Miami PD's Bike Response team gets compared with parody show 'Reno 911!' and the Internet 'can't stop laughing'
Miami Police Department has resorted to forming their elite Bike Response Team, a 41-member team of men and women who have been highly trained on bike-riding skills to dispel crowds
The nation has been rocked with countrywide protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died after a former police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25. Some of Floyd's last words were "I can't breathe," which has since been used by protestors fighting to put a stop to police brutality against the country's African-American population. As protests continue more than a week after Floyd's death, at least twelve major cities declared a curfew on May 30, and by June 2, governors in 24 states and Washington D.C. called in the National Guard with over 17,000 troops activated. Over 11,000 people have been arrested since the onset of the protests.
The protests have also forced police departments to change their tactics. Over the course of the protests, there have been multiple instances of police attacking peaceful protestors. Meanwhile, the Miami Police Department has resorted to forming their elite Bike Response Team, a 41-member team of men and women who have been highly trained on bike-riding skills to dispel crowds amid protests. The officers also use their bikes to create a mobile fence to push back the crowd and were featured on NBC News. However, the report on Miami PD's elite Bike Response team has seen a weird comparison with 'Reno 911!', a mockumentary-style show that parodies law enforcement documentary shows, specifically Fox Broadcasting Company's reality legal series 'Cops', with comic actors playing the police officers, including Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.
The show deals heavily in incorrect and racy humor and includes jokes about race, sexual orientation, substance abuse, rape, pedophilia, and mental disorders. The deputies of the fictitious Reno Sherrif's Department are also severely incompetent and are often outsmarted by the criminals they are attempting to control. 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' actor, Freddie Prinze Jr tweeted, "Not gonna lie, I’ve been waiting way too long for Reno 911 to come back. There’s a whole generation that missed this show and it’s gonna be great to share with them now. Thx @thomaslennon #DangleCheetah."
A user wrote, "I'm sorry but the main homie who tries to get off the bike but trips is some shit straight out of Reno 911. I can't." Another tweeted, "I honestly thought this gif was was Reno 911 for a minute. Nobody on a bike is elite. Nobody." One user expressed, "This looks like an outtake from Reno 911. I was waiting for the guy to crash into the center guy. And then the center guy almost tripping off the bike in the dismount." Another wrote, "Bro tripping tryna look like a badass getting off his bike is the most Reno 911/ mall cop s**t I’ve seen."
A user tweeted, "Is this not Reno 911," while another wrote, "The new season of Reno 911 is taking on a much darker tone." One user opined, "I literally can’t stop laughing at this. Miami’s version of Reno 911." One user joked, "I’m just imagining the cast of Reno 911 doing this or trying to break up protests and they have to shoot the scene 34 times because someone keeps fucking up lmaooo."