What I’m interested in is: How do you write what you weren’t allowed to know about what you know? How do you write what nobody wants to know about what you know?...more
Posts Tagged: police
A cop without a beat. Not so unlike a writer without a story. He could only fantasize how he’d realize his deepest desire: to fire those weapons in a glorious blaze of noise and carnage....more
In Charles Moore’s iconic black-and-white photograph, Coretta looks on stoically, lips parted, hands clasped in front as her husband, Martin Luther King, has his right arm bent behind his back by a police officer in a tall hat....more
London authorities are bent on making sure that the Olympics Games will proceed without a hitch.
Their strategies include arresting people who they think may pose a threat to that smoothness, in advance, before any crimes are committed. Four men, aged between 18 and 38, have been arrested “on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage” and “on suspicion of incitement to commit criminal damage,” according to The Guardian....more
Police reports are supposed to be the dry recounting of facts, neutral, admissible as evidence. They are not often considered great literature. But Sergeant Martinez of the LAPD has captured at least one writer’s attention.
“How can I identify Martinez from a single sentence?” writes Ellen Collett....more