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(The New York Times)   Another incident of police brutality: cop buys homeless man new boots on a freezing night - Skechers boots   ( nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Hero, The Barefoot Man, police brutality, New York Police Department, homeless, Seventh Avenue  
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5572 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Nov 2012 at 12:06 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-29 12:21:58 PM  
2 votes:
If only all cops were as good as this guy.
2012-11-29 12:13:47 PM  
2 votes:
Bravo Officer for you random act of kindness. May the recipient pay it forward.
2012-11-29 05:30:30 PM  
1 vote:
Homeless Man Shod By Police
2012-11-29 03:38:53 PM  
1 vote:
The cop is a great person for sure, but did anyone else notice that the beggar was sitting shoe-less in front of a shoe store w/ a bag at his side?

I wonder how many pairs of shoes he has scored this way?

When I see a homeless person claiming they are hungry I usually offer to buy them some food. Mostly I get told to fark off. Only ONCE has the person accepted that offer. (so I bought him a nice lunch at the food court)
2012-11-29 01:08:40 PM  
1 vote:
On a cold November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence DePrimo was working a counterterrorism post...Officer DePrimo went into a Skechers shoe store at about 9:30 p.m.... "as soon as the boots were on him, he went on his way, and I just went back to my post."

Alternative headline: Cop Abandons Post to Conduct Personal Business Leaving Thousands at Risk of Terrorist Attack!
2012-11-29 12:43:55 PM  
1 vote:
Expect a news article tomorrow stating that the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave for violating pan handler laws.
2012-11-29 12:30:20 PM  
1 vote:
Not to downplay how nice this is, but the homeless guy may have been shoeless to get more donations/money. I often see homeless here without shoes/wearing garbage bags etc, it's why a lot of crusties keep a dog, they often get more by looking worse. I certainly hope he wears the shoes though, you can tell from the photo that his feet are pretty jacked.
2012-11-29 12:28:45 PM  
1 vote:
This doesn't look like police brutality to me.
2012-11-29 12:26:16 PM  
1 vote:
....which he promptly traded for half a bottle of Night Train and a dry bag of rolling tobacco.
2012-11-29 12:21:31 PM  
1 vote:

gopher321: Hope the poor homeless guy wasn't rolled for those boots later on.

They're Skechers.
2012-11-29 12:12:24 PM  
1 vote:
He's only been a cop for 3 years. In the next five, either he'll devolve into Neanderthal Cop mode, or he'll be off the force (or have a desk job) because the other cops don't appreciate good ones.

Hopefully, he'll end up on some local force where this sort of thing isn't frowned upon.
2012-11-29 12:10:45 PM  
1 vote:
Some of the FB comments show the true naivete of some of our population.

Kari Sorenson As a North Dakota gal, I have never been to the Big Apple but I am glad to know that I can believe that people there are just like people here. God is at work everyday.

Some of you really need to go places.
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