For the past few weeks, police in America have come under heavy criticism from so-called “activists” who claim that the entire justice system is racist and all cops are terrible people.
Nothing could be further from the truth, and Arkansas officer Tommy Norman is proof of that. Fox News reported that Officer Norman has gone viral after videos of him playing with community kids started circulating the internet.
Norman posts videos of himself playing with kids in the North Little Rock community where he patrols in an effort to show that not all police are bad and many are in fact trying to make a difference.
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His videos show him “dancing” with kids, running races and even filling out reports of “stolen” Pop-Tarts. His videos have thousands of views, and a GoFundMe page set up to help him continue what he is doing has raised over $70,000 in less than a week.
“You can’t miss a day. Whether you’re on duty or off duty, go out and be a part of that family,” said Norman, explaining that he is trying to teach kids at a young age that they can be friends with police officers.
“Maybe initially, the community may not accept you the way you want to be accepted, but don’t give up. Every day go out there and prove to that community that you’re there to stay. Don’t give up on them and they won’t give up on you,” he stated.
Everyone needs to see these videos to understand that many police officers are just like Norman, even if they don’t have thousands of followers on Instagram.
A vast majority of police officers are just trying to make our lives better in any way they can, and for that they deserve our gratitude.
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