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“The Insider’s Guide to Real Policing” (8/16) reads like a sophomoric comedy sketch about any workplace—from the government to the Washington City Paper itself. The sad point is that it is not a “satire,” as the paper labeled it. It is a pitiful example of low-life journalism, irresponsible reporting, and hearsay jabs. How shameful that the City Paper is desperate enough to use this cheap joke as its cover story.

16th Street Heights