Local News Item

Local news is always more entertaining.

A city cop was arrested for allegedly threatening his wife/girlfriend. I don’t think there was bodily damage — to either one. He was Park Police, and they’re just like regular city police, only cooler-looking uniforms. Paid less, as I understand it, but still cops.

The news showed him hauled off in cuffs, head hung low. If he wasn’t a cop, would that even be a news item? I didn’t check, but I doubt it was the only domestic disturbance call that night.

I ran into a pair of foot-patrol officers, and I joked — they know me — “Don’t beat your wife,” with a quick smile and their retort, “You saw that?”

Are public servants held to a higher standard then? Which got me thinking, as I live my life in the public eye, am I held to a higher standard, especially as the author of these pages?