When a Bull is Loose in the City, Why Not Call on Urban Cowboys?
For two hours last week a bull ran through the streets of Jamaica, Queens, trotting between parked cars and across lawns after escaping from a slaughterhouse. All the while, the police engaged in a frenetic and televised pursuit, as they tried to corner the animal with a police car (it jumped over the hood) and bring it down with tranquilizer darts (for a time, the bull kept going despite the sedative.)
What they really needed was a cowboy.
“Cops are not cowboys. They don’t think...