Criminal Law Part 1
Today was the hardest block of tests yet and covered criminal law (Arizona Revised Statute title 13) and the rules of evidence.
We lost two more recruits today due to test failures so now our class is down to 44. I am happy to report that I missed only one question out of 75 and am currently on top of the academic ranking. I don't mean to brag but 15 hours of studying over one weekend should be worth some kind of boasting.
Our class was disciplined again today for failing to warm up for morning exercises in the designated grassy area. Since the grass was soaking wet and muddy, we decided to warmup on the dry running track. Our sergeant guessed that we didn't want to get wet and dirty so he made sure we spent the rest of the morning doing pushups, situps, leg lifts and squats in the muddiest part of the nearby park. We then ran a few cycles through the industrial sprinklers with sergeant leading the charge through the streams of water. Later in the afternoon, one of the recruits brought a Mountain Dew into the class. Since we are only allowed to have water or sports drinks, this violation earned everyone a 400 word essay on classroom conduct.
A brand new class or recruits started today so we are no longer the 'baby class.' It's nice to have a little seniority but the stress to perform perfectly in front of the new class is building. We have not regained the right to wear our gun belts yet but hopefully our class will stop making the simple protocol mistakes that are bringing us down.