Podcast: Wanna know why there are so many police shootings? LETHAL WEAPON.
The ’70s and early ’80s saw a decrease in police-involved deaths, but starting in 1988,Â use of lethal forceÂ was on the rise. What happened?Â Lethal Weapon.Â On this episode of “’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents,” Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts, Gen Z, look back atÂ how one bad-ass blockbuster proved to police that the coolest, manliest, and most effective move in the fight against crime was to shoot to kill. Also available on iTunes or Stitcher.