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Originally posted by joyride0187
reply to post by CX
Touche...You got me on that one. I seemed to forget that this is a conspiracy message board. It is just amazes me that many people think this is automatically a PR incident to make the cops look good without posting any evidence. There used to be a time when stuff like this was not news. No where near enough people doing things like this. What a world we live in.edit on 29-11-2012 by joyride0187 because: (no reason given)edit on 29-11-2012 by joyride0187 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Son of Will
Okay, a homeless man got a pair of shoes. That's nice, for sure. But if you truly can't see how this was most probably staged for a PR event, maybe you should take a step back and look at the bigger picture regarding NYPD, their public image (which is in tatters), and thus the motivation for this photograph. Giving the shoes is one thing - the photograph is a different aspect entirely.
Context is everything!edit on 30-11-2012 by Son of Will because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
reply to post by gladtobehere
I hate to by a cynic...but there is something inside me that wants to agree with you.
If I needed new shoes, sitting outside a shoestore would be the perfect place to score a donated pair...
Had it not been for a tourist from Arizona who snapped the photo with her cell phone, Officer Lawrence DePrimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. Tourist Jennifer Foster emailed the photo to the NYPD and they posted it to their Facebook page. Tens of thousands of comments followed.