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on Dec 3, 2009
So the citizens of Mountain View do all the work by providing the toys and the 'Cops that Care' take all the credit?
Toys for Tots, Second Harvest Food Bank, MDA, St. Jude's, American Cancer Society, Jimmy V Foundation, etc. - people do all the work and these organizations take all the credit? They all provide services (some greater, some smaller) based largely, if not entirely, on donations.
Where did it even imply the cops take all the credit? The article mentions donations 3 times as well as "...toys from the community".
It must be tough being a cop in a small town dealing with a bunch of bored malcontents.
I have first hand knowledge of the "Cops That Care" program... the giving of gifts is reliant on the community helping out... The amount of volunteer hours that go into the event: planning, organization, set-up, as well as the day of event is incredible... those volunteers are not seeking "credit".. They have a true desire to provide joy for young children at Christmas time that otherwise may go without... Newton, I'm sure they would welcome any hours you might donate to help them... Maybe you would then see the true motivation behind the program.
I don't really care about who is getting credit for what but I wouldn't be shocked if something shady is going on. I lost all respect for MVPD when I saw two female officers on duty and in uniform trying to pick up on some gang bangers they were detaining. They didn't know I could hear them and I was disgusted. Besides that, anytime something major happens in our city the response from the PD is always "oh, that happens a couple times a year" like since it has not went over some threshold it doesn't need to be dealt with. Women assualted at the Shoreline movie theaters? Oh, it happens a couple times a year. Woman attacked on the Stevens Creek Trail? Oh it happens a couple times a year. In my business when something bad happens we try to learn from our mistakes and never let it happen again. But at least they were able to set up a 3 month sting operation to catch that old lady who stole a can of soup from Walgreen's. Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if the reason the cops are not around for the next major crime is because they are sorting through all the donated toys and taking the best ones home for themselves.
Come on people, this article is about helping during the holidays and spreading awareness about Cops that Care- a chance for young children to have a more special holiday; not about bashing the MVPD. So- CW, why dont you take your critizism somewhere else because no one wants to hear about how you think they can do a better job. They're always looking for new hires, so you should submit an application if you think you can do a better job.
overit, you sir are a RACIST!!!! Get back to your clubhouse with your buddies Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.
Check the facts. For the past 5 years MVPD has been ranked dead last in the US in every single statistical category for measuring law enforcement agencies. Look it up.
Poor kids shouldn't be getting toys on Christmas anyway, their parents should have worked harder.
And by the way, I did subit an application for the MVPD but they rejected me for being too AWESOME! Oh burn!!! In your face!
[Editor's note: I did see this comment and I'm pretty sure it's all meant to be tongue in cheek]
CW to your comment how stupid could you be. First off the person who wrote back to you never said any racial comments. Look up the def. of racist. If MV is dead last there are a things in the department that over shadow it. Look at our damn community some of the people here work extra hard but still don't have the money to get the children what they want. For instance my parents are putting me through college and can not get my youngest sister what she would like for christmas.
AND..the whole point is to give thats what the program is about and a chance for the CHILDREN to choose what the kids would like versus their parents influencng what they should get. I've volunteered there for 3 years so yea you know what maybe you should go to college.again. and then place judgment or volunteer for the mvpd... until then think before you speak and gain some knowledge
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