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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Big Easy Justice features bail enforcement agents doing their job, including breaking down doors and drawing guns to apprehend fugitives. Discussions often focus on alleged criminal violent behavior, too. Strong language is frequently used ("bitch," "ass"; the word "s--t" is sometimes audible, "f--k" is bleeped). The central character has a temper and sometimes acts out of anger.
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What's the story?
BIG EASY JUSTICE is a reality series featuring Gene Thacker, a.k.a. \"Tat-2,\" a celebrity bounty hunter who tracks and apprehends alleged criminals in the New Orleans area. The military veteran and former Jefferson Parish police officer leads an elite fugitive recovery team of licensed bail enforcement agents to find folks who have jumped bail and have managed to remain at large. With the help of his right-hand man Viper, the tech-savvy Wally, and newbie Arsenio, Thacker goes from city streets to alligator-filled swamps to capture these fugitives and take them back to jail.
Is it any good?
The show highlights the various techniques bail enforcement agents use to capture people wanted by the law, which range from staking out and tricking people to reveal their whereabouts to kicking down doors and drawing large weapons in order to grab them. Thacker's bad temper, which often adds to the drama, is offered as a justification for some of the team's over-the-top behavior.
Granted, it's a dangerous job, and one that has the potential of ridding New Orleans of some of its criminal element. Those who don't understand the difference between law enforcement and bail enforcement might also be confused by what they see here. But fans who like this sort of celebrity crime fighting entertainment will not be disappointed.
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