I did the Police Beat writing assignment!
The details of this assignment are as follows:
Essentially, identify an innocent seeming song that advocates some odd/criminal behavior and reformat it as a police report style article.
The song I chose was “I Shot the Sheriff” by Bob Marley
I always love listening to Mr. Marley. Whenever this song came on, I always wondered how this story would play out if it were true. Ladies and Gentlemen, here is my rendition of the events that took place.
At 3:35 pm a man was arrested for shooting a police officer at the edge of town. Sheriff Brown tracked the suspect to the edge of town, where he was fired upon and killed in the line of duty. The suspect was apprehended an hour later and taken into the station for questioning. When questioned, the suspect would only respond by saying, “If I am guilty I will pay.”
The suspect’s Identity will not be revealed to the public at this time, but he has ties to the killing of a deputy last month, as well as a judicial history with Sheriff Brown. The suspect has had multiple charges of illegal agriculture on public land. Sheriff Brown was personally responsible for killing those seeds before they grew. It is not certain at the moment if this was the reason for the murder, although he swears it was in self-defense.
The suspect will be tried for the murder of two police officers, which in this county is a capital offense.