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15th Aug '17 5:00:16 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/TheInfected'' the police aren't ''useless'' per se, but entirely unequipped to deal with superpowers, and it makes them trigger-happy. The protagonist of the first book, Brian, is almost killed twice in police custody, though this is later shown to be a result of mind-control, his feud with the police for the rest of the series causes no shortage of headaches for everyone.
2nd Aug '17 9:52:50 PM TheLaughingFist
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** Lampshaded in ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'' where the titular character Gwen is from the real world and lays out that the reason why there are so many villains and heroes is because this trope is in play.
15th May '17 11:20:43 PM MsCC93
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Some things police do in RealLife understandably ''seem'' lazy or useless to outside observers, too, when they actually aren't -- [[DonutMessWithACop like sitting in their car eating]][[note]]as anyone who has worked any security can tell you, this is a side effect of having a job where most of it is ''waiting for something to happen'' as opposed to jobs where earning money is dependent on action[[/note]] or a crowd of them arriving and standing around for a simple traffic stop -- you can't (like a quiet day at your job) send police home just because no one is breaking the law -- they still may be needed at a moment's notice! and a lot of people get angry when CSI doesn't come and roadblocks aren't put up because someone broke into their car. [[note]]We've all heard about instances where police officers were killed that just started out as "a normal traffic stop" -- imagine how you would feel if you coworker was shot and you were sitting in your car two blocks away eating a donut.[[/note]]

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Some things police do in RealLife understandably ''seem'' lazy or useless to outside observers, too, when they actually aren't -- [[DonutMessWithACop like sitting in their car eating]][[note]]as anyone who has worked any security can tell you, this is a side effect of having a job where most of it is ''waiting for something to happen'' as opposed to jobs where earning money is dependent on action[[/note]] or a crowd of them arriving and standing around for a simple traffic stop -- you can't (like a quiet day at your job) send police home just because no one is breaking the law -- they still may be needed at a moment's notice! and a lot of people get angry when CSI doesn't come and roadblocks aren't put up because someone broke into their car. [[note]]We've all heard about instances where police officers were killed that just started out as "a normal traffic stop" -- imagine how you would feel if you coworker was shot and you were sitting in your car two blocks away eating a donut.[[/note]]
[[/note]] TruthInTelevision, honestly.
25th Apr '17 9:40:03 PM sgamer82
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* One of the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.

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* One of the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' ''Podcast/{{Rabbits}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.
6th Apr '17 6:28:33 AM Divra
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* Subverted in ''{{Film/Chicago}}''. The police aren't spectacular in any way, but they're courteous and efficient, and they consistently arrest the real culprits.
6th Apr '17 6:24:38 AM Divra
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* Subverted in ''Film/Chicago''. The police aren't spectacular in any way, but they're courteous and efficient, and they consistently arrest the real culprits.

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* Subverted in ''Film/Chicago''.''{{Film/Chicago}}''. The police aren't spectacular in any way, but they're courteous and efficient, and they consistently arrest the real culprits.
6th Apr '17 6:07:21 AM Divra
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* Subverted in ''Film/Chicago''. The police aren't spectacular in any way, but they're courteous and efficient, and they consistently arrest the real culprits.
24th Mar '17 2:11:37 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The rest of the ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' series doesn't improves on their portrayal, with them being pretty much Gendo Ikari's KickTheDog goon squad-slash-SecretPolice to enforce [[AssimilationPlot The Scenario's]] route and the loyalty of those who are important to it (as an example: after Shinji talks against Gendo's standing orders to kill the Superwomen on sight in ''Fanfic/SOELilithsHerald'', Gendo simply has Section-2 beat him within an inch of his life and then displayed on NERV Headquarters as an example of what will happen if ''anybody'' attempts to defy him).
16th Mar '17 9:23:01 PM sgamer82
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* One if the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.

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* One if of the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.
15th Mar '17 6:51:27 AM sgamer82
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* One if the major factors in Carly Parker starting the ''Podcast/{{RABBITS}}'' podcast to document her investigation into the disappearance of her childhood friend, Yumiko, is that the police assumed her disappearance was her deliberately running away to escape the academic pressures of a Japanese immigrant household. Putting aside that this stereotypical view is ''not'' an accurate description of Yumiko's parents, it also means they have never taken the investigation seriously enough for Carly. She notes multiple times that her insistence that there is more to it only seems to annoy them.
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