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By Jack Webb

Ahead of Charlie's Angels, Miami Vice, or NYPD Blue, there has been Dragnet. From 1951 to 1959, Jack Webb starred as Sergeant Joe Friday within the so much winning police drama in tv background. Webb ("Just the proof, ma'am") used to be additionally the writer of Dragnet, and what made the convey so innovative used to be its documentary-style structure and the truth that each one episode was once "ripped" from the documents of the LAPD. yet Nineteen Fifties tv censors deemed a number of the tales within the LAPD's records too violent or sensational for the airwaves. The Badge is Webb's selection of tales which could no longer be provided on television: untold, behind-the-scenes money owed of the Black Dahlia homicide, the Brenda Allen confessions, Stephen Nash's "thrill murders," and Donald Bashor's "sleeping girl murders," to call quite a few. Case by way of case, The Badge takes readers on a backbone chilling police travel in the course of the darkish, shadowy global of la crime. it's a trip that, even 4 many years after it initially seemed in print, no reader is probably going to omit.

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But they wave happily. The ceasefire is doing its job. Night has already fallen when we take a short break. People come up to us from the houses nearby. They have hardly made out the jeeps with the “Melikans” before we experience the first repercussions of our VIP existence. ” is the first question. Sonia did all the talking in the most recent interviews for the Philippine TV team. With her long, wavy hair, she has already become a local TV star. Marie is also addressed immediately by name. ” What did Walid prophesy?

But now I cannot creep up on my subject. In one instance they even proudly present their portable artillery, a type of bazooka that shoots grenades. It proves how attached to weaponry these fighters are. Weapons are part of their everyday lives. Marc sits from time to time with fighters of his own age, some of whom speak quite good English. ” It’s generally answered spontaneously in the affirmative. Guarding the hostage group offers them a welcome change from their monotonous routine lives at home.

Many of them, as they admit themselves, are simply frightened for their lives. Understandably. So are we. After a quarter of an hour, it’s quiet again. We set off once again in the same direction, short distances at a time, Renate on her stretcher, the commanders in front and hostages behind, forming the head of a long column. Quite evidently, we are their life insurance. We are human shields for the guerrillas. But after our recent encounters with the Philippine army we have our doubts whether that would stop them from firing at the rebels when they discovered the hostages among them.

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