Post by Scumhunter on Oct 19, 2019 17:54:48 GMT -5
Wouldn't be a bad idea, unfortunately I don't know if any Live PD powers that be read our site like we know In Pursuit does. Tom Morris obviously was a fan of us before Live PD. They post the missing children on their site yet not the fugitives. I always say if I had a choice, I'd choose recover a missing child over catching a fugitive, ten times out of ten, but fugitive cases are generally more easily solvable by the public and shouldn't be treated a different way imo.
Although I will say the show so far is essentially Live PD with some wanted profiles thrown in. That's not meant as a knock or criticism, just that so far it's basically Live PD-light with a few brief "wanted" segments similar to ones they do on regular weekend episodes and they're not trying to be America's Most Wanted, even if they should be. Once again not again a criticism but encouragement as I don't think they realize the potential of how they can use this opportunity just yet (such as posting wanted profiles on a website with info on who to call etc...)
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2019 17:57:40 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by HeadMarshal on Nov 8, 2019 13:06:04 GMT -5
So we got two fugitives aired from last night's broadcast according to Twitter along with more unidentified suspects.
This isn't bad or anything by itself, but I would caution the producers of Live PD in the future from featuring more unidentified suspects versus actual fugitives. This compared to the first and second episodes. The reason is that it's easier for the national public to apprehend a fugitive who most likely fled the city/state versus an unidentified suspect who is likely still in the local area.
It's still important to feature unidentified suspects don't get me wrong, we just want to utilize the strengths of the viewers to get the best results.
Yeah I thought the same thing to be honest, not to mention the second fugitive was a brief mention at the end they already profiled but wanted to take the high road since it is still important to have a show that at least has some fugitives. Hopefully next week they'll show more known fugitives.
I wasn't going to say anything publicly, but it looks like based on their Twitter page last night's episode of "Live PD: Wanted" was NO fugitive cases at all- purse snatchers, bank robbers etc... They need to be caught as well of course but after a good start where they highlighted five known fugitives in one episode they are really falling back on highlighting wanted fugitives. Granted, in fairness, they've done some additional wanted segments on the "regular" weekend editions of Live PD but this is still disappointing.
I feel bad since Tom Morris was nice enough to join our forum and do a Q&A with us and I even suggested to A&E on Twitter that they do a Live PD: Wanted spinoff show with Tom Morris (maybe they were going to do it anyway but they "stole" my idea lol) and I was really excited for this show. But now I'm starting to think Tom Morris should have his own unique wanted show on A&E rather than a spinoff from Live PD. Right now it just feels like Live PD only taped with short wanted segments. Even AMW had five-ten minute re-enactments which might not be that long but gave enough time to have more of an emotional connection with a story to inspire viewers to do the right thing and call in a tip.
Saying this so I hope things improve. Tom Morris is the man and I don't blame him, but the past few weeks the producers have been giving him a lack of variety in cases to profile.
Last Edit: Nov 22, 2019 1:18:26 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by HeadMarshal on Nov 22, 2019 12:37:46 GMT -5
I also don't consider this to be Tom Morris's fault. I think it's an issue of the producers either not being fans of America's Most Wanted/In Pursuit or understanding how AMW got most of it's captures.
As Scumhunter mentioned, things were going very well at the start of the series. But now it seems like the selection of cases chosen is really going backwards in terms of solvability from the public and priority. Unsolved cases do need to be solved of course, but more often than not, they should be covered by local crime stoppers organizations since those suspects are most likely still in the local area. It's the fugitive cases that especially need the national attention.
Well last night had one known fugitive at least in Leroy Headley. It is still my opinion that the show should be majority known fugitives (hence the term "wanted") and the other segments while interesting are more suited for local news broadcasts.
Live PD's brand and the A&E are a nationally broadcast show and they could add more fugitives hanging out anywhere as opposed to a local bank robber just as likely to be caught by that city's 10 PM newscast.
Sorry once again I love Tom Morris and also Michelle Sigona who is also on the show but the producers should give them more known fugitives to profile.
Well a parental abduction case and Isaiah Murchison at the end again along with the other unknown video assailant variety. Granted more serious than usual (unknown robbery turned murder and unknown rapist case) but in my opinion once again not taking solvability ratio into account.
I guess it's a step up though considering only one segment was a garden variety business robbery segment. (Not to excuse them but we have run of the mill bank and supermarket robbers getting more air time than people who have killed children
I feel so guilty being critical because of how gracious Tom Morris has been to us, but in my opinion, there should be at least three known fugitives an episode, if not more.
Last Edit: Dec 13, 2019 3:44:27 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 13, 2020 18:59:24 GMT -5
Live PD: Wanted has been renewed and season 2 will be Feb. 27th. I know I've complained about the case selections or what I felt was a lack of fugitives per episode in favor of garden variety video robbery segments for season 1 but hopefully season 2 will improve. It is still important to show fugitives on tv and I'd rather the show be on the air than not be on the air.