History Main / JurisdictionFriction

25th Jun '17 11:57:06 PM Windrays
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** Friction often occurs not only between the NYPD and feds, but between their Order equivalents, the Manhattan District Attorney and the US Attorney's office. Also, the other boroughs, other towns or counties in the state, the state government, the Port Authority, New Jersey, other US States, the US military, Canada, and other nations. It's one of the writers' favorite ways to disrupt a case that [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle could be a slam dunk by the 45 minute mark.]] It helps that New York's unique position in geography and politics means it has a lot of overlapping government spheres of influence, second only perhaps to Washington, D.C.

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** Friction often occurs not only between the NYPD and feds, but between their Order equivalents, the Manhattan District Attorney and the US Attorney's office. Also, the other boroughs, other towns or counties in the state, the state government, the Port Authority, New Jersey, other US States, the US military, Canada, and other nations. It's one of the writers' favorite ways to disrupt a case that [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle could be a slam dunk by the 45 minute mark.]] It helps that New York's unique position in geography and politics -- specifically, New York being America's largest city means that Feds are often brought in, while three other states (Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) are very nearby -- means it has a lot of overlapping government spheres of influence, second only perhaps to Washington, D.C.
21st Jun '17 10:53:09 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' occasionally saw this, when Hazzard's Sheriff Rosco Coltrane clashed with Sheriff Little of neighboring Chickasaw County.

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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' occasionally saw this, when Hazzard's Sheriff Rosco Coltrane clashed with Sheriff Little of neighboring Chickasaw County.
15th Jun '17 1:01:28 PM ironballs16
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* Very sadly, "the Wall", a bureacratic device designed, supposedly, to facilitate co-operation between the FBI and the CIA was largely responsible for the failure of US authorities to stop the 9/11 attacks. In (highly simplified) essence, the CIA was massively anal about secrecy, and viewed telling the FBI anything as a security risk, and the FBI was massively anal about chain of evidence, and viewed telling the CIA anything as compromising some future prosecution. Indeed, the FBI didn't even know the hijackers were in America until a few days before the attacks, and even then, this was only because a CIA officer accidentally copied an FBI agent into a round robin email. Thing were tightened up -- ''a lot'' -- post 9/11.

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* Very sadly, "the Wall", a bureacratic device designed, supposedly, to facilitate co-operation between the FBI and the CIA was largely responsible for the failure of US authorities to stop the 9/11 attacks. In (highly simplified) essence, the CIA was massively anal about secrecy, and viewed telling the FBI anything as a security risk, and the FBI was massively anal about chain of evidence, and viewed telling the CIA anything as compromising some future prosecution. Indeed, the FBI didn't even know the hijackers were in America until a few days before the attacks, and even then, this was only because a CIA officer accidentally copied an FBI agent into a round robin email. Thing were tightened up -- ''a lot'' -- post 9/11.Trying to avert this trope is why the Department of Homeland Security was created.
7th Jun '17 7:18:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WhateleyUniverse'' story "Loose Cannons", a five-way battle took place between the M-SOC (Metahuman Special Operations Command), the MCO (Mutant Commission Office), some unnamed jerks in power armor, the [=KoP=] (Knights Of Purity), and some superpowered teenagers. The M-SOC, the MCO and the [=KoP=] were "arguing" jurisdiction over arresting the teenagers.

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* In the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' story "Loose Cannons", a five-way battle took place between the M-SOC (Metahuman Special Operations Command), the MCO (Mutant Commission Office), some unnamed jerks in power armor, the [=KoP=] (Knights Of Purity), and some superpowered teenagers. The M-SOC, the MCO and the [=KoP=] were "arguing" jurisdiction over arresting the teenagers.
29th May '17 7:15:44 AM GovernorExplosion
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* In TheReturn, Denise Bryson's gender identity (she's either a {{transvestite}} or a {{transsexual}}- it's never made entirely clear, though Season 3 seems to lead towards the latter) became a source of this while she was transferred to work for the DEA and before eventually returning to the FBI. Gordon Cole recounts that he instructed them to "open their hearts or die".

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* ** In TheReturn, Denise Bryson's gender identity (she's either a {{transvestite}} or a {{transsexual}}- it's never made entirely clear, though Season 3 seems to lead lean towards the latter) became a source of this while she was transferred to work for the DEA and before eventually returning to the FBI. Gordon Cole recounts that he instructed them to "open their hearts or die".
29th May '17 7:14:06 AM GovernorExplosion
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* In TheReturn, Denise Bryson's gender identity (she's either a {{transvestite}} or a {{transsexual}}- it's never made entirely clear, though Season 3 seems to lead towards the latter) became a source of this while she was transferred to work for the DEA and before eventually returning to the FBI. Gordon Cole recounts that he instructed them to "open their hearts or die".
28th May '17 9:34:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MulhollandFalls'': When the detectives' investigation starts to uncover a high-level conspiracy within the U.S. military, an FBIAgent is sent to Los Angeles in a slimy attempt to intimidate the local cops. This falls flat on its face when Hoover (the main character--an LAPD homicide detective--, not the FBI director of the same name) and the Chief immediately call it out for what it is, and Hoover later ambushes the FBI agent to beat him up. Then he drags the guy out of the federal building they're in and points to a line on the floor to tell him where his jurisdiction ends.
22nd May '17 7:24:20 PM JMQwilleran
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** Subverted in another episode in which the titular mentalist actually expresses hope that they could just pass the buck on a missing persons case involving a rich-and-well-connected type he's not interested in investigating to the F.B.I.
-->'''Jane''': Can't we just give it to the F.B.I.? They love that stuff.
-->'''Lisbon''': Oh, I wish. Boss is doing on-cameras - it's our baby.
22nd May '17 7:19:16 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', the [=FBI=], Missing Persons and the [=CIA=] are all mixed in investigating the mess of events that is the show's plot and none of them are particularly happy with each other.
21st May '17 11:07:56 AM AFP
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** A couple of episodes later, the NCIS team manage to basically seize a crime scene from the local cop after [[WhatTheHellHero browbeating him over his slipshod approach to crime scene investigation]] (which included handling evidence with his bare hands, allowing reporters onto the scene, and presuming that the victim was a drug dealer without evidence). A few miles away, meanwhile, there are a couple of dead drug dealers at a crime scene controlled by Army CID, who happily turns it over to NCIS and the DEA because the two crime scenes seem related, and because the local CID office is shorthanded that day.
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