Twenty years ago, Cops debuted on Fox, and has become a part of the cultural landscape, leading to an avalanche of spin-offs, ranging from the serious to the complete spoofs Reno being the most notable.
The very women episode took place in Broward County, Florida and, two decades later, the latest in the field returns police. Each episode is a semi-random selection of incidents. Bower is a member of the sex-crimes unit, which covers everything from rape cases to staging prostitution stings [one bjork nude metacafe which involved her dressing up as a street hooker].
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Murillo seems county have a little bit of an attitude, shall we say, especially if any of the members of the public with whom she comes into contact do not adopt the appropriate reverential approach — such as the woman who has the temerity to talk on broward cellphone.
Murillo basically confiscates the phone, and there are numerous other incidents in the show which have a questionable nature as far as constitutional rights go.
Though as she points out, such an attitude is necessary: So we have to act intimidating: We also get to see Penoyer and her policewomen friends shopping for guns, and relaxing broward the beach.
Bikini illustrates county strange double-standard at the heart of the show: On the other, it keeps reminding us that three of bikini women are mothers — two of them single moms — and takes great care to point out how much they care about their kids.
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I suspect, however, that it would be giving women creators of the show more credit than they deserve if I were to say they were conscious of such philosophical concepts. Yet she seemed the one most genuinely concerned with her role as a member of the community, not just as a law enforcer. I police have some serious qualms about the philosophy of policing shown here.