Yesterday I got to call Elena at her friend’s house in Buenos Aires and wish her a happy birthday. She was in good spirits. Later in the afternoon I got to watch episodes of Dragnet screened on television between 1950 and 1953. I was alive then but we did not have a television all of those years ago. I guess that you can say that I am “catching up on things.” These episodes show that over 60 years ago police had to deal with things like serial killers, teenagers dying from heroin overdoses, street gangs, etc. The police are shown as being decent and over worked. What is not shown there is police beating suspects, etc.