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28th May '16 10:57:38 AM maxwellsilver
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise:
** The T-800 in the original ''Film/TheTerminator'' massacres an entire police station in an attempt to get to Sarah Connor. Radio reports later reveal that quite predictably a nation-wide man hunt was started for the mysterious gunman. The cops are still looking for the shooter ''more than fourteen years later'' in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' to get justice for the officers who were killed on that night.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise:
''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
** The T-800 in the original ''Film/TheTerminator'' massacres an entire police station in an attempt to get to Sarah Connor. Radio reports later reveal that quite predictably a nation-wide man hunt nationwide manhunt was started for the mysterious gunman. The cops are still looking for the shooter ''more more than fourteen ten years later'' later in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' to get justice for the officers who were killed on that night.



* ''Film/{{Running Scared|1986}}'' (1986): Early in the movie a cop is killed by being thrown off a building. Later the protagonists (police detectives Hughes and Costanza) find out that the BigBad Julio Gonzalez had him murdered, and they go after him.

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* ''Film/{{Running Scared|1986}}'' (1986): ''Film/RunningScared1986'': Early in the movie a cop is killed by being thrown off a building. Later the protagonists (police detectives Hughes and Costanza) find out that the BigBad Julio Gonzalez had him murdered, and they go after him.



* ''Film/TheEliteSquad'': When a bunch of crooks mortally wound an off-duty member of the BOPE (the Brazilian equivalent of [[SWATTeam SWAT]] and quite the BadassArmy), they have a massive OhCrap moment and rush him to the hospital (where he dies anyway). Captain Nascimento, the MemeticBadass [[TheObiWan Obi Wan]]/narrator mentions that the crooks are clever to be afraid, because BOPE's reaction to such a death would be a no-holds-barred [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge manhunt]]... which happens on the third act of the movie, with [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique tortures]] galore.

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* ''Film/TheEliteSquad'': When a bunch of crooks mortally wound an off-duty member of the BOPE (the Brazilian equivalent of [[SWATTeam SWAT]] a SWATTeam and quite the BadassArmy), they have a massive OhCrap moment and rush him to the hospital (where he dies anyway). Captain Nascimento, the MemeticBadass [[TheObiWan Obi Wan]]/narrator narrator mentions that the crooks are clever to be afraid, because BOPE's reaction to such a death would be a no-holds-barred [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge manhunt]]... manhunt... which happens on the third act of the movie, with [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique tortures]] tortures galore.



* ''Film/{{SWAT}}'': [[BigBad Alex Montel]] never actually pulls the trigger on a cop, but two L.A. County sheriff's deputies, an LAPD helicopter crew, and one SWAT officer die as a result of his actions and the team considers him no better than the people who ''did'' pull the triggers. And neither does he, apparently:

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* ''Film/{{SWAT}}'': [[BigBad Alex Montel]] Montel never actually pulls the trigger on a cop, but two L.A. County sheriff's deputies, an LAPD helicopter crew, and one SWAT officer die as a result of his actions and the team considers him no better than the people who ''did'' pull the triggers. And neither does he, apparently:



'''Street:''' ''[[ShutUpHannibal SHUT UP!]]'' Another officer's dead 'cause you shot your mouth off.\\

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'''Street:''' ''[[ShutUpHannibal SHUT UP!]]'' ''SHUT UP!'' Another officer's dead 'cause you shot your mouth off.\\



* ''Film/{{Mothra}}'': [[BigBad Clark]] [[DirtyCoward Nelson]], murders a policeman while attempting to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere escape]] [[MamaBear an enraged Mothra]].

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* ''Film/{{Mothra}}'': [[BigBad Clark]] [[DirtyCoward Nelson]], Clark Nelson, murders a policeman while attempting to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere escape]] [[MamaBear escape an enraged Mothra]].Mothra.



* The plot of ''Film/FortyEightHours'' is kicked off by pyscho Albert Ganz and his equally vicious partner Billy Bear killing two prison guards to spring Ganz from prison. While hiding out at a hotel, Ganz and Bear ambush and kill two plain clothes detectives, and to show they're not finished with their disdain of law enforcement, later they kill a transit officer in a subway station. One hooker who Ganz roughed up even tells the cops that he seems to like killing cops more then getting laid.
* ''Film/{{Assassins}}'': [[PsychoForHire Miguel Bain]] is almost casual about blowing away any law enforcement officer who gets in his way. When there's a manhunt underway for Miguel, his rival [[HitmanWithAHeart Robert Rath]] berates him for being so stupid/psycho to attract attention by killing cops.

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* The plot of ''Film/FortyEightHours'' is kicked off by pyscho psycho Albert Ganz and his equally vicious partner Billy Bear killing two prison guards to spring Ganz from prison. While hiding out at a hotel, Ganz and Bear ambush and kill two plain clothes detectives, and to show they're not finished with their disdain of law enforcement, later they kill a transit officer in a subway station. One hooker who Ganz roughed up even tells the cops that he seems to like killing cops more then getting laid.
* ''Film/{{Assassins}}'': [[PsychoForHire Miguel Bain]] Bain is almost casual about blowing away any law enforcement officer who gets in his way. When there's a manhunt underway for Miguel, his rival [[HitmanWithAHeart Robert Rath]] Rath berates him for being so stupid/psycho to attract attention by killing cops.



** In "Officer Down" a patrol officer is mortally wounded when she blunders into the path of mafia-affiliated diamond thieves while coming back from lunch. TheMafia itself [[EnemyMine joins in hunting them down]], because cop killers [[PragmaticVillainy put the whole department on edge and make life difficult]]. Grandpa Henry Reagan remarks that when he was on the force the mafia even had explicit rules that, outside of certain circumstances, cops were off-limits. The killer gets cornered, [[TooDumbToLive tries to shoot his way out]], and is hosed down with lead by several detectives and an ESU team.

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** In "Officer Down" a patrol officer is mortally wounded when she blunders into the path of mafia-affiliated diamond thieves while coming back from lunch. TheMafia itself [[EnemyMine joins in hunting them down]], because cop killers [[PragmaticVillainy put the whole department on edge and make life difficult]]. Grandpa Henry Reagan remarks that when he was on the force the mafia even had explicit rules that, outside of certain circumstances, cops were off-limits. The killer gets cornered, [[TooDumbToLive tries to shoot his way out]], out, and is hosed down with lead by several detectives and an ESU team.\\
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While searching for the killer, Jamie finds and arrests an accomplice (whose father is a retired NYPD officer), who he takes to a spot on the water, then explains 50 years earlier the man's father took a cop killer to that exact spot, shot him twice in the head and dumped the body in the river. It was ruled an accidental drowning. Jamie then explains the man's father would likely disown him if he killed a cop and was executed in such a fashion. This breaks the man into giving the real killer.
21st May '16 10:15:49 AM dmcreif
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* Wilson Fisk in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has numerous NYPD cops on his payroll who are so corrupt they're willing to actively kill fellow officers who aren't on the take. And as Det. Christian Blake [[SickbedSlaying learned the hard way]], Fisk also has no qualms about having the corrupt cops on his payroll killed when they become liabilities.

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* Wilson ''Series/Daredevil2015''
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Fisk in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has numerous NYPD cops on his payroll who are so corrupt they're willing to actively kill fellow officers who aren't on the take. And as Det. Christian Blake [[SickbedSlaying learned the hard way]], Fisk also has no qualms about having the corrupt cops on his payroll killed when they become liabilities.liabilities.
**In the season 2 finale, archers who are members of the Hand gun down the first responding pair of cops by shooting them with arrows.
21st May '16 8:29:02 AM dmcreif
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* Wilson Fisk in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has numerous NYPD cops on his payroll who are so corrupt they're willing to actively kill fellow officers who aren't on the take. And the corrupt cops who work for him are as disposable as his other henchmen.

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* Wilson Fisk in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has numerous NYPD cops on his payroll who are so corrupt they're willing to actively kill fellow officers who aren't on the take. And as Det. Christian Blake [[SickbedSlaying learned the hard way]], Fisk also has no qualms about having the corrupt cops who work for him are as disposable as on his other henchmen.payroll killed when they become liabilities.
21st May '16 7:39:17 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones'' gives us police officer Will Simpson (Nuke), whose sanity begins to slip after he's almost blown up by [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]], to the point that he guns down fellow detective Oscar Clemmons in cold blood.
* Wilson Fisk in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has numerous NYPD cops on his payroll who are so corrupt they're willing to actively kill fellow officers who aren't on the take. And the corrupt cops who work for him are as disposable as his other henchmen.
13th May '16 8:35:24 AM TheWanderer
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* In ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', Mike Ehrmantraut is shown to have murdered the two corrupt cops who got his police officer son Matty killed.
* ''Series/TheWire'': Near the end of season 1, two soldiers of the Barksdale organization end up shooting an undercover officer during a hit on a police snitch. The officer survives, but the entire Baltimore police department cracks down hard on the criminals, whose leaders acknowledge the utter stupidity of their men's improvised actions.

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* In ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', A complicated case was seen in ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. Mike Ehrmantraut is shown to have murdered the two corrupt cops who got his police officer a retired cop from Philadelphia whose son Matty killed.
also became a cop. Matty was completely idealistic, and when he found out that his partner and sergeant were dirty, was ready to turn them in to InternalAffairs. Mike frantically convinced Matty not to do this, because he knows cops will do ''anything'' to avoid prison, which could include killing Matty. Matty eventually backed down, but by that point the two {{Corrupt Cop}}s killed Matty anyway, convinced that [[TheStoolPigeon he was snitching on them]], and made it look as though Matty was killed by a criminal they were pursuing. Mike eventually lured the two into a trap and killed them both. Because of the complications at work there's also a schism in the response of other police: younger cops who don't know how notoriously corrupt those two cops were want to bust Mike and are willing to follow him all the way to New Mexico to do so, older cops who know everything that was going on want to just let sleeping dogs lie and figure the two cops got what they deserved.
* ''Series/TheWire'': ''Series/TheWire'' repeatedly hammers home that criminals doing ''anything'' to incur the ire of the police is a very, very, bad idea, and everyone involved in organized crime is cognizant of this. Only the [[FearlessFool extremely foolhardy]] or most aggressive criminals try to do such a thing.
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Near the end of season 1, two soldiers of the Barksdale organization end up shooting an undercover officer during a hit on a police snitch. The officer survives, but the entire Baltimore police department cracks down hard on the criminals, whose leaders acknowledge the utter stupidity of their men's improvised actions. The one who actually pulled the trigger, (acting impulsively without checking with his boss) gets the YouHaveFailedMe treatment, and every crook who hears about them shooting the cop reacts with WhatAnIdiot because of the massive, city wide crackdown it provokes.
** In season 3, the undercover officer Dozerman is trying to buy drugs when the dealers he's talking to simply rob and shoot him instead. Dozerman survives, but once again it triggers a massive police reaction with plenty of PoliceBrutality being used.
** The first part of painting the infamous Stanfield Organization as DarkerAndEdgier than any previous criminal empire is the fact that they're perfectly willing to use violence against the police. Carver and Herc go to tell Marlo Stanfield to show up at a parley that their commander, Major Colvin, is doing with various drug gangs. Stanfield refuses and Herc gets up in Marlo's face over this disrespect, but Carver notices that the various other members of the gang are all starting to reach for weapons, obviously with the intent of killing both cops if the officers don't back off. Carver gets Herc to back off, but the fact that the Stanfield gang has absolutely no compunction about killing cops proves to be an early hint about just how ruthless and bloodthirsty the group will turn out to be.
* Augustus Hill of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' wound up in a wheelchair because he shot a cop while trying to escape arrest. After he was arrested and handcuffed, another cop threw the helpless Hill off a building as payback. Hill was lucky enough to survive, but unlucky enough to be paralyzed below the waist and get a life sentence.
2nd May '16 10:14:05 AM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Police Story}}: Third season "The Empty Weapon" has a juvenile criminal doing this while fleeing from a mugging that he did.
* ''Series/{{T.J. Hooker}}: Second season "The Empty Gun" has another sociopath juvenile doing this and another second season-er has the entire
{{police academy}} the target of this by an vengeful former arrestee, who shot at a cruiser with two officers inside at the episode's opening.

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* ''Series/{{Police Story}}: ''Series/PoliceStory'': Third season "The Empty Weapon" has a juvenile criminal doing this while fleeing from a mugging that he did.
* ''Series/{{T.J. Hooker}}: ''Series/TJHooker'': Second season "The Empty Gun" has another sociopath juvenile doing this and another second season-er has the entire
{{police academy}}
entire police academy the target of this by an vengeful former arrestee, who shot at a cruiser with two officers inside at the episode's opening.
9th Apr '16 6:12:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'': Richards kills three Boston police officers in a gas explosion during his underground escape from the hotel. He already had a target on his head, but now every cop in the city wants his blood.
31st Mar '16 5:10:43 PM WoozyJack
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* ''Series/{{Police Story}}: Third season "The Empty Weapon" has a juvenile criminal doing this while fleeing from a mugging that he did.
* ''Series/{{T.J. Hooker}}: Second season "The Empty Gun" has another sociopath juvenile doing this and another second season-er has the entire
{{police academy}} the target of this by an vengeful former arrestee, who shot at a cruiser with two officers inside at the episode's opening.



** In the pilot {{mafia}} hitman Tony Gallo murders Sara's partner Danny Woo in cold blood in front of her, and she spends the rest of the episode trying to catch him while learning to use the Witchblade. [[spoiler:Gallo also killed Sara's father, a beat cop.]]

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** In the pilot {{mafia}} {{Mafia}} hitman Tony Gallo murders Sara's partner Danny Woo in cold blood in front of her, and she spends the rest of the episode trying to catch him while learning to use the Witchblade. [[spoiler:Gallo also killed Sara's father, a beat cop.]]
27th Mar '16 9:24:53 PM CerotechOmega
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler:Dawn Bellwether attempts to kill Judy via a frenzied Nick and, for extra mileage, calls in the rest of the police department to watch.]] Too bad the targets had things planned out in advance.
21st Mar '16 1:21:11 PM Dravencour
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* Happens in ''Manga/DeathNote'' when Light begins to target law enforcement officers trying to solve the deaths perpetrated by the death note.

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* Happens in ''Manga/DeathNote'' when Light begins to target law enforcement officers trying to solve the deaths perpetrated by the death note.Death Note. If Light didn't cross the MoralEventHorizon earlier by killing Lind L. Tailor because of an insult to his {{Pride}}, he definitely crossed it here, JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and establishing himself as the VillainProtagonist of the series.
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