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When Cops Do Good Deeds
It seems that every media outlet you turn to these days is reporting something bad a law enforcement officer has done.
I don't condone illegal actions by police officers, but I do believe that the media needs to use a fairer approach in their methods of reporting the news.
When was the last time you read in a top rated newspaper about a cop doing a good deed? When was the last time you flipped on the television and heard a news reporter telling about something great a police officer did?
I feel safe in saying that if we were to weigh the amount of good deeds that cops have done against the bad actions a few "rogue" cops have taken, the good would tip the scales by substantial proportions.
Yes, I have had my issues with some bad cops, but I also have met and dealt with some very good cops too. So in this hub, I am going to start with some areas that people would naturally assume the cops would be bad, and I am going to show you:
Cops Doing Good Deeds!
This story was passed to me by a man I have come to know not too long ago. Papz Anto is a man who has been blessed by God, and is forwarding his blessings to many others throughout Africa. They have been working on putting shoes on all the children who are without. Maggie and I have been blessed in knowing this man whom we now call son and who calls us Mom and Dad.
Papz shared with me this story. Now keep in mind that we are talking Kenya here; does anyone trust cops in Kenya? Not many.
Constable Anthony Mtelema cam upon a man who had just seriously crashed his motorcycle. Benson Maina was bleeding from a head wound and the constable along with other officers attempted to stop the bleeding. They also called for an ambulance. Mtelema found Maina's personal belongings which also included 6,500 Kenyan Shillings. That amounts to about $70 in United States money, but it is a lot in Kenya.
Now if you were to ask 100 Kenyans if they would assume the cop would have taken the money, more than likely 99 would have said yes, and the other 1 probably would have refused to answer.
The constable didn't even consider taking the money that probably would have fed his family for a long time. No, he instead called Benson's family, and when they arrived at the hospital and found Benson in a coma, constable Mtelema handed them the papers and all the money.
To make a long story short, Benson came out of the coma, and he and the constable have become good friends. He feels the constable saved his life.
I am putting the video Papz sent me, but do understand they are speaking Kenyan.
Here In Puerto Rico
Many cops here in Puerto Rico have received some bad attention. Well, I can tell you that there are 2 cops in Arecibo, Puerto Rico who should get some gold medals.
It was Father's Day and these 2 cops came up with an idea. They stopped speeders which is nothing new is it? Officers Alexandro Pérez Nieves and Juan Vélez pulled over a total of 80 cars that day to give them tickets, but not speeding tickets.
Taking it upon themselves to help change the reputation of Puerto Rican law enforcement, these officers were blessed by their superior. What they did next brought smiles and joy.
The ticket read (this is translated): "That Puerto Rico was transformed into the land that you want to see your kids grow up, full of opportunities and wealth, it is our commitment. May this day enjoy it with your loved ones are the wishes of Vélez 33350 and Perez 24673 agents". The officers also gave them a bag of candy.
Now this one did get shown on media, and rightfully so. It should be shown on the world news too.
Officer William Stacy was called to a store because a woman was caught trying to steal a some eggs. Did the cop beat her up? No. Did he taze her? Nope.
After all, it was an African American woman and a white cop, so he must have done something bad right? No way, he did the right thing,
He bought her the eggs and asked her not to do something like that again.
Is it in the job description for a cop to change flat tires. Unified Police Dept. Officer Cody Miskin believes it is so when he pulled over the car that Julia Henkel was driving on a flat tire, he went to work and fixed her right up.
Yes, there are good cops in Utah too.
Look At Their Good
No matter where you are there is a good cop.
I lived in the St Louis area, and trust me, there are some great cops there. I am sure there are some very good cops in Baltimore too. There are good cops in Iraq, Moscow, and Havana.
Yes, there are bad cops too, but why should they get the attention? There are really few bad cops in comparison to good ones, so lets give ample attention to the men and women in blue who are doing good deeds.
“Negative thoughts breed negative thoughts, and positive thoughts breed positive thoughts. When you are aware of this, you will become aware of the ultimate power that you hold over your own life!”— Danny Boy
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