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 Post subject: Re: Cop reporter cliches...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:36 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by slummingreporter:

I've watched plenty of drug transactions.
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Amphetamines?


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 Post subject: Re: Cop reporter cliches...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:45 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by slummingreporter:
"X was shot and killed sometime before midnight, according to police, apparently the victim of a drug deal gone bad"<p>That's one of my faves.<p>What I want to know is which part is "apparent?" Where is the element of doubt? Are the cops not certain whether there was a drug deal involved? Then at least it's not a redundancy. I can live with that. Or did they find a parking lot littered with bags, pills, crack pipes, needles and maybe a business card?<p><hr></blockquote> If they don't actually observe a transaction, they can't make a definitive statement saying that's what it was, thus the hedge of apparently.


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 Post subject: Re: Cop reporter cliches...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:30 am 
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Drug deals are not a matter of academic interest. If you don't see them all the time get out more.


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