Saturday, March 21, 2009

If They Pull A Knife...

I did my National Service in the Police Force.

They taught me that the when dealing with a potentially hostile subject, the Law demands that I be prepared to respond with Necessary Force.

If he tries to punch you, you are trained to respond with Unarmed Tactics.
If he pulls a knife on you, you are trained to respond with your night-stick or T-baton.
If he pulls a gun, shoot the bastard.
it's what you're supposed to do.

The Law. The Book. The Man.

Call them what you like, they all mean the same thing: "The Ones Who Make The Rules."

They tell you that if you live a good life, fight the good fight, care for your neighbours, stay honest, kind and considerate, you'll be alright cos you've got your ass covered going by 'The Book' and you haven't done anything wrong. Keep it up. We'll start singing songs together about 'Mr Bluebird' and pink flamingos in tutus will dance around you with silk streamers trailing from their beaks.

There's another set of rules.

The Old School. Ghetto. The Code. The Brotherhood. Street Rules.

After I graduated from Police Training, I got thrown into the street.
Fuck It. I didn't learn these rules from my fellow police officers. It's just a metaphor. I've known and lived by these rules all my life. My eyes are filling up with tears as I type this. This is MY MORAL CODE. My belief in this is stronger than any religion can ever imbue into my soul. I've always lived by it without knowing I was. I don't need a set of rules to tell me what's right and wrong.

When you face a potentially hostile subject you PROTECT YOUR BROTHER. You do this by taking the subject out quickly because he might hurt your brother.

NOBODY HURTS MY FAMILY.

Even a man baring only his fists. Take him down fast. HE MIGHT HURT MY BROTHER NEXT TO ME. NOBODY HURTS MY BROTHERS. NOBODY GOES NEAR MY FAMILY.

Someone had a gun pointed at my back.
But I see his reflection.
I ducked into the shadows. I can still see him.
He sees my shadow.
He can't aim at me properly.

He's moved his gun.



He's pointed it at my family.
Please God. Grant me the self-control to pull back in time.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com]outlet moncler[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com]Moncler Vest outlet[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com]outlet moncler[/url]
[url=http://www.chanel-newzealand.com]chanel nz[/url]
[url=http://www.supra-shoesnz.net]supra shoes[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com]outlet moncler[/url]
[url=http://www.supra-shoesnz.net]supra shoes[/url]
[url=http://www.chanel-newzealand.com]chanel nz[/url]
[url=http://www.giubbotti-moncleroutlet.com]outlet moncler[/url]

Anonymous said...

If some one wants expert view on the topic of running a blog after that i propose him/her to visit
this weblog, Keep up the nice job.

my page :: Reseller website hosting
Also see my web site - Page Not Found | OurFernie

Anonymous said...

I like it when people come together and share views.
Great website, keep it up!

Feel free to visit my blog - see more

Anonymous said...

Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact
enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I'll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

Also visit my weblog - http://freeblessings.org/link/296

Anonymous said...

I'd like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this site. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own website now ;)

Here is my web site :: click here

Anonymous said...

Hermes BeltsReplica Hermes jqzc hermes beltsBirkin Handbags ejlu

Anonymous said...

Magnificent website. Lots of helpful information here.
I'm sending it to some friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks on your sweat!

Check out my blog aleksa apresenting aleksa by Paromov

Anonymous said...

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly a
lot often inside case you shield this increase.


my blog post; quickest way to lose weight

Anonymous said...

I got this site from my buddy who told me about this web page and now this time I am browsing
this site and reading very informative posts at this place.


my web-site: agree with

Anonymous said...

Hi there, this weekend is fastidious in support
of me, because this moment i am reading this fantastic informative piece of writing here at my house.



Feel free to visit my web page Email Console

Anonymous said...

Thanks for finally talking about > "If They Pull A Knife..." < Liked it!

Also visit my website ... click here

Anonymous said...

Wonderful article! We are linking to this great
post on our site. Keep up the good writing.

my web site - visit website

Anonymous said...

Appreciate this post. Let me try it out.

Feel free to visit my weblog fb chat - Chatclimax.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?

A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really
make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your theme.

Cheers

My web site ... View Web Page

Anonymous said...

electronic cigarettes, e cigarette forum, smokeless cigarettes, best electronic cigarette, ecig forum, e cigarette health