Cops uncut (Cops under the gun)

Popular in America show, where police "live" pursue suspects.

— Mechanical Hound operates smoothly. This is a wonderful invention, since the first use to search for criminals, has never made a mistake. Our television company is proud that it provided an opportunity with a television camera mounted on a helicopter, overall mechanical bloodhound to follow as soon as it begins its way on the trail of a criminal …

— Now Mechanical Hound is a helicopter landed at the fire site!

On the small screen appeared burned house, the crowd, something on the ground covered with a sheet and a helicopter descends from the sky, similar to the quaint flower …

Mesmerized, afraid to move, Montag watched the scene. It all seemed so far away, do not have any relation to it. It was as if he was sitting in the theater and watched the drama, someone else's drama, watched with interest, even with some special treat. "But it's all about me — he thought — oh do, Lord, it's all about me!"

If he wanted to, he could stay here and conveniently trace the chase to end, step by step, through the lanes and streets, deserted wide boulevards, across the lawns and playgrounds, lingering along with a speaker here and there for the required explanatory, and again through the side streets, straight to the flames home of Mr. and Mrs. Black, and finally here, in this house, where he and Faber sit and sip whiskey, and the electric monster in the meantime already sniffing the trail of his recent moves, silent as death itself . Here it is under the window. Now, if Montag wants to, he can stand up, and one eye on the TV, go to the window, open it up and pop out to meet the mechanical beast. And then the small box on the bright screen he will see himself from the outside, as the protagonist of the drama, celebrity, keep talking about, to which all eyes riveted — in other living in that moment everyone will see it as three-dimensional, life-size, in colors ! And if he does not gape at this last moment, he was still able to care for a second into oblivion see how the needle pierces his procaine — the happiness and peace of mind of countless people, awakened heart-rending moment ago sirens and hurried into their living rooms, so with excitement watch a rare sight — big game hunting, chasing a criminal, with the only drama actor …

Ray Bradbury 451 degrees Fahrenheit 1953

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