Sunday, November 29, 2015

Persistence.

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  1. I do believe I would have given him a more permanent reminder of his transgression. Not full "shariah" on his dominant hand, but perhaps re-arranging the carpel and meta-carpal bones just a bit so that cold or stormy weather would give him cause to remember he had made a very bad choice.

    When i was a piece officer, even though we ran three and five mile runs for endurance almost every day for the last two months of the academy, as a smoker (quit back in '84), I _hated_ running. If I hung on long enough to catch a runner, I almost always arranged a "teaching moment". Never physical abuse - I wasn't wired that way - but a strong talk including dire threats of bodily harm if he ever made me run again. They never knew if I was serious or not.

    I couldn't catch a fast turtle at my age and in my condition, but as a civilian, I don't feel the need to be as righteous and upstanding as I did when I was expected to "protect and serve", not abuse, the civilians I worked for - even the bad guys. (Although I do recall having fantasies about what might happen if I caught a rapist or child molester in the act.)

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  2. Beautiful! And all too rare instant justice.

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  3. That was gorgeous. I could never have sustained that pace, and my hat's off to the pursuer. Only thing I would have done differently would have been to not call the police. The perp could lie there until he regained consciousness, if he ever did.

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  4. The thief was pretty tired when he effected his under-powered date with divine retribution.

    Hat's off to the pursuer. Would that I had that kind of pep these days but I get out of breath playing tug of war with the dog.

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