This book leads you down the not-so-hallowed halls of law enforcement of four decades ago. It gives you an extra set of eyes and ears in the roll call lineups, in the patrol cars and detective cruisers, on the radio calls, in the streets and in the interview rooms, in the chases, arrests, gunfights, fist fights, hostage situations, and investigationsanot on a movie set but the real thing. You experience the sights, the sounds, the smells of a copas days and nights. You hear their words and those of the victims, witnesses and suspects when theyare not reading from a screenwriteras script or posturing for the cameras of a arealitya show. It is populated not with fictional creations but real characters, by every definition of those words. The events, emotions and language are all served rawano dressing, no garnish. The rookieas enthusiasm and optimism, the experienced veteranas cynicism, the boredom of routine, the thrill of the pursuit, the satisfaction of a job well done, the frustration when events go bad, the anger, the hilarity, the dark and irreverent sense of humor, all pathways to the Ph. D. in Human Nature every street cop receives in a big city.The next day we got another pool car from day shift. I heard day shift got a new 1970 Chevy. ... This is all in addition to the radio codes which are designed to say a lot in a short time to save air time. This was especially true in the days when aanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Real Policeman II|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2013-09-12|