went out for a bit and was on my way back just minding my own business,
when i consciously register the tail end of an exchange between a cop on a bike and a dispatcher from a police radio nearby.
*** translated from the spanish
cop:"does the suspect have long hair?" ***
approaching an individual who matches description at [gives st. address]
he gets off the bike and puts his hand on the holster
excuse me sir!
would you mind taking your hands out of your pockets?
sure officer, could you reciprocate by taking your hand off that gun?
would you mind placing your hands on that wall there sir?
we're on the alert for a suspect whose description matches yours, this will be over quickly either way,sir
so i "assume the position" my Wyrrd isn't acting up and i'm not even feeling nervous so...
sure , no problem, though i have to advise you that i don't have any ID on me at the moment.
i get a quick pat-down [non tsa-version] while i refer to my Semitic appearance which is referred to in local spanish as "arabe"
oh no sir! it's nothing like that at all. [turns out it's a case of armed robbery.
would you mind removing what ever that is in your pocket sir?
it's just a leather pouch with 4 flash drives which i show explaining that i repair computers.
oh may i have your name sir?
i give him my legal/given by parents name [ the one with the squeaky clean record]
thank you sir and makes to leave...
and halfway there turns around [Colombo came to mind] and returns
holds out his hand and introduces him self
have a nice day sir.
and then gives a full description of my appearance and clothes so i won't be stopped again!
and rides off
2 minutes later a patrol car slows down as it passes by and a police woman stairs at me makes a dismisive gesture to the driver and they speed off
2 police helicopters are flying around the neighborhood by now.
i kinda feel sorry for officer Bumper*, he won't last long with that attitude.
if you came here for a session of bash the cops
Sorry my friends.
this is more for the "Defenders of the Indefensible" who are always Bitching' about no good cop threads
and as an example of proper police work for them to follow [yeah how likely is that]
well then here you go.
* name changed to protect the innocent
edit on 27-5-2011 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit
edit on 27-5-2011 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit &
edit on 27-5-2011 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit & additional clarification