V.20 No.11 |
Straight outta Lawton
Part one in a series
By John Bear [ Tue Mar 22 2011 6:52 PM ]
I recently found out I am going to be a father. In order to take care of business, I will be returning to my favorite state, Oklahoma, where the baby, not yet among us, is going to be born. His or her mom lives there also.
I used to be a police reporter there. I was never bored. People got shot in the head and walked inside, retrieved a gun and shot back. Well, that might have happened once. Running gunfights between gang members were called "justified." That did happen. It was legal to shoot someone if they bothered you. This last one isn't true.
Oklahoma is crazy. Lawton is crazier. I should probably catch up on the local news, so I can be better prepared.
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