Want to make a negative — like a skyrocketing murder rate — a positive? Well, you could allow basic cable reality shows to film you, which is what the City of Birmingham Police are going to do. A&E is going to follow the city’s homicide detectives around as they fail to solve a third of the city’s many, many murders. (To be fair, the rate is down slightly so far this year and they’re on pace for only about 90 homicides instead of last year’s 109, but there’s still plenty of time to pick it up.)
UPDATE: Mayor Kincaid says that the chief exceeded her authority in approving the show and that he intends to have the agreement cancelled.