Anywho, I discovered a few things tonight:
- I can hoof it from W 6th St. to E 9th & Lakeside in 8:00 flat.
- The 4:45pm #39F outbound can do it in 7:30. Sonuvabitch.
Now, don't get me wrong -- I don't have anything against the police in general, and you can be damn sure if I have a problem that requires professional law enforcement intervention, I want them there PRONTO. Unfortunately, since September 11, 2001, society in general has chosen to sanctify the entire class, forgetting that these are human beings inside these uniforms, with all of the failings and frailties that accompany that.
I have the utmost respect for those that go above & beyond the call, or even those who just do their job, but I don't give a free pass to anyone. If anything, I think if you put on the uniform, you're ASKING to be held to a higher standard, and should expect it.
Unfortunately, every once in a while, you get a yahoo that parodies like this are made of: