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I Am Not Batman

“Are you Batman?” a child asked me while sitting for a moment in Coolidge Park. “No,” I said with a good natured smile. “I’m not Batman. Why do you ask?” “Because Batman wears black, and has a utility belt, and doesn’t have superpowers. I think ...



He came into the sally port of the jail with an air of confusion, something well-earned since he hadn’t been inside there in longer than anyone—including himself—could remember. “Big Al” had been a cop longer than most people in the intake room ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM On The Beat

It’s over. The August 12th rally in Charlottesville in which one group of a-holes planned to have a rally to “unite the right” was met head on by a diametrically opposed different set of a-holes who felt the need to tell them that they were ... more

Aug 23, 2017 11:32 AM On The Beat

“When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head you know, the way you put their hand over [their head],” Trump said, mimicking the motion. “Like, ‘Don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their ... more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM On The Beat

I’m not talking about that of mankind (or even that really horrible David Duchovny movie from 2001); I’m talking about the evolution of the American Civil Liberties Union and Police Body Worn Cameras. In police-involved shooting after shooting ... more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM On The Beat

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, the bitter heat of ... more

Jun 21, 2017 11:10 AM On The Beat

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