After his daughter is violently assaulted by an ice addict, a police chief secretly teams up with the head of a drug empire to modify the empire’s drug supply in order to sterilise drug addicts in exchange for protection from the law.

SDMann Penpusher Asked on December 15, 2015 in Crime.
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I’m guessing that the police officer wants to sterilize addicts because the assailant was an addict.  And that the assault was a sexual assault. That’s the cause-and-effect relationship.  But I shouldn’t have to guess the causal relationship between the attack and the sterilization conspiracy, it should be clear from the logline.

Also what, exactly, is the  “empire’s product”?

I find it difficult to suspend disbelief that a single local police officer so low in the hierarchy can single-handedly protect the “head of a drug empire” from the rest of police department, from state and national drug agencies.  Or that a  head of a drug empire would think he could either.  (Others’ mileage may vary.)

fwiw

dpg Singularity Reviewed on December 16, 2015.

Thanks, yeah I wasn’t sure whether to include the cause and effect in the first sentence, it was more about them being unable to conceive children, so pitched somewhere between Bunny Colvin’s Hamsterdam in the third season of The Wire and the ongoing effects of Roe vs. Wade, as detailed in the first Freakonomics book.

on December 16, 2015.
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So, basically the story premise is that the police chief wants to sterilize addicts so they don’t breed more drug addicts.  And the drug lord is too short-sighted to realize that by going along with the scheme he’s trading short term protection for the long term loss of the next generation of potential drug users — he’s undercutting his own market.

Okay…

And then what happens?  As a result of this scheme, what jeopardy is the police chief (the protagonist) putting himself in?  What dramatic problem does it create?  What nemesis arises – who threatens to expose him and defeat his scheme?

dpg Singularity Reviewed on December 19, 2015.
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Yeah so I thought that trade-off would be one of the dilemmas faced by to the drug lord. Does he go along with the arrangement and have a better chance of delivering short-term profits and then leave the game or reject it and potentially build a bigger empire over time but take on greater risk by not having the cover of police protection while he’s at it? For the Police Chief, he has crossed into illegal activities so he constantly needs to cover his tracks. This could include a police officer discovering his plot, rival drug gangs moving in on the empire’s turf, having one of the drug gang’s members be arrested and at risk of talking about the arrangement. Similar to that documentary ‘The Seven Five’..

SDMann Penpusher Reviewed on December 21, 2015.
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