From “The Bruised Tide” by Arlen Slane
The wide-spread misconception that the Bluecoats work for the Inspectors is understandable. They are housed together, they both stop criminals, and they are both funded by the city. The most prominent trait they share is that they will brook no disrespect. If they cannot punish the insolent with the law, they will handle matters otherwise and hide behind the law.
Still, their difference is foundational and pervasive. In the end, the Bluecoats are charged with keeping the peace and protecting the wealthy. The Inspectors are charged with solving crimes and punishing law-breakers. Only a fool would confuse the two mandates.
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