Street Crime # 15

Copyright 1-4992347791-2017 “No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.” J. Edgar Hoover F.B.I. “The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.” Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren “The trouble with laws these days is that criminals know their rights better than their wrongs.” Author Unknown I loaded all my gear into my brand new Ford Crown … Continue reading Street Crime # 15

Street Crime # 14

December 7th is a historical date. Delaware became the first to ratify the US constitution, 1787. Jesse James’ gang robs a bank in Gallatin, Missouri and kills an innocent citizen, 1868. Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph to the editors of “Scientific American”, 1877.  The USA’s “Rainbow” Division arrives in France (with Colonel Douglas MacArthur among it ranks), 1917.  19 year old Ted Williams signed with the … Continue reading Street Crime # 14

Street Crime # 13

Copyright 1-4992347791-2017 “One for the road”…There was an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London that had an adjacent gallows. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hung. The horse drawn dray carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard who stopped the dray outside the pub. He asked the prisoner if he would like “One Last Drink”. … Continue reading Street Crime # 13

Street Crime Short Stories # 12

Copyright 1-4992347791-2017 Warning! Graphic content Above photo in memory of my father, Shreveport Police Officer Rayburn McGaha Sr. 1947. Next photo he is with my sister, Sue, and his Harley.  “If we ever meet for a cup of coffee, be advised it might be dangerous” – Pat McGaha I was assigned to graveyard shift patrol in the western part of town. I was a supervisor … Continue reading Street Crime Short Stories # 12

Street Crime Short Stories # 11

Copyright 1-4992347791-2017 Do you ever daydream?  It was my lucky night.  I reported for patrol duty on graveyard shift with S.P.D. My favorite desk sergeant was having a night off. His relief sergeant did things his way. As I strolled up, I asked where I was riding. He said, “Looks like Cedar Grove, Mac. Yeah, Cedar Grove, The regular officers are off.” He tossed a … Continue reading Street Crime Short Stories # 11

Street Crime Short Stories #10

Copyright 1-4992347791-2017 Street Crime Short Stories #10 After a month on day shift patrol, I missed the action. In some ways, days was a never ending vacation. Very little street crime occurred during the daylight hours. Nights are when thugs slither into the darkness and prey upon society. I asked for graveyard shift once again. I learned it was easy to switch with an officer … Continue reading Street Crime Short Stories #10

Street Crime Short Stories #9

Copyright 1-4992347791-2017 Street Crime Short Stories #9 After two years in O.C.I. (Organized Crime & Intelligence), I found myself on day shift patrol. With only four years seniority, I was low man on the pole. Most of the senior guys were on day shift. They had done their time on evenings and graveyard shifts seeing and doing what most cops do. They found their way to a shift less … Continue reading Street Crime Short Stories #9