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20th Apr '17 12:53:34 AM marcoasalazarm
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* The London precinct in ''Film/HotFuzz'' actually transfers their one good cop so he doesn't make them look bad. [[spoiler:They try to get him back in the end because without him the numbers are terrible.]] It wasn't so much a matter of them being incompetent, as him being super-competent. The cops in Sandford village however definitely qualify for this trope. [[spoiler:At least until they TookALevelInBadass]]

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* The London precinct in ''Film/HotFuzz'' actually transfers their one good cop so he doesn't make them look bad. [[spoiler:They try to get him back in the end because without him the numbers are terrible.terrible (talking about a '''400%''' increase in crime rate "terrible").]] It wasn't so much a matter of them being incompetent, as him being super-competent. The cops in Sandford village however definitely qualify for this trope. [[spoiler:At least until they TookALevelInBadass]]
30th Jan '17 10:15:31 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', the policemen were... well, let's just say that they didn't take a kid, a group of kids, or even a teacher at a school seriously when they tried to report strange activities going on at the same school, and even outright mocked them.
16th Dec '16 9:09:47 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Leon [=/=] Film/TheProfessional'': Cops seen are violent, corrupt psychos, or jackbooted thugs. Mostly Stansfield and his gang (Malky shows some conscience but is still crooked cop) and they are pretty competent if completely [[DirtyCop crooked]]. Other cops are simply following their orders (i.e. they do what you would expect from a cop told to chase dangerous murderer).
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'': All cops seen are idiots or corrupt, and so disorganized that they get in the way of pretty much everyone. They also wear bulky armor that is completely [[ArmorIsUseless useless]].

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* Creator/LucBesson is pretty fond of this trope:
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''Leon [=/=] Film/TheProfessional'': Cops Film/TheProfessional'', cops seen are violent, corrupt psychos, or jackbooted thugs. Mostly Stansfield and his gang (Malky shows some conscience but is still crooked cop) and they are pretty competent if completely [[DirtyCop crooked]]. Other cops are simply following their orders (i.e. they do what you would expect from a cop told to chase dangerous murderer).
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'': All ** In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', all cops seen are idiots or corrupt, and so disorganized that they get in the way of pretty much everyone. They also wear bulky armor that is completely [[ArmorIsUseless useless]].useless]].
** All cops seen in ''Film/TheTransporter'' just... don't give a crap. Except Frank's French friend, who may well be too busy cooking to fight any crime. Worst example: the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] stands in the middle of a street in broad daylight, shooting off twin uzis at Frank's car. A single cop car shows up to an event you would believe would receive several cops and at least one SWAT team. [[RedShirtArmy They get out of their car and tell the Dragon to drop her guns. She slowly turns, casually replaces the empty magazines with fresh ones, and proceeds to mow both cops down. They don't even fire a single shot off.]]
** In ''Film/{{Taken}}'', all cops in the movie are either terrible at preventing anything bad from happening, or are [[spoiler:actively supporting the human trafficking ring the protagonist is fighting]].
** For the matter, ''Film/{{Taxi}}'' isn't much better on that respect.



* ''Film/TheTransporter'': All cops seen just... don't give a crap. Except Frank's French friend, who may well be too busy cooking to fight any crime. Worst example: the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] stands in the middle of a street in broad daylight, shooting off twin uzis at Frank's car. A single cop car shows up to an event you would believe would receive several cops and at least one SWAT team. [[RedShirtArmy They get out of their car and tell the Dragon to drop her guns. She slowly turns, casually replaces the empty magazines with fresh ones, and proceeds to mow both cops down. They don't even fire a single shot off.]]



* The Creator/LucBesson film ''Film/{{Taken}}''. All cops in the movie are either terrible at preventing anything bad from happening, or are [[spoiler:actively supporting the human trafficking ring the protagonist is fighting]].
* Well, it's Luc Besson. For the matter, ''Film/{{Taxi}}'' isn't much better on that respect. ''The Fifth Element'' has already been mentioned. As has ''Film/TheProfessional'' for that matter. Also, ''Film/TheTransporter''. We're sensing a pattern here...
5th Dec '16 9:58:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The entire police force in Rio are incompetent for failing to stop Dom and Brian in the finale chase in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]''. Given that all of them were corrupt and on the payroll of the BigBad, they got what they deserved for betraying the police code for greed. Only Hobbs comes close to apprehending Dom in the film.

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* The entire police force in Rio are incompetent for failing to stop Dom and Brian in the finale chase in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]''.''Film/FastFive''. Given that all of them were corrupt and on the payroll of the BigBad, they got what they deserved for betraying the police code for greed. Only Hobbs comes close to apprehending Dom in the film.
5th Dec '16 9:58:00 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The cops in ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' are violent and stupid... and portrayed as pigs, naturally.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', the policemen were... well, let's just say that they didn't take a kid, a group of kids, or even a teacher at a school seriously when they tried to report strange activities going on at the same school, and even outright mocked them.
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* The cops in ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'' are violent and stupid... and portrayed as pigs, naturally.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', the policemen were... well, let's just say that they didn't take a kid, a group of kids, or even a teacher at a school seriously when they tried to report strange activities going on at the same school, and even outright mocked them.
5th Dec '16 9:56:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' gives us [=CTU=], who we are [[InformedAbility repeatedly told]] are a premier Counter Terrorist Unit and whose BadAss reputation apparently is based upon their performance over the course of the show. This is strange, since over the course of the show they usually find out about major terrorist attacks mere hours before they are scheduled to be executed, and in the process of dealing with them often uncover ''more'' terrorist threats that were linked to them- on several occasions, they ''fail'' to stop them, so over the course of a decade America falls victim to chemical, biological and even nuclear attacks with tens of thousands of people killed. Several prominent political figures are also targeted for assassination on their watch, including several domestic, foreign and ex-Presidents (several succeed- if the official isn't killed, they are often at least crippled). And agents almost always manage to let personal problems get in their way in the middle of a national crisis, at least on the occasions when they aren't TheMole, of which there is at least one every Day (and sometimes even the ''moles'' are bogged down by their private lives). Other perils of becoming an elite counter-terrorist agent is criminals, traitors, and terrorists find it easy to blackmail or threaten you, or hold your close friends or family hostage. And if they manage to capture one of the perps and hold them prisoner, don't expect them to remain their long- they invariably tend to escape, die, or escape and ''then'' die after killing a whole bunch of people.

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' gives us [=CTU=], who we are [[InformedAbility repeatedly told]] are a premier Counter Terrorist Unit and whose BadAss badass reputation apparently is based upon their performance over the course of the show. This is strange, since over the course of the show they usually find out about major terrorist attacks mere hours before they are scheduled to be executed, and in the process of dealing with them often uncover ''more'' terrorist threats that were linked to them- on several occasions, they ''fail'' to stop them, so over the course of a decade America falls victim to chemical, biological and even nuclear attacks with tens of thousands of people killed. Several prominent political figures are also targeted for assassination on their watch, including several domestic, foreign and ex-Presidents (several succeed- if the official isn't killed, they are often at least crippled). And agents almost always manage to let personal problems get in their way in the middle of a national crisis, at least on the occasions when they aren't TheMole, of which there is at least one every Day (and sometimes even the ''moles'' are bogged down by their private lives). Other perils of becoming an elite counter-terrorist agent is criminals, traitors, and terrorists find it easy to blackmail or threaten you, or hold your close friends or family hostage. And if they manage to capture one of the perps and hold them prisoner, don't expect them to remain their long- they invariably tend to escape, die, or escape and ''then'' die after killing a whole bunch of people.
4th Dec '16 7:48:31 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Smithers:''' Shouldn't we call the police?\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Every last one is on the take! [[CorruptCorporateExecutive And I should know, I'm the one on the give]].
29th Oct '16 12:18:12 PM nombretomado
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-->'''[[GTARadio Andi]]''': "In nearby [[VideoGame/{{Manhunt}} Carcer City]], a good day for law and order as police chief Gary Shaver was cleared of corruption charges in a controversial decision by the court. [[SnuffFilm Let's hope those missing witnesses turn up safe and sound]]."

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-->'''[[GTARadio -->'''[[Radio/GTARadio Andi]]''': "In nearby [[VideoGame/{{Manhunt}} Carcer City]], a good day for law and order as police chief Gary Shaver was cleared of corruption charges in a controversial decision by the court. [[SnuffFilm Let's hope those missing witnesses turn up safe and sound]]."
20th Oct '16 11:24:44 PM eroock
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->''Bad cops, bad cops\\

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->''Bad ->''"Bad cops, bad cops\\



We don't mind using excessive force''

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We don't mind using excessive force''force."''
1st Sep '16 8:58:24 PM Sonic5421
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* The entire police force in Rio are incompetent for failing to stop Dom and Brian in the finale chase in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]''. Only Hobbs come close to apprehend Dom in the film.

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* The entire police force in Rio are incompetent for failing to stop Dom and Brian in the finale chase in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]''. Given that all of them were corrupt and on the payroll of the BigBad, they got what they deserved for betraying the police code for greed. Only Hobbs come comes close to apprehend apprehending Dom in the film.
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