Amid the Black Lives Matter protests, Cops has officially been canceled 4 days after being pulled off the air.
There have been some strong reactions to the news. Keep scrolling to find out why this is such an important move...
As thousands of people protest and riot against the unlawful death of George Floyd, tensions surrounding our police force have never been so high.
via: GettyOn Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Protests have been taking place all over the world.
via: GettyFrom the United Kingdom to New Zealand, the global solidarity has been incredible to see.
But things were quick to turn violent.
via: GettyProtesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
It's a truly terrifying time.
via: GettyBut change needs to be done and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
The riots have been raging on...
via: GettyAnd several people - protestors, rioters, and police officers alike - have been badly injured.
Police officers have resorted to violence...
via: GettyAnd this has only fueled the nation's anger further.
And now, in light of the protests...Paramount Network has made the decision to cancel Cops.
The decision came after the ViacomCBS-owned cabler had removed the long-running show from air.And there have been some strong reactions to the news.
Cops first aired in in 1989...
After more than 30 years patrolling the airwaves, "Cops" has been canceled. The police show, which originated on F… https://t.co/ijgDNUSffN— CNN (@CNN)1591751406.0
The original decision to halt production on the show has been spurred on by the protests against police brutality.
The Paramount Network confirmed on Tuesday that it had removed “Cops” from its schedule https://t.co/lwTPIYI8ug— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1591750805.0
The show's 33rd season had been scheduled to premiere on Monday.But no episode has aired on Paramount Network since at least June 1.
The news quickly reached social media.And while many think it's not enough, it's a step in the right direction. "It ain't 'Defund the Police' but I'll take 'Cops is cancelled' as an appetizer," wrote one user.
"Now if we can just cancel the source material."
@IsaacFitzgerald @IwriteOK Now to cancel to real ones— All Prot-Warriors are Comrades (@All Prot-Warriors are Comrades)1591745644.0
Many people didn't even know the show was still on air...
@IsaacFitzgerald Awesome and about damn time! Now get rid of Live PD— Michelle🌈MN💜SKOL (@Michelle🌈MN💜SKOL)1591744008.0
People generally seem to be very happy with the move, however.
@IsaacFitzgerald @jaketapper This makes me so very happy. The Cops production staff was as abusive towards the citi… https://t.co/gdTqUop6J0— Mary Tyler Methadone (@Mary Tyler Methadone)1591743369.0