Cute story... But I see you and raise you: I’m following perfect parking procedure as I am backing into a parking space. I slam on my brakes! Someone suddenly appeared in my driver side door mirror going behind my vehicle where I was about to park. A very angry SF police officer darted for my door and yelled. “You were gonna hit me!”

I yelled back, “You’re J-walking!

He thought for a moment about what he did, which was, he parked across the street and darted across the street. He then shouted, “We’re both wrong!” And before I could get out another word; let alone a laugh he was gone.

My point? Police are so arrogant. This officer was unwilling to admit that he was in the wrong. And though I try to give all people more respect than they deserve, a story like this does not move the needle.

God bless Fred Barley and all police.

1983 to 1993 Bible Study teacher at SF juvenile hall. Currently prison reform activist and author of Case Game - Activating the Activist; an autobiography.

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