Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
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FBI Files

I just watched the re-enactment of a horrifying shootout between FBI agents and two deadly bank robbers - the robbers with automatic weapon, the agents with small hand guns - on FBI Files on Discovery. I really like these programs, the forensic, FBI, other real crime shows (except for Cops, that sort of thing). This one, though, really got me by the throat. The robbers ruthlessly kept shooting, even after they had been shot several times themselves, and ultimately killed two agents and wounded five others, in several minutes of constant gunfire. One of the wounded agents pulled himself together enough to finish the gunmen off to stop them from backing over the agents lying on the ground.

I doubt I've seen any fictional tale as riveting as this. It certainly made me appreciate the danger those agents were in, from the moment they spotted the suspects' car, and how they were willing to put their own lives in danger to stop them. They knew going in that these men had no problem killing anyone in their path, because they had already done so.

I can't imagine doing this kind of job.
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