New Orleans police (they call themselves "cops") may have a slightly tarnished reputation about a few things (corruption, hair-trigger-fingers, and any number of other things), but when it comes to crowd control and "community policing," they shine. We had good experiences with the "Quality of Life" officer assigned to our 2nd District, and experienced quick responses every time we called them about trouble of one kind or another at Moogie's Mansion. Especially if firearms were involved. And, yes, there were a few incidents, but those are stories for another day.
There are a couple of videos circulating today that show off some of those community policing skills, with a New Orleans flavor. The first is a beat cop who joins in on the Mardi Gras fun, probably somewhere in Mid-City during Endymion's run. Rats. No embed code. Try this link to the nola.com video here. Yeah! That works (after the stupid commercial, and it takes a bit to load so be patient).
The other one isn't as long, and it shows a Homicide Detective busting some moves. I found it at Lagniappe's Lair:
Pretty cool, huh?
You don't see that just anywhere. I think the Homicide Detective has a better command of the boogie skillz than the beat cop. Maybe there's a dancing component on the Detective's Exam. What do you think?
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