Things I Have Learned From Watching Terror In Beverly Hills
I am stealing this idea from the Cobra Message board, so in no particular order, from the dozens of viewings of this cinematic masterpiece, I have learned that:
1. The kidnapping of the president's daughter is a newsworthy event, but only one television station deems it necessary to send a reporter to the scene.
2. The Commandant of The Marine Corps needs to get to a barber.
3. Although Beverly Hills is less than six square miles, the Beverly Hills Police Department patrols from beach front property to the industrial parks on the Eastern edge of Los Angelas.
4. When setting up a police command post during a hostage situation, you should always place it directly in front of where the terrorists are set up.
5. The Secret Service can not detect a suspicious van parked right in front of the residence that the president's daughter is staying at, nor can they notice when the same vehicle is following them.
6. A local news station has no problem acquiring and broadcasting a security video of a crime scene incident that has occurred in the last fifteen minutes, especially one that for some reason is filmed at ground level, contains audio and plays in slow motion.
7. Pimps/hustlers in Beverly Hills cooperate with law enforcement by getting into a police vehicle while an officer is pursuing armed terrorists, even if the handcuffs on said pimp/hustler are not locked.
8. "The Old Bean Factory" must be some type of famous landmark in California, since the police dispatcher reports that the terrorists are "holed up in the old bean factory", all of the officers immediately know where to go.
9. The police in Beverly Hills are not too concerned with securing crime scenes and evidence, for example, discovering the getaway vehicle, asking an old man where the bad guys went, then driving off and leaving the vehicle unattended.
10. People in Beverly Hills are so self absorbed that even the sound of gunfire, a car exploding in the street in front of them and armed terrorists dragging a screaming girl down the street is not enough for them to look twice, let alone run for their lives.
11. The Beverly Hills Police Department is so short on cash that instead of locking their rifles up in an armory, they keep them on a rifle rack behind their desks.
12. When dealing with a hostage situation, it is only necessary to place your officers in the front of the building. Terrorists would never think of escaping from the back of the building, so you can cut down on manpower costs by ignoring that area.