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   Another incident of police brutality: cop buys homeless man new boots on a freezing night - Skechers boots

29 Nov 2012 12:06 PM   |   5524 clicks   |   The New York Times
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gopher321    [TotalFark]  
Hope the poor homeless guy wasn't rolled for those boots later on.

29 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
syberpud     
Well the are the 'S'.

29 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
emersonbiggins     
Ugh

29 Nov 2012 12:08 PM
abhorrent1    [TotalFark]  
Then promptly kicked the living crap out of him?

29 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
BunkyBrewman     
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.

29 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
robohobo     
Did he celebrate by jerking off at a computer in his local library?

29 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
macadamnut     
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29 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
The Jami Turman Fan Club     
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.

29 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
moops     
At least he didn't buy him Uggs - then the homeless guy would get back problems.

29 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
Savage Belief     
Sketchers? Why would he inflict that kind of punishment on that poor homeless man? Hasn't he suffered enough already?

/I believe Steve Martin invented sketchers.

29 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
nmemkha     
Of course not all cops are bad. But, their apologetic protection of the bad cops among them makes them no better.

29 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
pottie     
Bravo Officer for you random act of kindness. May the recipient pay it forward.

29 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
Nothing To See Here     
What a heel

29 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
Savage Belief     

BunkyBrewman: 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.


Agreed. First time I went to NY I was surprised the stereotypes weren't true.

29 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
Spanky McStupid     

Nothing To See Here: What a heel


Cop proved he has a sole.

29 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
Albert911emt     
Damn authoritian cop with his random act of kindness and his "I could be nice to you and get away with it" attitude.

\yelling at clouds, looking for my belt-mounted onion

29 Nov 2012 12:18 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

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


They're Skechers.

29 Nov 2012 12:21 PM
HeartBurnKid     
If only all cops were as good as this guy.

29 Nov 2012 12:21 PM
mcicchi     
You know what they say. One good apple ripens the whole bunch. Or something like that.

29 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
No Time To Explain     
I think this cop missed the point of the term "bootstraps"

/at least they weren't new balance shoes?

29 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly    [TotalFark]  
....which he promptly traded for half a bottle of Night Train and a dry bag of rolling tobacco.

29 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
DMZ DEATH     
This world has become a jaded, jaded place. For good reason mostly. It sucks that generally in society we dont give a f*€k about others. Its just good to see someone care, and actually do something every once in a while. Especially a cop, because in my experience, most of them are just the worst people imaginable.

29 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
BronyMedic     
Wow. A cop being alturistic made the news.

I better get some plastic sheets and popcorn. Heads are gonna blow over this one.

29 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  
This doesn't look like police brutality to me.

29 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
albatros183     

nmemkha: Of course not all cops are bad. But, their apologetic protection of the bad cops among them makes them no better.


sooo... All cops are bad?

/Glad we agree

29 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
Cagey B     
Good for the cop. Hopefully it encourages more people to do the same thing.

29 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
Hipchewy1     
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.

29 Nov 2012 12:30 PM
MorePeasPlease     
Give a homeless man a pair of boots and he may walk for days.

Teach a homeless man to make a pair of boots.

?

Profit!

29 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
brimed03     

No Time To Explain: I think this cop missed the point of the term "bootstraps"

/at least they weren't new balance shoes?


Hey! I wear New Balance-- awwww :(

29 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  

redmid17: This doesn't look like police brutality to me.


It's police "bootality"!

/Yeah, that one sucked. I'll be quiet now.

29 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
starrion     
I think this is the good cop that all the others keep making him look bad.

29 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
macadamnut     

Hipchewy1: 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.


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29 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
earthworm2.0     

oldfarthenry: redmid17: This doesn't look like police brutality to me.

It's police "bootality"!

/Yeah, that one sucked. I'll be quiet now.


the joke wasnt so bad, its your delivery.

29 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
lizyrd     
Mr. Cano volunteered to give the officer his employee discount to bring down the regular $100 price of the all-weather boots to a little more than $75.

farking pigs. Volunteered my ass, I'm sure the big bad cop leaned on the poor shop keeper for the old "policeman's discount," and he probably used his uniform allowance to pass the cost on to the downtrodden taxpayer anyway. I demand an independent investigation. Not like it will matter, no matter what they find the police union will keep this worthless leech on the payroll. The 99% making the 1% look bad!

Am i doing it right?

29 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
dmcman73     
Expect a news article tomorrow stating that the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave for violating pan handler laws.

29 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
89 Stick-Up Kid     
Did he stomp the dog too?

29 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
zedster    [TotalFark]  
Searched for a Good Guy Cop Meme and found one
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29 Nov 2012 12:48 PM
Haliburton Cummings     
c'mon, everyone knows only 98% of cops are powerdrunk psychopaths...

29 Nov 2012 01:00 PM
Rostin     
I used to roll my eyes at people who said mean things about the police, but with increasing age and cynicism, I've come to think that while there must be good, altruistic reasons to pursue a career in law enforcement, the profession also must attract more than its fair share of people who suffer from a degree of psychopathy or megalomania. The temptation for these sorts of people to get to wear a gun and force people to do what they say after just a few months of post-high school training must be very difficult to resist.

Even so, I doubt any person becomes a cop without rationalizing a little to himself that he really just wants to help other people. It was definitely a nice thing, what this guy did. But people are complicated, and do "nice things" for all sorts of reasons, so I don't think this story or others like them do much to change my attitude about the police.

29 Nov 2012 01:03 PM
Keeve     
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!

29 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
IRQ12     
It's a touching story because the officer probably makes ~10% less than the homeless guy. (NYPD new officers are comically underpaid.)

29 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
medius    [TotalFark]  

Savage Belief: First time I went to NY I was surprised the stereotypes weren't true.


giddefark outta here!

29 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
Mock26    [TotalFark]  
After being a cop he could become a gumshoe.

29 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
Nothing To See Here     
Nice job, Flat Foot.

29 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly    [TotalFark]  
Nice flat, footjob.

29 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
ltdanman44     
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29 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
quietwalker     

Hipchewy1: 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.


Unfortunately, this is the case. This guy's hook is that he can't afford shoes. Others have chimed in to say that he's been doing this for a while.

Unfortunately, he didn't need those shoes, or that level of generosity. Just wait for any followup, and he'll be shoeless again.

29 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
Rockstone     
You guys are so hard to impress. A police officer does something amazing, and you all are completely unimpressed.

/ Most police are good

29 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
cwolf20     
Dang, fark is behind. Somebody posted it on facebook this morning.

Don't look at me like that.

The guy shared the link.

Ok fine, just don't poke me.

29 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
A pair of discount shoes vs thousands of murders, beatings, kidnappings, etc? Yeah, that totally evens things out.

29 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
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