A Cop's World
The View From A Squad
Fred's archived police columns for the Washington
Times: Walks on the urban blasted heath. It isn't pretty out
there. It isn't nice. It's how things are.
You may not like cops. Few do. They can be
arrogant, impatient, rude. They can weary of a demanding, complaining public.
Most are good people. A few are not.
They are what we've got. They are out there,
24/7, with the psychopaths, the crash victims with the cartilage white where
the flesh is gone, the week-old dead found by the reek, the snot, the blood,
the cum, the maggots, the screaming half-crazed fifteen-year-old rape vtctims,
the charred children caught in the fire with their guts exploded, the aged
drunk women pissing in their pants in alleys and trying to crawl, the baby's
brains on the windshield. You might get a bit odd too. You might get real
damn odd. Think about it.