Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties on MR Online

How LAPD chief William H. Parker influenced the depiction of policing on the TV show Dragnet

Monthly Review Online published “How LAPD chief William H. Parker influenced the depiction of policing on the TV show Dragnet,” an excerpt from Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties. “During its January 1960 hearing, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights tepidly attempted to open a window on the police abuse of minorities in Los Angeles.” To read the full excerpt, visit Monthly Review Online.

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