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“CRAZY 101” – What does it mean?

woman in straight jacket

For anyone curious about the title of the book series, ‘Crazy 101’ is derived from the police radio code, ‘918 101’. ‘918’ is code for ‘mentally ill person’. ‘101’ is an overtly sexist code for ‘woman in car’ and is used by male officers to advise the radio operator they have a female in custody.

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