Wednesday, March 10, 2010
CMPD Sells Out To Reality TV
WSOC TV reports that the CMPD plans to participate in a reality show that will require them to give unprecedented access into the inner workings of CMPD homicide investigations.
The First 48, which airs on A&E, follows homicide detectives on cases across the country. Memphis, Detroit and Philadelphia are just a few of the cities that have participated in the show.
CMPD Homicide Capt. Paul Zinkann said the show approached department officials, who ultimately decided participating would be a good thing for them and for the city.
Cedar Posts thinks this is nuts. Memphis pulled out last year after city leaders felt that the show made Memphis look like an out of control city plagued by crime. The trouble is Memphis is an out of control city plagued by crime. So I guess that is way Charlotte was considered a good replacement for Memphis?
Trust me if we didn't have any murders they wouldn't be here. Charlotte leads the Carolina's in murders but why advertise it.
The real trouble is if the City gives the show the boot in a year we are going to look like we are hiding somethings. Once you start you are committed.
According to WSOC beginning in a few weeks, crews will tag along with detectives, spending nearly every waking moment with them.
You can read the entire WSOC story and watch the news report on video here and learn more about the show "The First 48" here.
All I can say is wow, another dumb Rodney Monroe idea, will somebody please shut RoMo down!
Props to Tha Queen City for pointing this out to CP.