Tompkins Square Park, 1967
IMAGE: JAMES JOWERS GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE
An underwater nuclear test being conducted during Operation Dominic, Pacific Coast off California, 11 May 1962
Beckett looking at film © Steve Shapiro
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, an officer was interrupted by a little boy about six years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, he asked, “Are you a cop?”
“Yes,” he replied and continued writing the report.
“My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?”
“Yes, that’s right,” he told him.
“Well, then,” he said as he extended his foot towards the officer, “would you please tie my shoe?”
this just makes me so happy