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Punks Refuse to Pull up Pants, So Look What Cops in 1 Town Are Doing

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One of the most embarrassing trends of the millennial generation has been the “sagging pants” fashion trend that — for some unknown reason — young people think is attractive or cool.

There may be nothing worse than having to look at someone’s underwear while shopping at the local grocery store or pumping gas, so one South Carolina town has taken action to put a stop to the ridiculous fashion statement.

The Timmonsville Town Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday that would prohibit sagging pants, and a violation of the ordinance could result in fines, according to WMBF News.

The ordinance was introduced and passed 5-1 in an effort to promote self-respect and integrity in the town, Mayor Pro Tem William James Jr. explained, and police officers would now be enforcing the law against any “intentional display” of undergarments.

The exact language of the ordinance read:

It shall be unlawful for any person driving or walking in the streets and roads of the Town of Timmonsville to:

(a) Engage in public nudity;

(b) display pornographic material such that others are unwantingly exposed to the same or that minors are able to view the same;

(c) display the flesh of one’s rear-end, behind, or backside during stationary or movement within the city limits;

(d) wear pants, trousers, or shorts such that the known undergarments are intentional displayed/exposed to the public.

Law enforcement officers have been authorized to give a verbal warning to anyone’s first violation of the ordinance.

Upon a second violation of the “no sagging” law, the cops can issue a written warning and the offender’s name may be placed in a law enforcement registry.

If the violators still refuse to pull up their pants, they shall be issued a citation and a fine ranging from $100 to $600, as determined by a city judge.

There’s nothing cute or attractive about sagging britches in public. Now, it could be quite costly for those who refuse to obey the ordinance.

Do you think it should be against the law to wear sagging pants? Like and share on Facebook and Twitter and let us know.

What do you think about this new law that requires people to pull their pants up? Scroll down to comment below!

Cops Leave Basketball Game After Seeing Player’s Shirts

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Off-duty police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, walked out of their security posts at a WNBA game when they noticed that some of the players were wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts (video below).

The players reportedly wore shirts at the Lynx game that called for change following the deaths of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling. The shirts enraged the officers, who were working security at the game and decided to leave.
“I commend them for it,” Minneapolis Police Federation Lt. Bob Kroll said.

The team’s spokeswoman, Ashley Carlson, said that the players were saddened by the deaths of Castille and Sterling but would not be wearing the shirts at future games.

If we take this time to see that this is a human issue and speak out together, we can greatly decrease fear and create change,” player Maya Moore said at a press conference, ESPN reported. “Tonight we will be wearing shirts to honor and mourn the losses of precious American citizens and to plead for change in all of us.”

Many readers applauded the officers for taking a stand against the players who supported Black Lives Matter.

“These sport people are getting as bad as the Hollywood morons. They all live in their own little world. These people that wear crap like this need to quit playing sports and put on a uniform and badge and tell me how that works for them just trying to make it thru their shift and go home to the family alive. Other wise they need to shut the hell up,” one Newsiosity reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.

” would have walked out too. Too bad somebody didn’t retaliate on them with no one to protect them. The days of BLM power over the police (they think) is over. They got away with that crap when Obummer was in office, but Trump isn’t gonna let this continue. He respects the police and military and expects the same respect from every American. This is how we make America great again!!!!” another wrote.

“Maybe people should pay more attention to crime statistics and patterns when considering profiling complaints. These young women may also want to consider if the their behavior is consistent with a solution or simply a part of the problem that seems to have been exacerbated in the last two decades. There are many problems in life that we all must deal with, but enlarge, law enforcement is far more beneficial to communities than not,” another added.

Sources: ESPN, Newsiosity/Facebook / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Tags: Minneapolis, Officers, Black Lives Matter, Shirts, Video

-A number of cops were working security at a WNBA game. When they saw the shirts one of the teams was wearing, they walked off the job in disgust. Here’s a picture of the shirts. Let us know if the cops did the right thing.

VIDEO: Hilarious Viral Police Recruitment Video May Be Best Ever

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The New Zealand Police Department released a hilarious recruitment video that has gone viral.

Thorndon, Wellington NZ – The Internet has credited the New Zealand Police Department (NZPD) with posting one of the funniest law enforcement recruitment videos ever (video below.)

The video begins with a police raid that looks to be right out of a police television show. It shows police close in on a warehouse to the background music of bagpipes and drums.

Suddenly, the police officer leading the raid stops with a puzzled look on her face, turns around, and hushed the band that is standing just off to the side providing background music, as if a troupe of 16 bagpipers and drummers back up all the Kiwi SWAT raids.

That set the tone for the entertaining, three-minute recruitment video shared via the web by the police department on Nov. 25.

The video showcased the breadth of their department, featuring an appearance from New Zealand’s top ranking Police Commissioner Mike Bush, and one of the department’s newest recruits, Zion Leaupepe, who opens and closes the video, according to the New Zealand website Stuff .

The video featured 70 actual members of the NZPD, a real police band, and a police dog and cat (yes, a police cat!)

Police helicopters made a cameo, but the police officers themselves were the highlight of the reel, performing some pretty impressive gymnastics. The New Zealand police did not use stuntmen to create the video because their own officers are so multi-talented.

“NZ police are striving to increase our overall staff numbers over the next three years to meet our objective of being the safest country, and to deliver on the Government’s signaled staffing increase,” Commissioner Bush said.

He said NZPD police recruiters were targeting 18-to-24 year olds, women, Maori, Pacific Islanders, and people from all different ethnicities and backgrounds “to better reflect the communities we serve.”

“We also need recruits who are happy to be based in the Auckland area,” he said.

Karen Jones, deputy chief executive of public affairs, said they are looking for people who want to bring their own problem-solving skillsets to the job.

“There are more than 30 different career paths within NZ police and it was really important to demonstrate the range of options for people who may be considering joining us,” Deputy Chief Jones said.
You can see the video

City Won’t Let Veterans Stay Homeless, Builds Tiny Homes. Gives Them To Vets For Free

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Everyone loves tiny houses these days, and everyone hates that there are so many homeless people in our country who have served to defend it in the military. Now, a group in Missouri is taking this love/hate dynamic and putting together an incredible idea.

An organization called Veterans Community project has built an entire village of tiny houses to provide homes for homeless veterans. This idea is both cost effective and empowering, and has potential to be replicated from coast to coast. Check out their story here.

An idea whose time has come: using the tiny house revolution to actually solve a serious problem in our country. Military veterans make up a remarkably large segment of our nation’s homeless population. It is a national disgrace that men and women who have served to protect us in times of war and peace should be cast aside and left to fend for themselves with no support from society beyond occasional handouts.

Veterans Community Project, or VCP, is a Missouri organization that is tackling this problem head on. VCP was founded by three veterans who saw the gaps in services that veterans needed to survive in civilian life after experiencing the trauma of combat followed by life on the streets.

Working on a site of about four acres, they are constructing fifty tiny houses that will serve at least as many homeless vets. But the project does not end by putting a roof over their head. They will also be offering peer counseling and job training as a way to help reintegrate veterans back into the broader community.

According to their website, VCP says “The goal would be to get veterans straight off the streets and hand them the keys to their full furnished tiny house (stocked with food), without the veteran having to go through the hassles of waiting for gas, electric, deposits, inspections, and voucher processes. We would then stabilize them to educate and support them on reintegrating into society all while treating and addressing their housing barriers as we move them into permanent housing.”

Each house is 240 square feet and is being built by volunteers and with donations from business and private individuals.

“We do this on weekends, holidays, evenings, whenever we can,” said Chris Lawrence, who is providing some of the lumber used to build the tiny homes through an organization she helps run called 2x4s For Home. “We’re just trying to help make a difference. Little by little, one board at a time.”

They began construction in 2015 and plan to be complete and ready for residents by winter 2017.

“Going from extreme isolation to extreme socialization can be very overwhelming and cause unwanted outcomes. We believe that handing the veteran the keys to their own home and letting them socialize at their own pace is key to a successful outcome.”

It is commonly accepted on both sides of the political divide that the US Veteran’s Administration has been failing our heroes for decades. From warriors returning from Vietnam, to “Gulf War Syndrome”, right up through the current war on terror, VA hospitals, education programs, and housing services have been a poor payment for a debt that can never truly be repaid.

Do you live near any settlements like this? Have you ever experienced homelessness in your life? Share your stories with us here.

Woman: Cashier Refused Service For Pro-Police Shirt

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A woman has said she was the victim of discrimination, reporting that an employee at grocery chain Kroger would not serve her because she was wearing a pro-police “Blue Lives Matter” shirt.
The woman, identified only as Meredith, reported that she went to the grocer in Spring, Texas in October 2016 and a cashier wouldn’t ring her up because of the “Police Lives Matter” slogan on her shirt, according to KTRK.
“She made me feel ashamed to have the shirt on and I don’t appreciate that,” said Meredith, who said the teenage cashier stepped away after seeing her shirt to talk to a coworker.

“She was stating that the shirt I had on was basically a slap in the face to her and she was doing everything she could not to cry,” said Meredith, whose husband is a police officer.
Another cashier rang Meredith out. She said that she never spoke directly to the cashier who reportedly had a problem with her shirt.

A representative for Kroger said that the report was being looked into. Meredith said she has contacted Kroger about it more than once but hasn’t received a response.
She said that she doesn’t want the employee to be fired, but didn’t want anyone to be turned away for their beliefs.

“It’s important that people in the service industry know that no matter what, if someone walked in with a Black Lives Matter shirt on they needed to still be serviced,” said Meredith.

According to Snopes, Blue Lives Matter’s website also reported that a female police officer had been denied service for being a police officer, though the story has reportedly not been verified by other sources.

Police officers.
A woman has said she was the victim of discrimination, reporting that an employee at grocery chain Kroger would not serve her because she was wearing a pro-police “Blue Lives Matter” shirt.
The woman, identified only as Meredith, reported that she went to the grocer in Spring, Texas in October 2016 and a cashier wouldn’t ring her up because of the “Police Lives Matter” slogan on her shirt, according to KTRK.

“She made me feel ashamed to have the shirt on and I don’t appreciate that,” said Meredith, who said the teenage cashier stepped away after seeing her shirt to talk to a coworker.
“She was stating that the shirt I had on was basically a slap in the face to her and she was doing everything she could not to cry,” said Meredith, whose husband is a police officer.

Another cashier rang Meredith out. She said that she never spoke directly to the cashier who reportedly had a problem with her shirt.

A representative for Kroger said that the report was being looked into. Meredith said she has contacted Kroger about it more than once but hasn’t received a response.
She said that she doesn’t want the employee to be fired, but didn’t want anyone to be turned away for their beliefs.

“It’s important that people in the service industry know that no matter what, if someone walked in with a Black Lives Matter shirt on they needed to still be serviced,” said Meredith.
According to Snopes, Blue Lives Matter’s website also reported that a female police officer had been denied service for being a police officer, though the story has reportedly not been verified by other sources.

The officer reported that they had been at a Kroger in Alexandria, Louisiana, with her six-year-old daughter when she got to the checkout line. According to the officer, the cashier asked her if she was a cop, before telling her that she needed to speak to her supervisor.

“When she came back to the counter she stated, ‘My supervisor is tied up right now,’” said the officer. “I asked, ‘What’s the deal?’ She replied, ‘I can not check you out because you are police officer and I can’t check you out because you are a cop and I have issues with the police right now.’ At which I replied, ‘You have to be kidding me right?’ She stated ‘No, I am not.’ I then stated ‘If this is the case I would like to speak to your supervisor myself because this is unacceptable to treat a customer this way.’”
She then said that the cashier’s supervisor came. He reportedly told the employee that she needed to check out every customer. The officer then reported that she said she could go to the media to tell them about the incident.

“I stated that she was an embarrassment to the store treat people that way,” said the officer. “I also told him that he, as a manager, should be embarrassed for the poor job at making not making an attempt to correct the situation that he, himself, was an embarrassment to Kroger’s.”
Kroger offered a statement and apology after the report.

“We were disappointed and sorry to hear about the incident in Alexandria, Louisiana,” said the company. “We’re especially saddened by how it reflects on the 431,000 Kroger associates who work hard to serve every customer in communities all across America.”

“We want our customers, associates and the law enforcement community to know how deeply we appreciate and honor our police officers and the other first responders who put their lives on the line to keep us safe every day,” Kroger said in its statement. “We’ve taken steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again – and we are reminding associates that is our responsibility to honor our company values of Diversity and Inclusion and treating our customers with Integrity and Respect in every interaction, every day. Our goal is always to create a welcoming, hospitable environment for all customers.”

Man Was Ignored By Hundreds Of People At Burger King, Then One Lady Decides To Stop

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People usually respond one of two ways when they see a homeless person in need. Either they pretend the person doesn’t exist, or they extend their hand in generosity. Katy Hurst is among the second type. And she came upon an older man weeping while seated at a booth in Burger King in Independence, Missouri. And while everyone else was pretending that this older homeless man was not present, she knew that she couldn’t ignore it. She wanted to help even if she didn’t know how. So she did the right thing. Now her story of generosity is going viral across the country and inspiring thousands of people to be more compassionate to the homeless population that keeps growing each year.

Hurst saw the homeless man weeping in the Burger King. So she stopped her car and snapped a picture of the man in this vulnerable state. Then she posted the image to Facebook.

“I pulled around to wait for my order and he was there and he broke down crying,” Hurst told KMBC.

Instead of ignoring him, she approached the man and introduced herself. She learned that his name was Pops and he was 57 years old.

“I saw him crying, he broke down and I didn’t know who this person was,” Hurst told FOX 43. “I had seen him through the community. He used to have a bike with a cart.”

Everyone else ignored him. The display of raw emotion was too much for the people of Independence. But Hurst revealed that her heart was a few sizes too big. And she was happy to offer Pops a hand during his time of need.

Pops suffers from constant, chronic pain. And as he was crying in Burger King, he was praying for an angel of God to just “take him home.”

Life for Pops was becoming unbearable. And he didn’t see any purpose of the struggle. At least until God answered his prayer in the form of Hurst.

“I told him there’s a place at the table he set for me, I’m hungry, I’m ready to eat…if there’s room prepared for me, I’d like to come home. I was lonely, I was sad, I kept having one bad time after the next,” he told FOX 43.

Hurst assured Pops that he wasn’t going “home” – at least in the way he had meant. She invited him back home with her.

After she opened her home to him, she learned that he had been beaten and robbed multiple times. He felt forsaken and unloved.

“He said, ‘I have a broken collarbone, I have broken ribs, I’ve been beaten up,’” Hurst told FOX 43. “He needed somebody to step in and help him. That’s what I did.”

Horrified that Pops was in so much pain, Hurst turned to social media to raise money for him.

“Pops needs our help to show him that this world is still full of good people!” the YouCaring donation page reads.

So far people across the country have donated more than $8,000 to help Pops start again. And every cent makes a huge difference for him.

They Think Cop Arrived to Shut Down Jam Session. Then He Did the Unthinkable

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Let’s face it. More often than not these days police officers get a bad rap.

The nightly news, social media pages, and even YouTube are full of reports and videos depicting them in situations where unnecessary force and roughness has been captured on cell phones. One need not search very far to find one.
The major problem with broadcasting these negative displays is that the good they do never seems to capture quite as much interest. Few bother to film a cop helping someone change a flat or coming to the assistance of someone in need.

It’s important to be aware that these officers of the law are everyday people just like the rest of us. They have families, they go to church, they golf, and they have hobbies like anyone else.

Most importantly, the largest percentage of them just want to do the job they were hired to do before going home to their kids. But we seldom read reports about the good they do.

At Champs Sports Bar and Grill in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, patrons thought the officer who walked through the front door came in to shut down the live music that was being played. Perhaps the volume was a bit too loud and someone living close by complained.
The band was prepared to either turn the down volume or shut down completely as the officer approached the stage. It was then that an interesting turn of events took place, much to the surprise of everyone.

The office had no intention of making the band quit. It was not why he was there at all.

Officer Landis, who was actually just enjoying what he was hearing, decided to join musician Matt Meyer and his band on stage. They were surprised when Landis picked up a violin from the stand it was sitting in.

He then proceeded to join in with the current song, flawlessly finding his groove and going for it, much to the delight of the band and the lucky patrons. Take a listen.

The old adage “Never judge a book by its cover,” certainly held true in this instance. It’s a shame how the actions of a few can destroy the image of the majority of police officers who take their sworn oath seriously, to serve and protect. Office Landis is truly a shining example.

If you’re encouraged by seeing Officer Landis’ talent and interaction with members of his community, be sure to share this with friends and family on Facebook! We can all use an uplifting story in our day.

-The musicians thought the cop was there to shut down their live show at the bar. But then it happened…
I was blown away the moment he started playing the violin!!

OUR BELOVED MICHAEL J. FOX IS LOSING ‘HEARTBREAKING’ FIGHT WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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Michael has been an inspiration to us all. This man has publically made himself vulnerable and transparent throughout his struggles with Parkinson’s.

Sometimes he seems to be winning and others it looks dark again. It’s been up and down. But, he never gives up.

“The truth is that on most days, there comes a point where I literally can’t stop laughing at my own symptoms,” he says.

“Just the other morning I come into the kitchen,” he says. “I pour a cup — a little trouble there. Then I put both hands around the cup. She’s watching. ‘Can I get that for you, dear?’ ‘Nah, I got it!’ Then I begin this trek across the kitchen. It starts off bad. Only gets worse. Hot java’s sloshing onto my hands, onto the floor.”

THE BACKSTORY
At the age of 18, Michael moved to Los Angeles. However, when he failed to bag acting roles overnight, he had to load up on the cheap and cheerful dish mac and cheese.

It didn’t take long before the roles came pouring in though, with his agent calling to tell him that he’d won the part of Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties in 1982. He then went on to star in the likes of Teen Wolf (1985), High School U.S.A (1983), Poison Ivy (1985) and Back To The Future (1985).

This was the beginning of an incredible career for this unbridled talent.

Michael J. Fox has been fighting Parkinson’s disease since he was first diagnosed in the 1990s, but he’s tragically losing this fight.

At 54-years-old, Fox’s speech is slurred and his left foot is so unresponsive that he’s often forced to drag it behind him. He is expected to become wheelchair dependent before the age of 60.

The often reclusive star took a night out with his wife Tracy Pollan in February of this year and required several helpers to enter and exit his vehicle.

According to Radar Online, a close friend said of the night out, “It was heartbreaking. Michael’s bravery knows no bounds. But as the disease takes its toll on his body, even he is beginning to see that his battle is a losing one.”

They continued to say, “Michael sees every day as a gift, as well as an opportunity to help other sufferers. His Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has done so much and has raised millions of dollars, but a cure remains well out of reach.

Michael may be down, but he’s not out. It was a struggle for him during his rare outing, but as he headed away from the restaurant he even managed to flash a peace sign to his fans from the back of the limo.”

According to Snopes (because we wanted to verify this rumor), they said “Despite his condition, Fox has soldiered on with his acting career,” most recently starring as Mike Henry in NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show portraying a newscaster with Parkinson’s who retires from work, and also playing a recurring role on the CBS drama The Good Wife as Louis Canning, an opposing counsel who suffers from tardive dyskinesia (involuntary visual tremors) and often uses his condition to his advantage by repeatedly calling attention to it in order to elicit sympathy during court appearances.

One thing is certain: Michael J. Fox, who in 2007 was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 people “whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world,” has maintained his sense of humor and a forward outlook despite the difficulties of his medical condition.

He has also been tireless in using the opportunities afforded by his high public profile to raise awareness of Parkinson’s for other less visible sufferers.

Please send your thoughts and prayers to one of our most beloved actors who continues to advocate awareness and the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

–OUR BELOVED MICHAEL J. FOX IS LOSING ‘HEARTBREAKING’ FIGHT WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE