1. "Ghost" was a real movie in 1990, in fact, released just after Season 6 and before Season 7. It is the highest-grossing film in that year in the whole world. In the movie, Sam and Molly are lovers, so do H and M in my story, even if they didn't tell each other. "Ghost" is a movie about "love" and "death." I tried to create a similar plot.
2. Theater shooting is real. 12 people were killed, and 58 were injured (Colorado, 2012). The killer was a Ph.D. student studying Neuroscience. Then in Louisiana (July 2015), a guy shot in the theater again, killed 2 people, injured 7, then killed himself.
3. Unarmed and off-duty heroes stopped a would-be mass shooting is real. In a French train, two hero US marines and one student foiled terrorist after hearing AK-47 being loaded and stopped hundreds of train passengers being killed (August 21, 2015).
4. Law-enforcement officer mistakenly shot, and killed a 12-year-old boy with toy BB gun is also real (Cleveland, November 2014).
5. Cleveland Elementary School shootings are real. There are two "Cleveland Elementary School shooting" in California. One happened in 1979 in San Diego. A depressed 16-year-old girl was the shooter, killed 2 and injured 9 using a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic rifle. The other one happened in Stockton in 1989. The gunman had a long criminal history. He used a semi-automatic AK-47 rifle, shot and killed 5 children, and wounded 29 other children and 1 teacher, before committing suicide. It happened during the season 5 when Hunter was on air. So what McCall mentioned in my story was the Stockton shooting.
6. Medal of Valor, the highest honor in LAPD, is real. It is an award for bravery, usually given for individual acts of extraordinary bravery or heroism performed in the line of duty at extreme, life-threatening, personal risk. It recognizes officers whose actions could be considered as having gone above and beyond the call of duty, or to acknowledge an officer who has performed an act of bravery displaying an extreme amount of courage while knowingly facing imminent danger.
7. Criminal rates are much higher in summer than any other season is real. You can search the reports through the internet. Especially 2015 summer is the worst.
8. California State Government bankruptcy is real. Abuse of retirement with a disability of police officers is a problem in that state and the whole country.
9. The national and LA criminal records were both peaked in 1991-1992. During the years when Hunter was on-air, every year the crime climbed.