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Posted on 05/09/2014 5:25:18 AM PDT by armydawg505

Check this out: A police officer in Sumter, South Carolina goes beyond his call-of-duty to help out an upset teenager in need.

"My heart went out for him."

13-year-old Cameron Simmons called Sumter Police a few weeks ago. He was upset after fighting with his mom, and told the police he didn't want to live there anymore. Officer Gaetano Acerra responded to his call.

"I said you have it good. You have a roof over your head... and I told him that I'd try to help him out."

"I thought the little things he needed, I could give him to make, you know, him a happier kid."

The Sumter Police Department posted a photo of the two hugging in front of Cameron's home. The post read:

"He saw that a young boy was sleeping on a floor because he didn't have a bed, and did his homework there as well. The officer decided to get this young man a bed to sleep on, a desk to do his homework, and a Wii to have some fun."

Acerra has been getting a lot of attention for this deed, and says he didn't do it for publicity.

"I did it because I could, and it was the right thing to do."

(Excerpt) Read more at aol.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: gaetanoacerra; goodman; southcarolina
I know there are many cop haters on FR, sorry this doesn't fit your stereotypes. Thank you to Officer Acerra for serving the community as it should be served. Very well done.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:25:18 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

I believe that there have been several people who have posted that it’s the few 90% that make the 10% look bad...


2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:27:27 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: armydawg505

You can accomplish wondrous things if you are not interested in taking credit.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 5:29:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: armydawg505

He’s dressed like the cops I knew and respected growing up. That probably has a lot to do with it. He’s not wearing some faggy idea of what a storm trooper douche should look like.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 5:30:21 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: armydawg505
People here hate abuses of power and corrupt evil tyrants of any profession and when we see it we call them on it. We also commend them when they do the job they swore to do

Take your false accusations of FReepeers elsewhere noob.

5 posted on 05/09/2014 5:33:24 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: armydawg505

Exceptions prove the rule.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 5:40:11 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: armydawg505
Officer Gaetano Acerra, a prime example of the 10% that give the other 90% a good name.
7 posted on 05/09/2014 5:46:13 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: armydawg505
I know there are many cop haters on FR, sorry this doesn't fit your stereotypes.

Many here that know and knew cops. In the past police were much different, more respectful and much more professional. It's the new generation of police that has lost our respect. This guy seems to be a throwback. Nice to see.

8 posted on 05/09/2014 5:49:20 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Indeed, we don’t “hate cops”, we hate abuse of authority by agents of the government, because they can legally kill you, and therefore must be under higher scrutiny than the sub shop worker.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 5:51:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: The Antiyuppie; armydawg505; All
10%
that true; "bad apples, spoils the basket"..actually, the number maybe smaller 2%
It behooves the public officials to "weed-out" these morons and make sure they
may never again become LEOs, or in any other positions of authority.

10 posted on 05/09/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: D Rider; All
*SALUTE!*
very noble nice / good to see.

11 posted on 05/09/2014 5:57:40 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: armydawg505

There are probably a few cop haters on FR, but most of us just deplore the horrendous murders and attacks by police, and the amount growing all the time. It’s just like someone like you to pretend it’s just hate that makes us post those incidences. It’s not us, it’s the LEOs that are doing the killing that makes us post the stories.
I’m glad for this story and wish there were more LEOs that acted like this.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 6:04:57 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: armydawg505

This is an example of an officer trying to make his community better. That’s what we pay them to do and this officer took that idea far beyond the call of duty. He is to be commended.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 6:05:10 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: armydawg505

I only despise jack booted thugs. This guy is an honorable man.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: armydawg505

Has the Wii been pawned?


15 posted on 05/09/2014 6:06:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: armydawg505

There are NO Cop-haters in FR- only jack-booted-thug haters who are carrying out the orders of the new Nazi SS


16 posted on 05/09/2014 6:08:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: armydawg505

“I know there are many cop haters on FR, sorry this doesn’t fit your stereotypes.”

I don’t think it’s “cop hating” as that’s too simplistic. Individuals are often great. But the way they’re trained and recruited lacks. The average cop twenty years ago was competent and also very human. I think the standards have gone down hill. I never heard of a cop twenty years ago shooting a dog. Granted there are more “news” channels now. But still, I can’t imagine the cops of twenty years ago either shooting a dog or somebody who wasn’t directly threatening their life.

I’ve written before about the elderly couple renting from me. Three deputies had come to calm them down and then put them to bed. Then twelve of them arrived at 2:00 am with an armored vehicle and broke down MY door because the three deputies had spotted 48 10’’ pot plants. This was unnecessary violence and damage. Why didn’t they just arrest these two drunks when it was three deputies against two people so drunk they were falling down?

This is just one example among hundreds of how policing has changed from policing to intimidation and (as far as tickets go) revenue raising.

I appreciate the police who do a very tough job with compassion. But the bad apples don’t seem to get punished.

As far as shooting dogs go, the cops I’ve seen have pepper spray and tasers. Why do they shoot dogs?


17 posted on 05/09/2014 6:12:18 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: armydawg505

Awesome cop..!


18 posted on 05/09/2014 7:13:23 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: armydawg505

Thanks for posting this. And you’re right — there are plenty of cop haters on this site.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 7:42:30 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: llmc1

Oh yeah, it’s all about people hating cops, not about the cops abusing and often murdering people, sometimes in their own homes.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 9:25:47 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: Shimmer1

Well, since “cops that abuse and murder” wasn’t part of the OP, I didn’t comment on it. I’ve seen plenty of hate directed at all cops (which was part of the OP) and that’s what I commented on.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 10:37:11 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: armydawg505
I know there are many cop haters on FR, sorry this doesn't fit your stereotypes. Thank you to Officer Acerra for serving the community as it should be served. Very well done.

What's with the false "haters" accusation.

You're outing yourself as a left-wing troll with that kind of rhetoric.
22 posted on 05/09/2014 5:13:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: D Rider

” In the past police were much different, more respectful and much more professional.”


You have GOT to be kidding.

I was a kid in Boston in the 40s and the cops were very tough on the guys—(we girls were left alone). Billy clubs were used frequently.

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23 posted on 05/09/2014 5:19:48 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

40’s! I was born in the 50’s. Also, Boston is one of those eastern cities with a... reputation.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: D Rider

“Also, Boston is one of those eastern cities with a... reputation.”

Really?

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25 posted on 05/09/2014 5:57:04 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Tupelo

26 posted on 05/10/2014 11:38:25 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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