While going around the block and stopped at an intersection (321 Post), two boys, 10-to-13 years old, come up near the window of my car, and one says to another: "give me the money."How does one respond to this? It's not easy to leave a cop speechless. I drove off.
"How much?"I ask.
"How’d you get $50?" I asked.
"Whew, that’s a lot of money."
They come up to my window and one says, "lock me up!"
"What have you done?"
"Lock me up at take me to city hall!"
"If we take you to city hall, what would you tell the mayor?" I'm thinking this is a great opportunity for 'stop the violence' or 'we need more schools.'
"Tell the mayor I'll bomb his house and rape his wife!"
August 13, 2016
Teach your children well
Just came across this gem, that happened back when I was on the street. It's community policing, with an Eastern District twist.