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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The problem with Dirty Harry and all other TV and Movie cop drama is that the cops always violate the civil rights of the bad guy. TV cops never get it wrong...never beat the shit out of the wrong guy.

    I saw an segment of NCIS where LL Cool J was beating the crap out of a bad guy...Of course he had the "right" guy.

    The FBI had a problem a few years back that recruits were violating the civil rights of training suspects based on what they had seen on TV.
    I'd note that Law + Order in various versions is very long running and... there's in general a focus on operating under the constraint of the LAW. Also in that... we do not get to SEE in advance the actual crime and criminal.NCIS....is not a typical police agency and so the chain of command is different. They STILL.....try to follow basic rules.
    Dirty Harry movies? Well.. the audience generally saw the rather psycho bad guy do the crime. Then Harry's "obstacles" tended to be more about bureaucracy and whoever in the Police was messing with him.. or...crooked..or dumb. It really tended to be about "company politics" not "politically correct". Unlike the Movie watcher.. Harry and other police Did not GET to see the actual crime and..so....one can ponder up to a point how Harry comes to the dramatic showdown. That tended to be about Harry just having " gut instincts" rather than the Forensics, basic investigations you'd see in NCIS,Law and Order, Major Crimes, etc. The POINT always was Harry could "deal with " bad guys despite anything. However.....it was NOT at all an ACCURATE look at Normal police work.

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    Hey top poster, is this type of "political incorrectness" acceptable to you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    Let's see the court records for that.

    Answer the question: Was any immigrant that came to the U.S. since the travel ban ever convicted of terrorist acts against the United States?
    You really like heaping all kinds of responsibility on our government to catch these potential terrorist? You are living in a dream world Terrorism and Trump's Travel Ban - FactCheck.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    That link won't open. I will try it on my laptop.

    Politico said the administration is appealing, but the U.S. Supreme Court hasn't agreed to hear the case.
    Its because you are living in a country where they control what you can see. Something like what you want to do in America

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    That article is speculative on the issue. No petition for certiorari has been filed yet, much less granted, at least according to that article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has hit out at political correctness, claiming one of his greatest films could not have been produced in today's climate.
    Eastwood didn't talk about current political events, but while discussing his then-controversial 1971 film 'Dirty Harry,' he waded into a topic he's touched on before: political correctness.
    'A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect,' Eastwood said of 'Dirty Harry.' 'That was at the beginning of the era that we're in now, where everybody thinks everyone's politically correct. We're killing ourselves by doing that. We've lost our sense of humour.'






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    He is right, Dirty Harry was a story of a cop going after a known criminal that had kidnapped a girl and buried her in a hole somewhere that she would die in.
    Harry just wanted to stop the criminal, but the city was telling him his tactics were not correct. In fact the criminal paid a guy to beat him up so he could blame Harry for it. As it turned out Harry killed the Criminal , but the girl died, but the city seemed to care more about Harry being politically correct then getting the criminal. I think this is true today. We focus more on being politically correct then getting justice. We have lost humor making us outraged at anything that doesn't fall within out ideology. For instance Trump gets death threats because he wants to keep America safe, or He wants to build a wall on the Mexican border so we can prevent drug dealers from smuggling drugs. People want people destroyed for not being politically correct. Clint is right, we lost our sense of humor.

    Tell it to a chair!
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    There is nothing "politically correct" about requiring law enforcement to obey the law. They certainly are not above the law, as you would have them be.
    If I remember the film correctly, that whole aspect is covered in the script. While showing the shortcomings of due process. Its main point is not really any different from Death Wish, or Boondock Saints, or for that matter Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. I think you can make films like that still, just maybe not if you're an A list.

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    Tell it to a chair!
    Oh, fuck the chair. Move on, already.

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