This is the exact type of story you’d expect to hear coming from a liberal paradise like Massachusetts. In an attempt to improve relations with the local communities, police in Northampton Massachusetts developed a program they called High Five Friday. The officers would go around to local schools and give the children high fives. Many of the officers absolutely adored the program, I mean after all, they are just as human as you and I. The officers posted several pictures of themselves with happy children, for example:
So before you continue reading further, sit back for a moment, and take a wild guess at who would have a problem with such a great program. Programs like this bridge the gap between children and police, so who would want to come between that? The program had to be cancelled because people were concerned how “Children of color” would feel around police:
“Concerns were shared that some kids might respond negatively to a group of uniformed officers at their school. People were specifically concerned about kids of color, undocumented children, or any children who may have had negative experiences with the police” Northamptom Police Department
The police department had to cancel their amazing community outreach program to children due to African-American children feeling uncomfortable around the people responsible for enforcing the law. The real question here is what are their parents teaching them so that they feel unsafe around police at such a young age? This isn’t a natural reaction, this is a learned and inherited reaction.
In my opinion the program with the police should have continued, and any child feeling unsafe around police should have their parents investigated by CPS. Are there some bad cops? Sure there are, just like there are “some bad” humans in just about every profession on the planet. That’s no excuse to raise your children to hate them!