The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the police department of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The LAPD has been copiously fictionalized in numerous movies, novels and television shows throughout its history. The department has also been associated with a number of controversies, mainly concerned with racial animosity, police brutality and police corruption.
The radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was already famous because home radios could tune into early police radio frequencies. As the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, his was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role.
The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station.
Due to Dragnet’s popularity, LAPD Chief Parker “became, after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation”. In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show’s previous mainstay.
Several prominent representations of the LAPD and its officers in television and film include Adam-12, Blue Streak, Blue Thunder, Boomtown, The Closer, кольори, Crash, Columbo, Dark Blue, Die Hard, End of Watch, Heat, Hollywood Homicide, Hunter, Internal Affairs, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential, Lakeview Terrace, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Life, Numb3rs, The Shield, Southland, Speed, Street Kings, SWAT, Training Day and the Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and Terminator film series. The LAPD is also featured in the video games Midnight Club II, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, L.A. Noire and Call of Juarez: The Cartel.
The LAPD has also been the subject of numerous novels. Elizabeth Linington used the department as her backdrop in three different series written under three different names, perhaps the most popular being those novel featuring Det. Lt. Luis Mendoza, who was introduced in the Edgar-nominated Case Pending. Joseph Wambaugh, the son of a Pittsburgh policeman, spent fourteen years in the department, using his background to write novels with authentic fictional depictions of life in the LAPD. Wambaugh also created the Emmy-winning TV anthology series Police Story. Wambaugh was also a major influence on James Ellroy, who wrote several novels about the Department set during the 1940s and 1950s, the most famous of which are probably The Black Dahlia, fictionalizing the LAPD’s most famous “cold case”, and L.A. Confidential, which was made into a film of the same name. Both the novel and the film chronicled mass-murder and corruption inside and outside the force during the Parker era. Critic Roger Ebert indicates that the film’s characters (from the 1950s) “represent the choices ahead for the LAPD”: assisting Hollywood limelight, aggressive policing with relaxed ethics, and a “straight arrow” approach.
OLED, Cord less CHARGING, AND Circuit Board Challenges Affect IPHONE 8
Rumor offers no evident hint of what the heck is resulting in the stated delays
A new report says that Apple and its supply chain are having a relatively tough time building the iPhone 8 and getting everything in the device to work adequately. The Motley Fool reports that Apple providers making major components such as the OLED screen, cord less charging gadgets, and Circuit Boards have come across construction troubles with the product,
The report claims that Samsung is having a hard time supplying the displays which Apple is wanting to use in the iPhone 8. Yet, the report stops with no describing what exactly the issues postponing the iPhone screen are. The cord less charging parts are proving troublesome at the same time depending on the report.
These wireless charging parts are getting hot and the supplier is having a hard time obtaining a treatment for the overheat trouble. At a more essential level, the Circuit Boards are also reportedly challenging for Apple. The issues with these Circuit Boards are unidentified with the report announcing the supplier is “працює з проблемами” without any certain hint of what those troubles are.
All of these issues and delays are not even counting the long said problem getting the fingerprint reader to operate under the front screen glass. These delays have brought about conjecture that Apple most likely are not able to launch the iPhone 8 until October or November of this year. These setbacks aren’t anticipated to damage Apple financially, basically move revenue to later quarters.
In spite of this, a large holdup will give competing products time to go to market and vie for the money for customers throughout the globe. Rushing the device would be worse than a delay though as many have belittled Apple over the past few years of introducing goods that are uninspiring and present only limited improvements over previous generations.