Walking up Spring Street near Ivan Allen Monday night, I passed three APD officers - two of them standing next to a police car, talking to the third officer, who was sitting inside of it.
As I went by, one of them said “It’s kinda late to be walking, isn’t it?”
It wasn’t even 8:30 yet.
If even the police believe that only hookers, hustlers and homeless people belong on a downtown street after dark, it’s no wonder other people think that way.
That’s the first time that kind of comment has come from a police officer, but rarely does even a week go by when someone doesn’t say something like that.
1. Do strangers feel compelled to offer opinions about the hour at which you’re walking/running/riding your bike/waiting for a bus/doing anything on the street at night, sometimes pulling up next to you in a car, yelling from the other side of an intersection or out the window of a building to do so?
2. Are you, by any chance, a woman?