February 22, 2017

Police officers told to stop giving kids high-fives because it makes illegal immigrants feel uncomfortable

StaffRebel Columnist

This is NOT a parody article. Officers from the Northampton Police Department in Massachusetts won't be allowed to give high-fives to students as they enter school anymore.

Originally, it was part of a program called High Five Friday where officers would meet children. “It was presented as an inexpensive (aka free) way for police officers to positively engage with youth in their communities and to show support for local schools. We loved the idea,” the Northampton Police Department said in a statement.

“Everyone was on board. Principals and teachers communicated the High Five Friday plan to staff, students, and families. We went to all of the elementary schools, exchanged high fives, and even snuck in some playground time with kids,” the statement continued.

But according to The Daily Caller, not everyone was pleased with the presence of law enforcement at the schools.

“Concerns were shared that some kids might respond negatively to a group of uniformed officers at their school,” the police department said on Facebook. “People were specifically concerned about kids of color, undocumented children, or any children who may have had negative experiences with the police.”

Officers will still accept high-fives if students see them on the street.

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commented 2017-02-24 13:08:19 -0500
A country ruled by minorities is no country at all.
commented 2017-02-24 13:07:28 -0500
If anyone give a “shyte” what an illegal in our country negatively thinks about our customs and values, they are a traitor to Canada and should be immediately charged as such.
commented 2017-02-23 10:23:25 -0500
Again, a case of the tail wagging the dog!
When did minorities get so much power over authority that authority becomes subservient to them!

Dump Justin bin Trudeau
commented 2017-02-23 03:00:44 -0500
Andy Neimers i have know the oscars are a joke since i was a kid and they snubbed Star Wars for best picture.
commented 2017-02-23 02:59:49 -0500
Kelly Weber actually more whites are shot by cops. But keep your head in the sand.
commented 2017-02-23 02:19:10 -0500
Oh… And I will definitely be boycotting the Oscars next weekend because of the same prevailing bullshit…
commented 2017-02-23 02:16:44 -0500
“Concerns”?… From what I saw on FOX News it may have been as little as one PC parent that subverted this obviously positive initiative… But that’s all it takes these days in the PC Northeastern States or California or Oregon or Washington… Speaks volumes about the mindset in those Anti-Trump, Anti-Cop states… Needless to say, I would never vacation there again…
commented 2017-02-22 13:42:57 -0500
So, to get this straight, police can no longer have positive interactions with youth because some youth learned to view police negatively, and would benefit from positive interactions with police but the opportunity is now removed.

Only a regressive left bureaucrat could come up with that.
commented 2017-02-22 11:56:11 -0500
@kelly Weber….smokers being moved along by police outside of Scott Brisson’s constituency office raised their hands and said “DON’T SHOOT OFFICER BLACK LUNGS MATTER”….:-)
commented 2017-02-22 11:44:34 -0500
The black kids probably hit the ground yelling don’t shoot.