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Two police officers created a joyful environment in a New York restaurant as they serenaded customers.

Armonde “Moe” Badger and Michael Norwood, Jr. are no strangers to the viral media world as the two had a previous singing video make waves on the internet. Singing “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, the duo realized they had a knack for entertainment.

After the first video went viral, Commissioner Byron Lockwood and Captain Steve Nichols jumped on the opportunity to make a connection with the community. The new initiative is going to be used in an “effort to make genuine connections with Buffalo citizens,” according to Liftable.

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Amidst the recent hatred towards the men and women in blue, this initiative is just what New York needs to help bring back a positive attitude towards the police.

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In an interview with WKBW, Officer Badger said, “When you’re only dealing with (police officers) when they’re asking for your I.D. and for your registration, and they’re saying, ‘this is why I pulled you over,’ the humanity portion of them kind of gets pulled away.”

Officer Norwood explained his reasoning for the new initiative, “just go out there, interact with the community, and show them – we’re not what you think we are.”

 

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SICK: American Icon Plymouth Rock Vandalized, Spray-Painted in Massachusetts

It’s likely the vandalism is an anti-American hate crime.

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An icon of American heritage and civilization, Plymouth Rock, was found vandalized and spray-painted upon Monday morning by criminals at its namesake in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Plymouth Rock symbolizes the first arrival of the pilgrims from England in North America in 1620 A.D. The vandalism was found just weeks before a ceremony intended to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the pilgrim’s arrival in Massachusetts.

The large boulder is marked with the characters ‘1620’ to symbolize the pilgrims’ arrival. The rock was the first sight of those who disembarked from the Mayflower in the New World.

It’s unclear what the red spray-paint on the rock is intended to convey, but there’s a strong possibility the vandalism is motivated by hatred towards the icon of American culture.

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In addition to the rock, the spray-paint vandals also targeted a nearby statue intended to commemorate the first pilgrims to arrive in North America.

It’s also noteworthy that the vandalism was found on President’s Day, suggesting a further possibility of anti-American hatred as a motivation.

400th anniversary celebrations of the pilgrims’ arrival are scheduled for April, and to this day are a point of pride for many of their descendants who live in Massachusetts.

The director of a Plymouth cultural and tourism agency, Lea Filson, expressed her disappointment to see the icon of America so disrespected.

“Seeing this type of disrespect for the historic reminders of the Mayflower story is both sad and unsettling. The outpouring of concern and anger over the incident has been a positive ending to a thoughtless gesture.”

The town of Plymouth has already removed the vandalism from the rock, and local police are investigating to locate the culprits.

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