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Monday, May 21, 2012
Day 142: Thanked the Police
It was a pretty wild weekend here in Chicago, and the craziness continues today. With the NATO Summit taking place here, thousands upon thousands of protesters have taken to the streets. Unfortunately, for every legitimate protester who is here peacefully to march for their beliefs, there are 100 others that are here simply to be a part of the action and to create anarchy. Some people are here just to destroy things and to film YouTube videos of the chaos. Well, I guess saying "chaos" isn't appropriate because it really hasn't gotten to the point of being chaotic. That is because the Chicago Police Department, along with police from other agencies around the country, have done a tremendous job of keeping the crazies at bay while allowing the real protesters to do their thing. Outside of a little traffic, my family hasn't really experienced any of the residuals from the NATO. So today, for my random act of kindness, I have made it a point to thank every police officer I have seen thus far for the job they have done not only today, but every day. I am sending a special thank you out to my friend Paul, who is a Chicago Police Officer who has been in the midst of everything for the past week. Stay safe out there and great job!