‘Chicago P.D.’ Writer Fired After Violent Social Media Posts Seemingly Aimed at Protesters

Right now, we are living in pretty uncertain times, and to many, that may be putting it lightly. In recent months, we have had experiences that none of us ever could have predicted. As if the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic wasn’t difficult enough for millions of people to handle, it only got worse when tragedy struck in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as unarmed 46-year-old George Floyd, was murdered by police. Floyd’s death sparked rage in all 50 states, and even beyond the nation’s borders. There were unimaginable riots and protests, with millions of people up in arms over the systemic racism against Black Americans. People all over the world took to social media sites to express their anger, grief, and naturally, voice their opinions regarding the situation. Now, a Chicago P.D. writer has been fired after violent social media posts that were aimed at protesters. Let’s take a further look.

(L-R) LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater, Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton, Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead with prop guns drawn
(L-R) LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater, Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton, Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead | Matt Dinerstein/Getty Images

The premise of ‘Chicago P.D.’

Chicago P.D. is one of the most popular crime shows on television, and for good reason. The series centers around detectives in the city and follows their adventures as they fight crimes that include drug dealings, murder, and more. Uniformed officers and detectives in the Intelligence Unit come together in each episode as they hunt down perpetrators and fight to bring justice to the people of Chicago. According to Aceshowbiz, Dick Wolf is the talented producer behind the show, and he brings to life situations that most of us could never fathom. The actors, including Marina Squerciati, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jason Beghe, and of course, LaRoyce Hawkins, deliver amazing performances in each scene that they create, leaving fans on the edge of their seats waiting to see just what happens next.

Controversy about crime shows after the death of George Floyd

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At this point, it is getting difficult to separate fiction from reality. Often times, the plots of police television shows hit close to home for many people, and after the death of George Floyd, that is exactly what happened. ‘Copaganda’ shows have somewhat come under fire, as fans and critics take a closer look at things that happen that most likely, should not be imitated in real life, as Tampa Bay reports. George Floyd was an unarmed man who was being taken into police custody, and sadly, stopped breathing and ultimately went into full cardiac arrest after a police officer unnecessarily knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. The aftermath of the tragedy led to certain reality police shows being canceled altogether, and some scripted television shows being questioned for what they occasionally portray.

A ‘Chicago P.D.’ writer has been fired after violent social media posts aimed at protestors

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These days, people make social media posts without thinking twice about it, but occasionally things get taken a bit too far. According to Global Grind, Chicago P.D. and S.W.A.T writer Craig Gore, who was also going to write an episode of another of Dick Wolf’s shows, now finds himself unemployed after he posted a threatening picture of himself holding a weapon, making a statement seemingly aimed at protesters. Gore also wrote a disturbing comment to go with the photograph that he posted, and the picture and accompanying words were not taken lightly by those who saw them. Gore noted on the social media site how he lived just blocks from a neighborhood where protests were taking place and his post led Wolf to immediately announce his termination as a writer from his popular television shows. We can only hope that the family members of the victim in recent events can find the peace that they need and deserve.