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Post by Canadian Bo » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:54:29

Does any of the following TV Stations have "Live Coverage" of incidents just
like how "KTLA" in L.A. will do?

The stations I receive here on Satellite dish out of the Eastern Feeds are
as follows:

WSBK - Boston
WPIX - New York
WTBS - Atlanta (This one I doubt does)
WHDH - Boston
WCVB - Boston
WBZ - Boston
WFXT - Boston
WGN - Chicago

I too would love to be able to see a chase on TV and listen to a scanner
feed online. Why? Because I Can.

I know as far as I know, KTLA out of L.A. is my only hope at seeing
something like this.


Quote:> One of my favorite "sports" is to listen in on the scanner to live police
> chases while I watch them on TV. Most of them end fairly predictably, but
> I'll never forget one a couple years ago that almost ended in what would
> have made one of the most spectacular police chase crashes ever seen on
live
> TV...

> A guy stole a SUV and lead numerous AZ agencies in a high speed chase in
> Metro Phoenix for almost 2 hours. Numerous spike strips found their mark
but
> failed to slow this nut down. Near miss after near miss with other
vehicles
> kept me on the edge of my seat - I can only imagine how the pursuing
> officers felt!

>  Then, with smoke pouring from underneath the truck, the driver sensed the
> end was near. He headed for the highest point in our freeway system - the
> transition from I-10 to I-17. It's a mammoth interchange (we call it "The
> Stack") with the highest portion being the transition from eastbound I-10
to
> northbound I-17, which stands (I estimate) a good 80+ feet above the
ground.
> As he reached the apex, he floored the crippled truck and aimed for the
> outside retaining wall.

> Needless to say I fell off the edge of my seat when that happened! Another
> mile or two per hour would have sent the truck right over the edge. I had
a
> friend on the phone who was also watching and we both shouted OMFG loud
> enough for the neighbors to hear.

>  Instead of going over, he richoceted three times off of the inner and
outer
> retaining wall before finally coasting to a stop. Then he got out and
> perched on the edge of the overpass and held the police there in a one
hour
> plus standoff before finally surrendering. Oh man - what a chase....

> So, if you want to share: What was your favorite chase?

> -me

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Post by Paul Keenleysid » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 01:32:12



Quote:> On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 21:54:29 -0500, "Canadian Boy"



> LA has vast open highways (outside of rushour).  Boston is too congested
all
> the time for a chase to last very long.

They don't last too long in Seattle either (since Seattle's freeways are
always heavy traffic). There's never been
any interruption of broadcasting in Seattle for a police chase on the five
TV stations I can get.

Quote:> >I too would love to be able to see a chase on TV and listen to a scanner
> >feed online. Why? Because I Can.

> >I know as far as I know, KTLA out of L.A. is my only hope at seeing
> >something like this.

The LAPD has put in new regulations to curb police chases for minor
infractions. I was listening to the news item feed
from KTLA's web site. The news reporter guy says at the end of the news item
"without all those police chases to fill up the newscast, what are we going
to do?". More trips to the Los Angeles zoo to do a feature on the elephants
there?

The chases look "Hollywood" on TV, but one wonders if one or two
pepretrators decide to do it, just to get on TV before
he gets in front of the camera at the police station?

Having been to Los Angeles, I got one impression about the people within Los
Angeles County..

..they all seem to be auditioning for a Hollywood movie 8-)

Speaking of which, and the LAPD..

"Al Bundy" (aka Ed O'Neill) as Sgt. Joe Friday on the new Dragnet? Eeek.
One look at Ed O'Neill who is a very good actor, and you think only of
America's beloved loser husband, Al Bundy rahter than everyone's favorite
cop Sgt. Joe Friday.

I'll watch the premiere, but I'm a purist when it comes to original Jack
Webb productions. They were legendary.

 
 
 

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Post by Mountain Bo » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 02:22:16

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 08:32:12 -0800, "Paul Keenleyside"


>Speaking of which, and the LAPD..

>"Al Bundy" (aka Ed O'Neill) as Sgt. Joe Friday on the new Dragnet? Eeek.
>One look at Ed O'Neill who is a very good actor, and you think only of
>America's beloved loser husband, Al Bundy rahter than everyone's favorite
>cop Sgt. Joe Friday.

>I'll watch the premiere, but I'm a purist when it comes to original Jack
>Webb productions. They were legendary.

I have to agree with you.  It just won't be the same with "Al" saying
"Just the facts, ma'am."  Webb did his almost like a documentary; not
sure if anyone knows how to do that anymore.  Maybe they can figure
out how to "change the names to protect the innocent."

MT Bob
Always looking for Corvettes and VWs

 
 
 

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Post by ScorpionK.. » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 06:36:49

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003 08:32:12 -0800, "Paul Keenleyside"




>> On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 21:54:29 -0500, "Canadian Boy"


>> LA has vast open highways (outside of rushour).  Boston is too
congested
>all
>> the time for a chase to last very long.

>They don't last too long in Seattle either (since Seattle's freeways
are
>always heavy traffic). There's never been
>any interruption of broadcasting in Seattle for a police chase on the
five
>TV stations I can get.

>> >I too would love to be able to see a chase on TV and listen to a
scanner
>> >feed online. Why? Because I Can.

>> >I know as far as I know, KTLA out of L.A. is my only hope at
seeing
>> >something like this.

>The LAPD has put in new regulations to curb police chases for minor
>infractions. I was listening to the news item feed
>from KTLA's web site. The news reporter guy says at the end of the
news item
>"without all those police chases to fill up the newscast, what are we
going
>to do?". More trips to the Los Angeles zoo to do a feature on the
elephants
>there?

We will still have chases, you just wait and see.

Quote:

>The chases look "Hollywood" on TV, but one wonders if one or two
>pepretrators decide to do it, just to get on TV before
>he gets in front of the camera at the police station?

>Having been to Los Angeles, I got one impression about the people
within Los
>Angeles County..

>..they all seem to be auditioning for a Hollywood movie 8-)

I resent that comment.  Next time you post some trash talk like that
mister, i'll sick my agent, my nutritionist, and my overpaid lawyer on
you.  ;)

Quote:

>Speaking of which, and the LAPD..

>"Al Bundy" (aka Ed O'Neill) as Sgt. Joe Friday on the new Dragnet?
Eeek.
>One look at Ed O'Neill who is a very good actor, and you think only
of
>America's beloved loser husband, Al Bundy rahter than everyone's
favorite
>cop Sgt. Joe Friday.

>I'll watch the premiere, but I'm a purist when it comes to original
Jack
>Webb productions. They were legendary.

Have you guys ever read that whole speech Jack web gives about what
it's like to be a cop?  It's so great.  I make my children learn it
and recite it at bed time.

Who has a live 250D feed off LAPD on the net?
--
The most momentous thing in human life is
the art of winning the soul to
good or evil. Pythagoras

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Sevar » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 01:39:38


Quote:

> "Al Bundy" (aka Ed O'Neill) as Sgt. Joe Friday on the new Dragnet? Eeek.
> One look at Ed O'Neill who is a very good actor, and you think only of
> America's beloved loser husband, Al Bundy rahter than everyone's favorite
> cop Sgt. Joe Friday.

I made the same comment to my wife after we saw the previews for that
program.  How can anyone take him seriously after playing Al Bundy for
years?  Kind of like how Leonard Nimoy was always known as Spock after the
original Star Trek series was cancelled.  I guess it's hard for actors to
climb out of a role they've played for so long.  Probably harder for child
actors, which is probably why they seem to turn to crime or ***.

All in all, as cheesy as it was, I still like to watch the old Dragnet
series.

Tom