After several unsuccessful raids, Wilcox County Sheriff Barney Bishop enlists the aid of Dan Mathews in closing down Al Sandy's Club Bahamas, the site of an illegal gambling casino. Another raid is unsuccessful, even with the aid of Dan and his officers. However, they learn that the activity takes place behind two sets of doors and that very little advance notice is needed for Sandy and club manager Ollie Dyer to be able to squelch the activity and conceal the gambling tables and equipment. Dan assumes the identity of a heavy-tipping businessman and has Sergeant Corey pose as a telephone repairman in order to position themselves to control all of the doors when the next raid takes place.
31 October 1955 (USA)
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The California State Lottery was enacted by popular vote (Proposition 37) on November 6, 1984, which was 29 years and 1 week after the October 31, 1955 air date. It passed with a vote of 58% for and 42% against. See more
The Sheriff displays incompetence in that he was serving a search warrant, yet the only searching he performed was visual upon walking into a room, so only items in plain view would be seen. Under the warrant, he could have- and should have- physically searched, which means looking in areas where an instrument of the crime or other evidence could be concealed. Had he done so, the gambling tables and paraphernalia would have been revealed. See more
Law enforcement agencies must constantly uphold all state laws. When an open violation occurs, with the community's tolerance, the operation eventually becomes bigger and more dangerous, with additional vices. When the Club Bahamas opened a gambling casino against the state law, the law enforcement agencies moved rapidly to close it, a move that called for extraordinary measures.