The Power of Silence

We saw one another across the distance of two parking spaces but it might as well have been from across an impossible chasm.  I was with my daughter.  He was with his wife and small child.  The recognition was clear and we looked away at the same time.

There was nothing to say.

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I’m not privy to the case, nor do I want to be.   Facts, circumstance, evidence, witnesses – there are many facets to a criminal investigation. 

When a police officer is the one arrested the rest of us often don’t know what to say and besides, there are not enough words to describe the letdown and uncertainty.

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