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Fight Or...Well...Fight

“NOBODY PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER!” my partner cried as he took our customer to the ground in a surprisingly graceful rotating arm-bar takedown.

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Welcome to the Fast Lane

“It’s such bullshit,” said Young Chattanoogan #1. He was referring to a speed-reduction initiative taking place on Highway 153 a week ago. And by “speed-reduction initiative,” I mean a carpet-bombing of cops ... more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM On The Beat

Informant’s Take On Karma

She’d gone wiggy on me. “Just who all knows about me? I want every email, every phone message. Every tip I passed on,” Angela asked. I worked on soothing her ... more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM On The Beat

Plain Truth In Plain Clothes

I recently had the pleasure of attending a birthday party for a friend out of town. (Those last three words, of course, being quite important to this week’s column.) more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM On The Beat

Out of Mind, Out of Sight

I winced as the coffee ran over the Styrofoam cup’s brim and down across my fingers like a white-hot phantom, my feet still moving as I negotiated the well-worn but filthy trail, my breath visible due to the low temperatures ... more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM On The Beat

Trunkajunk, Cop Version

Officer Alex’s cop car is a rollling collection of...well, just about everything imaginable. Just don’t let me get to my trunk. Not a threat. Just a statement of fact... more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM On The Beat 1 Comments

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