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The cop who was helping me yesterday rejoiced at what she called her "last foot chase." The guy had a gun. She was a forty something female, didn't look to be in *that* great shape----I mean, Simon Biles-----but she chased a *much* younger guy down in 80+ degree weather, kitted out in body armor and a polyester uniform, and took his gun away from him without using hers. We chatted. I relayed to her the eerie experience I had just weeks back from Iraq, at the old house, seeing a kid holding a nine mil in the alley, waving it around.

"This country's gone crazy, " she said grimly. I figured I knew where she was heading, and I braced myself for something pro-Trump.

"Everybody's gun crazy," she said. "There's too many guns. Everybody has a gun. It's nuts."

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shakatany
Aug. 24th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
She sounds like the type of cop who should be the norm all over the country.

Shakatany
ginmar
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:16 pm (UTC)
I think that's a good norm to aspire to.
bkwrrm_tx
Aug. 24th, 2016 06:20 pm (UTC)
I wish they were all like this, instead of being passed around like a pedophile priest.
glinda_w
Aug. 24th, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
That's the exact imagery I had yesterday. (Great minds, etc. *grin*)
bkwrrm_tx
Aug. 24th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
It just makes me so damned mad, because the majority of cops are good. They just know that if they turn in a fellow officer, bad things happen. Maybe a radio car isn't there for back-up as quickly as it should be. Maybe that promotion gets taken off the table.

My Dad and brother were both cops. I've seen the good and the bad. I... I have no more words. :-(
glinda_w
Aug. 24th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
This is so good to hear. (Also, am so pleased that the cop who responded was one who treated you as another human being.)
kakodaimon
Aug. 25th, 2016 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh my God, what a pleasant surprise ending. As above, may there be many more like her.
ginmar
Sep. 6th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
She yelled at some kids to get on the right side of the road and be careful. Gruff and good, I think. Easy to miss.

Yes, it's the nature, perhaps, of goodness that it does not call attention to itself. I've always loved the King James version of Faith, Hope, and Charity," for the line about how charity seeketh not its own, is not puffed up....
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