Riding shotgun with LAPD
I did a ridealong once when I was in high school. All I remember is that the cop struck me as rather racist. Something about a prostitute, too.
Head out for a night on the streets with Los Altos Police Sgt. Scott McCrossin, and you’ll be prepared for almost anything.
I doubt this is this case, but I trust you'll show us with some good expository writing.
Things the officer appears to be prepared for:
- a riot
- a gassing
- a legal argument
- a Mexican
- getting lost
- doing nothing
- awkwardly watching the officer encounter the things on the above list.
In daylight, Los Altos police often chat with residents taking in sun outside the Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Center, neighbors walking dogs and business owners. At night, it’s a different story. That’s when the illicit and forgotten – the homeless, drug abusers, burglars and vandals – tend to come out."The illicit and forgotten" = the homeless? I hope that was a typo.
[Bunch of truly, stunningly boring stuff happens]
“All of your reports need to be nice and perfect here,” Langone said, speaking ruefully of what a vocal and close watch the community keeps on the department.
I'm too sleep-deprived to understand sarcasm right now, let alone be able to do it myself. So, rather than try to write something clever, I'll just say that I still can't figure where anybody would get the idea that Los Altos keeps a "vocal and close watch" on the police department. If that were the case, shouldn't more people (perhaps the local newspaper) have opposed the department's effort to enact an unconstitutional law banning day workers and lemonade stands from the city's streets?
Am I missing something?