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Photo of boy hugging officer at Portland's Ferguson protest goes viral

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    A touching photo that captures a helmeted white police officer hugging a teary-eyed 12-year-old African-American boy at a Ferguson shooting protest in Oregon has gone viral on social media.

    More than 150,000 Facebook users shared the image hours after The Oregonian newspaper posted it on its website.

    Freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen snapped the picture when Portland Police Sgt. Bret Barnum and 12-year-old Devonte Hart embraced at a Nov. 25 rally protesting the decision of a Missouri grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teen Michael Brown.

    Barnum told the newspaper the hug took place after he saw Devonte in the crowd at the rally with tears in his eyes holding a "Free Hugs" sign.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/2...icer-at-portland-ferguson-protest-goes-viral/
     
  2. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    This one picture will do more for actual race relations than all the JJs, Sharptons, or liberals et al will ever do!!
    Of course this poor kid will be ignored or humiliated by the PC police and labeled a Jr Uncle Tom by the true racists!!
     
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    I didn't see you got here first with the pic. I think this young man is the REAL Martin Luther King.
     
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