I grew thinking I would be an artist and would change the world with my art. I went to art school and completed two years. There I met all sorts of characters that would become friends for life. We smoked doobies and listened to punk rock. The irony is that I dropped out of art school to become a cop. It was sort of an act in trying to get into the psyche of the people we hated in art school. I felt if I became a cop I could better understand how to make society a better place. I would get into the minds of the pigs we so disliked. SO there I was in cadet school learning how to make arrests and what to look for in suspicious people. Then we learnt how to shoot guns. In school we were anti- war and anti- guns but that all changed once I shot one. The gun the Police issue to every officer is the Glock 19. This compact 9mm is a standard in most stations and the reason it so is because they are affordable and durable as hell. I thought I would never like guns and now here I am shooting one with a smile on my face.
The social experiment spanned 2 decades. I retired from the force last spring and throughout my service I strived to correct the corruptness I found in the police force. They called me Serpico in my precinct. I was ok with that Pacino is badass. I came to an understanding that most cops were good people and that at the root of all they do is a sense of duty to their constituents. In every basket there can be bad apples and we certainly had our share but once they were spotted they were soon eradicated. We were issued Glock 19’s and I had one with me every day for a good part of 20 years. Never shot the thing during duty. This was a blessing because I had many fri ends on the force who found themselves in
altercations needing the use of firearms. Some didn’t survive those altercations and my heart goes out to them and their families. There is bad in this world and cops are only trying to do their best to rid it from their neighborhoods. The Glock 19 Gen 4(Check out this review at Gunivore.com) is a decent way to do so. A lot of the characters I came across reminded me of my friends form art school and I was way more lenient than some of my co-workers.
Marijuana was something I used and I knew it wasn’t such a big deal. I think a lot of the problems we have with drugs stems from how we handle it. Force and jail time isn’t the answer. Education is and we need to focus on the importance of getting good grades and wanted to have a positive effect on society at large. This is missing from some many young kids minds. Get smart not made.