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excellent segment, Brian.
Scotty Watson from Secaucus NJ, for years i've noticed the astonishingly high percentage of attractive female police officers. you're the first person i've ever encountered who's acknowledged this. based on simple statistics, this can't possibly be mere coincidence.
Leo from Queens, the "average citizen" strongly supports the police, especially those of us who survived NYC in the period from 1965 to 1993.
Terry from Manhattan, please remember how you felt in that experience the next time you hear broadbrush disparaging comments about "Americans", "this country", "this society", etc.
I spent three weeks last year on a movie set with a bunch of retired NYPD uniforms playing cops (as extras) mixing with a bunch of between-jobs theatre actors on a long shoot. The cultural differences were astonishing, and the culture clash was often infuriating.
Sexism and homophobia were the dominant themes, to the point of making it a hostile work environment. Of course, actors, even extras, are often too cowed to say anything, despite all sorts of union regs and Title VII prohibitions. I look forward to reading this.
Solid interview, fun book. Looking forward to the next one.
when is he going to be funny?
WOW!!!> This interview is amazing!!. City officials, including the mayor, distric attorneys and police commissioner should be brought up on charges!!. It totally validates the repression, discrimination, extortion and shake downs that average citizens face on a daily basis from the people whose salaries and generous benefits we pay.
Cops don't lie in court? Never? Something smells funny. Do we have some cognitive dissonance here?
Thank you Mr. Bacon for admitting that there are quotas. The question now is who is driving this? The mayor or the police commissioner? -
General and suggestion to Brian for a future program: How have City agencies created for specific services/regulations have been turned into profit making centers and how undermines democratic government and increases corruption and bureocracy!.
People will find a LOT of NYPD cops have a sense of humor... if you treat them like people. I do have a question about NYPD hiring practices... how come the female cops tend to be... well, lets just say it... hot?
Zak: I know. I thought it was a joke. I thought I smelled something.
Paul BACON? Really? BACON?!
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