Hey, Washington, it’s National Police Week, and you know what that means? That’s right: off-duty cops come from around the country to party hard all weekend, then roam through downtown DC drunk as skunks, bawling, brawling, and generally making noisy, boisterous fools of themselves. Last year they were drag racing up and down North Capitol Street, setting off car alarms all over the area and keeping people in nearby hotels and apartments awake till dawn.
This archived email on a humor site describes National Police Week as “law enforcement’s version of spring break.” Only it’s not in Florida or Cancun, but in Washington, DC, centered on The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. While I respect and honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to “protect and serve,” that certainly doesn’t give them a free pass to act like churlish idiots in our nation’s capital.
Here’s hoping they behave better this weekend than they did last year.