Sunday, May 27, 2018
A patrol on Saturday on Memorial Day weekend. Due to for an unforeseen circumstance, I had to adjust my uniform a tweek. I managed to find a side street off Mattapan, which was close to the main street. I managed to find a dive the first place I passed. And I can tell you, it's not like what you see on entertainment or even Guy Fiori. I managed to walk around, feeling more confident since Christmas Eve. I had to cut it short due to that of the unforeseen. When I was walking down past an alley, I ad to change course as I saw a person, walking cocky but drunk. Nothing to get from. But when I crossed another street. was the biggest adventure in the shortest time; Looking at the area of litter, I would love to picture Project HOPE or Superheroes Anonymous pick up the litter. However it would probably more the extreme edition, but it comes with the business. A man standing on the street spotted me & asked for a smoke or money for one. Had to refuse, but all of a sudden, I heard a cry for help. A man was pushing his old car, heavily breathing, with the car door open, hell for the weather we are having today. I managed to go behind & pushed behind the trunk. Another person was asking if we needed help but I told him to ask the man. I told the man to tell me where to stop, fortunately it was a short distance. He thanked me, I asked if he needed as call to get a tow or a ride, but he refused. I heard broken english, maybe Cape Veredian. He said, "God Bless You!" And for the first time in a while, I felt that. I was going to cover more, but the street was crazy with reckless drivers for the holiday weekend, so I followed on the road of caution. When I went back, I saw a man, but the car, but he had his phone on him. The car was working perfectly. Thank God!
Sunday, May 6, 2018
I did a beat on Cinco de Mayo. I was covering a main corner, knowing bars have a tendency to have rowdy customers during drinking holidays. I was barely noticed in the first half, one being that it was night, and two, there were a lot of evil eyes. I managed to avoid them. I was exact on patrols, even more than my rookie year, covering side streets and alleys. Ironically, in an alley I lost my bluetooth earpiece. Not necessary, knowing I have a mouth and an ear to use. I walked down & noticed a bike officer listening to a local street performer. Who knew community policing would save my life? As well, as I came at certain section. One of the kids looked at me with my new mask & said I looked like a motorbiker. We became friends. However, when I walked down however I heard, "PUT YOUR HANDS UP!" I looked nothing. Then I heard it again, "PUT YOU HANDS UP M****RF*****R!" I turned around agin, nothing. A police officer would be so brazen as to say that with so much space afar, especially with people watching, & all I've done so far is walked on a patrol. I managed to go down a side street & a homeless man came up to me, "Do you have some money so I can get something to eat?" I replied, "No, but I have a granola bar..." He denied immediately & walked away. What I wouldn't understand, is that the food is there but to deny it, ironic. I soon saw two people. And old man pulled an envelope out of his waistband. I thought it was a drug deal, & asked what was in the envelope. The old man showed that it was a passport. He wanted no trouble & thought I was the police. I calmed his fears & picked up his dropped sunglasses. There were some people who even called me a stormtrooper. "May the Fourth Be With You." As I walked back, I asked who would someone be sneaking a passport as if it was considered unlawful? These will be considerations I will look at for future patrols. I did improve my route which made me more confident. I feel more at home with my patrol & look forward to doing another one soon. But there will be improvements.