Thursday, November 29, 2012

NYPD officer photographed giving boots to barefoot homeless man

 I'm posting this because I want people to know exactly where I stand and if you call yourself a US Patriot and associate with me, you will have a similar position.  The men and women who serve in our military and police forces have not changed since 911. Remember that? When people were saying, "God bless and protect our heroes."? Now I'm hearing stupid stuff like, "Lets shoot all the pigs cause they support the politicians." Folks, the politicians and voters may be stupid but put the blame where it belongs, the police didn't do it and the military didn't do it. The Progressives, Communist, Islamist, Unionist and a whole bunch of other anti-Americans did it. The police and military may take orders from them but if push comes to shove in this country like so many of us believe it will, you will wish you had some trained police or military to back you up and they will if you're not throwing rocks at them or trying to shoot them. So if you want to take issue with where I stand, now would be a good time to stop following my blog, go hang out with your anarchist buddies. photo of a New York City police officer kneeling down to give a barefoot homeless man in Times Square a pair of boots on a cold November night is melting even the iciest New Yorkers' hearts online.
On Nov. 14, NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo, who was on counterterrorism duty in Times Square, saw the older homeless man without shoes sitting on 42nd Street. DePrimo, 25, left and then returned with a pair of $100 boots he bought at a nearby Skechers store.
"It was freezing out, and you could see the blisters on the man's feet," DePrimo, a three-year veteran of the department who lives with his parents on Long Island, told the New York Times. "I had two pairs of socks, and I was still cold."
The random act of kindness was captured by Jennifer Foster, a tourist from Florence, Ariz., who was visiting the city. Foster, communications director for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Arizona, emailed the photo to the NYPD with a note commending DePrimo.
"The officer said, 'I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let's put them on and take care of you,'" Foster wrote. "The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man.
"I have been in law enforcement for 17 years," she continued. "I was never so impressed in my life. ... It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost."
Foster's photo was posted on the NYPD's Facebook page on Tuesday, where it received more than 320,000 "likes," 77,000 "shares" and 20,000 comments—most of them praising DePrimo, who seems to have restored Facebook's faith in humanity.
"This is one hell of a police officer," Desiree Wright-Borden wrote.
"Wow," Jack Horton wrote. "It's nice to know there are still good people out there."
"Angels truly do walk on earth!!!" Charlene Hoffman-Pestell wrote.
Some commenters, though, were skeptical, saying the photo could have been staged.
"Clever stunt!" Louis Zehmke wrote. "The hobo is 'parked' at the entrance of a shoe shop."
But Foster claims DePrimo had no idea he was being photographed: "The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching."

 A New York City police officer is photographed giving boots to a homeless man on Nov. 14

1 comment:

  1. It may have been a clever stunt on the part of the "homeless" man (who may or may not have been, but was clever enough to park his bare feet in front of a shoe store), but I would guess this officer didn't do it for the publicity.