Humanity has been stripped from us to such a degree that, at this point, we're ready for the machines to take over the planet.
The Left, as always, has found something new (and completely innocuous) to be offended by. The real issue, however, is how the so-called "normal" among us continue to capitulate to the madness. Consider the following report published at LawNewz about how kids in Northampton, Massachusetts, will no longer be subjected to the police department's "High Five Fridays":
The Northhampton Police Department started the program in early December with the blessing of local school officials, sending out cops once a week to high-five students. That’s over.
“While we received a lot of support on social media, we also heard a few concerns about the program,” the department announced on Saturday. They said Chief Jody Kasper got invited to a school committee meeting to address potential problems. Someone brought up the possibility that some kids would be uncomfortable seeing police at the beginning of a school day, while other people questioned the long-term efficacy. This conversation led to the program getting temporarily paused. A follow up meeting with over a dozen members of the public resulted in the program getting axed for good.
“Concerns were shared that some kids might respond negatively to a group of uniformed officers at their school,” the NPD said. “People were specifically concerned about kids of color, undocumented children, or any children who may have had negative experiences with the police.”
Now they’re thinking of alternative programs, though they still invite high fives, low fives, and fist bumps. We’ve reached out for further comment.
The decision comes in the midst of an ongoing national debate about cops and the communities they serve. There has been consistent criticism that officers are less likely to provide black and brown people due process. This has led to protests of alleged police brutality in cities like Ferguson, Missouri (the death of Michael Brown); Waller County, Texas (Sandra Bland); and New York City (Eric Garner). Tensions bubbled up in Dallas, Texas, when a gunman murdered five officers during a Black Lives Matter protest in July.
God forbid minorities learn to have a positive association with law enforcement members. That would be counterproductive to the Left's goal of ensuring race wars for generations to come.