For most of the 2020-21 television season, network dramas bombarded the public with endless Black Lives Matter (BLM) and “anti-racism” propaganda. A notable exception was CBS. The Equalizer Which sticks to the old-fashioned storytelling and keeps the speech to a minimum. But this season, the show is determined to make up for lost time by pushing its viewers with endless left-wing messaging.
In Sunday’s ‘DWB’ episode, the show relies on tired BLM myths about racist cops out of control targeting innocent black men.
The episode began when two officers from a rural county received a message from the sender about an armed robbery by a black man suspected of driving an SUV. Tonight Marcus Dante (Tory Keatles), a black detective in New York City and personal friend of Equalizer Robin McCall (Queen Latifah), is going through his SUV and gasping.
Two local deputies, Burns (Lee Targesen) and Morales (Brandon Espinoza), speculate that Dante, a black man who suddenly stops at a well-lit gas station in the city, must have escaped. They beat Dante.
Burns: You! In the SUV! Keep your hands out the window! Now! Okay, here we go. What are you doing here Where are you coming from
Dante: Hey. I’m not the one you’re looking for.
Burns: Shut up.
Dante: Excuse me?
Burns: Search the trunk.
Dante: Huh you don’t search my trunk. Not without warrant.
Burns: Get out of the car. Now.
Dante: Really? Are we doing this? All right.
Burns: Turn around.
Dante: Tell me. Why am I being detained? Let me guess. You saw a black man matching a description. Is that it? Don’t bother to find out who I might be? I want both your name, badge number and the name of your immediate supervisor.
Burns: I said stop! Check his car.
Dante: Don’t get in my car. I am a NYPD …
Burns: Stop! Guns! (Muddy)
Morales: What a bad situation ?!
When Burns and Morales realize that Dante is actually a cop, they fear revenge so they kidnap Dante and plan to kill him. Yes, the episode is completely over-the-top. It turns out that Deputy Burns’ previous case was 27 years ago for beating and kidnapping another innocent black man.
Robin McCall finds the old black man whom Burns once held hostage. He told her that the world was not “awake” in her words then. (Apparently, the authors want you to believe that the police abducted blacks in the 1990s and that the word “ok” means progress.)
The local sheriff is also portrayed as a racist who refuses to help McCall find Dante’s abductors. But when the sheriff learns that Burns and Morales were driving near the gas station where Dante went missing, he confronts them.
Burns created a story for the Sheriff, citing the fears of Don Lemon and Al Sharpton as reasons to remain silent about his concerns.
Burns: This is what happened. We saw the man. We talked to him. He introduces himself as a cop; We went on our way.
Sheriff: Don’t bother me. Why don’t you call it that?
Burns: We didn’t have time. We were trying to catch the assailant who attacked Charlie. See, in today’s weather if we go public with that and that guy goes missing, we’re immediately guilty. You want Black Lives Matter people protesting here in Gatling? Have Al Sharpton and Don Lemon camped on your front lawn?
The sheriff lets the matter go, but McCall is finally able to find and help save Dante. The episode ends with Dante handing over his NYPD badge because he believes he can no longer be a good conscientious cop.
Last week, The Equalizer Another over-the-top episode depicts working white men as vicious racists who chase and kill elderly Asians in Chinatown, New York. This week, it attacked racist small town police officers and kidnapped an innocent black man.
The Equalizer It became a hit after its debut after the 2021 Super Bowl, but with such recent episodes one wonders how long such a new series could hold its success.