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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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Aug. 24th, 2016 11:40 am (UTC)
She sounds like the type of cop who should be the norm all over the country.

Aug. 24th, 2016 12:16 pm (UTC)
I think that's a good norm to aspire to.
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:20 pm (UTC)
I wish they were all like this, instead of being passed around like a pedophile priest.
Aug. 24th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
That's the exact imagery I had yesterday. (Great minds, etc. *grin*)
Aug. 24th, 2016 04:27 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. :-(
Aug. 24th, 2016 04:27 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.)
Aug. 24th, 2016 10:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, what a pleasant surprise ending. As above, may there be many more like her.
Sep. 6th, 2016 06:57 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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