Sorry if this is overly vague but: some of you are aware that I have pretty regular contact with the fuzz at my job. Can I just tell you the most disgusting thing is now going on? Twice in the last two weeks I've been managing situations where police backup was needed to ensure the safety of all involved. Both times were situations the officers didn't particularly feel like dealing with, so in both instances I was given the smarmiest fucking excuse that they were hesitant to jump into a potentially charged situation "in light of recent events" (recent events, it was clear, being Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, etc.). The cops are using the fact that they are being protested against to puss out on their legit duties under the pretense that this is somehow the only way to avoid the potentially bad PR associated with force being used, putting my staff in harm's way. Today I had to argue with two sergeants and a lieutenant, a bunch of real lulus, for like an hour an a half until they finally called the appropriate person in the hierarchy who rightly told them to do their fucking jobs. And I was wearing heels you bitches! Chuh!

Side note, I don't know if this is true everywhere but I learned today that where I am badge numbers change and that if you want a cop's permanent, unique identifier you have to get their serial number.