I think I beat our Pop Culture Guru Isaiah Mouw with this one – Last Night’s Episode of NCIS opened with parking enforcement officers…Andy says that it points out at least a dozen, well maybe half a dozen, issues with parking enforcement. You can View it here, at least until next week. After that, look up “Into the Frying Pan…”
The issues I see are: first – I think they would be leading the street sweeper, not following it. Second, two officers in the car? Third – Old Style enforcement vs. new style customer based reactions. Fourth – The debasement of officers (Meter maid, rent a cop.) Fifth – “They broke the law, and for that they must pay.” Sixth – Call the “real police.” Plus, he admits the “job” cost him his soul.
Not bad, the writers got all this in 60 seconds.
FWIW – NCIS is the number three rated drama on TV, and last week was the sixth most watched show (and it was a rerun). (It came in sixth behind two American Idols, Two Bachelors, and Criminal Minds. In the drama department it was beaten out by House and Greys Anatomy.