Skip to comments.1960 Vintage Photo: Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Policemen in Drag
Posted on 05/18/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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.
I’ll bet those ladies had a helluva bowling team.
Looks like any picture of any random woman’s group in Tehran.
Laz would hit them all.
Now they dress that way for fun? ;-)
Was the purse snatcher blind?
Like Foghorn Leghorn in a henhouse on a 3 day Viagra bender.
Back row, second from left looks like he's having too much fun.
That stuff plays in England, but here in the U.S. we don’t find it as funny.
Five of them obviously have lipstick on.
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.
“That stuff plays in England, but here in the U.S. we dont find it as funny.”
They made a fortune over here. I always found Python hilarious.
Yes they were badass. I remember something about this one, like one of the stakeout cops saying “hands up” before the turkeys demise. /sarc
Feb. 8, 1958
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.
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.
Looks like the Tsarnaev brothers’ aunts.
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