Hollywood thanks Mayor Rahm Emanuel for enriching by one its stock of justifications for the hero taking matters into his own hands.

We can’t call the police! There’s no time for that.

We can’t call the police! They said they’d kill her if we do.

We can’t call the police! There’s a mole inside the department.

We can’t call the police!  They wouldn’t believe a word we said.

We can’t call the police! They think I’m the killer!

We can’t call the police! It’s our word against theirs and these are some of the most powerful men in Washington.

We can’t call the police! The cops have all gone fetal on us.