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Friday, June 13, 2014

Coming Attractions...

Here is an excerpt from the new book...The Boogie Man Is My Friend: The Rookies...


“You may like my shoes, but be glad you never had to walk in them.” -Fargo



I ONCE TOLD A CITIZEN THOSE EXACT WORDS WHEN SHE WAS MAKING FUN OF COPS BEING LAZY AND TELLING ME THE JOB WAS ALL GUNS AND FUN. SHE HAD TO ADD ANOTHER SMART COMMENT WHILE TRYING TO GET MY GOAT ABOUT “WORKING ALONGSIDE HOT MEN IN UNIFORM MUST BE TOUGH.”  SHE WAS A TOOL. THE BEST YOU CAN DO WITH A HO (ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF HER CAREER CHOICE) IS GIVE A HER A TRICKY SENTENCE TO PONDER OVER FOR A FEW DAYS. AND SO I DID.

COPS SEE PERSONS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. AS THE YEARS WORE ON, THE MORE DEVIANT A PERSON WAS IN A CASE, THE MORE HE OR SHE FASCINATED ME. THE MORE BIZARRE, THE MORE I WANTED TO BE ON SCENE. EXTRAORDINARY BECAME THE NEW ORDINARY. I WROTE DOWN ALL THOSE EVENTS-SOME ORDINARY, SOME NOT SO.  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN SINCE MY DEFINITION OF ORDINARY MIGHT NOT BE THE NORM? I GUESS YOU WILL HAVE TO READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT. EACH ENCOUNTER WITH EVIL ADDS A PIECE TO THE WALL POLICE OFFICERS PUT UP AROUND THEM. SOME MIGHT REFER TO OUR WALL AS THE OUTER SHELL. WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE INSIDE?

THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR A POLICE OFFICER TO DO IS TALK ABOUT HOW THEY FEEL BEHIND THE SCENES, ON SCENE, AND THE THOUGHTS ABOUT THE IN BETWEENS. OFTEN THESE CONVERSATIONS ARE RESERVED FOR THEIR MOST TRUSTED LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNER OR NEVER SPOKEN. EVEN SPOUSES ARE SELDOM AFFORDED THE DETAILS.

BY EXPOSING THE INNARDS OF OUR PANDORA’S BOX, I GUESS IT MADE US FEEL WEAK BECAUSE WE WERE NEVER ALLOWED TO SHED THE OUTER SHELL. WE COULD NEVER TELL THE PUBLIC HOW WE REALLY FELT, BUT STAND A NEUTRAL GROUND. OUR SUBJECTIVE THOUGHTS HAD TO BE REPRESSED TO MAINTAIN PEACE WITH AN OBJECTIVE RESOLUTION. WE COULD NEVER PLEASE EVERYONE AND MOST TIMES IT WAS A THANKLESS JOB, BUT WE LOVED IT ANYWAY. BUT WHAT DID WE REALLY THINK? ISN’T THAT WHAT EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW?

                           Photo credit: Zach Galifianakis Meme on Facebook




3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Love it... :-)

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Now THERE is something I thought you would have worked on for another book.
"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FARGO" or maybe "THE LIST OF FARGOISMS".

I hear 'ya when it comes to being able to baffle the "low-information" crowd with some marvelous truth or even sarcasm.

That's why I find it VERY difficult to talk to ANY of the locals around here...they just don't "get it".
(or ever will)
:)

Good post, Kiddo.

Roll safe out thee.

lotta joy said...

We always hated stomping through a section 8 apartment, (free), to see fire detectors without batteries (for the Playstation 3) attached to a 60" TV, with roaches falling on us while they complained we were making a mess.