There's another profile of me, this time in the Financial Times of London.
Like the Wall Street Journal, this is another big conservative economic paper I don't read. Hopefully it will have some of the same impact as the Wall Street Journal review, which has been by far the best publicity to date.
It's funny to read an "as told to" when I know I didn't say things quite like that. I can't imagine I said I thought long and hard about joining, because I didn't. I thought it was a great opportunity and I didn’t have a choice, really. But who knows what I say? Sometime my mouth moves faster than my brain. While I may have said The Wire is a good show because "it doesn’t portray cops as always being good." What I meant is the that The Wire is good show "because it doesn't show cops and being always bad." But I'm not complaining. This is great publicity. And the feel of the interview is correct. But let it be known I have never in my life said "learnt."
I do like the picture. It's the "classic police shot." The photographer, Pascal Perich, called me and I recommended going to the Ditmars elevated subway stop here is Astoria. That's where where a good scene in the old movie Serpico was filmed. They didn't choose the shot from the alley of the shoot out, but this is from under the tracks. The photographer strongly requested I bring my old badge (it wasn't my idea), my book, and "look intimidating."