is circulating a petition asking Fox not to renew Cops for a 26th season. They claim the show creates "unconscious attitudes" and "implicit biases" about race and class, which may have contributed to Trayvon Martin's shooting and the "stop and frisk" policy in New York.

I remember several years ago, a politically ambitious mayor of Albuquerque ran a public campaign to stop the local police department from cooperating with the show because he felt it put the city in a bad light. Of course that was before In Plain Sight and Breaking Bad, for what it's worth, but you could say that his argument was from the same cloth.

Personally, I'm of the camp mentioned in the group's email blast; I didn't know they were still making new episodes or that they still aired.