Alex Teach http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/topics/alex_columnist_teach/index.rss en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT 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...

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The Flying Feathers of Chickenmageddon “The Ridgecut.” Such a simple name for such a horrible stretch of Interstate, but that’s where we were because that’s the place a semi-truck hauling enough live chickens to feed Cuba on a Saturday night jackknifed ...

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Throwing Us Under The Bus. Again. Sorry, kids, but no stories this week. The truth? I prefer them myself, but on occasion I can’t think of awkward anecdotes because I’m too annoyed to focus on telling stories ...

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It Was Raining in the Freezer Section Tonight’s customer had fallen asleep (passed out?) on the railroad tracks behind the Emma Wheeler Homes. The scent of unemployment and apathy was balanced by the squealing laughter of children, and they made coming in here ...

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Tales From The Pigpile We spot him on the front porch of his house on Foust Street before he spots us, which is kind of surprising since we are very distinctly dressed as “cops” and he is a thief and a robber with three felony warrants out for his arrest.

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Mementos Mori I held a chilled crystal glass in my left hand while my right index finger traced the spines of a dozen books on a shelf just above my head, and I smiled to myself.

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Sleep of the Civil Servant Sleep. I’ve spent a sizeable amount of my career on midnight shift, and of all the excitement, all the different things I’ve seen and done, that is the one word that comes to mind.

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Protect And Serve While I am loath to broach the topic after the media circus that has (clearly unintentionally) caused its own media circus regarding the audacity of police to respond aggressively to having shots fired ...

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One Cop’s View of Ferguson, Missouri You can believe you are right. You can believe that your first hearing of a tragic story is absolutely, completely accurate with zero margin for error and just run with it...

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Love Poem to My Batmobile Officer Alex recalls good times with his sweet, sweet Caprice.

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The Power, the Passion...The Stakeout "Whoever went to the trouble of seizing this $200 dollar piece of sh...in the name of the Great State of Tennessee will always have my respect, and I hope to this day it was crushed somewhere with dignity.”

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In Pipe Dreams Begins Responsibility On vacation, Officer Alex muses on lightning and refugee kids.

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New Jersey, Old Stupidity "Rather than robbing the store, he told witnesses to, ‘Watch the news later, I’m going to be famous!’ and then lay in wait as officers responded.”

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Force of Will Preparedness? Obligation? Duty? I had no idea, but all traffic had stopped flowing and it was now time to punch this time clock.

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Interaction with the Lost Suspected killer and convicted armed robber or not, I am genuinely upset that he was raised vacant of any moral center. This is something that isn’t easily fixed by a counselor’s hug or arrest.

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BlueTube: Po-Po vs. Video You have every right to film. Just know that all you’re doing is very likely making what may not have been a bad situation worse, with the quite possible intent of profiting from it.

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Reader Questions: Vol. 8 "Not only do I write girls tickets, the prettier they are and the harder they cry, the more of them I write."

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The Solution Appears, Strutting "I was bowled over by the simplicity of the idea and immediately reached for a fragment of paper towel blowing down the street from J.J.’s Bohemia so as to jot down my rush of thoughts.”

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The Modern Stabbing "We couldn’t go around with scary words like ‘stabbing’ in reports, frightening people and giving them a negative perception of crime, could we?”

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Six Hours to Graceland "As it turns out, the churches feel the same way about truly homeless people as you do about a buddy on your couch who just won’t leave after the second or third (or 10th) week.”

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