Police officer buys bed, TV, Wii for teen

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  1. Revmitchell

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    SUMTER, SC (WIS) -
    A Sumter police officer went above and beyond for a 13-year-old boy.

    A few weeks ago, 13-year-old Cameron Simmons called Sumter police because he was upset after fighting with his mom. The teenager told police he didn't want to live in the house with his family anymore.

    Officer Gaetano Acerra responded to the call.

    "I said, ‘You have it good, you have a roof over your head,'" said Acerra. "I told him I would try to help him out, and here we are now."

    The officer brought Simmons home, and realized the boy didn't have a real bed. In fact, Simmons didn't have nearly anything he needed for a bedroom.

    "My heart went out for him," said Acerra. "I thought the little things that he needed I could give him, to make him a happier kid."

    A few weeks after the call, Acerra showed up at Simmon's house with a truck full of gifts.

    "Bed, TV, desk, chair, a Wii game system that somebody donated to me because of the story I told them," said Acerra.

    Simmons told Acerra that because of the new bed, his back won't hurt anymore.

    Simmons was sleeping on an inflatable mattress. The teenager said the mattress would slowly deflate throughout the night.

    "I didn't do this for publicity or to get people to notice me," Acerra said. "I did it because I could. It was the right thing to do and I think people should do things like this."



    Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/25459694/...bove-and-beyond-for-sumter-teen#ixzz3fJIMSR4K
     
  2. just-want-peace

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    Beautiful story of "caring" in action.:godisgood:

    However, I can just hear/see one poster claiming (subconsciously??) that this officer did all this just to be able to get this kid's trust so he (officer) could leisurely shoot him (kid) in the back. :BangHead:

    If you have no idea who I'm talking about, just ignore everything after the first sentence. :rolleyes:
     
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    The thought just came to me later that this young man called the police to solve his dilemma.
    This doesen't fit with the racist bit of "police murdering blacks" that some on here so illogically preach!
    We apparently have a black on this board who speaks as if he speaks for all blacks, but it's obvious there is one exception!!:rolleyes:
     

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