Re: RARA-AVIS: words/regional cop slang
15 Sep 99 12:32:00 -0400

     Re Charlie's post about the regional nature of cop slang:
     As he correctly points out, "perpetrator" (or "perp") is an Eastern
     Seaboard piece of cop argot. Here in the Chicago area the more common
     term is "offender." Where I used to work in Berkeley, CA, they were
     most commonly referred to as "responsibles." In LA (someone can
     correct me here), I believe the most common term is "doer."
     Similar differences will occur in the way a badge, a police car, a
     superior officer, or anything else may be referred. - Jim Doherty

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