The events at the Boston Marathon bring to mind something that I heard many times in my career, when people would ask how to know whether they should call the police or not. I always told them:

If it doesn’t look right,

If it doesn’t feel right,

If it doesn’t seem right,

It probably isn’t right.

Trust your instincts,

And exercise your right to report it.

Les Shields, Clinton

Les Shields is a retired Clinton police officer.

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