History Main / RabidCop

18th Apr '18 4:13:47 PM Ninamarie124
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15th Apr '18 6:30:22 PM Morgenthaler
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** Perhaps [[ExaggeratedTrope the ultimate example]] is Judge Dredd's nemesis, Judge Death. He starts off his time in his reality's judge force [[HangingJudge executing perps for minor crimes]] (untied shoelaces, making too much noise, loitering...). ''And he only gets worse''. Eventually, he reasons that all crime is committed by the living, [[AllCrimesAreEqual therefore life is a crime]]. Cue the extermination of his world's entire population and his attempts to do this to Dredd's universe.

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** Perhaps [[ExaggeratedTrope the ultimate example]] is Judge Dredd's nemesis, Judge Death. He starts off his time in his reality's judge force [[HangingJudge executing perps for minor crimes]] (untied shoelaces, making too much noise, breach of noise regulations, loitering...). ''And he only gets worse''. Eventually, he reasons that all crime is committed by the living, [[AllCrimesAreEqual therefore life is a crime]]. Cue the extermination of his world's entire population and his attempts to do this to Dredd's universe.
15th Apr '18 6:28:32 PM Morgenthaler
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** Perhaps the ultimate example is Judge Dredd's nemesis, Judge Death. He starts off his time in his reality's judge force [[HangingJudge executing perps for minor crimes]] (untied shoelaces, making too much noise, loitering...). ''And he only gets worse''. Eventually, he reasons that all crime is committed by the living, [[AllCrimesAreEqual therefore life is a crime]]. Cue the extermination of his world's entire population and his attempts to do this to Dredd's universe.

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** Perhaps [[ExaggeratedTrope the ultimate example example]] is Judge Dredd's nemesis, Judge Death. He starts off his time in his reality's judge force [[HangingJudge executing perps for minor crimes]] (untied shoelaces, making too much noise, loitering...). ''And he only gets worse''. Eventually, he reasons that all crime is committed by the living, [[AllCrimesAreEqual therefore life is a crime]]. Cue the extermination of his world's entire population and his attempts to do this to Dredd's universe.
15th Apr '18 6:10:36 PM Morgenthaler
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** Played straight in the ''Magazine/HeavyMetal'' continuity by Judge Dredd himself. Since everything is BloodierAndGorier, Dredd is far more violent and callous, with his methods of dispensing justice verging into the unfunny side of DisproportionateRetribution.
15th Apr '18 6:14:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Oddly enough, even when they have the actual capacity to be JudgeJuryAndExecutioner, this is averted by the Mega-City One Judges and ''especially'' Dredd--like any actual real police force, they frown greatly on members using excessive force without due justification and even so much as a single baton strike too many can put them in a whole heap of trouble with [[InternalAffairs the SJS]], if not worse. Of course, that's not to say Justice Department doesn't have any bad eggs. The likes of Judge Manners, who sodomises a juve with his daystick, or Judge Kruger, whose preference for using his daystick is so ingrained into him, he plants drugs on an innocent woman he beat to death, are rife within the department.

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** Oddly enough, even when they have the actual capacity to be JudgeJuryAndExecutioner, this is averted subverted by the Mega-City One Judges and ''especially'' Dredd--like any actual real police force, they frown greatly on members using excessive force without due justification and even so much as a single baton strike too many can put them in a whole heap of trouble with [[InternalAffairs the SJS]], if not worse. Of course, that's not to say Justice Department doesn't have any bad eggs. The likes of Judge Manners, who sodomises a juve with his daystick, or Judge Kruger, whose preference for using his daystick is so ingrained into him, he plants drugs on an innocent woman he beat to death, are rife within the department.
14th Feb '18 2:05:11 PM margdean56
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* Gotham City Police Detective Harvey Bullock from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' dips into this quite a bit - which makes it [[{{Hypocrite}} very strange that he also often scolds Batman for being a vigilante]]. Of course, this varies DependingOnTheAuthor; also, it could be that Bullock just resents Batman for making the police look incompetent. Also DependingOnTheWriter, ''Batman'' is seen as this to the rest of the superhero community, performing HighAltitudeInterrogation like nobody's business among other borderline-sociopathic steps to keep [[WretchedHive Gotham's]] crime in check.

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* Gotham City Police Detective Harvey Bullock from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' dips into this quite a bit - which bit--which makes it [[{{Hypocrite}} very strange that he also often scolds Batman for being a vigilante]]. Of course, this varies DependingOnTheAuthor; also, it could be that Bullock just resents Batman for making the police look incompetent. Also DependingOnTheWriter, ''Batman'' is seen as this to the rest of the superhero community, performing HighAltitudeInterrogation like nobody's business among other borderline-sociopathic steps to keep [[WretchedHive Gotham's]] crime in check.



** Oddly enough, even when they have the actual capacity to be JudgeJuryAndExecutioner, this is averted by the Mega-City One Judges and ''especially'' Dredd--like any actual real police force, they frown greatly at members using excessive force without due justification and even so much as a single baton strike too many can put them in a whole heap of trouble with [[InternalAffairs the SJS]], if not worse. Of course, that's not to say Justice Department doesn't have any bad eggs. The likes of Judge Manners, who sodomises a juve with his daystick, or Judge Kruger, whose preference for using his daystick is so ingrained into him, he plants drugs on an innocent woman he beat to death, are rife within the department.

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** Oddly enough, even when they have the actual capacity to be JudgeJuryAndExecutioner, this is averted by the Mega-City One Judges and ''especially'' Dredd--like any actual real police force, they frown greatly at on members using excessive force without due justification and even so much as a single baton strike too many can put them in a whole heap of trouble with [[InternalAffairs the SJS]], if not worse. Of course, that's not to say Justice Department doesn't have any bad eggs. The likes of Judge Manners, who sodomises a juve with his daystick, or Judge Kruger, whose preference for using his daystick is so ingrained into him, he plants drugs on an innocent woman he beat to death, are rife within the department.
2nd Nov '17 9:46:31 PM ajbit26
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** Ironically, when the series started, it was ''Olivia'' who was the borderline lawsuit waiting to happen, as she was the one who tended to browbeat people and assault suspects.
27th Sep '17 10:15:40 PM Scoutstr295
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* Pretty much all of the protagonists in ''Anime/AngelCop'', with the titular Angel standing out.
24th Sep '17 11:38:19 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* Bad Cop in "The Lego Movie". DUH. ...To those who've seen the movie, at least.

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%%* * Bad Cop in "The Lego Movie". DUH. ...To those who've seen His EstablishingCharacterMoment includes Good Cop giving Emmett a glass of water (after getting battered by B.C.) only for Bad Cop to instantly swat it away barking out "too late!" and carrying out his interrogation, and he uses absurd amounts of overkill to try to stop him from getting to the movie, at least.Kragle.


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* The titular ''Film/DirtyHarry'' Callahan tap-dances between being this and being a CowboyCop. He can be pretty damn brutal to crooks (to the point that when he's accused of PoliceBrutality by the Scorpio Killer on the first film, he points out that it's obvious the Killer is trying to set him up--because if it had actually been him, the Killer wouldn't have even been able to ''walk'' afterwards) he still tries to at least follow the rules for police combat encounters.
** The second film, ''Film/MagnumForce'', has a whole group of these as a DeliberatelyBadExample. They start the film by going after criminals that have gotten OffOnATechnicality, but they perform their exterminations with an absolute disregard for collateral damage (even killing fellow cops that get in the way), and Harry asks to them on the denouement what will happen when they eventually become bold enough [[DisproportionateRetribution to start shooting anybody they can classify as "criminal", even jaywalkers and owners of really messy dogs]], with the answer given to him being "we will do as we please".
24th Sep '17 11:04:24 PM Scoutstr295
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* Richard Chance, in ''Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA'', is an already hot-headed Secret Service agent who goes off the rails after his partner gets killed. Over the course of the movie, he's brash with authority figures, doesn't like it when the rules get in the way of his plans, takes evidence without following protocol and resorts to ''blackmail and armed robbery'' to further his investigation. His antics [[spoiler:lead to the accidental death of an undercover FBI agent and his own killing]]. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Vukovitch]] follows in his footsteps.

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* Richard Chance, in ''Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA'', is an already hot-headed Secret Service agent who goes off the rails after his partner gets killed. Over the course of the movie, he's He's brash with authority figures, doesn't like it when the rules get in the way of his plans, takes evidence without following protocol and resorts to ''blackmail and armed robbery'' to further his investigation. His antics [[spoiler:lead to the accidental death of an undercover FBI agent and his own killing]]. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Vukovitch]] follows in his footsteps.
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