I was biking on the Eastside Esplanade yesterday at about 10:30pm. There were maybe two dozen cops standing around under I-5 just north of the Hawthorne Bridge. There wasn’t another soul in sight. They weren’t social distancing and they weren’t wearing masks. At least two of them were puffing on cigars.

What? Why am I paying for this? Why are you paying for this? How much does it cost to pay two dozen cops (overtime?) to hang out and smoke cigars? What else could we do with that money?