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I love the phrase "cop shop" a little too much.

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The problem is that everyone really wants those spiffy Japanese or those older model Hong Kong cops, but most places sell cheaper, inferior Chinese knock-offs.

So you hope for a polite protector with kung-fu powers and instead you get a gaggle of nightsticks raining down on you.

It makes you long for the good old days when American companies provided solid, dependable muscle cops. Those guys were so much fun.

later
Tom
The problem, I find, is that cops aren't cheaper by the dozen.
You obviously haven't tried bribing the right cops.
Clearly not.
Could be worse. You could love the phrase "wise guys" so much that it is absolutely the only term you use for any character refering to mobsters for an entire book, or several, irrespective of the background or other speech habits of the character.
In spite of the obvious jokes (which see), it's a genuine cop term...
I know.

I wonder about The Wire and some of the terminology they use--"A police." Maybe it's a Baltimore thing? because I have known a lot of cops, and the ones i have knows say "an officer," or "a uniform," or, "a sworn officer," or "a cop."

I never heard the "a police" thing before.
Around here, it's (formal) "an officer", "a trooper"(state), "a deputy"(county), or (informal) "a cop."
Yeah. I have heard "he's good police," elsewhere. And "POlice" is a pretty common northeastern US usage, slightly ironic. "OH, look, a PO-lice-man."

There was an Aussie TV cop show back in the 80s called Cop Shop. That's still a fairly common slang term for a police station down here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop_Shop