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1960 Vintage Photo: Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Policemen in Drag
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Posted on 05/18/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

1960 - Los Angeles Policemen in Drag

Circa 1960 - LAPD Robbery Squad officers dressed as women “as part of an operation to catch a purse snatcher who murdered an elderly woman while she was on her way to church.”


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 1960; badass; cops; detectives; drag; dragnet; lapd; losangeles; losangelespolice; oldschool; oldskool; parkercenter; robberyhomicide; undercover
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These old school detectives were badass.
1 posted on 05/18/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER; Lazamataz; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono

I’ll bet those ladies had a helluva bowling team.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 6:08:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like any picture of any random woman’s group in Tehran.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 6:09:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER; Lazamataz

Laz would hit them all.


4 posted on 05/18/2013 6:11:11 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (That's how he rolls.)
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Now they dress that way for fun? ;-)


5 posted on 05/18/2013 6:11:37 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Was the purse snatcher blind?


6 posted on 05/18/2013 6:12:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Like Foghorn Leghorn in a henhouse on a 3 day Viagra bender.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 6:13:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER
...but can they tell the difference between Whizzo Butter and a dead crab?


8 posted on 05/18/2013 6:14:01 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: DogByte6RER
Looks like a NOW convention.

Back row, second from left looks like he's having too much fun.

9 posted on 05/18/2013 6:14:27 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: WeatherGuy

10 posted on 05/18/2013 6:14:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: DogByte6RER

That stuff plays in England, but here in the U.S. we don’t find it as funny.


11 posted on 05/18/2013 6:17:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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These old school detectives were badass.

Five of them obviously have lipstick on.

12 posted on 05/18/2013 6:19:03 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like the 3 shifts of ladies who cooked for my early-60s Mt Prospect HS, in Chicago NW Suburbs. Pretty darned good grub except for that Friday “Tuna Casserole”. They added “fish sticks” as an option, and I still don’t know what those things are.


13 posted on 05/18/2013 6:20:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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“That stuff plays in England, but here in the U.S. we don’t find it as funny.”

They made a fortune over here. I always found Python hilarious.


14 posted on 05/18/2013 6:23:02 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: DogByte6RER
"When I said "Dragnet", Bill, that wasn't what I meant."
15 posted on 05/18/2013 6:23:14 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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SNL Eric Idle and Dan Aykroyd - Drag Racing Today
16 posted on 05/18/2013 6:27:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Ha!


17 posted on 05/18/2013 6:29:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Yes they were badass. I remember something about this one, like one of the stakeout cops saying “hands up” before the turkeys demise. /sarc

excerpt:

Feb. 8, 1958
Los Angeles

1958_0208_shoot James Charles Hope, 25, had been out of prison for a little more than a year when he walked into the combination market and liquor store at 9911 S. Hoover St. just before closing time and drew a .32 semiautomatic.

The last thing he ever did was to hand a paper bag to the manager, Joe Paladino, and tell him to “fill it up.”

What Hope didn’t know was that two officers were waiting for him in the back room. Someone had tipped off police that there would be a robbery. Officer A.S. Armas stepped from the back and killed Hope with a shotgun blast to the face and neck, The Times said.

Hope’s partner, another ex-convict named Edsel F. Broyles, was arrested when he looked in the window. He was “badly shaken by what he saw” but refused to talk to police, the Mirror said.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/02/last-hope.html


18 posted on 05/18/2013 6:31:27 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: DogByte6RER

Slightly related, there’s been a recent dvd release of an old semi-documentary tv-series from 1963, entitled Lee Marvin’s “Lawbreaker.” It shows re-enactments of various crimes, often utilizing real witnesses and victims. Shot in color, with episodes filmed on-location in cities all across the country... Dallas, Chicago, Miami, all over. Marvin hosted. An interesting little curio, and it does capture circa-1963 police work in all its glorious, no-nonsense style.


19 posted on 05/18/2013 6:31:33 PM PDT by greene66
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like the Tsarnaev brothers’ aunts.


20 posted on 05/18/2013 6:31:38 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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