Tuesday, July 16, 2013
A Man With A Gun Just Wants To Ask You Some Questions
Is there something I can help you with? You look lost. I don't recognize you from around here.
No, I'm not a cop or anything. I'm just an ordinary man trying to look out for his neighbors. I like to drive these streets at night and make sure everything's okay. I do regular patrols, observe people, ask questions. That's the way you keep a neighborhood safe. I wish more people did this. What are you doing out this late anyway? You have some kind of ID on you?
No, you don't have to answer that. Heck, you don't have to talk to me at all. But why not? You've got nothing to hide, right? I'm only trying to make sure we don't get robbed. I'm only trying to be a good citizen. Where are you from?
A lot of crime out there. And the police can't control it anymore. Too many rules about what they can and can't do. Too many controls. They need to take the restraints off them, if they want results. I tried to be a cop once, but it's crazy what they have to go through. That's why I'm happy doing what I do now. I'm on my own. No one to answer to. Nothing but this scanner, a cell phone, and a 9mm handgun for company.
It's a great country for guys like me. People let you be yourself, you know? I get a real kick out of being here. Doing my part. Prowling around in the dark and making sure everything looks just the way it should. Just like I want it.
You never told me your name. What's your name?