Luckily, the Philadelphia police department takes its internal mission (to “CREATE a work environment in which we recruit, train, and develop an exceptional team of employees”) quite seriously. Which is why they have graciously offered West a new career choice.
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After all, he already knows the dangers of being a cop.
“When I think about when I’m on the ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ and ‘Coldest Winter’ moment, that mountain [on West’s performing stage] goes really, really high,” he said in 2013. “And if I slipped… you never know. And I think about it. I think about my family, and I’m like, ‘Wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.'”
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.