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Police officer buys food for family caught shoplifting

Before Christmas, the family said they were experiencing hard times and could not afford to pay for all of their food, but still wanted to provide a nice meal for their children.

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Officer Matt Lima was called to a grocery store in Somerset, Massachusetts where two women were reportedly scanning some – but not all – of their groceries at a self-checkout kiosk. 

But, instead of arresting them, he decided to pay for their food. 

Shortly before Christmas, the family said they were experiencing hard times and could not afford to pay for all of their food, but still wanted to provide a nice meal for their children. 

Lima served when with a “no trespass” order, then bought them a gift card worth $250 so they could buy the items needed for Christmas dinner at another store location. 

He did so out of the kindness of his own heart. 

“The two children with the women reminded me of my kids, so I had to help them out,” Lima said in an interview with WPTV. 

“They were very thankful, they were kind of shocked. I’m sure a lot of people in that same situation would be thinking that there was going to be a different outcome, and maybe they would be arrested or have to go to court,” he added.

“I bought the gift card close in value to what would’ve been taken.” 

He said that he felt for the family and did what he felt was right. 

“I just did what I felt was right,” he said. “It’s not about me, I just tried to put myself in that family’s shoes and show a little bit of empathy.”  

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  1. Marvelous Dames

    January 5, 2021 at 11:08 am

    This act of kindness is what America is all about. So, thank you Officer Lima. Please know that most of us salute you and are not at all about defunding law enforcement.

    God bless you.

  2. Holly Stitt

    January 5, 2021 at 11:09 am

    So proud of this officer. That was so kind and showed them their are still good Christian people in this crazy world

  3. Kevin Thompson

    January 5, 2021 at 11:12 am

    A fine example that most officers care about the community and people they serve. Considering the modest incomes of law enforcement officers, this was a most generous gesture and in my mind should be given a community hero award. Sadly, most mainstream liberal media will not cover this story.

  4. Patti G.

    January 5, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Heartwarming, God’s work. Often Law enforcement offices help ppl but we don’t hear about it.

  5. Gunny Laurell

    January 5, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Just remember, the cop was entirely wrong. He was not there to enforce his feelings or morals. He was there to enforce the law. When cops don’t even enforce the law, why does anyone expect anyone else to obey or enforce the law. Yeah, kind of him. Yeah, heartwarming Storyline. But in a society crumbling due to lack of law and order…. the cops not even setting the example. Fire him!

  6. Edward K. Mccaffery

    January 5, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    And they say cops are bad

  7. Dianne

    January 5, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for your kindness, Officer! God bless you!

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Real estate websites Redfin, Realtor.com will no longer display crime data ‘due to racial bias concerns’

The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens

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The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens. Two popular homebuying websites, Zillow and Redfin, are the latest companies to kowtow to a weak and sensitive culture.

Redfin and Realtor.com both “put forth announcements on the same day back in December that their sites will no longer display or gather any crime data for the neighborhoods covered within them due to racial bias concerns” reports Steadfastandloyal.com.

In a blog post, CEO of Realtor.com David Doctorow wrote the company is attempting to “break down those hurdles” of discrimination in homeownership. “For example, earlier this month, we removed the crime map layer from all search results on Realtor.com to rethink the safety information we share on Realtor.com and how we can best integrate it as part of a consumer’s home search experience,” stated Doctorow.

“In the weeks and months ahead, we plan to examine closely what neighborhood safety means for buyers and renters who use our site so we can reimagine how we integrate safety data on Realtor.com. Our goal is to ensure we are providing consumers with the most valuable, fair and accurate neighborhood data so they can make informed decisions about where they want to rent or purchase their next home,” added Doctorow.

In a blog post on the same day, the chief growth officer for Redfin, Christian Taubman, wrote Redfin was entirely aware that people want to know “whether they’ll feel safe in a given home or neighborhood,” but “the data available don’t allow us to speak accurately to that question, and given the long history of redlining and racist housing covenants in the United States there’s too great a risk of this inaccuracy reinforcing racial bias.”

“We believe that Redfin–and all real estate sites–should not show neighborhood crime data,” Taubman stated.

Taubman went on to inaccuracies of crime reporting as an excuse for not adding the information to its website. “In the 2019 survey, people reporting crimes were more likely to describe their offender as young, male, and Black than would be expected given the representation of those groups in the population,” he said.

Taubman concluded, “in this case we’re confident that the crime data that are available today ought not to be on Redfin or any other real estate site.”

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Chicago 911 Dispatcher says ‘All Hell Has Broken Loose’ Crime is ‘Nonstop’

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The liberal run city of Chicago is in a downward spiral suffocated by crime. Few understand what is happening better than 911 dispatchers who have the impossible task of listening to people suffer through crimes, yet unable to help them due to liberal policies creating a violent crime epidemic and police shortage.

Keith Thornton posted a video to Facebook last week saying Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “a disgrace.” Thornton took it upon himself to warn citizens about which Chicago police district is unavailable due to the staffing shortages.

In an interview with Fox & Friends Thornton said that “all hell has broken loose” in Chicago while local officials have failed to act. “It’s been shenanigans, and it’s just nonstop, day after day. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning time, evening time, whatever –at all hours of the day, there is a massive amount of crime taking place within the city of Chicago.”

“When I’m getting text messages from officers telling me that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them would normally back them up, they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem. It’s a safety concern” Thornton said in an interview with Chicago’s WLS-TV.

Chicago Police Department data shows homicides, shootings, thefts and criminal sexual assaults are all up drastically compared to last year. Lightfoot has not only been a proponent of defunding the police, she also behaved viciously towards law enforcement.

After Chicago Police Officer Ella French was killed during a routine traffic stop, Lightfoot blamed “guns and the violence they bring” for her death. When Lightfoot visited French’s partner who was wounded and fighting for his life at the time at the hospital, dozens of officers at the hospital turned their back on the mayor.

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