Southland: Season 3, Episode 2

Punching Water (11 Jan. 2011)

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The murder of a Latino gang member seems another rivalry victim, but Nate and Sammy learn from a local, soon shot himself, that he was the Romeo of a black gang's near-irresistible Juliette... See full summary »


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The murder of a Latino gang member seems another rivalry victim, but Nate and Sammy learn from a local, soon shot himself, that he was the Romeo of a black gang's near-irresistible Juliette, starting a murder wave requiring full precinct mobilization. Ben's colleagues make fun of him for. Dewey is finally back on patrol, driving already depressed first Cooper nearly crazy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Detective Daniel Salinger: Remember the face. It's the reason we drag our sorry asses to work every morning in the service of a city that just doesn't give a damn. Fighting Gang Crime is like punching water. No matter how hard you hit, you just can't leave a dent. When a baby gets murdered, it makes you remember what it felt like the first time you put your blues on and stood in front of a mirror. It makes you remember WHY you became a cop. The Mission is clear. Punish evil everywhere. There are hard working, decent ...
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Southland-Bigotry Hasn't Been Better than This ***1/2
12 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Martin Luther King day approaches, south central L.A. is hit by a series of gang-related murders. No one seems to be immune to the violence including a gang member's young wife and their 4 year old son.

Some of the worst police racism is shown in this episode. There are some terrible comments made by our former alcoholic officer. This guy really requires anger management.

As we see, the murders stem from a tragic mistake made. Isn't all violence essentially this?

We had some comic relief where the officers stop a car with 11 musicians inside. Even our alcoholic cop sings along with the members.

Regina King shows her mettle for her refusal to listen to police bigotry. Her partner is excellent as well.

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