How America’s obsession with TV cop shows like “Law and Order SVU” enables police brutality in real life — Quartz

“I’ve got no problem with stop and frisk tonight,” the comfortingly humane desk sergeant declares in season 17, episode 5 of Law & Order: SVU. His message is clear: Searching without probable cause is not okay in most situations—but this is a special case. A violent home invader and rapist is on the loose, and…

via How America’s obsession with TV cop shows like “Law and Order SVU” enables police brutality in real life — Quartz

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