Cop Talk

I love jargon. And cop jargon is some of the best. Here’s a Tacoma Police Report from 1946.

07-13-46: Charge of ‘Investigation’: "This Jasper picked up a punk on the stem and took him topside of a flicker. After a bit he gave the boys pork a fumble. The boy didn’t think that was so hot so he took it on the lam and made a beef to the boss. I answered the call and the boy fingered him at 10th and Broadway….the manager has several beefs on this same bird and has the handle of the beefer."

You can find this and more at the Tacoma Police Department web page linked on the right.


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