“Just the facts, Ma’am!” I loved watching the old “Dragnet” detective series on T.V. when I was a kid. The cops were so deadpan. If a woman was upset after having her bag stolen, they would discount it by saying, “Just the facts, Ma’am.” After people had their houses broken into or were assaulted on the street and were very emotional, the cops would work with them to remember the actual facts that happened in order to solve the crime. They had to separate the facts from peoples’ feelings and impressions.