During the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, you can find police officers on most of the major intersections surrounding the field. This one was at the front of the lot where Balloon Chasers and their crews parked for the fiesta. When I walked past the gate to take close-up pictures of the balloons, I heard the cop’s voice (through a bullhorn?) saying something to the effect that we were not allowed past the concrete barrier. (Party pooper.)

But you can also see law enforcement represented in the sky:

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And if you look closely enough, you can see a cop wearing sunglasses in the clouds:

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His hat is in the top right hand corner, and under that, his sunglasses, nose, mouth… He looks like the cop in Terminator: Judgment Day. Can you see him?

The drug war has caused a lot of friction between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and if we want to move forward, citizens need to stop treating the police as the enemy. And the police need to stop looking at us like criminals. So, wave at a cop today, okay?

No, I didn’t wave at the police officer in the featured photo, but I plan to wave at a cop sometime in the future. Of course, that’s easy for me to say, I’m white, and cops are less suspicious of white people waving at them.

Warning:  Do not wave at a cop if you have drugs or a lot of cash in your vehicle.

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