RPD shop with a cop
Proud Roman

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Dec 9, 2012
I saw some Rome cops volunteered their time to shop with kids at Target this weekend. They also said the money for the presents came from the Thomas Lindsay Foundation. Great job! I am very proud.
Great

Cortland, NY

#2 Dec 14, 2012
I saw that too...how awesome is that.
Ashamed Roman

Utica, NY

#3 Dec 20, 2014
The Rome Police Department's recent "Shop with a Cop" event was a very kind gesture, and great attempt at making a positive change in this community. Their efforts to reach out to children in order to make Christmas this year one to remember forever was truly inspirational and admirable. But let me tell you about the experience I had at Walmart earlier this week that left me questioning, even further than I do already, the morality of people in this city.

As I was walking by the Customer Service desk I noticed this mid 30's early 40's, overly obese woman and her husband (I'm guessing) standing at the counter returning a cart that was full of toys. The woman had no receipt, and insisted that the toys were purchased by the RPD at the recent "Shop with a Cop" event. The woman was wondering if she could return the toys and receive store credit for the items.

I didn't think much of it at first, I thought maybe she was exchanging the gifts for something else for her child. later on, however, it all became perfectly clear when I saw that same woman standing in the tobacco check out line with nothing in her cart except a massive amount of beer and a few 2 liter bottles of soda.

This lady took advantage of the event, the people of Rome, and, most of all, her own child's Christmas in order to support her need to smoke and drink. She is truly the scum of the city and does not deserve to be a parent. I feel so incredibly bad for the little boy or girl who has to suffer because of his/her mother's own selfishness.

It's sad that the Rome Police care more about the underprivileged children in this community more than some of their own parents. I was so appalled to the point where I felt physically sick to my stomach.

I SHOULD have said something to her. I'm mad at myself for not getting involved.:/

I hope that woman rots in hell.
Le Obvious

Cooperstown, NY

#4 Dec 20, 2014
Ashamed Roman wrote:
The Rome Police Department's recent "Shop with a Cop" event was a very kind gesture, and great attempt at making a positive change in this community. Their efforts to reach out to children in order to make Christmas this year one to remember forever was truly inspirational and admirable. But let me tell you about the experience I had at Walmart earlier this week that left me questioning, even further than I do already, the morality of people in this city.
As I was walking by the Customer Service desk I noticed this mid 30's early 40's, overly obese woman and her husband (I'm guessing) standing at the counter returning a cart that was full of toys. The woman had no receipt, and insisted that the toys were purchased by the RPD at the recent "Shop with a Cop" event. The woman was wondering if she could return the toys and receive store credit for the items.
I didn't think much of it at first, I thought maybe she was exchanging the gifts for something else for her child. later on, however, it all became perfectly clear when I saw that same woman standing in the tobacco check out line with nothing in her cart except a massive amount of beer and a few 2 liter bottles of soda.
This lady took advantage of the event, the people of Rome, and, most of all, her own child's Christmas in order to support her need to smoke and drink. She is truly the scum of the city and does not deserve to be a parent. I feel so incredibly bad for the little boy or girl who has to suffer because of his/her mother's own selfishness.
It's sad that the Rome Police care more about the underprivileged children in this community more than some of their own parents. I was so appalled to the point where I felt physically sick to my stomach.
I SHOULD have said something to her. I'm mad at myself for not getting involved.:/
I hope that woman rots in hell.
Typical for Rome....that is why I hate living here!

Rome is known statewide as wellytown!
betty

Utica, NY

#5 Dec 21, 2014
...sad
Agree

Rome, NY

#6 Dec 22, 2014
betty wrote:
...sad
I agree! Some people ruin a good thing people try to do for others.
Le Idiot

Liverpool, NY

#7 Dec 22, 2014
Le Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical for Rome....that is why I hate living here!
Rome is known statewide as wellytown!
You clearly don't get out much if you think this only happens here. Your quote about Rome being "wellytown" is just your narrow minded, sheltered, idiotic opinion that you probably talk about in your low class childish conversations with your idiotic, narrow minded friends.
By all means, nobody is forcing you to stay here, I'd love it in fact, if you took your negative opinion of our beautiful city, shoved it up your narrow minded crack, and skipped town with your SNAP card in tow.
SEE YA!
Sarah

Jamesville, NY

#8 Dec 23, 2014
Le Idiot wrote:
<quoted text>
You clearly don't get out much if you think this only happens here. Your quote about Rome being "wellytown" is just your narrow minded, sheltered, idiotic opinion that you probably talk about in your low class childish conversations with your idiotic, narrow minded friends.
By all means, nobody is forcing you to stay here, I'd love it in fact, if you took your negative opinion of our beautiful city, shoved it up your narrow minded crack, and skipped town with your SNAP card in tow.
SEE YA!
Your city is rated lowest in the entire country on many different scales including economic deveopment for the next 20 years.......your childish insult riddled response is an example of the kind of people living here. Enjoy your Wellytown.

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