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LETHAL WEAPON Inspired Cops to Use Deadly Force

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80s Movie Guide

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The '70s and early '80s saw a decrease in police-involved deaths, but starting in 1988, use of lethal force was on the rise. What happened? Lethal Weapon. Hosts Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts, Gen Z, look back at how one awesome bad-ass blockbuster proved to police that the coolest, manliest, and most effective move in the fight against crime was to just blow away the suspect.