Television cop shows used to portray cops and robbers in very black and white terms, but not any more argues Ed the Sock. The sock puppet curmudgeon points out that often the law is seen as an impedim...
When dramas fictionalize events to provide a buffer between them and the reality (and to avoid being sued!) they reshape the events, sometimes deliberately to make whatever "point" they want to make. Are lines crossed? How would the families of those involved feel?