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NeoBytes :) Are cops in GTA V racist?

NeoBytes :) is an occasional feature that takes a step back from the big headlines, to take a look at what else is happening in the vast, scary expanse of the tech world - often with a cynical eye, always with a dose of humour.

While most people have been swooning over GTA V Online Heists mode, others have been busy discovering equally important aspects of the game. One of these includes: Are cops in GTA V racist? This study was carried out by YouTube channel, Game Theorists, who experimented to see how the police in GTA V reacted to each of the three protagonists, Franklin, Michael and Trevor.

The experiment consisted of three tests. The first one involved dressing each of the characters in fairly casual clothes and then approaching the cops present in three different police stations; Vinewood Station, Paleto Bay station, and South Los Santos station at five separate times. The player would then speak to the legal personnel whose response would be recorded.

The second test was slightly more complicated than the first and required each character to stalk a cop and then honk their car horn at said member of law enforcement, noting their reaction. To accomplish the third and final test, each character would simply have to walk towards a policeman in a docile manner. The catch? Each protagonist will have to strut around brandishing his respective weapon but is not supposed to use it. Needless to say, this had to be done five times as well to maintain consistency throughout the experiment.

This investigation was done in a carefully controlled environment to ensure that there would be no inaccuracy in the result, a 16-minute video of the experiment was recorded. You can find out whether the cops are actually racist or not by viewing the intriguing video below.

SPOILER: It appears that the cops are slightly racist ;)

Source: Game Theorists (YouTube) via Kotaku |Image via WhatCulture

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