Dallas Swat on TV

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    Darn it all. Occassionally I catch this on TV in the evenings if I'm not already busy. Last night I was quite frustrated when I caught part of an episode and heard one of the officers saying they were worried about a suspect because he had Black Talon Armor Piercing Cop-killer bullets. AAARGGGG! Do they ever stop perpetuating ignorant myths? Guess I'm done watching this show!

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    Stuff like that makes one wonder, doesn't it?????

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    As ever the media will be available, and they can hype up ''buzz'' words and maintain the drama they so love.

    Sad thing is here, it seems an officer was adding his own uninformed hype - which no doubt came from media in first place.

    All helps perpetuate scare legends.
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    "Scare legends" I like that - very descriptive. Of course "brain washing" would be pretty accurate also.

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    One big problem that I have with that show is that the officers are revealing WAY too much information about their personal lives.
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    I saw that episode. I agree it is a myth. Also I have to agree with CombatEffective.

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    It's "GI Joe", live. Professionalism has been discarded for "Yaahooo!" factor. Sounds like you missed the first part- they raided the wrong side of the duplex, because of "bad intel"........... "Where's my butt........., less'see, got the flashlight....it's here somewhere........"

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    I refuse to watch fiction based on perceived truth.

    Just another, grab the uniformed viewer by any means
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron8903 View Post
    I refuse to watch fiction based on perceived truth.

    Just another, grab the uniformed viewer by any means
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    That was my question- I've only seen the one episode, this weekend, while on a trip (otherwise, we don't do cable crap), is this a "Cops"-style follow-along, or completely staged? If this is a follow-along, these guys are going to get seriously lit up, at some point.

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    Remember, people - it's television. They're not interested in showing those cops in any other light than that which will gain the most ratings.

    Additionally, it's not as though this show airs without having been scrutinized by the department. The department is obviously ok with what's being shown - whether concerning officer's personal lives or team tactics.

    MattXYZ - two points:
    1. We all understand the BT myth, which makes your explanation seem more about showing how much you know than contributing to the discussion.
    2. Your post comes across more anti-LE than critical of the show itself. That's a fine line, and may cause some to lose sight of what you were actually trying to say.

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    yeh you're probably wright, pickpocket. I did sound a bit anti-LE. I appoligize guys. I'm more anti-Dallas SWAT, the show. The HP thing wasn't dirrected at my fellow forum colleagues, I was fumin about that darn show.

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    I witnessed one episode of the Dallas SWAT "Paramilitary" personell unloading thier M4's on Full Auto..............................WHY ??

    This to me is disturbing on many levels of which is only fair to start another thread on the use of , and training on FA features with sub-guns, or carbines. If SWAT needs to "Break Contact" they just might be outgunned, or forgot to use tear gas, and a shotgun. Full Auto has no place in urban LEO employment. Here's the military's CQB/MOUT methods of fire straight from the training manual.

    1. Slow aimed fire

    2. Controlled pairs

    3. Double taps.

    4. Hammers.

    Oh yeah, I'm interested also in the need for tactical vests that sport a complete load out for a 3 day LRRP.
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