In Memphis and Miami; in the former, the black controlled city government cancelled the contract, while in the latter critics lambasted the show for concentrating on the black community (never mind that's where all the crime is committed, we must ensure TV only creates black fictional heroes to shape public perception in a positive manner).
A&E's The First 48 is the only must-see TV, but the show is reliant on the black community for providing cameras with subject matter (black people seem to commit the murders white people just won't do), and when city leaders or community leaders deem the show edging too close to reality - black dysfunction as the cause for the ruin of America's urban areas - the plug must be pulled.
Enter New Orleans. [New Orleans ending contracts with A&E's 'First 48' and 'Nightwatch', New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 2, 2016]:
Just less than a year after producers of the unscripted A&E true-crime series "The First 48" found themselves accused of "complicating" a New Orleans triple murder case, the city has ended its contract with show and will soon follow suit with its sister series "Nightwatch," according to an NOPD spokesman.
The city's deal with "The First 48" -- which for 15 seasons has embedded with police departments conducting real-life homicide investigations in various major cities including Dallas, Cleveland, Memphis, Tulsa and Atlanta -- ended in April. NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble said the city decided not to renew the contract "to ensure that all of our available time and resources are focused on fighting crime."
In the show's most recent 15th season, no fewer than seven episodes featured New Orleans investigations. That followed some 10 locally shot episodes in the previous season.
The city's contract with "Nightwatch," which also airs on A&E and which for two seasons has seen camera crews embedded with New Orleans first-responders, ends this fall and will not be renewed, Gamble said.
Earlier this year, A&E announced it was renewing "Nightwatch" for a third season. It is unclear if those plans have since been scratched or if the show plans a move to another city.
A&E representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the ending of the New Orleans contracts.
Gamble said the city has no other television production agreements in place involving the Police Department.
NOPD Capt. Michael Glasser, the president of the Police Association of New Orleans, said he was sorry to see the contracts end. The medium allowed the public to put names and faces to the "otherwise anonymous" investigators and first responders as they "risk(ed) their lives to protect perfect strangers," he said.
"At a time when community relations are so fragile, locally and nationally, it was of enormous benefit to everyone to have an avenue open for the public to see what we do and how we do it," Glasser said.Black Fictional Images are all we can allow to be broadcast on television, which is why it's shocking The First 48 has lasted 15 years. Showcasing every black stereotype in real time, the show stands as a reminder of why the racists were right in:
1. Restrictive CovenantsWhereas once the state was dedicated to protecting the civilization white people had built for their posterity, the state today is dedicated with protecting the lie of equality and in keeping black people safe from being held responsible from their dysfunction (obviously, the dysfunction is white people's fault).
2. Sundown Laws
4. Whites-Only Police Forces
5. Restricting the Franchise
6. Working to keep blacks from attaining ANY political power