against fire and some violence,
but if we were more often able to
ensure justice, after the fact,
something to fear from law
Have they nothing to fear presently?
Without disrespect, look around you.
(motioning to cells)
We overflow. As do our courts.
And, with disrespect, Constable,
testimony to success, not failure.
But, how many innocents rot here?
And, how many victims are buried
roam our streets?
Very few, if any.
Even though I have seen confessions
pried from the lips of the accused,
often quite literally?
Not Liberalism. Equanimity.
(to High Constable)
Um, sir... might I suggest...
There is a farming community
upstate, Constable... ten days
journey north in the Hudson
Highlands. It is named Sleepy
Hollow. Within a fortnight, three
persons have been murdered there.
(holds up papers)
dispatches to me, requesting
assistance, and now, just this very
moment, I have chosen you.
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