– life on the streets of a big little city on the Gulf Coast –


Rowdies & Ruffians: An Occupational Hazard

The kid on the left just picked a wad of something up off the street and threw it at me. He looks a bit unstable and his hackles are still raised for no reason I can detect. It was unprovoked aggression because my camera was unobtrusively cradled in my hand  down behind my right leg but I immediately shouldered it and fired off a sustained ‘mad minute’ burst on full-automatic. His two companions are exhibiting mock outrage.


3 responses

  1. The guy in the middle is the one you got to take out first … the other two will cave … just sayin’ …

    Of course that’s me observing the scene with eyes that are 20-25 years old … not 70 whatever.


    June 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    • I agree totally, middle guy is the lynchpin. Question is, how easy is that to determine in the heat of the moment?

      Curiously, whites are much more likely to bother you than blacks in downtown St. Pete. Wonder why…


      June 6, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      • That’s because the whites are less likely to have spent time in the hoosgow! Lock-up. Jail. Gaol. Prison. Pen.


        June 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm

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