I became a bounty hunter. published the details.
I'll start a thread on some of my favorite journalism pieces of the year. First up, on being a real-life, down-on-your-luck bounty hunter. It's hard to resist a story with this lead: "Our fugitive had no legs."
Everything writes crackles with energy, hilarity, absurdity. In his latest, he goes undercover to pierce the veil of bounty hunting, "an accident arising from the combination of common law, frontier justice, chattel slavery, and capitalism."
"I secured the perimeter and 'checked' the man’s ID, which meant pretending to search for his criminal information via a nonexistent database on my phone while looking constipated." The business of bounty hunting