Is that a gun in your pocket, or… Oh, it IS a gun!
It’s that time of year again, when college seniors start asking me for career advice.
“I’m good with my hands, so I thought this might be an option for me.”
Well, I get this question a lot, and of course there is much to be said for this glamorous career. You do get to grope interesting people, and use phrases like “Spread ’em,” “You know the drill,” and “Up against the wall, pond-scum!”
Best of all it’s mostly night work, which leaves your days free to do whatever it is you thought you were going to do with that Art History degree.
Top: A suspect is frisked by a policeman patrolling the slum district of Petare in Caracas, November 21, 2009.
Left: A 15-year-old girl is searched for weapons by a policewoman during a raid near a hospital at the slums of Petare in Caracas, November 22, 2009.
REUTERS photos by Carlos Garcia Rawlins