Friday, February 13, 2009


I applied to an ad on Craigslist looking for people thats lives had been changed by watching the TV show COPS. This was my application.

I have a sick addiction to COPS. In watching it, I really get to see what life is like outside of my little Los Angeles bubble. There is something about watching white trash getting beat up by stupid redneck police that I find strangely educational. The way they exude brute force on weak drug addled people is an insight into the nature of humanity with all its wars, hate, and disease. I find it emotionally compelling too. Did you see the second episode on Saturday? They busted that kid for coke (that’s him below). I felt for him, he was watching his life shatter before his eyes and he knew it. The dude was just trying to get high- his god-given right. COPS often makes me pissed off about drug laws. I mean, the kid was just minding his own business... I get angry about how self-important these cops think they are. They are just another gang out ruining people’s lives but the legacy of COPS makes them think they are doing good work. I hate the show in that way. I love COPS, I hate COPS… I watch COPS.

Filmed on location by the men and women of law enforcement.


Mia said...

Do they ever film COPS in Hollywood? Cause they would find GREAT crackheads there....

Joseph Guisti said...

Cops is the Goofus and Gallant of the drug lifestyle.