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24th Feb '17 9:41:54 PM JackG
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* Both subverted and played straight in ''Series/TheCommish''. Commissioner Scali and his Chief of Detectives are going undercover to gather evidence against a pornographer. At one point the pornographer reaches under his coat, the detective draws his gun shouting "Don't move!" only for it to be a cigar case. At the end of the episode they've no evidence against the pornographer, even though he indirectly caused the death of their friend's daughter. The pornographer is smirking at this, and reaches for a cigar to celebrate whereupon the detective shouts "Don't move!" and shoots him. Although the only other witness (a police officer who entered the room at that moment) backs up his statement that the criminal appeared to be reaching for a gun, Scali knows the truth and insists that the detective leave his department.

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* Both subverted and played straight in ''Series/TheCommish''. Commissioner Scali and his Chief of Detectives Paulie Pentangeli are going undercover to gather evidence against a pornographer. At one point when the pornographer reaches under his coat, the detective Paulie draws his gun shouting "Don't move!" only for it to be a cigar case. At the end of the episode they've no evidence against the pornographer, even though he indirectly caused the death of their friend's daughter. The pornographer is smirking at this, and reaches for a cigar to celebrate whereupon the detective Paulie shouts "Don't move!" and then immediately shoots him. Although the only other witness (a police officer who entered the room at that moment) backs up his statement that the criminal appeared to be reaching for a gun, Scali knows the truth and insists that the detective Paulie leave his department.
14th Feb '17 7:43:57 AM ChronoLegion
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** Another episode has a (white) uniformed cop shoot a black teenager in a predominantly black neighborhood. The cop claims the kid had a gun, except all the witnesses deny this, and no gun is found. It's not until the end that Frank personally visits the owner of the shop right next to the shooting site and ''suggests'' that she hand over the gun that she pocketed in the confusion with no repercussions to her. He even chooses his words to make it seem as if she only took the gun to keep any kid from grabbing it to make her more likely to hand it over.


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* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', [=McGee=] shoots a fleeing suspect, who seems to be aiming a gun at him. Except, no one can find the gun later, and an internal investigation is opened. The gun is later found to have been taken by someone else to make [=McGee=] look bad.
14th Feb '17 7:37:24 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/NationalSecurity'', Hank (white) and Earl (black) are security guards (who hate each other), chasing after a van of burglars who have broken into a warehouse. They are stopped by armed cops who demand they get out of the car, Hank comes up and starts waving for the cops to go after the van. The cop yells at him to put down the gun he's still holding. Hank does so. Earl is pissed off, claiming that had he pulled out his wallet, they'd have shot him.

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* In ''Film/NationalSecurity'', Hank (white) and Earl (black) are security guards (who hate each other), chasing after a van of burglars who have broken into a warehouse. They are stopped by armed cops who demand they get out of the car, Hank comes up and starts waving for the cops to go after the van. The cop yells at him to put down the gun he's still holding. Hank does so. Earl is pissed off, claiming that had he pulled out his wallet, they'd have shot him. On the other hand, Hank is an ex-cop, so it's possible the arresting officers recognized him.
13th Feb '17 4:17:53 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': At the end of "The Fallen", a surrendering hostage-taker is shot by the SWAT team when he reaches inside his jacket for his St. Christopher medallion.
4th Feb '17 1:33:24 AM Doug86
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* [[RuleOfThree And speaking of]] Creator/ClintEastwood, there's another example in the film ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. W.W. Beauchamp, a PennyDreadful writer, is detained along with the gunfighter he's shadowing by the BigBad's Mooks. When asked to provide credentials, Beauchamp reaches into his bag to produce a sample of his writing... and immediately realizes that every gun in sight is now cocked and pointed at him. [[BringMyBrownPants He promptly wets himself.]]

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* [[RuleOfThree And speaking of]] Creator/ClintEastwood, there's another example in the film ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. W.W. Beauchamp, a PennyDreadful ''Series/PennyDreadful'' writer, is detained along with the gunfighter he's shadowing by the BigBad's Mooks. When asked to provide credentials, Beauchamp reaches into his bag to produce a sample of his writing... and immediately realizes that every gun in sight is now cocked and pointed at him. [[BringMyBrownPants He promptly wets himself.]]
25th Jan '17 12:37:36 AM Agent_B
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* In the Tim Allen/Kirstey Alley comedy ''Film/ForRicherForPoorer'', Allen's character pulls out a phone when he steps out of a car to be met by cops. One cop shoots the phone, believing it to be a gun.

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* In the Tim Allen/Kirstey Alley comedy ''Film/ForRicherForPoorer'', ''Film/ForRicherorPoorer'', Allen's character pulls out a phone when he steps out of a car to be met by cops. One cop shoots the phone, believing it to be a gun.
2nd Nov '16 12:53:16 PM ZombieAladdin
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Compare/contrast with InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence.

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Compare/contrast with InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence.
InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence. Not related to ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
9th Oct '16 3:41:47 PM eroock
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* In ''Anime/{{Tekkonkinkreet}}'', during the early confrontation between the yakuza and the Apaches, Kimura reaches into his inside pocket and ... the Apaches are getting nervous ... produces a cigarette.
6th Oct '16 7:32:06 PM dmcreif
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* Played with in ''Series/LukeCage''. Some goons panic that [[TheDreaded Diamondback]] is reaching for a gun, only for him to start fake shooting with a finger gun. They relax... [[spoiler: [[BaitAndSwitch And miss the gun he had in his ''other'' hand]], [[AxCrazy which he proceeds to use for kicks]].]]

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* Played with in ''Series/LukeCage''. Some goons panic that ''Series/LukeCage'' when [[TheDreaded Diamondback]] is reaching for introduces himself to Shades' guys. He seemingly pulls his right hand out of his pocket, waves it around like a gun, only for him to start fake shooting with then "fires" a finger gun. They relax... [[spoiler: real round into one of their shoulders. [[BaitAndSwitch And miss They missed the real gun he had in his ''other'' other hand]], [[AxCrazy which he proceeds to use for kicks]].]]
4th Oct '16 11:46:38 PM Racso
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* Played with in ''Series/LukeCage''. Some goons panic that [[TheDreaded Diamondback]] is reaching for a gun, only for him to start fake shooting with a finger gun. They relax... [[spoiler: [[BaitAndSwitch And miss the gun he had in his ''other'' hand]], [[AxCrazy which he proceeds to use for kicks]].]]
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