A very much lighter note from the New York Daily News of September 4. In a special kids section, the question is asked, "Why do policemen like doughnuts?" The answer given by John F. Timoney, chief of the Miami Police Department:
It's because doughnut stores, especially in New York City, are everywhere. The ethnic foods can change from neighborhood to neighborhood, but the one staple is coffee and donuts. It's quick and easy; if while you are eating in the car you happen to get an emergency call, you can discard them easily . . . you throw them out of the window and you are gone.
Call to my readers. Does this ring true? And, how would a NYC cop answer the question? And is the answer different for Boston, home to Dunkin' Donuts? How about other cities?
Come on folks. Take a break from health care and give us your answer, but don't spill the coffee on your keyboard.