History Series / BlueBloods

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* BrandX: On several occasions, "Con Electric" utility trucks are shown being used, either as stakeout vehicles or as a robbery getaway cars. Ostensibly, it's the show's equivalent of Con Edison, New York City's actual utility company.

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* BrandX: On several occasions, "Con Electric" utility trucks are shown being used, either as stakeout vehicles or as a robbery getaway cars. Ostensibly, it's the show's equivalent of Con Consolidated Edison, New York City's actual utility company.



** In "All the News That's Fit to Click", an anti-cop criminal shoots Lorenzo Colt, a reporter who happens to be dressed in an NYPD-issue windbreaker, while he's doing a ridealong with Jamie and Edie. The suspect, Michael Hicks, who has a history of violence against cops, is arrested. Colt is brought in to identify the suspect in a lineup, he refuses to identify Hicks and is let go, as is Hicks. In reality, if a victim refuses to cooperate such as refusing to identify a suspect, the state can still prosecute a suspected offender based upon other evidence. Which, for the record, they already had, as voice recognition had proven with 95% certainty that Hicks made the 911 call that lured Colt and the officers he was riding with into an ambush.
*** From the same episode, Frank surmises (and Danny and others buy into) the suspect thought they were shooting a police officer due to the NYPD windbreaker that Lorenzo Colt was wearing when he was shot. And let's remember Hicks' hatred of cops. Most people in real life know that police officers rarely ever sit in the backseat of patrol cars. Frank and Danny use the term "cop killer" even though the victim survived with fairly minor injuries[[note]]three rounds were absorbed by his bulletproof vest and one lightly grazed his neck[[/note]]. Based upon the known evidence at the time, it should have been apparent and assumed that Colt was being targeted specifically and not mistaken for a cop - since if the shooter's intent was to kill the officers, he probably would have shot them while they were still on the street and distracted by the reporter. Erin was the only one to properly assess the situation in that no one was killed and it was not a cop involved but a reporter.

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** In "All the News That's Fit to Click", an anti-cop criminal shoots Lorenzo Colt, a reporter who happens to be dressed in an NYPD-issue windbreaker, while he's doing a ridealong with Jamie and Edie. The suspect, Michael Hicks, who has a history of violence against cops, is arrested. Colt is brought in to identify the suspect in a lineup, he refuses to identify Hicks and is let go, as is Hicks. In reality, if a victim refuses to cooperate such as refusing to identify a suspect, the state can still prosecute a suspected offender based upon other evidence. Which, for the record, they the police already had, as voice recognition had proven with 95% certainty that Hicks made the 911 call that lured Colt and the officers he was riding with into an ambush.
*** From the same episode, Frank surmises (and Danny and others buy into) the suspect thought they were shooting a police officer due to the fact that Colt was wearing an NYPD windbreaker that Lorenzo Colt was wearing when he was shot. And let's remember Now consider Hicks' hatred of cops. Most people in real life know that police officers rarely ever sit in the backseat of patrol cars. Frank and Danny use the term "cop killer" even though the victim survived with fairly minor injuries[[note]]three rounds were absorbed by his bulletproof vest and one lightly grazed his neck[[/note]].neck; he was also conscious and on the phone with his publisher within a couple hours of the shooting[[/note]]. Based upon the known evidence at the time, it should have been apparent and assumed that Colt was being targeted specifically and not mistaken for a cop - since if the shooter's intent was to kill the officers, he probably would have shot them while they were still on the street and distracted by the reporter. Erin was the only one to properly assess the situation in that no one was killed and it was not a cop involved but a reporter.



*** When arresting a woman that's running a fraudulent charity that's been using the NYPD emblem, Frank tells her that three other cities have arrest warrants for her and that New York will have to wait. While this could happen in real life, it'd be more likely to be the case if she was wanted for more serious charges in those other cities. Upon taking her into custody, the state of New York would have the choice of trying her there first or allowing her to be extradited.

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*** When arresting a woman that's running a fraudulent charity that's been using the NYPD emblem, Frank tells her that three other cities have arrest warrants for her and that New York will have to wait. While this such a scenario could happen in real life, it'd be more likely to be the case if she was wanted for more serious charges in those other cities. Upon taking her into custody, the state of New York would have the choice of trying her there first or allowing her to be extradited.



** In "Family Ties," Chelsea Cole, a banker who has handled kickbacks for corrupt deputy mayor Randy St. Clair says, "Where our clients' money comes from is not our concern." Actually, it is. By law, American banks are required to notify law enforcement when they find any evidence that their clients are involved in money laundering or any form of criminal activity. It's justified because as it turns out, she was the lover of St. Clair's aide Josh Saunders, and they were both accomplices to St. Clair's corruption.

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** In "Family Ties," Chelsea Cole, a banker who has handled kickbacks for corrupt deputy mayor Randy St. Clair says, "Where our clients' money comes from is not our concern." Actually, it is. By law, American banks are required to notify law enforcement when they find any evidence that their clients are involved in money laundering or any form of criminal activity. It's justified because as it turns out, she was the lover of St. Clair's aide Josh Saunders, the deputy mayor's aide, and they were both accomplices to St. Clair's corruption.



** In "Sins of the Father," Danny and Baez investigate murders that were committed by the parents of a porn star who committed suicide, while Frank deals with the fact that the father of a recently promoted detective is a man who killed a police officer in front of Henry back in the 1970s, and Jamie and Edie are handling a hit-and-run incident where a teenager covered for his father's role.

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** In "Sins of the Father," Danny and Baez investigate murders that were committed by the parents of a porn star who committed suicide, while Frank deals with the fact that the father of a recently promoted detective is a man who killed a police officer in front of Henry back in the 1970s, and Jamie and Edie are handling a hit-and-run incident where a teenager covered father turns out to have taken the fall for his father's role.son.



** In "Under the Gun," Erin is prosecuting Winslow Martin, a gangbanger who executed a man named Thomas Dunn in cold blood. The case is put in jeopardy when it becomes apparent that the murder weapon that the investigating detective vouchered has been switched out with an identical one prior to being presented before the detective at the trial. As it turns out, Erin's new intern Olivia was behind it - her brother runs with Winslow Martin's gang and they have taken him hostage to threaten her into tampering with the evidence to get Winslow acquitted.

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** In "Under the Gun," Erin is prosecuting Winslow Martin, a gangbanger who executed a man named Thomas Dunn in cold blood. The case is put in jeopardy when it becomes apparent that the murder weapon that the investigating detective vouchered has been switched out with an identical one prior to being presented before the detective at the trial. As it turns out, Erin's new intern Olivia was behind it - her brother runs with Winslow Martin's gang and they have taken him hostage to threaten her into tampering with the evidence to get Winslow acquitted.



* InsultToRocks: Civil rights attorney Gerry Guerrero compared the NYPD to TheMafia in "Rush to Judgment". At the denouement he tells Frank, "I should be apologizing to the members of the Columbo and the Gambino family for comparing them to you."

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* InsultToRocks: Civil InsultToRocks:
**In "Rush to Judgment," civil
rights attorney Gerry Guerrero compared compares the NYPD to TheMafia in "Rush to Judgment".TheMafia. At the denouement he tells Frank, "I should be apologizing to the members of the Columbo and the Gambino family for comparing them to you."
**In "Knockout Game," Frank and his chiefs are discussing how to deal with the recent spate of gangs giving haymakers to random pedestrians. Frank comments, "Look this kind of stupid, random brutality is giving regular street crime a bad name.
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* InternalAffairs: The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau exists, and it seriously needs to tighten up its recruiting standards. We've seen two recurring-role investigators who have been revealed to have been crooked: Season 1's Lieutenant Alex Bello is at first seen to be hard-nosed-but-professional ... but is later revealed to be a member of the ultra-corrupt Blue Templar fraternity. Captain Derek Elwood is introduced in Season 2, again tough-but-fair ... but who is also later revealed to be crooked and framed Danny for drug possession in Season 3 in an attempt to cover his gambling habit. On the other hand we have Detective Kate Lansing, Danny's first interim partner between Jackie leaving and Baez coming in. She started in IA and then went back there after a few episodes.

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* InternalAffairs: The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau exists, and it seriously needs to tighten up its recruiting standards. We've seen two recurring-role investigators who have been revealed to have been crooked: Season 1's Lieutenant Alex Bello is at first seen to be hard-nosed-but-professional ... but is later revealed to be a member of the ultra-corrupt Blue Templar fraternity. Captain Derek Elwood is introduced in Season 2, again tough-but-fair ... but who is also later revealed to be crooked and framed Danny for drug possession and murder in Season 3 in an attempt to cover his gambling habit. On the other hand we have Detective Kate Lansing, Danny's first interim partner between Jackie leaving and Baez coming in. She started in IA and then went back there after a few episodes.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When Henry hires Erin's ex-husband on the sly to be an attorney for Danny when he was framed by [[spoiler:a crooked InternalAffairs agent]], he billed for it... totaling all of $1.
* {{Joisey}}: Inspector General Kelly Peterson from Season 4 is originally from New Jersey ([[{{UsefulNotes/NewJersey}} Newark]], to be exact) and previously served as the Essex County Prosecutor before accepting the newly-created position of NYPD Inspector General.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When In "Framed," Henry hires Erin's ex-husband on the sly to be an attorney for Danny when he was framed by [[spoiler:a crooked InternalAffairs agent]], he billed bills for it... totaling all of $1.
* {{Joisey}}: Inspector General Kelly Peterson from Season 4 is originally from New Jersey from ([[{{UsefulNotes/NewJersey}} Newark]], to be exact) New Jersey, and previously served as the Essex County Prosecutor before accepting the newly-created position of NYPD Inspector General.



** Another NYPD-FBI friction case happens in "Down the Rabbit Hole" over serial killer Thomas Wilder, when some of his bodies turn up and the FBI preemptively releases a press release without conversing with the NYPD first. Of course, the FBI does have jurisdiction since Wilder is wanted for crimes in multiple states, but it still is this for their failure to share information with the NYPD.

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** Another NYPD-FBI friction case happens in "Down the Rabbit Hole" over serial killer Thomas Wilder, when some of his bodies turn up and the FBI preemptively releases a press release without conversing with the NYPD first. Of course, the FBI does have jurisdiction since Wilder is wanted for crimes in multiple states, but it still is this for their failure to share information with the NYPD. Danny also clashes with one of the FBI investigators he's forced to work with.



** In the season 5 two-part finale, Deputy Chief Donald Kent and his wife are gunned down in a gangland hit. It's proven that the hit was carried out on the orders of Clinton Wallace, the leader of the Warrior Kings gang, who is doing life at Rikers for other crimes. Frank visits Rikers and arrests Wallace for conspiracy to murder Kent, Kent's wife, and Hector,a witness to the Kents' death, and the attempted murder of Linda (who was hit by a collateral bullet during the assassination of Hector). Wallace laughs at the charges as he's already serving life, but Frank then explains that a search of Kent's possessions revealed that he took an oath with the United States Marshals' Service which would've allowed him to work with the DEA if he so chose to. The oath technically made Kent a federal law enforcement agent. And while New York state law doesn't have the death penalty, federal law does have the death penalty, so Wallace will be extradited to Terre Haute, Indiana to stand trial for Kent's death, which also removes his ability to give orders to his gang.

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** In the season 5 two-part finale, Deputy Chief Donald Kent and his wife are gunned down in a gangland hit. It's proven that the hit was carried out on the orders of Clinton Wallace, the leader of the Warrior Kings gang, who is doing life at Rikers for other crimes. Frank visits Rikers and arrests Wallace for conspiracy to murder Kent, Kent's wife, and Hector,a Hector, a witness to the Kents' death, and the attempted murder of Linda (who was hit by a collateral bullet during the assassination of Hector). Wallace laughs at the charges as he's already serving life, but Frank then explains that a search of Kent's possessions revealed that he took an oath with the United States Marshals' Service which would've allowed him to work with the DEA if he so chose to. The oath technically made Kent a federal law enforcement agent. And while New York state law doesn't have the death penalty, federal law does have the death penalty, so Wallace will be extradited to Terre Haute, Indiana to stand trial for Kent's death, which also removes his ability to give orders to his gang.



** Frank is impressed with Gormley's support for his squad, enough that he decides that Gormley should be his liaison with the rank and file cops. However, Gormley is too low in ranks to be eligible for Chief of Department[[note]]who must be a Captain or higher; Gormley is just a Sergeant[[/note]], so Frank creates a new job post of "Special Assistant to the Commissioner" which gives Gormley the duties of the Chief of Department.

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** In "Excessive Force," Gormley passionately stands up for his squad while Danny is being investigated for an alleged case of excessive force. Frank is impressed with Gormley's support for his squad, enough that he decides that Gormley should be his liaison with the rank and file cops. However, Gormley is too low in ranks to be eligible for Chief of Department[[note]]who must be a Captain or higher; Gormley is just a Sergeant[[/note]], so Frank creates a new job post of "Special Assistant to the Commissioner" which gives Gormley the duties of the Chief of Department.



* ManOnFire: In "Through the Looking Glass", in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, a group of men set a homeless guy named Benjamin Wilson on fire. Reporter Anne Farrell uses the incident to criticize the NYPD's patrolling of neighborhoods like Brownsville. Things get complicated when Farrell scores an interview with the murder suspect, who says (with face and voice altered) that the murder was part of a gang initiation, and that she can be certain it will happen again. Frank tries to get Farrell to give up the name of the killer, but she claims First Amendment protection. Erin gets a judge to compel Farrell to give up the information in order to prevent a future violent crime from being committed. Farrell refuses to testify and goes to jail for contempt of court, where Frank visits her. He says he has nothing to do with her being in jail, then convinces her that while she may not agree with Frank about the policing in Brownsville, they both know that Benjamin Wilson's killer belongs in prison, not out on the streets.
* MarriedToTheJob: Danny. It's primarily of the "The Job is That Important" type, but with shades of "Justified Workaholic". Much to his actual wife Linda's chagrin, and often a source of tension when Danny has to leave his family's side to go out on an investigation. He also schedules himself for a lot of extra tours when he and Linda are going through financial difficulties.

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* ManOnFire: In "Through the Looking Glass", a group of gangbangers in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, a group of men Brooklyn set a homeless guy named Benjamin Wilson on fire. Reporter Anne Farrell uses the incident to criticize the NYPD's patrolling of neighborhoods like Brownsville. Things get complicated when Farrell scores an interview with the murder suspect, who says (with face and voice altered) that the murder was part of a gang initiation, and that she can be certain it will happen again. Frank tries to get Farrell to give up the name of the killer, but she claims First Amendment protection. Erin gets a judge to compel Farrell to give up the information in order to prevent a future violent crime from being committed. Farrell refuses to testify and goes to jail for contempt of court, where Frank visits her. He says he has nothing to do with her being in jail, then convinces her that while she may not agree with Frank about the policing in Brownsville, they both know that Benjamin Wilson's killer belongs in prison, not out on the streets.
* MarriedToTheJob: Danny. It's MarriedToTheJob:
**Danny's
primarily of the "The Job is That Important" type, but with shades of "Justified Workaholic". Much to his actual wife Linda's chagrin, and often a source of tension when Danny has to leave his family's side to go out on an investigation. He also schedules himself for a lot of extra tours when he and Linda are going through financial difficulties.difficulties.
**Jamie's first fiancée Sydney Davenport left him early in season 1 as a result of this.



* MistakenForCheating: Garrett interprets Frank's strange absences (he's paying secret visits to a psychiatrist's office) for hiding a new girlfriend. He even offers to help cover for him! See also SureLetsGoWithThat below.

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* MistakenForCheating: In "The Job," Garrett interprets Frank's strange absences (he's paying secret visits to a psychiatrist's office) for hiding a new girlfriend. He even offers to help cover for him! See also SureLetsGoWithThat below.



** In "Love Stories," when Gormley submits Danny's and Baez's names for Medal of Valor consideration, on behalf of their actions in "Partners," Frank is initially reluctant to give a medal to Danny because of the potential that the public might see it as nepotism. He eventually relents. Because, as it turns out, Frank had been passed over for a similar commendation years before when Henry was commissioner (for singlehandedly taking down a fleeing bank robber while off-duty), they decide to, for the sake of it, do a private medal ceremony for him afterwards.

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** In "Love Stories," when Gormley submits Danny's and Baez's names for Medal of Valor consideration, on behalf of their actions in "Partners," Frank is initially reluctant to give a medal to Danny because of the potential that the public might see it as nepotism. He eventually relents. Because, as When talking about it turns out, with Henry, Frank learns that he himself had been passed over for a similar commendation years before when Henry was commissioner (for singlehandedly taking down a fleeing bank robber while off-duty), off-duty). Frank relents, gives the Medal of Valor to Danny and Baez. When they sit down for Sunday dinner afterwards, Henry and the rest of the family decide to, for the sake of it, to do a private medal ceremony for him afterwards.Frank.



* NoodleIncident: The various times Jamie swallowed things. Also, the various times when Erin went out on a date as a teenager and Frank secretly had his off-duty buddies tail her and her date to make sure she was safe. Erin only learns about this when she herself (along with Frank and Henry) stay up late waiting for Nicky to get back from a date...and Frank reveals he's made similar arrangements for Nicky's protection.
* NonPromotion[=/=]LoopholeAbuse: After four seasons as Danny's supervisor at the 54th Precinct Detective Squad, Sgt. Sid Gormley impresses Frank with his candor and concern for the rank-and-file cops (after standing up for his own detectives during a COMPSTATS meeting). Frank then informs Gormley that he's making him Dino Arbogast's replacement as Frank's liaison to the regular cops[[note]]Arbogast had resigned in the season 4 finale when he was among several high-ranking officials caught up in a blackmail operation involving the district attorney's office[[/note]]. However, since the regulations require that the Chief of Department to be at least a captain, Frank instead creates the position of the Special Assistant to the Commissioner, which allows Gormley to assume the duties and authority but not the rank and privileges of the [=CoD=]. While Gormley does receive a promotion to Lieutenant later in season 5, this is mostly still in effect when he has to interface with senior police officers who outrank him.

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* NoodleIncident: The NoodleIncident:
**The
various times Jamie swallowed things. Also, things.
**Also,
the various times when Erin went out on a date as a teenager and Frank secretly had his off-duty buddies tail her and her date to make sure she was safe. Erin only learns about this when she herself (along with Frank and Henry) stay up late waiting for Nicky to get back from a date...and Frank reveals he's made similar arrangements for Nicky's protection.
* NonPromotion[=/=]LoopholeAbuse: After four seasons as Danny's supervisor at the 54th Precinct Detective Squad, Sgt. Sid Gormley impresses Frank with his candor and concern for the rank-and-file cops (after standing up for his own detectives during a COMPSTATS meeting). Frank then informs Gormley that he's making him Dino Arbogast's replacement as Frank's liaison to the regular cops[[note]]Arbogast had resigned in the season 4 finale when he was among several high-ranking officials caught up in a blackmail operation involving the district attorney's office[[/note]]. However, since the regulations require that the Chief of Department to be at least a captain, Frank instead creates the position of the Special Assistant to the Commissioner, which allows Gormley to assume the duties and authority but not the rank and privileges of the [=CoD=]. While Gormley does receive a promotion to Lieutenant later in season 5, this is mostly still in effect when he has to interface with senior police officers who technically outrank him.



** Another aversion: in the early seasons, there were two Franks - Commissioner Frank Reagan, and Mayor Frank Russo. Of course, the latter's name was never mentioned on camera, and when he showed up again in "Men in Black" (when his daughter was arrested by Jamie for smoking pot in public and mouthing off to him and Vinny), he's introduced as Robert Levitt.

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** Another aversion: in the early seasons, there were two Franks - Commissioner Frank Reagan, and Mayor Frank Russo. Of course, the latter's name was never mentioned on camera, and when he showed up again in "Men in Black" (when Jamie arrested his daughter was arrested by Jamie for smoking pot in public and mouthing off to him and Vinny), he's introduced as Robert Levitt.



* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Twice in "Loose Lips". First, Nicky is turned down for admission at one college due to some disparaging remarks she made on Twitter about one of her teachers. Later on, Henry becomes the subject of controversy when he's caught on camera conversing with a friend about one of his old war stories (see PapaWolf).

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* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Twice in "Loose Lips". First, Lips" sees Nicky is get turned down for admission at one college due to some disparaging remarks she made on Twitter about one of her teachers. Later on, Henry becomes the subject of controversy when he's caught on camera conversing with a friend about one of his old war stories (see PapaWolf).



** Example: there is the occasional episode that doesn't have a plot for Danny (although Danny will still show as part of the OnceAnEpisode family dinner conference). These episodes include cases like "With Friends Like These" (which splits time between Erin going back through an unsolved murder case and Frank dealing with tensions between the NYPD and FDNY), "Hold Outs" (which involves Erin dealing with a murder case that had a mistrial while Jamie and Edie work as part of a task force dealing with some street gang issues), and "Custody Battle", where there are two plotlines that both involve Jamie - the A-plot of a death-in-custody involving an officer who used an illegal chokehold, and the B-plot of Jamie convincing Edie to visit her incarcerated father.

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** Example: there is the occasional episode that doesn't have a plot for Danny (although Danny will still show as part of the OnceAnEpisode family dinner conference). These episodes include cases like "With Friends Like These" (which splits time between Erin going back through an unsolved murder case case, Jamie and Edie trying to help a mentally ill woman, and Frank dealing with tensions between the NYPD and FDNY), "Hold Outs" (which involves Erin dealing with a murder case that had a mistrial while Jamie and Edie work as part of a task force dealing with some street gang issues), and "Custody Battle", where there are two plotlines that both involve Jamie - the A-plot of a death-in-custody involving an officer who used an illegal chokehold, and the B-plot of Jamie convincing Edie to visit her incarcerated father.



** In "The Job", a suburbanite father is waging a one-man war against "halfway house dirtbags." He ends up on Danny's bad side after he fires at Danny for interrupting him in the midst of attempting to kill one such victim and inadvertently endangered Danny's wife and kids[[note]]The would-be victim is being chased by said father when he darts out into the street in front of Danny's oncoming car. Danny gets out and begins checking on the guy he hit, at which point the gunman appears and tells Danny (at gunpoint) to back away. Danny pretends to do so, then draws his pistol. The gunman opens fire and flees. Danny is pissed because at least one bullet went through the front and rear windshields of his car and came very close to striking his kids.[[/note]]

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** In "The Job", a suburbanite father is waging a one-man war against "halfway house dirtbags." He ends up on Danny's bad side after he fires at Danny for interrupting him in the midst of attempting to kill one such victim and inadvertently endangered Danny's wife and kids[[note]]The family[[note]]The would-be victim is being chased by said father when he darts out into the street in front of Danny's oncoming car. Danny gets out and begins checking on the guy he hit, at which point the gunman appears and tells Danny (at gunpoint) to back away. Danny pretends to do so, then draws his pistol. The gunman opens fire and flees. Danny is pissed because at least one bullet went through the front and rear windshields of his car and came very close to striking his kids.[[/note]]



* ThePowerOfLegacy: After failing to talk a traumatized war veteran out of jumping off a roof, Danny lies on his incident report, claiming the man had changed his mind about suicide, but slipped and fallen accidentally. That way, the soldier's son will be reassured his father hadn't intended to die and leave his family grief-stricken.

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* ThePowerOfLegacy: After In "Unfinished Business," after failing to talk a traumatized war veteran out of jumping off a roof, Danny lies on his incident report, claiming the man had changed his mind about suicide, but slipped and fallen accidentally. That way, the soldier's son will be reassured his father hadn't intended to die and leave his family grief-stricken.



* PulledFromYourDayOff: Poor Danny once catches a homicide right when he and Linda are about to go out to Long Island for the weekend. He ends up trying and failing to juggle both, with her letting him out of a play they had nonrefundable tickets to by calling a friend.

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* PulledFromYourDayOff: Poor In "A Night on the Town," Danny once catches ends up catching a homicide case right when he and Linda are about to go out to Long Island for the weekend.have a romantic weekend of their own. He ends up trying and failing to juggle both, with her letting him out of a play they had nonrefundable tickets to by calling a friend.



** Reed tries on Frank, holding Erin's hostage. Frank's response is to [[NoNonsenseNemesis just shoot him]].

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** In "Re-Do," Reed tries on Frank, holding Erin's Erin hostage. Frank's response is to [[NoNonsenseNemesis just shoot him]].



** In "Black and Blue" Frank tangles with Rev. Darnell Potter, [[MalcolmXerox a spotlight-loving black pastor who has an axe to grind with the NYPD over race issues]]. Potter walks into a meeting between himself, Frank, and the mayor throwing out a quote by UsefulNotes/MalcolmX. Frank asks for the names of the men in Potter's church who assaulted Jamie and Sgt. Renzulli during the ColdOpening; Potter refuses and accuses him of being unwilling to seek a consensus.

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** In "Black and Blue" Frank tangles with Rev. Darnell Potter, [[MalcolmXerox a spotlight-loving black pastor who has an axe to grind with the NYPD over race issues]]. Potter walks into a meeting between himself, Frank, and the mayor throwing out a quote by UsefulNotes/MalcolmX. Frank asks for the names of the men in Potter's church who assaulted shoved Jamie and Sgt. Renzulli during the ColdOpening; down a flight of stairs; Potter refuses and accuses him of being unwilling to seek a consensus.



** In "Sins of the Father" Danny Reagan's case of the week involves a father seeking vengeance for his daughter, dead of an apparent suicide after being fired from a porn studio (he was targeting the crew). During interrogation:

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** In "Sins of the Father" Danny Reagan's Father", Danny's case of the week involves a father seeking vengeance for his daughter, dead of an apparent who committed suicide after being fired from a porn studio (he was targeting the crew). During interrogation:



** "Privilege". Bad guy has DiplomaticImpunity? Then just [[Film/LethalWeapon revoke]] it! But not so fast -- his government can still deny you the authority to do so.

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** "Privilege". Bad guy has DiplomaticImpunity? Then just [[Film/LethalWeapon [[Film/LethalWeapon2 revoke]] it! But not so fast -- his government can still deny you the authority to do so.



** In "Blowback," public outrage is directed at the NYPD after a grand jury doesn't indict an officer for the controversial shooting of a teenager that was caught on his body cam. An officer is shot in retaliation shortly thereafter. This reflects the outrage felt in real life when a grand jury failed to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner in July 2014. Subsequently, in December 2014, a few weeks after the verdict, NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot to death in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street, and the gunman then committed suicide in a nearby subway station. It was determined that the gunman was retaliating against the NYPD for the deaths of Garner and Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown.

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** In "Blowback," public outrage is directed at the NYPD after a grand jury doesn't indict an officer Officer Eric Russell for the controversial shooting of a knife-wielding teenager that was caught on his body cam. An officer cam, and the bodycam footage is leaked to the Internet. Shortly thereafter, Officer Mark Hayes is shot and critically wounded in retaliation shortly thereafter.what appears to have been a retaliatory incident. This reflects the outrage felt in real life when a grand jury failed to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner in July 2014. Subsequently, in December 2014, a few weeks after the verdict, NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot to death in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street, and the gunman then committed suicide in a nearby subway station. It was determined that the gunman was retaliating against the NYPD for the deaths established to have been a retaliation hit as a result of Garner and Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown.



* TheScapegoat: After Danny's wife Linda chews him out over not mowing the lawn, the ''world'' becomes this trope. Culminates in a still-agitated Danny gunning down a fellow cop. ("Friendly Fire")

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* TheScapegoat: After Danny's wife In "Friendly Fire," Linda chews him Danny out over not mowing the lawn, and the ''world'' becomes this trope. Culminates in a still-agitated Danny accidentally gunning down a fellow cop. ("Friendly Fire")cop.



** Played with when Jamie and Vinny arrest the previous mayor's daughter and her friend after catching them in the act of smoking pot on a park bench. She tries to invoke this, but after a discussion with Erin her dad tells the judge:

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** Played with when Jamie and Vinny arrest the previous mayor's daughter and her friend after catching them in the act of smoking pot on a park bench. She tries When preparing to invoke this, but arrest them.
--->'''Rebecca Levitt:''' Don't you guys have any real criminals to chase?
--->'''Jamie Reagan:''' You might want to ease up on that attitude, Rebecca.
--->'''Rebecca Levitt:''' You don't know who my father is.
--->'''Jamie Reagan:''' ''[smirks]'' I don't really care.
***Of course,
after a discussion with Erin her dad tells the judge:



** In "In the Box," Garrett's stepson has been arrested for scoring oxycodone during an observational buy and wants to have him released into rehab. However, Frank is suspicious of the circumstances, and has Baker investigate, discovering that Garrett has used his pull at 1PP to keep Sam out of prison on several prior occasions.

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** In "In the Box," Garrett's stepson has been arrested for scoring oxycodone during an observational buy and buy. Garrett wants to have him released into rehab. However, Frank is suspicious of the circumstances, and has Baker investigate, discovering that Garrett has used his pull at 1PP to keep Sam out of prison on several prior occasions. Frank confronts Garrett and gets him to see that he's enabling his stepson's drug habit and not helping him.



** In season 2, Danny shoots a man who seems to be holding a gun. It turns out the guy was an off-duty police officer and was about to show his badge. Danny is in serious trouble while Internal Affairs investigates whether it was an honest mistake or negligence.

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** In season 2, "Friendly Fire," Danny shoots a man guy who seems to be holding a gun. It turns out the guy was an off-duty police officer and was about to show his badge.badge (and failed to register Danny's command to stop because he had just sustained a head wound from interfering in a fight with a mother and her drug-dealing son). Danny is in serious trouble while Internal Affairs investigates whether it was an honest mistake or negligence.



* SuspiciousSpending: In "The Poor Door," the ''New York Daily News'' catches Louis Weems, a veteran Narcotics detective (and former drinking buddy of Gormley's) from Brooklyn North driving a brand-new red Ferrari that costs about the equivalent of three years' detective salary. Frank has to act because the fact that the press will take the fact that Weems seizes piles of drugs and drug money for a living and driving a car he shouldn't be able to afford and conclude he is corrupt. As it turns out, he's been engaged into some very shady investments by flipping buildings that he conducts drug raids on.

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* SuspiciousSpending: In "The Poor Door," the ''New York Daily News'' catches Louis Weems, a veteran Narcotics detective (and former drinking buddy of Gormley's) from Brooklyn North driving a brand-new red Ferrari that costs about the equivalent of three years' detective salary. Frank has to act because the fact that the press will take the fact that Weems seizes piles of drugs and drug money for a living and driving a car he shouldn't be able to afford afford, and conclude he is corrupt. As it turns out, he's been engaged into some very shady investments by flipping buildings that he conducts drug raids on.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: An in-universe example. One weekend, while watching Danny's sons, Henry and Frank have tickets to a Broadway play. It was about Christianity and bringing it to Africa, or so Henry heard. The name of the musical? ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: An in-universe example. One weekend, while watching Danny's sons, Henry and Frank have tickets to a Broadway play. It was about Christianity and bringing it to Africa, or so Henry heard. The name of the musical? play was ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.



** In "Rush to Judgment," there are two separate but related incidents. At an anti-NYPD protest led by Reverend Potter and civil rights attorney Jerry Guerrero, Jamie attempts to protect a mother and child from an inattentive biker, causing the biker to crash and get injured. Conflicting accounts, as well as Potter's smear campaign, forces Frank to hand the case over to Internal Affairs. At the same time, a woman and crowd supporter claims that Jerry raped her; he denies this. Thus Danny and Baez are assigned to investigate that matter. They uncover that she faked the claim so as to get revenge for a previous problem the attorney was involved with. To fix things, Frank visits Potter and offers to help save Guerrero's reputation if the police are given access to witnesses that clear Jamie of his own problem.

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** In "Rush to Judgment," there are two separate but related incidents. At an anti-NYPD protest led by Reverend Potter and civil rights attorney Jerry Guerrero, Jamie attempts to protect a mother and child from an inattentive biker, causing the biker to crash and get injured. Conflicting accounts, as well as Potter's smear campaign, forces Frank to hand the case over to Internal Affairs. At the same time, a woman and crowd supporter claims that Jerry Guerrero raped her; he denies this. Thus Danny and Baez are assigned to investigate that matter. They uncover that she faked the claim so as to get revenge for a previous problem the attorney was involved with. To fix things, Frank visits Potter and offers to help save Guerrero's reputation if the police are given access to witnesses that clear Jamie of his own problem.
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** In "Ties That Bind," Danny's childhood friend Mickey pays him a visit. It gets sour when Danny sees a surveillance truck outside his house seemingly photographing him, and then learns that Mickey is under investigation as a suspected mob associate.

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** In "Ties That Bind," Danny's childhood friend Mickey Patrick pays him a visit. It gets sour when At one point, while Mickey and his wife are bonding with Danny and Linda, Danny sees a surveillance truck outside his house seemingly photographing him, and then taking photographs of the house. The next day, he learns from an OCCB investigator from that Mickey is under investigation as a suspected mob associate.associate. Danny ends up being torn between his obligations to enforce the law and loyalty to Mickey. Once he gets Mickey arrested, he must move to keep him from being targeted for retaliation from the mobsters he works with.
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** During the first two seasons, the police cars shown are replicas, bearing the obvious wrong font for the 'NYPD' lettering on the side[[note]]The real NYPD font is Rockwell Extra Bold; at a distance, the font on the replica cars looks similar, even is italicized, but is not Rockwell Extra Bold[[/note]], and bear a modified NYPD emblem that's also worn on the shoulder patches of replica uniforms[[note]]Slightly different wording as far where the words "Police Department" and "City of New York" go[[/note]]. This is more noticeable in some episodes where the replica cars appear alongside real-life NYPD police cars. Most of the time the precinct numbers on the real-life cars are not shown, since the NYPD does not allow real-life precinct numbers to be used in movies or TV shows[[note]]That's why in most shows that involve the NYPD will feature squad cars from the 15th or 27th precinct, regardless of what borough they take place in. These are numbers set aside for works of fiction so that the NYPD can distinguish replica patrol cars from patrol cars in their own vehicle pool[[/note]]. Averted beginning in the first episode of season 3, when the show got the approval to use replica cars with the correct patrol car font and emblems with the correct wording.

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** During the first two seasons, the police cars shown are replicas, bearing the obvious wrong font for the 'NYPD' lettering on the side[[note]]The real NYPD font is Rockwell Extra Bold; at a distance, the font on the replica cars looks similar, even is italicized, but is not Rockwell Extra Bold[[/note]], and bear a modified NYPD emblem that's also worn on the shoulder patches of replica uniforms[[note]]Slightly different wording as far where the words uniforms[[note]]These emblems read "Police Department" and "City of Department, New York" go[[/note]].while the real emblems have the text "Police Department, City of New York"[[/note]]. This is more noticeable in some episodes where the replica cars appear alongside real-life NYPD police cars. Most of the time the precinct numbers on the real-life cars are not shown, since the NYPD does not allow real-life precinct numbers to be used in movies or TV shows[[note]]That's why in most shows that involve the NYPD will feature squad cars from the 15th or 27th precinct, regardless of what borough they take place in. These are numbers set aside for works of fiction so that the NYPD can distinguish replica patrol cars from patrol cars in their own vehicle pool[[/note]]. Averted beginning in the first episode of season 3, when the show got the approval to use replica cars with the correct patrol car font and emblems with the correct wording.



** In "Town Without Pity", Jamie and Janko come upon the body of a man who died alone in his apartment. Janko even goes and picks up evidence like a bag of money without handling evidence, to which Jamie says, "You shouldn't be touching that". In reality, it's standard procedure to treat unattended deaths as homicides until an autopsy can be done. Additionally, PPE (personal protective equipment) must be worn in a situation like that in the event the body had some type of contagion, as well as protecting any physical evidence like fingerprints.

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** In "Town Without Pity", Jamie and Janko come upon the body of a man who died alone in his apartment. Janko even goes and picks up evidence like a bag of money without handling evidence, to which Jamie says, "You shouldn't be touching that". In reality, it's standard procedure to treat unattended deaths as homicides until an autopsy can be done. Additionally, PPE (personal protective equipment) must be worn in a situation like that in the event the body had some type of contagion, as well as protecting any physical evidence like fingerprints. Jamie and Janko's first response should have been to secure the scene until detectives could arrive.



* ArtisticLicenseUniversityAdmissions: Nicky is turned down for admission to Rutgers due to disparaging remarks she made on her Twitter account about one of her teachers. She had a personal interview with a Rutgers representative. Rutgers University does not interview individual undergraduate applicants. As a state university, the volume of applicants is too high for the system to do so. On the other hand, if she were applying to a private college of smaller than 2,000 students, there probably would have been an interview.

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* ArtisticLicenseUniversityAdmissions: In "Loose Lips," Nicky is turned down for admission to Rutgers due to disparaging remarks she made on her Twitter account about one of her teachers. She had a personal interview with a Rutgers representative. Rutgers University does not interview individual undergraduate applicants. As a state university, the volume of applicants is too high for the system to do so. On the other hand, if she were applying to a private college of smaller than 2,000 students, there probably would have been an interview.



** The Phantom pulls the old "YouWouldntShootMe" trick. He ends up pancaked [[CarCushion on top of a car]].

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** The In "The Life We Choose," the Phantom pulls the old "YouWouldntShootMe" trick. He ends up pancaked trick when Danny corners him. Danny shoots him, and Phantom goes out the window and falls [[CarCushion on top of a car]].



* BlackBossLady: Lt. Carver, Danny's new supervisor in season 5.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The undercover cop in "The Life We Chose."

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* BlackBossLady: Lt. Lieutenant Dee Ann Carver, Danny's new supervisor in season 5.
after Gormley is promoted to 1PP.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The undercover cop operation in "The Life We Chose."Chose" is botched when Phantom shoots the two undercovers doing the drug buys. The Hispanic detective, Detective Cruz, survives, but the black undercover, Detective Gates, is killed.



** Frank grudgingly attending a performance by Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood. (To promote Bennett's second duet album)

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** **The season 2 premiere sees Frank grudgingly attending attend a performance by Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood. (To promote Bennett's second duet album)



* ClearMyName:
**"Framed" sees the Reagan family work to clear Danny after he is framed for drug possession.
**In "Bad Blood," a police dog named Raymond is accused of biting a young boy. Frank takes a personal effort to exonerate the dog, in part due to the fact he used to serve in the Canine Unit until the dog he handled, Greta, was killed by a burglar he sent her after.



** In "Officer Down" a patrol officer is gunned down when she blunders into the path of mafia-affiliated diamond thieves while coming back from lunch. TheMafia itself [[EnemyMine joins in hunting them down]], because cop killers [[PragmaticVillainy put the whole department on edge and make life difficult]], to the point that when [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch one cop killer got shot twice in the back by a mobster, it was written off as a suicide]]. Grandpa Henry Reagan remarks that when he was on the force the mafia even had explicit rules that, outside of certain circumstances, cops were off-limits. The killer gets cornered, [[TooDumbToLive tries to shoot his way out]], and is hosed down with lead by several detectives and an ESU team.
** Zorhan Brasha in "Most Wanted" is one. Gormley points out that the NYPD really doesn't like Brasha because [[DisproportionateRetribution he slit an off-duty cop's throat over a spilt drink]] and then had one of his henchmen take the fall for the crime.
** In "The Bitter End" Jamie and his partner Vinny Cruz are lured into an ambush in the Bitterman Projects by a Latino gang with a beef against the NYPD, and Vinny is killed. End of the next episode, the NYPD carries out a massive raid that results in the arrests of over 47 people on various charges, including conspiracy to murder charges for both Vinny's death and an assassination attempt on Mayor Carter Poole.

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** In "Officer Down" a patrol officer is gunned down when she blunders into the path of mafia-affiliated diamond thieves while coming back from lunch. TheMafia itself [[EnemyMine joins in hunting them down]], because cop killers [[PragmaticVillainy put the whole department on edge and make life difficult]], to the point that when difficult]]. An anecdote is recalled of a time where [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch one a cop killer got shot twice in was executed by the back by a mobster, cops, and it was written off as a suicide]]. Grandpa Henry Reagan remarks that when he was on the force the mafia even had explicit rules that, outside of certain circumstances, cops were off-limits. The killer gets cornered, [[TooDumbToLive tries to shoot his way out]], and is hosed down with lead by several detectives and an ESU team.
** "The Life We Chose" sees Danny and three other detectives (Jackie Curatola, Jose Cruz and Roland Gates) running an undercover drug operation, which is botched when a mysterious guy named Phantom shoots Cruz and Gates while they're doing a buy from a dealer. Cruz survives, while Gates (a father of three) is killed. Danny takes it pretty personally.
** In "Most Wanted," a Serbian mob boss named
Zorhan Brasha in "Most Wanted" is one. Gormley points out arrested after he beats up a truck driver with a tire iron over a parking space. Frank is informed that the NYPD really doesn't Interpol would like Brasha because to be extradited to Serbia to stand trial for crimes he's committed there. Frank, however, is insistent on Brasha getting tried and convicted for crimes he's committed in New York City. When Garrett asks why, Frank and Gormley explain that a few years earlier, Brasha [[DisproportionateRetribution he slit an off-duty cop's throat over a spilt drink]] drink]], and then had got away with it by having one of his henchmen take the fall for the crime.
** In "The Bitter End" Jamie and his partner Vinny Cruz are lured into an ambush in the Bitterman Projects by a Latino gang with a beef against the NYPD, and Vinny is killed. End of the next episode, the NYPD carries out a massive raid that results in the arrests of over 47 people on various charges, members and associates of the gang, including conspiracy to murder charges for both Vinny's death and death, an assassination attempt on Mayor Carter Poole.Poole, and many other charges.
** In "Above and Beyond," the trope is used in an unusual way. Steve Tomlin, a detective from Danny's precinct, is killed by the leader of a drug organization that he'd been trying to infiltrate after apparently getting outed. In typical fashion Frank firmly promises the widow to bring the killer to justice. They catch the killer at roughly the twenty-minute mark, however, and then the plot turns into a bit of a lurid look at the double life this detective was leading (due to the discovery that someone had emptied Tomlin's locker after his death without authorization). Turned out Tomlin's cover was blown when his wife drunk-dialed a number on the detective's contacts list, thinking it belonged to the other woman, when in fact it was a member of the drug cartel her husband was investigating.
** The two-part season 5 finale concerns the death of Assistant Chief Donald Kent and his wife Maggie in a drive-by shooting carried out by the Warrior Kings gang.



* CutHimselfShaving: In "Family Ties", a Russian gangster blows off a finger injury. "Slammed it in a door."

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* CutHimselfShaving: In "Family Ties", a Russian gangster mafiya bombmaker blows off a finger injury. "Slammed it in a door."
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** In "Front Page News" when Jaime visits the widow of a man he shot in a suicide by cop situation. She becomes furious at the mere suggestion.

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** In "Front Page News" when Jaime Jamie visits the widow of a man he shot in a suicide by cop situation. She becomes furious at the mere suggestion.suggestion.
** Attempted in "Inside Jobs" by white supremacist radio host Curtis Swint when Frank enters with an assortment of non-white cops.
-->'''Curtis Swint:''' I don't want them or need them. Get out.
-->'''Frank Reagan:''' Well, I'm afraid I can't do that, sir. See the particulars of your contract with the management of this theatre require an NYPD security presence up to and during your broadcast. Your welcome.
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* AlternateHistory: As far as the NYPD is concerned since 9/11 and the WarOnTerror still happened in the show's universe. The actual NYPD Police Commissioner during the first four seasons of the series was two time appointee Commissioner Raymond Walter Kelly. In 2014, during the show's fifth season, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed former NYPD Commissioner William Bratton to the position[[note]]Bratton had been commissioner from 1994 to 1996; between his two tenures as NYPD Commissioner, he served as Chief of the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Police Department[[/note]]. Henry Reagan's tenure of office, stated to have been sometime in the 1970s, would most likely have occurred during the tenure of Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy.

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* AlternateHistory: As AlternateHistory:
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far as the NYPD is concerned since 9/11 and the WarOnTerror still happened in the show's universe. The actual NYPD Police Commissioner during the first four seasons of the series was two time appointee Commissioner Raymond Walter Kelly. In 2014, during the show's fifth season, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed former NYPD Commissioner William Bill Bratton to the position[[note]]Bratton had been commissioner from 1994 to 1996; between his two tenures as NYPD Commissioner, he served as Chief of the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Police Department[[/note]]. Henry Reagan's tenure of office, stated to have been sometime in the 1970s, would most likely have occurred during the tenure of Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy.
**A newspaper clipping in "Re-Do" suggests that the mayoral history of New York City was the same through at least Rudy Giuliani. Frank Russo is implied to have taken office then, and held the office until Carter Poole was elected. A telling hint is in the season 3 finale when Danny is interrogating a Los Lordes gangbanger after Mayor Poole gets shot by a Bitterman kid on the gang's orders - he calls Poole "the second black mayor in New York City," meaning that David Dinkins still became mayor in this timeline.
**Hurricane Sandy still happened in this timeline. A friend of Danny's who lived in the Rockaways is shown to have been impacted by the hurricane. In "Back in the Day," Erin finds that one of her investigators was killed because he was looking into a case of corruption related to Hurricane Sandy rebuilding contracts.
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: At the denouement of "Rush to Judgment" Frank dines with Gerry Guerrero, a civil rights attorney who works with Rev. Potter whom Frank had tangled with during the episode. Guerrero tells the waiter that Frank will have the crow; Frank promptly retorts, "Humble pie for my friend." Guerrero spends a good fifteen seconds looking like he can't decide whether to start swearing or laughing. (Of course, the scene is completely stolen by the ServileSnarker waiter nonchalantly asking them if he should come back.)

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: At the denouement of "Rush to Judgment" Frank dines with Gerry Guerrero, a civil rights attorney who works with Rev. Potter whom Frank had tangled with during the episode. Guerrero tells the waiter that Frank will have the crow; Frank promptly retorts, "Humble pie for my friend." Guerrero spends a good fifteen seconds looking like he can't decide whether to start swearing or laughing. (Of course, the scene is completely stolen by the ServileSnarker waiter nonchalantly asking them if he should come back.back with a completely straight face.)
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: At the denouement of "Rush to Judgment" Frank dines with Gerry Guerrero, a civil rights attorney who works with Rev. Potter whom Frank had tangled with during the episode. Guerrero tells the waiter that Frank will have the crow; Frank promptly retorts, "Humble pie for my friend." Guerrero spends a good fifteen seconds looking like he can't decide whether to start swearing or laughing. (Of course, the scene is completely stolen by the ServileSnarker waiter nonchalantly asking them if he should come back.)


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* InsultToRocks: Civil rights attorney Gerry Guerrero compared the NYPD to TheMafia in "Rush to Judgment". At the denouement he tells Frank, "I should be apologizing to the members of the Columbo and the Gambino family for comparing them to you."
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*** In "Blowback," an officer shoots a knife-wielding teenager. The incident is caught on a body camera the officer was wearing. The grand jury doesn't indict the officer, but around that same time, someone leaks the tape to the Internet. Subsequently, an officer is shot in what appears to be retaliation event. Danny leads the police investigation that looks for the shooter, while Erin looks for the leaker in the D.A.'s office.

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*** In "Blowback," an officer shoots a knife-wielding teenager. The incident is caught on a body camera the officer was wearing. The grand jury doesn't indict the officer, but around that same time, someone leaks the tape to the Internet. Subsequently, an officer is shot in what appears to be retaliation event. Danny leads the police investigation that looks for the shooter, shooter and witnesses who can place him at the scene, while Erin looks for the leaker in the D.A.'s office.office.
*** In "Drawing Dead," an officer shoots a 14 year old boy that supposedly drew a gun on him, but the gun is nowhere to be found. Erin does a probing of the case and manages to uncover that the boy in question had a prior arrest for illegal possession of a firearm. The officer who shot him also continues to stick to his story. Erin later tells Frank that this sort of matter appears to be one where the police and D.A.'s office need to work together to unravel the truth, given the victim's history, the officer not budging from his original story, and the fact that people in that neighborhood are not known to be very cooperative with police investigations.



* ExternalCombustion: The fate of a Russian florist who [[HeKnowsTooMuch knew too much]].

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* ExternalCombustion: The fate of a Russian florist who [[HeKnowsTooMuch knew too much]]. He survives, though.



* OutrankingYourJob: Quite averted. Captains, Lieutenants and Sergeants are depicted as supervisors, who almost never personally conduct investigations or make arrests.

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* OutrankingYourJob: Quite OutrankingYourJob:
**Generally
averted. Captains, Lieutenants and Sergeants are depicted as supervisors, who almost never personally conduct investigations or make arrests.arrests.
**Frank sometimes toes the line on this. There are occasions where he'll order an investigation into a matter, but he doesn't actively participate in said investigation and has people who do the legwork and report back to him.
**Jamie seems to be an inversion. While he's just an officer, many of his plots have him do things that are more likely to be assigned to a detective.
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* ThePowerOfLegacy: After failing to talk a traumatized war veteran out of jumping off a roof, Danny lies on his incident report, claiming the man had changed his mind about suicide, but slipped and fallen accidentally. That way, the soldier's son will be reassured his father hadn't intended to die and leave his family grief-stricken.
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*** Danny is seen at the dinner table after the funeral in his Class A uniform with a 2-3 day beard. This would never happen as officers are required to look presentable in their Class A.
*** Frank and Henry are seen in their white dress shirts as part of their uniforms while Danny is seen in his blue dress shirt. Jamie is wearing a white shirt like Frank and Henry. As a patrol officer, he would actually wear a blue dress shirt just like Danny. White shirts are for members of the NYPD with the rank of Lieutenant or higher.

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*** Danny is seen at the dinner table after the funeral in his Class A uniform with a 2-3 day beard. This would never happen as officers are required to look presentable in their Class A.As, which means he'd have to be clean-shaven.
*** Frank and Henry are seen in their white dress shirts as part of their uniforms while Danny is seen in his blue dress shirt. Jamie is wearing a white shirt like Frank and Henry. As a patrol officer, he would actually wear a blue dress shirt just like Danny. White shirts are for members of the NYPD with the rank of Lieutenant or higher. higher[[note]]This is true in the NYPD even on-duty; uniformed personnel with the rank of Sergeant or Officer wear navy-blue shirts and pants. Anyone with the rank of Lieutenant or higher wears a white shirt.[[/note]]



*** A lieutenant is accused of excessive force when he has a crazed man stunned, and the guy falls into the path of an oncoming van and is killed. In real life, a crazed man wouldn't have been handled that way. Especially as soon as he spit at those pedestrians (In many states, spitting at someone constitutes assault), they would've probably tackled him to the ground. He also didn't have any type of weapon to endanger himself or others so the police officers could have just grabbed him, pulled him off the trash bins and then subdued him. Also, for the most part, police officers have moved away from handheld tasers to using gun tasers.

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*** A lieutenant Lieutenant James [=McCarthy=] is accused of excessive force when he has a crazed man stunned, and the guy falls into the path of an oncoming van and is killed. In real life, a crazed man wouldn't have been handled that way. Especially as soon as he spit at those pedestrians (In many states, spitting at someone constitutes assault), they would've probably tackled him to the ground. He also didn't have any type of weapon to endanger himself or others so the police officers could have just grabbed him, pulled him off the trash bins and then subdued him. Also, for the most part, police officers have moved away from handheld tasers to using gun tasers.



** In "All the News That's Fit to Click", an anti-cop criminal shoots Lorenzo Colt, a reporter who happens to be dressed in an NYPD-issue windbreaker. When the reporter is brought in to identify the suspect in a lineup, he refuses to identify the suspect and is let go, as is the suspect. In reality, if a victim refuses to cooperate such as refusing to identify a suspect, the state can still prosecute a suspected offender based upon other evidence. And there was enough evidence as it was for them to hold the suspect without bail: since voice recognition had proven that he was the one who made the 911 call that lured Colt and the officers he was riding with into an ambush.
*** From the same episode, Frank surmises (and Danny and others buy into) the suspect thought they were shooting a police officer due to the NYPD windbreaker that Lorenzo Colt was wearing when he was shot (at the time, Colt was in a ridealong with Jamie and Janko). And, as it turns out, the individual they ultimately arrest for the crime has a beef with cops. Most people in real life know that police officers rarely ever sit in the backseat of patrol cars. Frank and Danny use the term "cop killer" even though the victim survived with fairly minor injuries. Based upon the known evidence at the time, it should have been apparent and assumed that Colt was being targeted specifically and not mistaken for a cop - since if the shooter's intent was to kill the officers, he probably would have shot them while they were still on the street and distracted by the reporter. Erin was the only one to properly assess the situation in that no one was killed and it was not a cop involved but a reporter.

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** In "All the News That's Fit to Click", an anti-cop criminal shoots Lorenzo Colt, a reporter who happens to be dressed in an NYPD-issue windbreaker. When the reporter windbreaker, while he's doing a ridealong with Jamie and Edie. The suspect, Michael Hicks, who has a history of violence against cops, is arrested. Colt is brought in to identify the suspect in a lineup, he refuses to identify the suspect Hicks and is let go, as is the suspect.Hicks. In reality, if a victim refuses to cooperate such as refusing to identify a suspect, the state can still prosecute a suspected offender based upon other evidence. And there was enough evidence as it was Which, for them to hold the suspect without bail: since record, they already had, as voice recognition had proven with 95% certainty that he was the one who Hicks made the 911 call that lured Colt and the officers he was riding with into an ambush.
*** From the same episode, Frank surmises (and Danny and others buy into) the suspect thought they were shooting a police officer due to the NYPD windbreaker that Lorenzo Colt was wearing when he was shot (at the time, Colt was in a ridealong with Jamie and Janko). And, as it turns out, the individual they ultimately arrest for the crime has a beef with shot. And let's remember Hicks' hatred of cops. Most people in real life know that police officers rarely ever sit in the backseat of patrol cars. Frank and Danny use the term "cop killer" even though the victim survived with fairly minor injuries.injuries[[note]]three rounds were absorbed by his bulletproof vest and one lightly grazed his neck[[/note]]. Based upon the known evidence at the time, it should have been apparent and assumed that Colt was being targeted specifically and not mistaken for a cop - since if the shooter's intent was to kill the officers, he probably would have shot them while they were still on the street and distracted by the reporter. Erin was the only one to properly assess the situation in that no one was killed and it was not a cop involved but a reporter.



** "Frank Weller" claims that his motive for art theft is that he returns works stolen by the Nazis during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to their rightful owners or their heirs.

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** "Frank Weller" Jacob Krystal claims that his motive for art theft is that he returns works stolen by the Nazis during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to their rightful owners or their heirs.


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* MysteryMagnet: Reagans have a history of stumbling upon cases while out on the job.
**In "Open Secrets," a kidnapping is discovered because the hostage-taker and victim happened to eat breakfast at a diner at the exact same time that Erin was there with Nicki.
**"Baggage" has Danny and Linda visiting the bank to get their house remortgaged when it's robbed.
**"Thanksgiving" sees a woman get thrown from her apartment window while Jamie and Renzulli are on foot patrol on that block.
**"Stomping Grounds" happens when Danny and Baez stop by a restaurant while working one case, and Baez happens to recognize another customer as someone who as a kid she saw beat a boy to death on her block.
**In "Worst Case Scenario," evidence of a bomb plot in New York City happens when Danny and Baez run into a distraught Arabic-speaking man rambling about his neighbors possessing bombs, at the same time that Jamie and Edie respond to a complaint from a nightclub waitress reporting a man talking with terrorist-like language.
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