Blue Bloods Season 11 Episode 8 Overview: Extra Than Meets The Eye

The place do First Modification rights finish with regards to public security?

That is a query many Individuals have been asking whereas social media websites grapple with take care of violent or intentionally false posts.

And Blue Bloods Season 11 Episode 8 supplied a contemporary perspective after Jamie arrested a reporter for trespassing and interference.

I am a robust believer in First Modification rights,  however I assumed Jamie was justified.

The reporter not solely ignored police orders however was actively interfering within the arrest of a suspect who had already gotten bodily aggressive with police.

That could possibly be harmful. If a police officer is distracted by another person throughout an arrest, the arrestee may escape, seize a gun, or in any other case trigger bother.

After all, there have been many instances the place folks had been instructed to not movie the police, and that is a murkier space that probably crosses the road into stopping reporters from exposing what cops are doing on the job.

However that wasn’t what occurred right here.

In reality, if the girl had stored her mouth shut and simply filmed, Jamie would probably have had no foundation to arrest her.

The remainder of the reporter’s story additionally introduced up questions. Because the episode title steered, there was extra to the story than there might have appeared at first look.

On the one hand, no one has a authorized obligation to share what they know with the cops, as Erin’s storyline additionally demonstrated. So the reporter was inside her rights to maintain her proof to herself and/or to blur the faces of lawbreakers to inform her story.

Robert Lewis: She was doing her job, reporting a narrative.
Frank: She grew to become the story. There is a distinction.

On the opposite, what did sitting on the data accomplish?

The capturing clearly shook the reporter but gave the impression to be serving to the shooters get away with it. Her declare in her story that the looters weren’t actually hurting anybody was ludicrous once they’d shot and critically injured a storekeeper.

And it was solely a matter of time earlier than the reporter was the following one shot since she stored exhibiting up at crime scenes earlier than the cops did, and the final one had turned violent.

Apart from, whereas the reporter could not be compelled to testify, she could possibly be compelled to show over proof that she was sitting on, and he or she opened herself as much as that by posting the video on-line.

Her claims that her First Modification rights had been being violated had been ridiculous. No person stopped her from reporting the story.

One other level that Frank introduced up was by no means totally addressed.

This reporter was not affiliated with mainstream media. She was a Youtuber, which meant she was both a citizen journalist or was working for some impartial news outlet that’s solely digital.

Did this give her much less standing than network-affiliated reporters? It was arduous to say, and this was kind of confined to some throwaway strains on Frank’s half about how she wasn’t an actual reporter.

In any case, I appreciated Frank’s level about slanted media. These days, most media has apparent biases, and readers/viewers usually assume that these platforms that align with their political opinions are “unbiased.” They don’t seem to be — they’re simply biased in a approach that the buyer agrees with.

This is not about liberal vs. conservative media. It is about the way in which objectivity in media has gone out the window, and that permits media to form narratives slightly than reporting them.

And that may be harmful, particularly if a media supply performs quick and unfastened with the details to assist a selected worldview.

In some methods, Erin’s case was much like the entire controversy over the reporter.

She was making an attempt to current the case a sure solution to her witness, and Kimberly’s blunt, brutal honesty tousled her narrative and scared the witness off.

Kimberly appeared devoid of empathy for the sufferer and got here off as pushy… till Frank delivered a hearty dose of empathy himself.

Frank: All of us stroll round with doubts about ourselves and concern they could be confirmed. I definitely do. I am certain she [Kimberly] does too.
Erin: Effectively, that feels like a funhouse mirror with none enjoyable.

He was a greater man than me as a result of I simply discovered this character aggravating, and I used to be desperate to learn the way Erin was going to place her in her place, or at the least get her out of the way in which so she may do her job.

I wasn’t shocked that Kimberly made up the story about witnessing a homicide since she’d already orchestrated Keisha operating into the sufferer’s mom. Faux story or not, although, she lastly managed to indicate the empathy for Keisha that she’d been lacking throughout the remainder of the hour.

I did not like Erin distancing herself from her brothers due to Kimberly’s opinion. She needs to be cautious due to what her boss thinks, and I get that, but it surely nonetheless bothered me, and it brought about pointless battle.

Kimberly had competitors within the annoying division, although: Detective Raines. It was good that Danny prolonged an olive department, however the man was ineffective!

He primarily sat round making snide remarks about how the perp had locked Danny and Baez in a basement on Blue Bloods Season 11 Episode 1. They ditched him to do the precise investigative work, and he confirmed up simply in time to ask if Baez was okay after Danny saved her from the killer.

If different cops are going to battle for jurisdiction, they need to at the least be competent.

Baez getting herself into bother was predictable, although. I used to be ready for the serial killer to assault her.

Danny: Simply do me a favor and do not go off by yourself once more.
Baez: Are you kidding? You do it on a regular basis. Danny Reagan virtually wrote the guide on it.
Danny: I do not need you to be like Danny Reagan.
Baez: Why?
Danny: As a result of I like Maria Baez.

It led to a candy second between Danny and Baez, although, and I can not assist questioning if they’re headed for a romantic relationship.

Nobody can change Linda, however Baez has chemistry with Danny, and so they gel collectively effectively.

After all, Jamie already married his associate, so it might be considerably redundant if Danny dated his, however nonetheless.

Your flip, Blue Bloods fanatics!

Did Frank and Jamie deal with that pesky reporter correctly? Does Erin have to put Kimberly in her place? And do you ship Danny/Baez?

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Jack Ori is a senior employees author for TV Fanatic. His debut younger grownup novel, Reinventing Hannah, is offered on Amazon. Comply with him on Twitter.

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