Police Hand Out Turkeys Instead of Tickets

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.

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