NEW YORK, NY, May 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Alliance of the Guardian Angels, in association with FirstRun.tv Network (www.FirstRun.tv) has begun production of "Angels In Action", a new reality television series that captures the true-life drama and action of the Guardian Angels as they patrol inner-cities and communities to help citizens and police fight crime. Unarmed, and putting their own safety at risk, the organized teams of brave volunteers encounter drug dealing, prostitution, thieves, and more, as they traverse the streets. The debut episode, which follows Guardian Angels chapter teams in Philadelphia, PA, and Atlantic City, NJ, will make its worldwide debut at Comic Con in Philadelphia, May 30, 2013 through June 2, 2013. The reality series is broadcast exclusively on FirstRun.tv Network.
In the debut episode of "Angels In Action", the Guardian Angels work with local law enforcement and residents in Philadelphia, PA to hunt down three suspects who allegedly broke into the home of a 63 year-old woman, and then robbed and raped her. In addition, the Guardian Angels patrol the downtown Philadelphia and intervene in a drug deal, take down and hand over the suspect to local police. In Atlantic City, the Guardian Angels investigate massage parlors that allegedly operate as fronts for prostitution. They encounter a woman who they suspect may be engaged in selling sex against her own free will.
Other episodes of "Angels In Action" follow the Guardian Angels in cities throughout the world, where their chapters have grown to 130 cities in 17 countries, and will a volunteer base of 5,000 members.
The Alliance of The Guardian Angels is a non-profit organization founded in New York by Curtis Sliwa in 1979. At the time, Sliwa was a night manager at a McDonald's restaurant in The Bronx. Having to take the subway to and from work at late hours, Sliwa became fed up with the crime rate and lack of safety for passengers. He banded with a group of friends to begin weapons-free volunteer patrols of the New York City subways. With their signature red berets and red jackets, The Guardian Angels are now recognized worldwide as icons representing community safety, education, and youth development.
FirstRun.tv is an online television network launched in 2011 by Gary Kleinman, a former Walt Disney Studios Vice President. FirstRun.tv was designed ground-up to support and advance television's move to the web. The network features ten channels of new online primetime shows from independent producers, and can be viewed free on any smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop computer, browser-capable gaming consoles, web-ready TV sets, and the Roku streaming player. Free apps are available for iPhones and Android phones. "Angels In Action" is produced in association with FirstRun.tv's production wing, StoryArc New Media.
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