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  • I stopped because she was yelling aggressively at a kid who had just been having fun. Not my business mostly really, but it was out of place. Whatever he might have done to get their attention, he didn't need that.

    The other officer turned around ...

    "Move along."

    "Sir, I'm okay right here."

    "You're making me uncomfortable."

    "I understand that, but you're making me uncomfortable too."

    And so, it seems, we understood each other for a moment.
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