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17th Apr '17 10:33:56 AM MagnusForce
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'', the Mega City police station is located ''next door'' to a donut shop. And in one episode, Joey and AP find a group of cops positioned around the donut shop waiting for somebody to come out. but it turns out they were only waiting for a rookie member to come out with the donuts.
15th Mar '17 5:16:17 PM nighttrainfm
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* A toy commercial for ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' ended with Blue Senturion (a ''robot'' SuperCop) enjoying a donut.
24th Feb '17 2:40:28 PM REV6Pilot
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As donuts are fattening sweets, the cop munching them is commonly portrayed as a [[AcceptableTargets fat]], lazy, moustached ObstructiveBureaucrat. (Strangely, they never get glaze or frosting in their mustache...)

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As donuts are fattening sweets, the cop munching them is commonly portrayed as a [[AcceptableTargets fat]], lazy, moustached ObstructiveBureaucrat. (Strangely, Strangely, they never get glaze or frosting in their mustache...)
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While this might be TruthInTelevision, it could probably be seen today as an EvolvingTrope. If anything, a cop might be hesitant in buying donuts because of the inevitable stigma associated with them. On the other hand, TheRedStapler effect comes into play. On their first round, a rookie might buy some donuts for the station, believing that [[TheCoconutEffect all cops love them]]. But then, everyone does so it's fair.

It should be noted that this is primarily an American/Canadian based trope as donuts are nowhere near as popular with the police in many other countries. (UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers, for example, tend to go for chips - [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage which is to say in American]], french fries - instead.)

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While this might be TruthInTelevision, it could probably be seen today as an EvolvingTrope. If anything, a cop might be hesitant in buying donuts because of the inevitable stigma associated with them. On the other hand, TheRedStapler effect comes into play. On their first round, a rookie might buy some donuts for the station, believing that [[TheCoconutEffect all cops love them]]. But then, everyone does does, so it's fair.

It should be noted that this is primarily an American/Canadian based trope trope, as donuts are nowhere near as popular with the police in many other countries. (UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers, UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers, for example, tend to go for chips - [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage which is to say in American]], french fries - instead.)
24th Feb '17 2:39:41 PM REV6Pilot
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* Benjamin Clawhauser from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' eats so many donuts that his hands are always covered with sprinkles. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He's first introduced]] pointing out how he's stereotyped as this, and then pulling out a donut from his neck fur.

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* Benjamin Clawhauser from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' Clawhauser, ZPD's receptionist/dispatcher in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', eats so many donuts that his hands are always covered with sprinkles. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He's first introduced]] pointing out introduced eating one]], comments on how he's stereotyped as this, the stereotypical fat donut-loving cop after a profiling faux pas, and then pulling pulls out a donut from a fold of his neck fur. when Judy points it out to him. [[BigEater Donuts aren't the only sugary things he constantly eats, though]].
18th Feb '17 12:40:02 PM Yalsaris63
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* Tim Hortons, far and away the largest coffee, baked goods and fast food chain in Canada, was founded by the hockey player Tim Horton, but his first investor and franchisee was Ron Joyce, a police constable who frequented Horton's shop on his beat. After Horton's death, Joyce took over the chain and expanded it into the empire it is today.
** Instead of paying for security, Tim Hortons offers free menu items to members of Law Enforcement, encouraging police to frequent timmies.

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* Tim Hortons, Horton's, far and away the largest coffee, baked goods and fast food chain in Canada, was founded by the hockey player Tim Horton, but his first investor and franchisee was Ron Joyce, a police constable who frequented Horton's shop on his beat. After Horton's death, Joyce took over the chain and expanded it into the empire it is today.
** Instead of paying for security, Tim Hortons Horton's offers free menu items to members of Law Enforcement, encouraging police to frequent timmies.
18th Feb '17 12:37:18 PM Yalsaris63
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** Word to the wise, though: Don't actually say this to a cop, [[TooDumbToLive especially if you're indeed drunk or high]]. [[BerserkButton It won't end well.]]

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** Word to the wise, though: Don't actually say this to a cop, [[TooDumbToLive especially if you're indeed drunk or high]].cop. [[BerserkButton It won't end well.]] [[TooDumbToLive If you're indeed drunk and/or high...]]
18th Feb '17 12:33:26 PM Yalsaris63
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** Word to the wise, though: Don't actually say this to a cop. [[BerserkButton It won't end well.]]

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** Word to the wise, though: Don't actually say this to a cop.cop, [[TooDumbToLive especially if you're indeed drunk or high]]. [[BerserkButton It won't end well.]]
18th Feb '17 12:15:50 PM Yalsaris63
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* Starbucks, however, is popular with UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} police, since Dunkin' doesn't have the footprint, and Starbucks is a local company. It's also indoors, which is a good thing when it rains 9 months out of 12.

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* Starbucks, however, is popular with UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} police, since Dunkin' DD doesn't have the footprint, and Starbucks is a local company. It's also indoors, which is a good thing when it rains 9 months out of 12.
18th Feb '17 12:15:14 PM Yalsaris63
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** Amusing subversion in a few of Detroit's nicer suburbs (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills): the cops all hang at Starbucks, despite the presence of several Dunkin Donuts and Tim Horton's within the city limits or the next suburb over.

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** Amusing subversion in a few of Detroit's nicer suburbs (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills): the cops all hang at Starbucks, despite the presence of several Dunkin Dunkin' Donuts and Tim Horton's within the city limits or the next suburb over.
18th Feb '17 12:14:41 PM Yalsaris63
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* A regional joke in Massachusetts revolves around the fact that Dunkin Donuts (and we mean any Dunkin Donuts) is the worst place to rob after a gun shop, to the point that, after the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013 and the citywide manhunt and subsequent lockdown, the Dunkin Donuts in Boston were among the ''only'' businesses that stayed open in order to accommodate all the law enforcement personnel in the area, since it was seen as a ''vital service''. A Starbucks, on the other hand, is a good target, since cops are mainly from working class backgrounds and hang out at DD, while Starbucks is seen as the place where college kids with lots of money and other snobs go. Ironically, most cops just get coffee these days and avoid the donuts.
* Starbucks, however, is popular with UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} police, since Duncan doesn't have the footprint, and Starbucks is a local company. It's also indoors, which is a good thing when it rains 9 months out of 12.

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* A regional joke in Massachusetts revolves around the fact that Dunkin Dunkin' Donuts (and we mean any Dunkin Dunkin' Donuts) is the worst place to rob after a gun shop, to the point that, after the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013 and the citywide manhunt and subsequent lockdown, the Dunkin Dunkin' Donuts in Boston were among the ''only'' businesses that stayed open in order to accommodate all the law enforcement personnel in the area, since it was seen as a ''vital service''. A Starbucks, on the other hand, is a good target, since cops are mainly from working class backgrounds and hang out at DD, while Starbucks is seen as the place where college kids with lots of money and other snobs go. Ironically, most cops just get coffee these days and avoid the donuts.
* Starbucks, however, is popular with UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} police, since Duncan Dunkin' doesn't have the footprint, and Starbucks is a local company. It's also indoors, which is a good thing when it rains 9 months out of 12.
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