A Good Soporific

At present the old Dragnet series is available online to view, its old style suits and freshly cleaned, scripted villains available now in color. Mr. Friday exhibits the best manners and the greatest skill and information that a friendly but gruff policeman could hope to possess. He and his partner encounter every kind of adversary and perform every kind of duty assigned to police personnel. They do so with a certain kind of perfection, and they demonstrate how absolutely necessary are laws, the rule of law, adherence to the law. They also argue each episode how indispensable are officers in the perpetuation of the system of laws and order. Otherwise, there would be chaos! They are always prepared to sit down a criminal and explain to them, with absolutely irrefutable arguments - since the naysayers of the police and the criminals at some time give up and confess or simply stop argu