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Patrolling cops jump out and join football game

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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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As the weather in Minnesota turns and the temps become warmer we start to see signs of life. Particularly the return of children out and about playing their games. When suddenly a police car pulls up and two officers step out and approach a group of kids playing football as a mother looks on from the balcony of her apartment.



Her heart started racing as she watched from the balcony. "What'd they do?", Keenan thought to herself.




She was about to run down and investigate when she saw Officers Matt Kaley and Mike Passig each join one of the teams and start playing. Keenan says the game lasted for 20 to 25 minutes, and her son later told her it was the coolest thing ever.


Thought people would enjoy a cop story that didn't end in violence for a change. So why not share a story of some law enforcement behavior we can all approve and even encourage more of.

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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: FraggleRock
As the weather in Minnesota turns and the temps become warmer we start to see signs of life. Particularly the return of children out and about playing their games. When suddenly a police car pulls up and two officers step out and approach a group of kids playing football as a mother looks on from the balcony of her apartment.



Her heart started racing as she watched from the balcony. "What'd they do?", Keenan thought to herself.




She was about to run down and investigate when she saw Officers Matt Kaley and Mike Passig each join one of the teams and start playing. Keenan says the game lasted for 20 to 25 minutes, and her son later told her it was the coolest thing ever.


Thought people would enjoy a cop story that didn't end in violence for a change. So why not share a story of some law enforcement behavior we can all approve and even encourage more of.

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Awsome!! If only more cops spent there time helping society rather then raping society.


If I were a good cop I would be furious at the politicians who trump up victimless crimes to pad the cities wallet and bad cops who make them look bad.


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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: FraggleRock

This part of the piece is more telling than the act itself:



Her heart started racing as she watched from the balcony. "What'd they do?", Keenan thought to herself.


The public are scared of their own police, and the fact that these statements are being used in news pieces to make you go "wow" is even more telling than that.

This should not be shocking, surprising or even be newsworthy, the fact that two cops NOT assaulting and killing people on video is now "NEWS!" is extremely scary!



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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Agreed. If the good cops want the respect of the people they serve, they need to be as critical of the bad actors among them as ordinary civilians are.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: IvanAstikov

Um .....they are. good cops don't like bad cops and point out mistakes all the time.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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Honestly I find the notion of on duty officers patrolling getting out and playing football a little unprofessional. I know its for PR or whatever but they need to set up a program that doesn't pull officers away from patrolling the streets IMO. I could be wrong though. maybe they were trying to establish contacts...who knows.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: Entreri06

Are you sure Evil Cops are as big of a deal as we think?

My opinion.. No, the media has made it look that way. I've never had a bad experience with a cop, neither have my family members, or my friends that I know of.

Ever think that maybe those stories blow up because they get attention, and attention = profit?

Every cop I've ever dealt with, including ones that have given me tickets were alright guys.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: FraggleRock

PR stunt.

Second.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: agenda51


You wouldn't need an Internal Affairs branch of the police if that was working.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: doompornjunkie




Every cop I've ever dealt with, including ones that have given me tickets were alright guys.


Count yourself lucky then. Not everybody is blessed with your good fortune, alas.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: agenda51
Honestly I find the notion of on duty officers patrolling getting out and playing football a little unprofessional. I know its for PR or whatever but they need to set up a program that doesn't pull officers away from patrolling the streets IMO. I could be wrong though. maybe they were trying to establish contacts...who knows.


Interacting with the public, especially the youth, is just as important as any of their other duties. I wish all neighborhoods could have their own assigned foot patrol like back in the day. Everyone in the neighborhood would know the officers and the officers would know all of the people living in the area.

I'm sure if these officers got a call, they would have ditched the game and responded. Hopefully, just spending 20 minutes with these kids made them realize that not all cops are bad and they shouldn't be in fear of them.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: agenda51
Honestly I find the notion of on duty officers patrolling getting out and playing football a little unprofessional. I know its for PR or whatever but they need to set up a program that doesn't pull officers away from patrolling the streets IMO. I could be wrong though. maybe they were trying to establish contacts...who knows.


If they had their mics on, what does it matter though?

Really no different than when cops visit schools for show and tell. Kids like cops because they are heroic in their minds. Same with firefighters and soldiers.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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Well so much for sharing a positive story, PR stunt, or whatever we feel like calling it.

I understand the negativity in general that police can drum up for many of us. My post history is crystal clear on my feelings regarding such. I simply thought something different wouldn't hurt.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: FraggleRock

This is what I expect from police officers entrusted with interacting with the public. It shouldn't be that rare that it is at all newsworthy.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: IvanAstikov
This is what I expect from police officers entrusted with interacting with the public. It shouldn't be that rare that it is at all newsworthy.



And I agree. However, when it is in the news we shouldn't be so negative about it if we want to be part of the solution to our police problems.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: doompornjunkie

originally posted by: agenda51
Honestly I find the notion of on duty officers patrolling getting out and playing football a little unprofessional. I know its for PR or whatever but they need to set up a program that doesn't pull officers away from patrolling the streets IMO. I could be wrong though. maybe they were trying to establish contacts...who knows.


If they had their mics on, what does it matter though?

Really no different than when cops visit schools for show and tell. Kids like cops because they are heroic in their minds. Same with firefighters and soldiers.


thats fair enough but are those cops at show and tell on patrol when they go to school. I am all for good PR but maybe let it be more organized. If I am paying for all these patrols I want them out and about patrolling and responding to calls. Seems like stopping to play football is more of a distraction. I respect LE for the job they perform keeping law and order. I don't really want them trying to be friends with everyone while on duty. Thats just me though.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: FraggleRock

LOL....police problems. there are a lot more criminals acting out crime than there are police. I would worry about them more.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: agenda51
LOL....police problems. there are a lot more criminals acting out crime than there are police. I would worry about them more.


Was I denying the existence of criminals and crime? Don't think so.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: agenda51

originally posted by: doompornjunkie

originally posted by: agenda51
Honestly I find the notion of on duty officers patrolling getting out and playing football a little unprofessional. I know its for PR or whatever but they need to set up a program that doesn't pull officers away from patrolling the streets IMO. I could be wrong though. maybe they were trying to establish contacts...who knows.


If they had their mics on, what does it matter though?

Really no different than when cops visit schools for show and tell. Kids like cops because they are heroic in their minds. Same with firefighters and soldiers.


thats fair enough but are those cops at show and tell on patrol when they go to school. I am all for good PR but maybe let it be more organized. If I am paying for all these patrols I want them out and about patrolling and responding to calls. Seems like stopping to play football is more of a distraction. I respect LE for the job they perform keeping law and order. I don't really want them trying to be friends with everyone while on duty. Thats just me though.


I'm sure their mics were on, any calls and they would have dropped the ball and hopped into the cruiser.

Their job doesn't specify that they stay in their car.. in fact they are supposed to 'reach out' to the public, that is part of their job.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: FraggleRock

Sorry, but I'm not giving anybody a pat on the back for doing their well-paid job, unless their efforts are above and beyond the call of duty to a greater extent than having a kickabout with some youngsters.




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