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Return To Duty

Once again I sat in a well lit room with uncomfortable furniture and cheap panel carpeting underneath my feet, greeted by generic wallcoverings and the hint of detergent every room has that has never truly been lived in.

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A Walk in the Park

“Terrorism,” they call it. Domestic, foreign, state, bio… There is always a label ready made in a chyron generator to neatly fit below a local or global talking head when it comes to that magical word. more »

Jul 22, 2015 1:34 PM On The Beat

The Stupid Tax: Its Ways And Means

Opening a car can be difficult. I mean, you have to extract your keys and push a button on a fob, or in the olden days you’d actually have to insert an actual key into an actual lock, and a couple of those dinosaurs are still on the road ... more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM On The Beat

Crime Scene: The Detective’s Take

He closed his eyes, pulled deeply on a smoke and held it to his lips long after his lungs could expand no more, His body froze for a few precious seconds before releasing as if it was his last act and to be cherished forever ... more »

Jul 8, 2015 5:03 PM On The Beat

Mean Streets, Mean Memories

It’s that acrid smell that hits you before you even open the car door and you know it’s bad. I would smell it on the occasional Halloween night when kids would burn tires under a highway drainage ditch for effect ... more »

Jul 1, 2015 2:26 PM On The Beat

A Police Time Capsule, Complete With Mold

Darkness had settled in when I glided to a halt in a dimly lit parking lot next to a large cheaply made building covered in an expensive brick veneer, and I didn’t even realize I was smiling until my lips actually parted into a full grin. more »

Jun 24, 2015 3:47 PM On The Beat

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