RARA-AVIS: Re: The Tough Cookie Crumbles

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 06 Jun 2009

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    I think you've been reading too many crime novels. The police can't resort to the use of firearms in every (most) situation--there would be riots in the streets if they did.

    Mike's been telling me he's been having to engage in 3-4 physical altercations a week on the job, usually in trying to break up bar room brawls. Why any guy in Matteson, no matter how drunk they might be, would try to take Mike on is beyond me. Anyway, there's a reason why most cops have to be tough to do the job.


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Burton Smith <kvnsmith@...> wrote:
    > Jim wrote:
    > > Mike, a sergeant in the Matteson, IL, Police, is, indeed a tough
    > > cookie. So is a buddy of his, and mine, named Dave Case (check out
    > > his great novel OUT OF CABRINI), a Chicago police sergeant. Either
    > > one could probably take me in that proverbial dark alley.
    > Heck, so could a pretty blonde police officer from Madison, Wisconsin.
    > That's why cops carry guns. So they don't have to be 24/7 cavemen.
    > Kevin Burton Smith
    > http://thrillingdetectiveblog.blogspot.com
    > "I blog; therefore I am."
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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