Hack Northampton Police Chief Admits She Let 12-15 SJW’s In A City Of 27,000 Cancel High Five Friday Because Cops Traumatize Black Kids
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The other day we broke the news that the Northampton Police Department was canceling its “Friday High Five” program, where police officers went to local elementary schools and gave kids high fives as they entered school on Fridays.
— Northampton Police (@NorthamptonPD) January 6, 2017
Everyone loved it. What’s not to like? In an era in which cops are often portrayed in the media as blood thirsty racist killers, and with a President who many believe is targeting immigrants, why wouldn’t you want to show the community that law enforcement is their friend? They are people we can trust and turn to when we are in need, regardless of skin color. Kids can easily be manipulated on social media and by watching the news. This is a great way to combat those stereotypes.
It’s also exactly what black lives matter activists claim to want from cops. Ending the “school to prison pipeline.” Stop arresting and harassing kids, and get out in the community and build positive relationships. Everyone enjoyed it until this lady came along:
Heidi Norton-Smith – everyone’s second grade gym teacher’s doppleganger. Her opinion has more value than everyone else’s in a city of 27,000 people. She matters. You don’t.
But after our blog blew up in the 413, the Northampton Chief of Police, Jody Kasper, was forced to publicly admit what she had tried to keep a secret – Turtleboy was correct when they reported that the program was cancelled because of 12-15 parents who thought black kids would be traumatized by the high fives:
“While we received a lot of support on social media, we also heard a few concerns about the program. Chief Kasper was invited to attend a school committee meeting to explain the program and to field questions. During that meeting, a concern was raised that not all kids may feel comfortable with a police presence at the beginning of their school day. Others questioned the long-term impacts of the program and wondered if it was truly valuable. Shortly after the meeting, NPD was asked to pause the program, which we did.”
“Chief Kasper was then invited to attend a follow-up meeting with members of the public to discuss High Five Fridays. About 12-15 people attended the meeting. 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. After the meeting, Chief Kasper and Superintendent Provost spoke and decided to stop the High Five Friday.”
— masslivenews (@masslivenews) July 11, 2016
What. A. Sellout.
Newsflash – there isn’t a single kid who is afraid of cops in their school giving them high fives. The parents are lying because they have an anti-cop agenda. They want there to be bad relations between the police and public so they have something to complain about, and they know that this program will work to combat that.
And if there were actually kids who might “respond negatively to a group of uniformed officers at their school,” it’s only because they’ve been brainwashed with hate by their parents. Plus, these aren’t kids growing up in Dorchester, watching their Mom get arrested for smoking crack. These are upper middle class suburbanites with no arrest records. These kids have never witnessed the cops do anything that could potentially trigger them.
But even if they did, that is EXACTLY what this program was created to combat. If there are kids out there who are afraid of cops, then what better way to show them the light then by having a cop in their schools who is there to support them and be a resource?
Don’t believe me? Listen to my man Bunny Colvin from The Wire. Here he schools Sgt. Carver (AKA Father Gabriel), who at the time was a hothead who thought his only job as a cop in Baltimore was to arrest drug dealers. As Bunny Colvin points out, it’s important to get to know your community:
And everyone agrees that Bunny Colvin was the wisest person on that show by far. His only competition was Brother Mouzone.
Chief Kasper, bow your head in shame. What you did is disgraceful.
— Hotel Northampton (@Hotel_NHampton) June 17, 2015
You could’ve been Bunny Colvin, but instead you were Major Rawls – a sellout. We certainly hope this was a move made by a career climbing SJW hack of a chief, and that the rank and file is silently furious about this. I know I would be. Who wouldn’t? It doesn’t matter where you work, odds are your boss is an idiot. They make dumb decisions like this that make your head want to explode because you know you could do their job so much better than them. All I know is that if I’m a Northampton cop, I don’t trust that the chief has my back at all. She’s made it clear that she will appease an angry mob of cop-hating social justice warriors after any incident that even has a HINT of controversy. If you arrest someone and they complain that you were mean to them, or hurt their wrists while putting them in handcuffs, the chief will side with them. She’s made this loud and clear.
Check out the comments in the thread. People who live there are pissed, and rightfully so. Northampton is a city of 27,000 people, and the chief readily admit that she just let 12-15 dictate policy, and get rid of a program that was hugely popular with taxpayers. What about everyone else? Oh that’s right, as we learned in Turners Falls you can’t let the majority rule when it comes to “civil rights issues.” Because the public is inherently racist.
And why did the police chief grant a closed door meeting with these pre-selected 12-15 people? Why wasn’t everyone in town invited? Doesn’t this violate open meeting laws?
Here’s my question – if these kids are traumatized by this then what happens to them when they see cops on the roads doing radar? What happens if they’re in a car that gets pulled over for speeding? Do they melt? I can’t imagine how traumatic that would be.
Anyway, a reporter from the Hampshire Gazette messaged us about this, and basically the Police Chief is trying to call Turtleboy a liar, even though she admits we got the story right:
- Heidi Norton-Smith was there. She is lying. We know because we had a Turtleboy at the meeting
- Chief Kasper absolutely sent the email. How else would cops know that the weekly event was cancelled? She obviously had to send a memo. This can be solved with a simple Freedom of Information Act request.
- Why is this reporter getting distracted with things that don’t matter? She sent the email, and Heidi Norton-Smith was there, but who really cares? That’s not the story here. The story is that a gutless police chief cancelled a popular program because a group of perpetual whiners said it made black children traumatized. That’s literally the only thing that matters. And the fact that this reporter is focusing on some bullshit angle in a vain attempt to prove that we had a lie in our story, basically sums up why no one trusts the mainstream media.
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