Ever watch the show 48 hours?
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August 8th, 2008 05:27 PM
Ever watch the show 48 hours?
Ever watch the show “48”? It shows LE investigating murders in the first 48 hours after the crime is committed and how those 2 days are very important to catching and convicting the killers. Anyway I was watching last night and they had narrowed their search to a particular suspect. These guys always seem to have “street names” which is not a good sign if you ask me. Anyway they tell you a little about the creep as they always seem to have a record. (Hard to believe right?) Well this particular upstanding young man had been convicted twice for “murder”. My wife and I looked at each other and we both asked, “Did I hear that right”? He was convicted TWICE for murder and now may have murdered a third time. What does it take to put someone in jail these days? And people wonder why I carry a gun.
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August 8th, 2008 05:27 PM
August 8th, 2008 06:02 PM
We saw the same program and wondered out loud, "How in the world did this creep get out after being convicted twice? We have lost our country!
August 8th, 2008 07:32 PM
Yep and It's not just that almost every suspect is in the database and has multiple felony convictions
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
August 8th, 2008 07:46 PM
I watch the show most of the time and the bad guys always act the same way when caught.
They pull their arms inside their XXXXXL T shirts or tuck it over their mouth and nose.
They say they didn't do anything and want to go home.
They want their Mommas.
It is scarey how little regard some people hae for human life!
August 8th, 2008 07:55 PM
Its a good program and tells it like it really is. Everybody should be required to watch. Maybe some of the PC crowd would learn something - forget that - the PC crowd already has all the solutions.
Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.
August 8th, 2008 08:08 PM
Almost, minus a lot of stuff.
Originally Posted by Der Alte
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August 9th, 2008 12:26 AM
I've watched it a few times, and find it to be a good show.
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August 9th, 2008 01:03 AM
August 9th, 2008 01:13 AM
From a slightly different slant...
I enjoy that show and watch it every time I see a new episode.
There is one thing for us all to learn from this program...if ever in police custody for any reason...KEEP YOUR YAPPER SHUT...without an attorney present. If involved in a self-defense incident, say nothing until you have a 'professional' present to help you present the truth.
Stay armed...keep an attorney's # in your wallet...stay safe!
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"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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August 10th, 2008 07:04 PM
Yeah, I watch it when I can catch it, and find it is a very enlightening show!
One of the first things I noticed was that Horatio isn't around doing 5-minute DNA tests at every crime scene. Secondly, most of the cases are solved because someone talks...either a witness or a co-conspirator so if you're gonna do a crime, pic your friends wisely! Lastly, most of the cases are solved using good, old-fashioned police work! I think TV has spoiled our minds to what reality is all about, but shows like this prove that in the real world, it still takes hard work and smarts to beat the bad guys!
By the way, the premise is that if a lead isn't obtained in the first 48 hours after a crime, the chance of solving that crime decreases by 50%...
And God bless the outstanding law enforcement professionals who work 14+ hour days to ensure justice is served for all!
August 10th, 2008 08:52 PM
Movies and TV have ruined our impression of crimes and ploice. From Perry Mason's almost perfect record and witness stand confessions to the Sci-Fi stories on CSI. It ain't like that in real life.
Years ago I heard Paul Harvey tell about a fiml maker that wanted real life war footage for a movie he was making. He arranged to film the Mexican army out on the battlefields during actual battles and shot many reels of film. When they started editing the film all of it wound on the cutting roome floor. It wasn't exciting and fast moving enough for a hollywood movie. law and Order always amazes me on how in one week they can go from a crime being committed to the NY Surpreme court.
August 10th, 2008 10:36 PM
And if you can't get it that way, maybe this will help:
Originally Posted by retsupt99
YouTube - Homicide: Life on the Street - The Documentary
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
August 10th, 2008 10:52 PM
I love this show. I thinking of purchasing the dvd's. Homicide, life on the street was a fav of mine prior to seeing this show.
yup, it is mighty scary that certain people in our society do not value life at all. They will take it for any material advantage. what really strikes me is that most of these murderers are able bodied young men. why not find a job instead of killing somebody to get whatever the poor victim owned?
3rd conviction for murder? what the heck is this person doing out in the community? Am I supposed to trust my state and federal government if they let people with prior convictions for multiple murders out of the prison system?
in the meantime, I root for the detectives to do their job well and zealously. yut.
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August 10th, 2008 11:31 PM
another great series was the HBO series "The Wire!"
Like "Homicide, Life on the Streets" it is set in Baltimore.
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