Here’s The Email Northampton Police Received From Captain John Cartledge Telling Them There’s Nothing Wrong With High 5 Friday But It’s Canceled Because Of “Some Parents”
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Breaking News: Turtleboy Sports has been given access to the email that Northampton Police Captain John Cartledge wrote to his police officers on behalf of Chief Jody Kasper, informing them that High Five Friday has been cancelled:
That’s Captain Cartledge on the left:
Read the words – it’s very telling:
“There have been some recent meetings regarding this program, where some parents brought up some concerns regarding their children specifically. There was nothing done wrong with this program, but due to the parent concerns we will be stopping this program for now.”
Unfreakinbelievable. This makes it even worse. Captain Cartledge readily admits that there is NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS PROGRAM, but then in the next breath says they’re canceling it anyway due to “parent concerns.” Not all parents. Just the 12-15 who were given special access to this non-publicized meeting. The other 27,000 taxpaying residents of Northampton with kids in the schools were not consulted, and did not express any sentiment that their kids were traumatized from High Five Fridays.
Also, there’s a lie in there. Particularly the part about SOME parents bringing up concerns about THEIR children specifically. These are the parents who led the charge:
Heidi and Gina Norton-Smith. As you can see, their children are not in elementary school. And the only places where High Five Friday’s took place, were the elementary schools.
Chief Kasper wanted this problem to go away. She hoped that if she told Captain Cartledge to send out this email internally (the only place you can read this email is inside the Northampton Police Department) that the media wouldn’t find out about it. But we did. Because the police trust us more than they do the mainstream media. And they came to us with it because they’re pissed off about this program being cancelled because of the INSANE assertion that children of color and undocumented immigrants will be “traumatized” by community policing initiatives that black lives matter claims they want.
The final sentence of that email says, “We will be looking at other ways to engage the younger kids in our schools and community.”
Newsflash Captain – there is nothing you can do that will not “traumatize” these people. They don’t like you. They don’t like your uniform, your gun, or your badge. You cannot possibly come up with a program that engages younger kids in Northampton, so long as you are dressed as police officers. No matter what you do, if you are wearing the uniform they will cry about being traumatized.
The bottom line is, you are not dealing with rational people. They can voice their opinions, but it doesn’t mean you have to give into them. The program worked, and 99.9% of people liked it. You’re not required to give into the 0.1% of anti-police rabble rousers just because they yell louder than everyone else.
P.A. We are not blaming the captain. He’s taking orders from the chief. This one is completely on her. She should be embarrassed and immediately restore this program.
Double P.S. Chief Kasper tried to discredit us by telling the Hampshire Gazette that we were wrong when we reported that she wrote this email. As if that has anything to do with anything. She’s the chief of police. If the program was cancelled then it was her call. It doesn’t matter if she designated a subordinate to write the email.
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