Gunny Highway: Rapmaster2000: Working class communities on COPS can be fantastic.  Some of the best COPS are Indianapolis COPS.

Boston and Buffalo are some of my favorites.  Does anyone remember Eric from the early 90s Boston episodes?

And Providence of course because the cops are bumbling fools.


I believe it is the Boston COPS that had some flying Elvii and one of them died when the chute malfunctioned. Not sure what Flying Elvii were doing in the Boston area.
 
2014-07-23 02:26:56 PM  
i watch COPS a lot...they show marathons on the weekends. well, i DID watch it a lot...just cut off the directv this week

anyway, i always got excited when they show ft worth, since i live here.

i always think, as these dumbasses are denying everything, and screaming about how they're being wronged or whatever...not only do you not realize these cops saw EVERYTHING, but see that cameraman with the big camera aimed at you? you're on TV! we ALL saw everything!

somewhat related: i was watching JAIL a couple weeks ago (which is good, but not COPS level of good), they were at a las vegas jail, and the booked in OJ Simpson for a parole violation
 
2014-07-23 02:28:48 PM  
I'm shocked it's still on
 
2014-07-23 02:50:22 PM  

stpauler: Des Moines is kind of a working class shiat hole. It feels like the whole city teeters towards blight.


that's funny; david byrne certainly doesn't think so.
 
2014-07-23 02:58:50 PM  
GET ON THE GROUND!!!  GET ON THE GROUND!!!

We used to call that show 'Beatdown' years ago when it first came on and now it is even worse, both cops and criminals... sorry, I meant suspects.
 
2014-07-23 03:04:07 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I'm shocked it's still on


it's a very easy/cheap show to produce, and it still has viewership
 
2014-07-23 03:11:07 PM  

stupiddream: GET ON THE GROUND!!!  GET ON THE GROUND!!!

We used to call that show 'Beatdown' years ago when it first came on and now it is even worse, both cops and criminals... sorry, I meant suspects.


Well, if you had someone that you needed to get in your car and they were less than cooperative, what would you do?
 
2014-07-23 03:29:02 PM  
Des Moines, French for The Moines
 
2014-07-23 03:41:04 PM  

Gunny Highway: Rapmaster2000: Working class communities on COPS can be fantastic.  Some of the best COPS are Indianapolis COPS.

Boston and Buffalo are some of my favorites.  Does anyone remember Eric from the early 90s Boston episodes?

And Providence of course because the cops are bumbling fools.


The Pittsburgh shows were AWESOME, including the one where 2 female cops got in a pretty good bar fight.
 
2014-07-23 03:55:14 PM  

MizzouGuy: Des Moines, French for The Moines


i read that in farley's voice
 
2014-07-23 04:11:38 PM  
Does this mean we're getting closer to CSI: Boise?
 
2014-07-23 04:12:26 PM  
My favorite from recently.  They taze the guy and he just stands there, threatens his woman and still won't go down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN9FfLCu1cI
 
2014-07-23 04:28:51 PM  

AltheaToldMe: My favorite from recently.  They taze the guy and he just stands there, threatens his woman and still won't go down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN9FfLCu1cI


That brightened my day!! LOL
 
2014-07-23 04:39:56 PM  

AltheaToldMe: My favorite from recently.  They taze the guy and he just stands there, threatens his woman and still won't go down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN9FfLCu1cI


That was great -- "I'll get you, biatch."
 
2014-07-23 04:56:29 PM  
There was a Farker named 132 and Bush and it wasn't until I Googled their name that it finally clicked why it sounded familiar

One of my favorite moments (besides the preppy in Vegas being chokeslammed for not taking his hands out of his pockets after being told repeatedly) was the drunken dwarf/midget/little person that tried to escape by climbing up a street pole and then threatened to break the cuffs after he was scooped down.
 
2014-07-23 05:08:38 PM  

squidloe: Gunny Highway: Rapmaster2000: Working class communities on COPS can be fantastic.  Some of the best COPS are Indianapolis COPS.

Boston and Buffalo are some of my favorites.  Does anyone remember Eric from the early 90s Boston episodes?

And Providence of course because the cops are bumbling fools.

I believe it is the Boston COPS that had some flying Elvii and one of them died when the chute malfunctioned. Not sure what Flying Elvii were doing in the Boston area.


CSB:

I saw the Flying Elvii land on a football field at halftime once. One of them landed balls-first on the goal post.
 
2014-07-23 05:23:18 PM  
20+ years ago I lived in Iowa for a while.  While down there, I learned that some of the mid-sized cities had a lot of problems with gangs and drugs.  Basically, the gangs from Chicago, St Louis, Minneapolis, and Kansas City realized that Iowa was a good central distribution point for drugs, and that the small town cops weren't prepared to handle the crime.
 
2014-07-23 05:59:49 PM  

Rickj: 20+ years ago I lived in Iowa for a while.  While down there, I learned that some of the mid-sized cities had a lot of problems with gangs and drugs.  Basically, the gangs from Chicago, St Louis, Minneapolis, and Kansas City realized that Iowa was a good central distribution point for drugs, and that the small town cops weren't prepared to handle the crime.


Salt Lake city had the same problem.
 
2014-07-23 07:24:37 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I'm shocked it's still on


It'll be on forever.  Its cheap to make (someone else mentioned that), and they have endless original and free material.  And they don't even need a huge audience.  I think it generally airs on Spike TV or whatever that channel is called now.
 
2014-07-23 07:38:36 PM  

FlashHarry: stpauler: Des Moines is kind of a working class shiat hole. It feels like the whole city teeters towards blight.

that's funny; david byrne certainly doesn't think so.


that's interesting. thank you. I've never had much good to say about des moines...it always struck me as bland and polk county sprawl eating up good Iowa farmland. For having a river it doesn't seem as seedy as davenport or cb and I like seedy.
 
2014-07-23 08:33:32 PM  
They keep asking to film at the department I work for. They keep getting shot down. Rumor was a few years ago they were close to getting permission but things fell through.

/csb?
//my voice could be on tv
 
2014-07-23 10:34:15 PM  
Probably has something to do with the soil....... you can't build on it, you
can't grow anything in it. The government says it's due to poor farming.
But I know what's really going on.....
 
2014-07-23 11:05:32 PM  

brap: [i253.photobucket.com image 332x307]Des Moines Police are asking for the public's assistance in OPERATION WHERE'S FLOPPY?The perp is wanted for allegedly putting the car in the oven because he wanted a hotrod.Suspect is beepy-nosed and adorable, I repeat, suspect is beepy-nosed adorable.


WHO is Floppy (see that? That subtle thing I just said?)
 
2014-07-23 11:42:10 PM  

Gunny Highway: stpauler: Des Moines is kind of a working class shiat hole. It feels like the whole city teeters towards blight.

It is the queers.  Have you seen what they are doing to the soil?


Came for landing strips for gay martians. Leaving sore but satisfied.
 
2014-07-24 08:09:59 AM  

Rickj: 20+ years ago I lived in Iowa for a while.  While down there, I learned that some of the mid-sized cities had a lot of problems with gangs and drugs.  Basically, the gangs from Chicago, St Louis, Minneapolis, and Kansas City realized that Iowa was a good central distribution point for drugs, and that the small town cops weren't prepared to handle the crime.


little rock, arkansas, also had a big gang problem around that time. hbo even had a documentary "bangin' in the rock"
 
2014-07-24 01:29:04 PM  
I used to live there I grew up on the Eastside and then lived on the Southside for many years. There is a good deal of crime there on the East and the South, but the West is really nice. A good deal of insurance companies have located their office of the West side so there is more of an upper class living on that side of town and the lower classes have taken over the East and downtown areas as well as the south.
 
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