Earlier this year, New Times columnist Uncle Luke complained that The First 48, A&E's reality series that follows Miami police as they attempt to solve homicides, was unfairly depicting the city's black neighborhoods as "war zones."
Maybe the Miami cops agreed. The department has asked The First 48's producers to donate $10,000 per new episode to its Police Athletic League charity, Chief Manuel Orosa told the Miami Herald on Saturday.
The money would go to parks and schools in the communities the show frequents, Orosa said. In the past, The First 48 has centered on crimes in Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti.More »