• Northampton Police Are Replacing High 5 Friday With Cop Trading Cards Which Is The Dumbest, Most Pointless Initiative Of All Time



    Northampton Police Are Replacing High 5 Friday With Cop Trading Cards Which Is The Dumbest, Most Pointless Initiative Of All Time


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    It looks like Northampton has found a “solution” to the High 5 Friday controversy that we broke back in February:

    On Tuesday, Police Chief Jody Kasper announced a new trading card initiative designed to strengthen ties between officers and children in the community. Other police departments in the area have produced similar cards in the past, including Easthampton and Greenfield. “Participating officers will be carrying their own personal trading cards with them as they work,” Kasper wrote in a statement. She added that each card has a photo of the officer and a biography on the back. Cards are numbered, so that kids will know how many more they need to complete their collection, Kasper said. Prizes will be available for kids who collect a “certain number of cards.” “It is important that children only approach officers when they are not actively involved in a police call, such as a car stop, interviewing witnesses, or directing traffic,” she said.

    As part of the program, the department will feature an officer of the week across social media on Mondays. The post will include when the featured officer might work that week, though all participating officers will carry the cards, Kasper said. The new program follows the cancellation of “High-Five Friday” in February. During that ill-fated initiative, police visited a different elementary school every week to dish out high-fives to schoolchildren. The school district and police department cancelled the program following parent complaints that the program was well-intentioned but not executed properly. A social media backlash ensued.

    This is the dumbest, most pointless thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Instead of just standing up to the handful of MORONS who INSANELY claimed that children of color would be triggered by the site of a police officer offering them a high five, Chief Jody Kasper came up with this stupid idea.

    The whole point of the high five program was to make every kid in town realize that the cops are their friends. They were trying to humanize the institution of the police. Every single kid in town would see the cops as their friends, instead of the enemy.

    So what does this accomplish? Nothing. Guess who’s gonna be collecting these cards? Kids who already like the police. Guess who’s not gonna be collecting these cards? Kids whose parents have an anti-police agenda. This fixes nothing. People who are weary or untrusting of the cops will continue to dislike them. But then again, that’s why they wanted High 5 Friday cancelled in the first place – because they realized it would make their kids like the cops. And they want to raise their kids to believe that the cops are blood thirsty racist killers.

    Don’t worry though, some SJW will find a way to take offense to this. What if some undocumented child or a student of color sees one of these cards in school? Won’t it traumatize them by just seeing it? It’s time to ban these dangerous trading cards in schools and keep them on the playground where they belong!

     

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    1. KJDS


      This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

      I have no words that can possible express the stupidity I am witnessing. Is the police chief’s job an electable position here? If so, she needs to go.

    2. KayD


      Over/under on how long before we hear someone’s collecting as many cards of one special officer as she can get because “he’s sooooo dreamy!”? (Or, ‘he’ and “smokin’!”)

    3. The Executioner


      I can see the kids staking out Dunkins now to get their cards. Because, if not at Dunkies they are in the line of duty and not to be approached. HA! This is what asinine “leadership” creates.

    4. The Executioner


      If black cruisers are intimidating, imagine how intimidating those uniforms and badges must be! Yikes!

    5. BobnMic


      The Worcester Police Department Gang Unit holds a summer camp in various locations for kids every year. No SJW group has complained about that to date as far as I know. Chief Kasper may want to look into something like that maybe in conjunction with an area Boys and Girls club. The card idea has no value to it. There is no personal connection or interaction.

      1. Turd Burglestein


        Where can I get the BobnMic trading card…WPD edition?

        1. BobnMic


          No one would want it. I’d probably cross my eyes and chuck the bird…

    6. BobnMic


      Plus from a budgetary standpoint – The moneys associated with printing up all those cards would be better utilized in sponsoring a summer camp. Just sayin.’

    7. Billy Bob


      The only thing more triggering than Hi-Five Friday is the fact that the Springfield Police Department’s cruisers are two-toned black and white. This suggests that black and white can coexist, which of course is unacceptable

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