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Copaganda: With "Cops" and "Live PD" Canceled, Is It Still Okay to Love "Law & Order"?

The shows in the Law & Order franchise spread dangerous misconceptions about police work

Amid ongoing protests against police brutality, the prominence of pro-police propaganda or "copaganda" has recently come under increasing scrutiny.

Copaganda is often called out in Internet posts that often follow closely on the heels of highly publicized police shootings or instances of brutality. Generally these posts consist of cute pictures of police dogs or videos of police officers playing basketball, dancing, or interacting with their communities in fun, positive ways.

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