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Has it occurred to anyone that maybe the reason some cops do act like jerks is because a lot of people assume they are bad, no matter what they do?
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by Stormdancer777
PROPAGANDA in my opinion.
Its no secret that cops are fast becoming the most hated segment of our society.
And coincidentally someone recorded this "act of kindness" and now its "gone viral"...
Well at least he has shoes, unless you think he is a plant too?
Originally posted by MrPlow
I'll tell ya what...I'm no Christian, or even religious - but I DO believe in a creator. (That's another conversation)
But, I believe THIS right here is the ONLY thing Jesus wanted his followers to do. Not worship him. Not build megachurches, or preach Christianity, and fight over doctrine.
THIS is the ONLY thing he ever wanted people to do. Live a life committed to helping the least among us - say nothing about it. Don't attribute it to any sort of religion. Just BE this kind of person.
Now, the cynic in me wants to believe this is nothing more than a PR opportunity for the NYPD. But, whatever- I'll take it at face value.
Originally posted by Son of Will
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)
No evidence? The fact that the picture was taken by a fellow police officer is your evidence. How often do you see cops walking the streets with cameras?
What amazes me is how gullible some people can be. If all it takes to convince you is a simpke photograph, then it's no wonder why you don't understand how a differing point of view can be relevant, or even a better explanation.
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)