Rethinking the Hero Cop Trope
How did the “Hero Cop” trope become such a pervasive, controversial force in our culture? On TV especially, crime is our favorite kind of story, accounting for our longest-running franchises, our most popular sitcoms, and our most prestigious cable dramas. But does this character still have a future today? Here’s our Take on this most American of myths, and whether it may be time for the Hero Cop to turn in their badge.