“July 4, 1969, was a day of festive parades and picnics across Southern California: Pacific Palisades had its annual “Americanism” parade, the West Covina parade had two Vietnam vets for its grand marshals and Claremont had an ‘Old Tyme Parade.’” Read the full article here.
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How LAPD chief William H. Parker influenced the depiction of policing on the TV show Dragnet
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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…