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    Default Yellow betrays blue

    Hello, ladies and gentlemen.

    We often refer to police officers as blue, because of color of their uniform. I wonder, what does "yellow" mean.


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    Screenshot from movie "Cop Land" (Stallone, De Niro, Keitel).

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    Default Re: Yellow betrays blue

    There are many possibilities. We'd need to know more context (the whole milieu described in the film). It might refer, for example, to betrayal of the police by taxi-drivers; or the spreading of jaundice in police stations, or something done by cowardly people...

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    Default Re: Yellow betrays blue

    Yes, in today's US context it's unlikely anything other than cowardice, particularly the cowards who don't keep up the tradition of cops blindly supporting other cops in all situations.

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    Default Re: Yellow betrays blue

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Yes, in today's US context it's unlikely anything other than cowardice, particularly the cowards who don't keep up the tradition of cops blindly supporting other cops in all situations.
    I get it. Yellow color refers to cowardice.

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    Default Re: Yellow betrays blue

    Yes, that makes sense. According to IMDB the film is based on an Internal Affairs investigation (IAD is the police department that investigates police corruption).

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