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Old 04-09-2016, 08:37 AM
 
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In a day before most Angelenos had cable TV that chase knocked a NBA Finals game off the air. Fewer probably had the large screens of today than had cable but they put the game on a small box in the corner of the screen like that was doing any good and joined the other five VHF channels watching a car drive down the freeway
Cause of the guy in the car.......
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:40 AM
 
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In a day before most Angelenos had cable TV that chase knocked a NBA Finals game off the air. Fewer probably had the large screens of today than had cable but they put the game on a small box in the corner of the screen like that was doing any good and joined the other five VHF channels watching a car drive down the freeway
What was meant is that no one was harmed or injured in that chase....

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Old 04-09-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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That one was in San Diego.

I think OJ is the mother of all car chases.

I nearly missed a flight in 2013 maybe? because I was watching a chase in North Hollywood on KCAL. Then they said it was a robbery suspect who knocked over a McDonalds (in either Burbank or Glendale...very fuzzy on details).

I just didn't feel like his crime was worth me missing a flight so I hauled a## to LAX and made it.

Yes, which is why it's called top 10 Southern California Police Chases. I remember watching on KCAL or KTLA in Los Angeles though.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:32 AM
 
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Because the ratings go sky high as the helicopters whenever they have one of these chases live. KNBC did get a GM who pledged they would NOT break-in to programmin nor have any live chases on its newscast. I think she is gone now, and I think they are back with the rest doing Live chases. Money is everything in this great country, and as long as people continue to watch--and it is also a favorite of out of state viewers who subscribe to satellite--the stations will keep on showing them live.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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Because this is the real life San Andreas Lol.

I remember the car chase in South L.A,Where the guy was throwing money out the window so people would grab it & get in the way of the cops.Gotta Love L.A !!
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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Because it could mess with your commute. And it's all about your commute.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Cheaper to cover than doing actual investigative reporting, or even more in depth crime reporting.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Spectacular crackups sometimes. I saw a guy hit a tree, big tree, nearly knocked it over and totally destroyed the car.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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Higher TV ratings
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Hyde Park, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles is the Police Chase capital of the world. Even more so with the recent coverage of those knuckleheads doing donuts in Hollywood before turning themselves in on the Eastside.
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