Read this article in the LA Weekly paper about some LA detectives who went above and beyond the call, by using their noggins and thinking outside the box, to nab a rapist that terrorized the city for many years and had escaped capture for decades.
It all started with a hunch by LAPD Detective Diane Webb, to follow up on all registered sex offenders in LA who had not given DNA samples, as they were required. Although the killer targeted has not been caught, a madman who killed and terrorized for over thirty years is now off the streets.
An interesting item I learned in this article was that California had required sex offenders to register SINCE 1947. That's roughly 40 years before Texas and many other states began requiring sex offenders to register. The Black Dalia case was the impetus for registration
That was some damn fine detective work, Detective Diane Webb! Your fellow officers deserve credit too for a job well done, but I'm holding out for a departmental commendation and promotion, with accompanying HUGE raise in pay, for talented dedication like you, LAPD Detective Diane Webb, exhibited here!
There's no telling how many lives you saved, Diane. Just remember that. Commendation and promotion and recognition may have escaped you thus far, according to the above article, but child, you did a good thing for humanity.
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