Police Hand Out Turkeys Instead of Tickets

This is a simple story, one that is repeated over and over in city after city. Police departments team together with grocery stores to give out Turkeys prior to Thanksgiving. In this case, Miami Gardens Police Department partnered with Publix Grocery Store and Walmart Superstore to give out 100 turkeys. Here’s how it works: the police pull over citizens for apparent traffic violations, and once pulled over, a police officer gives away a turkey, instead of a ticket.

As police chief Delma Noel-Pratt said, “It’s always good to give back. It’s not always about enforcing the law. Sometimes it’s about giving a helping hand to someone who is in need.”

Joe’s Perspective: This is a great example of community at its best. Police helping their citizens. Local business donating the food. Citizens being grateful. Just remember this type of situation occurs in a hundred communities each year. It happens in another 100 communities for Christmas. Just look for it on Youtube or Google and you will see what I mean.

I believe most people are inherently good. People donate money, volunteer their time and give back to less fortunate people. It happens thousands, if not millions of times a year.

Your Turn: What do you think? Are people inherently good? Explain.

Comments 4

  1. Police are very nice. These police officers gave people a turkey instead of a ticket . The people that received the turkey were very thankful . They were thankful because some of them couldn’t pay for their turkey.These police officers are thankful for their life . Also because they are thankful they gave back to the people in need.

  2. I think that it is very kind and sweet that the police officers are giving turkey to those people who are going to the airport.I think that everyone should watch this video because this video shows people an act of kindness. When the police officers gave the turkey to the people they looked so happy!I think this should be done everywhere around the world.this video also encourages me to always be kind.This is my comment on this video!

  3. this is why i love thanksgiving its the season of giving. i love how the chief is giving a turkey for people that maybe can’t afford. and i like how she faked giving people tickets. and every man and woman should have a turkey on thanksgiving day. the people where very happy that they got a turkey.

  4. I thought that what the police did was really thoughtful and nice. You would usually think that police are cruel and scary but this police showed another side of police men and women. Sometimes people are inherently good. Here at my school we give back a lot for example, this Christmas or any Christmas we have we always donate toys for kids that don’t have none. This is a example of good people. Some people can be really selfish and don’t even care about people in need. I mean they don’t have to care but they should. They can have 100 pair of shoes but half of those pairs don’t even fit them. Yet they still just have them laying there in good shape and don’t even give them away. I mean if it’s a really good pair then I wouldn’t give them up either. I’m a really big sneakerhead but still all people should give back!

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