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Dragnet Was Straight Up LAPD Propaganda

When we see a cop on TV, we’re seeing the legacy of Dragnet. Everything we think we know about crime and law enforcement — and everything we believe about the police — bears the imprint of the show. It did no l...
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Strong Words: The Book That Went On Trial For Murder

On the evening of March 3, 1993, James Perry drove from his home in Detroit toward Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Paying in cash, he checked into a hotel in nearby Rockville. After settlin...