The cops who cut in line during my visit to Di Fara.
Part of the charm of Di Fara's is watching the artist at work. You don't go there if you are in a hurry.
While Dave, Jen, Youthlarge, and I were there a couple of weekends ago, two of New York's finest cut in front of at least five people to place their order. Nobody said a word. Maybe Di Fara has an understanding with police officers that they can cut in line. But I call bullshit! Okay, police officers have an important job, sure whatever. But if these assholes were on duty and have nothing better to do than get a slice of pizza, then obviously they aren't so fucking important. Hell, if Di Fara's were near my school, I couldn't put on my Teacher's ID and expect to cut in front of everyone. Then again, that ID doesn't come with a gun and the ability to write you a ticket for giving lip.
Fucking get in line like the rest of us, you clowns. It is bullshit like that that will keep cops from ever truly earning the public's respect. Just a little thing, sure, but indicative of a much larger problem of too many cops thinking that they are above the law.
To protect and to serve - or to be served, whichever one works for that moment.
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