History PlayingWith / PoliceAreUseless

14th Sep '16 2:15:43 PM AHI-3000
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{eldritch abomination}}s [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{eldritch abomination}}s abomination}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.



** Rachel's claims involve supernatural creatures or phenomena (i.e supervillains, vampires, werewolves, aliens, leprechauns, etc.) which the police are unlikely to believe because very few other rational people would.

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** Rachel's claims involve supernatural creatures or phenomena (i.e e. supervillains, vampires, werewolves, aliens, eldritch monsters, leprechauns, etc.) which the police are unlikely to believe because very few other rational people would.
28th Aug '16 12:37:04 AM Mhazard
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{EldrichAbomination}}s [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{EldrichAbomination}}s {{eldritch abomination}}s [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.



** The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report leads to Rachel considering to become a VigilateMan and [[PayEvilUntoEvil murder criminals on her own]], people can no longer trust the police.

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** The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report leads to Rachel considering to become a VigilateMan VigilanteMan and [[PayEvilUntoEvil murder criminals on her own]], people can no longer trust the police.
28th Aug '16 12:35:20 AM Mhazard
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, {{EldrichAbomination}}s [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.



* '''Deconstructed''': The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report means that a criminal gets away with a crime. Rachel is murdered by the criminal to keep her silent.
* '''Reconstructed''': It later turns out that Rachel faked her death in order to call attention to the incompetence of the law enforcement system. This allows a new commissioner to be elected to clean things up and get personnel to take crime reports more seriously.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report means that a criminal gets away with a crime. Rachel is murdered by the criminal to keep her silent.
** The failure of the police to act on Rachel's report leads to Rachel considering to become a VigilateMan and [[PayEvilUntoEvil murder criminals on her own]], people can no longer trust the police.
* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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It later turns out that Rachel faked her death in order to call attention to the incompetence of the law enforcement system. This allows a new commissioner to be elected to clean things up and get personnel to take crime reports more seriously.seriously.
** But then Rachel decides to [[StartMyOwn join the police]] and build a competent role model for the others.
14th Jul '16 4:38:26 PM Discar
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideContextVillain but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideContextVillain [[OutsideGenreFoe but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.
2nd Jul '16 12:26:42 PM mariic
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** Rachel was GenreSavvy enough to instead report, "There's some nutjob dressed up like Dracula going around attacking people." The police would consider "a dangerous and delusional person" more plausible that "a real-life vampire".

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** Rachel was GenreSavvy enough to instead report, [[MetaphoricallyTrue "There's some nutjob dressed up like Dracula going around attacking people." "]] The police would consider "a dangerous and delusional person" more plausible that "a real-life vampire".
22nd Mar '16 2:02:47 PM AHI-3000
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** It's not just law enforcement, but the [[MilitariesAreUseless armed forces]] are also incapable of dealing with security threats.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
12th Feb '16 7:40:46 AM VPhantom
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* '''Lampshaded''': "The police in this city couldn't catch a cold."

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"The police in this city couldn't catch a cold."
12th Feb '16 7:39:57 AM NisjayCakecup
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** "You cops have a right to remain useless. Any attempts to make yourself worth a damn in this force can and will be used against you in a [[KangarooCourt court of law.]]"
16th Oct '15 4:39:20 PM AHI-3000
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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideContextVillain but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]], {{Alien Abduction}}s, and {{Leprechaun}}s.

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* '''Downplayed''': The police have good intentions, and do their jobs well, [[OutsideContextVillain but are woefully unprepared to deal with]] {{supervillain}}s, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]], vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]], {{Alien Abduction}}s, and {{Leprechaun}}s.werewolves]], {{alien abduction}}s, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] {{leprechaun}}s.



** The police department in Rachel's city is notoriously incompetent and corrupt.

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** The police department in Rachel's city is notoriously incompetent [[PoliceBrutality brutal]], [[DirtyCop corrupt]], and corrupt.[[LawfulStupid incompetent]].
** Some of the officers have a vested interest in ensuring that Rachel's report is dismissed, because they're behind the crime (or otherwise involved).



** Some of the officers have a vested interest in ensuring that Rachel's report is dismissed, because they're behind the crime (or otherwise involved).
** Rachel's claims involve supernatural creatures or phenomena (i.e vampires, werewolves, aliens, leprechauns etc.) which the police are unlikely to believe because very few other rational people would.

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** Some of the officers have a vested interest in ensuring that Rachel's report is dismissed, because they're behind the crime (or otherwise involved).
** Rachel's claims involve supernatural creatures or phenomena (i.e supervillains, vampires, werewolves, aliens, leprechauns leprechauns, etc.) which the police are unlikely to believe because very few other rational people would.



** The writer has a low opinion of the police force and this is reflected in the story.

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** The writer has a low opinion of the police force force, and this is reflected in the story.
8th Oct '15 1:02:53 AM Yalsaris63
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** The city that Rachel lives in has its budget so much in the red that they decide to cut off funding for many services, including the police department. Thus, the police go on strike and are completely unable to do the usual job of protecting and serving the citizenry.
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