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(WFSB Connecticut)   Cop shoots unarmed black teen... Wait, scratch that. Cop buys bed, furniture, TV and a Wii for teenager who only had an inflatable mattress to sleep on, after responding to a routine call   (wfsb.com) divider line 28
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2014-05-09 09:14:28 AM  
7 votes:
Why can't there be more cops like this?  This is a good reminder that they're not ALL sociopath assholes on a power trip.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-05-09 11:43:08 AM  
3 votes:

Prophet of Loss: A few drops of clear water in the cesspool that is American Law Enforcement.


I get really angry at abuses of power and how they are covered up, but I also listen to local scanners quite a bit.  Most of the officers out there are helping a lot of people.  It makes me all the angrier when an asshole shoots someone for no good reason.  I wish the police unions took the same angle.
2014-05-09 11:26:33 AM  
3 votes:
FTA:  Simmons told Acerra that because of the new bed, his back won't hurt anymore.

Jesus, a thirteen year old shouldn't be having back aches. I wonder how his first night in a bed was like. Waking up to a normal back.

Yeah, this is the type of story where this kid grows up to be a cop because of this officer reaching out to him and making him know that someone gave a damn. It's practically a Hollywood cliche.
2014-05-09 11:05:01 AM  
3 votes:
This is not a good cop, a good cop would've notified social services and left it at that. This is a cop that went above and beyond, God bless you sir.
2014-05-09 10:22:18 AM  
3 votes:
It's because they didn't have a dog.  Because he didn't have to show up & shoot the dog that the whole thing came out ok....

/seriously though, someone taking an interest in their community is the kind of police we need & not the 'roided out Ramboesque thugs we always seem to read about.
Skr
2014-05-09 11:21:44 AM  
2 votes:
Don't really say in the article why the kid lacked many of those things. Mom could very well pawn off the Wii and stuff depending on the situation.
2014-05-09 11:12:48 AM  
2 votes:

MooseBayou: God bless him.


as opposed to God not putting the child in that situation in the first place?

fark God.  he is an asshole
2014-05-09 11:04:48 AM  
2 votes:
Unlike that boot story this kid seems in legit need, and the officer isn't going to get hosed by the media. Good on the people who donated and this cop.
2014-05-09 11:03:16 AM  
2 votes:
Isolated Incident™

/for reals this time
2014-05-09 11:01:16 AM  
2 votes:
Very nice. Kudos to a good person.
2014-05-09 09:36:39 AM  
2 votes:
And then shot him.
2014-05-09 02:36:53 PM  
1 votes:

iheartscotch: $5 says the kid's mom is a first class coot and pawns everything the nice officer just got her son.

/ I know a couple cops who put every extra penny they have into weekend meals for underprivileged kids. Basically, they give the kid a pack with enough food to last the weekend for the kid and his/her siblings. Most of the kids have to hide the food because their parents will take the food for themselves. These are the kids that only ever get the free school lunch.


I volunteer with a church that provides free meals during school vacations (6 churches and one synagog each take a day so the kids get 7 meal deliveries a week)  to kids that don't have anything to eat when there is no school.  Their parents disgust me.  Most of the time the kids will be sitting outside waiting on us to drive up, they will then gather up their younger siblings run and hide so their parents don't take the food for themselves.  The first week is the hardest as we often don't know how many preschool kids are in the house, so we will show up with 2 meals for 2 elementary students who will then make sure their 2 younger siblings eat. Believe me the next visits we will have extra meals.

/Each meal includes a sandwich, fruit, pudding cup and snack crackers plus a cereal bowl and carton of irradiated shelf stable milk for breakfast the next day.  It is sad that is all we can manage to provide for these kids.
2014-05-09 01:16:56 PM  
1 votes:
Oh hey, a decent cop. Can we get this guy cloned?
2014-05-09 12:45:43 PM  
1 votes:

Khazar-Khum: It never said how the kid's situation got to be so bad, or if there are other kids in the family.

I'm guessing that Mom's bedroom has a revolving door, that the parents are allergic to work, there's other kids by different babbydaddys, and that Mom has a history of selling the kids' things for crack money.



That's because you watch too much TV
2014-05-09 12:34:58 PM  
1 votes:
PREDICTION:

FoxNews: So let me get this staight. Some bleeding-heart liberal, union thug pig, who probably is on welfare while receiving, uses his welfare money - MY TAX MONEY - to buy this street scum kid who is probably a gangster, Treyvon Martin wannabe things that all the liberal whinebabies buy. How bout a one-way ticket on Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic off this farking planet.

FoxNews Blond coont: Yeah. Richard Branson, now THERE'S a real American Hero we should all look up to. 


//FoxNews has turned my cynicism dial to 11 and then broke it off. I get so vitriolic and just exaggerate the living fark out of anything, trying to imagine anything they'd say short of "the n word" and make it so terrible and stupid that anything they DO say about that topic will seem less harmful by comparison and yet they always outshine me.
2014-05-09 12:28:53 PM  
1 votes:

James!: But seriously a Wii? That's old technology.


Yeah, but if you don't have anything but an air mattress, a wii is freakin awesome.

Perspective.
2014-05-09 12:18:09 PM  
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: teenage mutant ninja rapist: Give that man a promotion. Or atleast reimburse the man. Pig.. I mean cops get paid shiat.


Somebody lied to you.


Base salary for a Police Officer 1 in New Orleans is, last I checked, $23,500 per year. Obviously there are benefits, a pension program, etc., but $23.5k in New Orleans is not a high salary.
2014-05-09 12:01:38 PM  
1 votes:

Zul the Magnificent: Yeah well the US Gov't gave blankets to the Indians, too.


No, they didn't. I mean, yeah, they gave them blankets, but not diseased blankets. The only documented case of that was proposed by a pre-revolutionary-war British general, and there's no evidence it was ever carried out.
2014-05-09 11:46:18 AM  
1 votes:

d23: Prophet of Loss: A few drops of clear water in the cesspool that is American Law Enforcement.

I get really angry at abuses of power and how they are covered up, but I also listen to local scanners quite a bit.  Most of the officers out there are helping a lot of people.  It makes me all the angrier when an asshole shoots someone for no good reason.  I wish the police unions took the same angle.


You'd think they would, given that even 1% of assholes makes everyone else look bad. Tribal loyalty I guess?
2014-05-09 11:35:12 AM  
1 votes:

Musikslayer: Very nice. Kudos to a good person.


Yeah I can't even do the usual "Fark fark the police" thing, this dude is awesome.
2014-05-09 11:32:40 AM  
1 votes:
How much did they pay the PR firm for this dog and pony show?
2014-05-09 11:23:21 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah well the US Gov't gave blankets to the Indians, too.  Better boil the hell out of that shiat, kid.

/Just kidding.  Good on you, cop.  Thank you.
2014-05-09 11:21:15 AM  
1 votes:
A few drops of clear water in the cesspool that is American Law Enforcement.
2014-05-09 11:18:04 AM  
1 votes:

kvinesknows: MooseBayou: God bless him.

as opposed to God not putting the child in that situation in the first place?

fark God.  he is an asshole


Ahhem, excuse me, Free will. God basically sat us down in a room filled with legos. What you do with those legos is your choice, and the results of the choices of others.

Amazingly, when you create a vastly complex and interactive system with near infinite pieces and parts, shiat will happen that the creator can do nothing about.

Which is why Christianity is so silly: To god, you are just a single thread in a vastly complex piece of software. what makes you think he thinks of you as a precious, individual snowflake that he needs to rewrite the program to acommodate?
2014-05-09 11:08:07 AM  
1 votes:
Alternately, has the publicity now made this kid's house a robbery target?  Is the kid now in danger because of the cop's generosity?
2014-05-09 11:05:24 AM  
1 votes:
Cops used to be community builders, I don't know when they became sociopaths thugs for the status quo.
2014-05-09 10:09:55 AM  
1 votes:
Sean Hannity outrage that he didn't shoot the kid thug in 3...2...1...
2014-05-09 10:07:58 AM  
1 votes:
it's kind of dusty in here.
 
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