Now let me tell you about a man named John Law He's a neighborhood cop the toughest man I ever saw A man who knows his duty, a man with a gun To the people in the neighborhood John Law is number one

Freeze, we said Stop His name was John Law For John Law, Neighborhood cop A man we know and love

When John Laws not kickin' Ass on robbers and rapist He's helpin little kids deliver newspapers When John Laws not chasin crackheads from their perch He's helpin old ladies on their way to church


He walks the Beat Riding scumbags from the streets He turns his eye to petty crime Cause John Law will never drop a dime

Suburban Anarchists who've never broke the law Sing about police oppression, but they've never met John Law He doesn't fuck with young kids drinking in the Park But he makes the city safe for women after dark

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    General CommentThis song is about those cops that aren't dickwads...unfortunately, in my experience these cops are pretty rare. My favorite line is "He doesn't fuck with young kids drinking in the park, but he makes the city safe for women after dark." That is what being a cop is all about.
    Madcappunkon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYou are exactly right Madcappunk!
    bfoltz99on July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyea i agree with madcappunk
    DKM54257177on May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmadcap is definetly right, it's way too bad these guys are rare, kinda reminds me of Det. Stabler on Special Victims Unit (A TV show, but still), and Tim Bayliss from Homicide: Life On The Street (again, a TV show, but still)
    gofuckyourselfon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonly a handful of cops where i live are like that. the rest of them harass teenagers cause this town is small enough to the point of no major crimes
    skunxlron July 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgofuckyourself is right. i like det. stabler on special victims unit
    Alyssa1224on March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like this song because I am proud to say my dad is a Chicago copper who acts like the one mentioned in this song. Hes not a dick he just keeps the city safe for people.
    cardholder1on March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat everyone is saying is right on the mark except for one thing......these guys aren't rare. As the son of a Probie officer and the grandson of a state trooper aaaaaaaaaand a guy who used to be on probation, I've seen every side of this shit. All I have to say is, 90% of guys involved in law enforcement are trying to #1) put food on the table and #2) keep the town/county/state safe for the rest of a little respect.
    Pigwaldon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSuburban Anarchists who've never broke the law
    Sing about police oppression, but they've never met John Law

    That pretty much sums up the whole song for me. This song is not only about the cops who are never heard about doing their duty, but about the people who slam them because of blind beliefs they have police. Too many people see them as extensions of a state they don't approve of, and not ordinary guys trying to keep their neighborhoods safe to live in. It's nice to see this kind of sentiment in music nowadays, especially from a punk band (a rarity indeed).
    Drew the Jewon April 03, 2007   Link

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