A Cop In Oakland
The Occupy Oakland riots are happening as I type this. I have been anxiously watching them from my computer screen at work all day. 10 months ago I left the only woman I have ever loved, who is an Oakland PD officer, due to her tendency to use alcohol to cope with the stress of her job, and the ensuing violent tendencies alcohol brought out in her.
I haven't spoken to her in over half a year. I am scared shitless that something is going to happen to her. The protests are out of hand, regardless of which side of this movement you're on. I'm terrified she will be hurt or killed and I won't even know. The woman I spent 6 years of my life loving, supporting through criminal justice courses and the police academy, the woman I was sure I would spend the rest of my life with... She could be out there dying in the street and I wouldn't.even.know.