History Series / TheDistrict

15th Jul '17 1:20:48 PM nombretomado
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* RecklessGunUsage: [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace A woman gets shot]] with no one nearby. [[spoiler:Turns out some punk got a hold of a WorldWarII gun and test-fired it by shooting down the apparently-empty street.]]

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* RecklessGunUsage: [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace A woman gets shot]] with no one nearby. [[spoiler:Turns out some punk got a hold of a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII gun and test-fired it by shooting down the apparently-empty street.]]
18th Jan '15 6:18:09 AM MisterNoh
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In the 2000-2004 TV series ''The District'', the solution to UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC's high crime rate, one of the highest in the country in spite of [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement up to 30 different agencies having some jurisdiction in the city]], is to hire former [[NewYorkCity New York Police Department]] officer and Newark ([[UsefulNotes/NewJersey NJ]]) Police Department [[DaChief Chief]] Jack Mannion, played by Craig T Nelson, to head and reorganize the Metro Police Department, with the idea that he could bring down DC's crime rate the way he did Newark's.

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In the 2000-2004 TV series ''The District'', the solution to UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC's high crime rate, one of the highest in the country in spite of [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement up to 30 different agencies having some jurisdiction in the city]], is to hire former [[NewYorkCity [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York Police Department]] officer and Newark ([[UsefulNotes/NewJersey NJ]]) Police Department [[DaChief Chief]] Jack Mannion, played by Craig T Nelson, to head and reorganize the Metro Police Department, with the idea that he could bring down DC's crime rate the way he did Newark's.
11th Aug '14 9:47:27 AM Nohbody
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Ella Farmer's cancer was made fatal by the RealLife death of the actress that played her, Lynne Thigpen, to a cerebral hemorrhage.
11th Aug '14 12:22:02 AM Anicomicgeek
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* RealitySubtext: Lynne Thigpen's sudden death in 2003 caused much disruption to the show's production. When production resumed, the memorial service for her character coincided with Mannion's removal from the Washington police force.
31st Jan '14 1:42:02 PM megazilla
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* CluelessMystery: Typical of police dramas, many investigations are more so about the characters than the actual mysteries so the viewers aren't given enough clues to solve them.
20th Aug '13 9:26:02 AM DragonQuestZ
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* SexyCoatFlashing: In an opening scene, a lady gets into a club party by opening her [[PrettyInMink fur coat]] to show her lingerie and figure, although it wasn't to seduce the {{Bouncer}} as much as convince the bouncer to let her meet a champion boxer who was attending the party.
11th Mar '13 10:23:25 AM GuyIncog
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* OutrankingYourJob: Mannion is seen personally directing investigations and even getting in on arrests, though he does spend more time supervising and directing strategy from headquarters than many other examples of this trope.
11th Mar '13 10:00:26 AM GuyIncog
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* PaedoHunt: One episode features a serial killer targeting pedophiles listed on the sex offender registry. A number of the officers assigned to the case express moral ambiguity over having to catch him, if not outright support for what he is doing. A subplot deals with Ella Farmer's neighbor, who is harassed [[spoiler: and ultimately forced to move]] because he is on the list [[spoiler: despite having been wrongfully accused.]]
3rd Feb '13 3:15:25 AM Nohbody
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* DiplomaticImpunity: In one episode, a diplomat's son was using a diplomatic bag from his father's embassy to smuggle drugs. The son himself was covered by diplomatic immunity because he was going to college at the time, requiring [[DaChief Mannion]] to go to the university's Dean to get him kicked out of school before they could arrest the drug-running son.
3rd Feb '13 3:11:18 AM Nohbody
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* DebateAndSwitch: A white plainclothes officer shoot and killed a black armed undercover cop after he chased off some punks trying to rob him. The officer claims the undercover pointed his gun at him but the strong suggestion that race played a factor in his judgement call (and 2 previous unrelated incidents where a white cop mistakenly shot a black cop under similar circumstances) leaves many in doubt about his story. [[spoiler: Until the police locate one of the youths the undercover chased off, who confirms that he pointed his gun before getting shot and everyone agrees they need to train officers to identify themselves sooner during tense situations.]]
* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: An ambassador's son was smuggling drugs in diplomatic bags - specially marked and exempt from searches as part of diplomatic immunity. The cops convince a citizen known for clumsy driving to make a fender-bender on the kid's car, so the contents of the bags in the trunk can be examined. For ''damage''. The traffic cops are admirable: fast, polite and by-the-book. The commissioner is overseeing them personally. While ''reading from said book''. And it's all in the guise of preventing a diplomatic incident. The son has diplomatic immunity (and so can't be charged) because he is still a college student, so the Metro PD have to make their case to the Dean and get him expelled before successfully charging him.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=][[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Character Died With Her]]: Ella Farmer's cancer was made fatal by the RealLife death of the actress that played her, Lynne Thigpen, to a cerebral hemorrhage.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=][[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Character Died With Her]]: RealitySubtext: Lynne Thigpen's sudden death in 2003 caused much disruption to the show's production. When production resumed, the memorial service for her character coincided with Mannion's removal from the Washington police force.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
Ella Farmer's cancer was made fatal by the RealLife death of the actress that played her, Lynne Thigpen, to a cerebral hemorrhage.hemorrhage.
* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000: Served as an important plot point in the episode "Something Borrowed, Something Bruised", complete with flashes to and from reality and screams of "It was only a game!" The goal of the game is to beat an unarmed bystander to death.
* YourCheatingHeart: Finely subverted in one episode: The mayor is spotted having discreet meetings with a young Asian-looking woman. Turns out she is [[spoiler:his illegitimate daughter from when he was serving in Vietnam.]]
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