On an April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennesee. With riots erupting all over the United States, the Los Angeles Police Department braces for worse case scenarios such as rioting and bomb threats. Friday and Gannon are assigned to the command post and monitor the situation from there and wait for the first sign of trouble. However, as the weekend progresses Friday notes that Los Angeles is quieter than normal and that many of the people are doing their best to remember that Dr. King stood for peace. Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
Did You Know?
Interestingly, NBC's coverage of the King assassination caused the preemption of the season 2 finale, Dragnet 1967: The Joy Riders
(1969). That episode would wind up airing a few weeks after this one. See more