Today as I drove home on the southside of Atlanta I made the mistake of taking my shortcut through a particular subdivision in Clayton County and getting caught up in a massive "Street Pirate hunt" that was being executed by the Clayton County Police and the Clayton County Sheriff.
I am not sure what the Street Pirate did but he attracted no less than 20 patrol cars into the area and one helicopter - all of whom were trying to throw him into the Prison Industrial Complex.
|Prior to this picture - I was about 2 blocks up the street. |
I saw a pack of police cars ahead. I should have turned around and gone the normal route. The closer I got - the greater the possibility that I might become a "person of interest".
There were about 15 police officers walking through the subdivision - desperately looking for a Street Pirate that did something to warrant the attention.
I chose to wait in the spot shown for about 10 minutes.
Dave Chappelle taught me to never invite myself to an arrest and beat down.
Instead I chose to drive closer to the cruiser and then use hand signals asking permission to move forward.
The White cop said "go". The Black cop said "hold on".
I held on. Until I got consensus - I was not moving.
I slip my camera phone up and took this picture. Taking a picture of a cop is another way to get a beat down. I made sure that there was no flash on and I got the picture.
These are two pictures of the helicopter that was hovering around the subdivision.
As I drove past the group of cops the helicopter was at roof level. I had put my phone away and covered my "piece" (more on this later) so I could drive through all of these cops without becoming a part of the crime scene.
|As Tupaq said in - "Me And My Girlfriend" - I had to pull my "girlfriend" out as I drove through the rest of the streets of the subdivision and left the search grid. |
Any Street Pirate that made an aggressive move toward my car in an attempted car jacking was going to get a few.32 caliber slugs up in him that day.
"Don't Start None, Won't Be None"
|As I exited the subdivision - there weer about 5 more police cars that had searched the apartment complex on the other side of the main strip. (All of those cars lined up are police cars). |
There is an elementary school right up the street and they were still in session. I am sure that the school had to go on lock down because all of this mess was happening around it.
|With Clayton County slowly trying to recover from its past financial and governance problems - this Street Pirate - whatever he did - ran up about $30,000 in manpower, gasoline, and helicopter operating time for the foolishness that he transacted.|