There is a cultural reckoning happening, reevaluating how police and law enforcement is depicted in entertainment and its impact on our own ability to think and act critically on these issues. advertisement advertisement Which brings us to Paw Patrol. The children’s show about a team of puppies that help their community (albeit with what must be billions in technology, vehicles, and other equipment) has been put under the microscope, in particular its character Chase. Chase is a German Shepard pup and the team’s resident police officer. Last week, when the show tweeted out a call to amplify Black voices, it was met with its own version of “Defund the Police.” Perhaps naming your main character police dog “chase” is a bit tone deaf to the suffering of people who have actually been on the receiving end of dogs used as weapons by the police. My 3 year old calls his stuffed Chase “Jace”. — Laura C. Bernardo (@LauraCarmella) June 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/knHwe2dIPt — da autonomous z0ne ???????????????? (@WINDuckyQuaCKer) June 2, 2020 Obviously many of these calls are jokes, but invoking one of the most popular kids shows on the planet does illustrate the extent to which—and how young—we’re given an… Read full this story
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