Kids & Family
S5-Ep119 - Lessons from Live PD
I have always loved the show Cops. I’m sure it comes from my parents, who would let us watch it. It’s not like 9 year old me got to pick the TV shows I watched. And it’s always been half, “see how the other side lives” and half “viewing a live social experiment.”
That live social experiment is just that – the science of ‘pull someone over, talk to them, see how they react, and then adjust and move forward from there.”
So what can Live PD teach us?
First it tells us that if you’re nice to cops, they can be nice back. If you’re an asshole; you’re probably getting a ticket. Second, it showed me that the job requires a lot of empathy. I always thought it was seeing laws broken and writing tickets. But when you pull over a woman speeding to confront her cheating husband, you tend to realize this isn’t the worst part of her day.
But there are 3 lessons that I want to point out. There are many lessons each time I watch it, but here are a few I believe in.
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