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5-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer Fulfills Crime-Fighting Dream

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News

A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who is battling stage 4 cancer got to fulfill a special dream this week: to become a police officer. On Monday,...

Video Captures Police Officer Buying New Shoes For Barefoot Man

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.11.2015 | Good News

A police officer whose gesture of generosity was captured on camera over the weekend has been credited with setting "an example for all of us." Offic...

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

Police Officers Give Family Car Seats Instead Of Tickets

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents

When Texas police officer Justin Gower pulled over a driver on Oct. 17, he was dismayed to see that the man's three young daughters were sitti...

Boy's Adorable Note To Injured Cop Thanks Him For Being 'Like A Dad'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.14.2015 | Good News

WFSB 3 Connecticut While recovering from an injury, a police officer received some kind words that made the healing process a little eas...

Caring Cops Accompany Late Colleague's Child To Father-Daughter Dance

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News

One girl whose father died was able to have a magical time at a father-daughter dance, thanks to these cops who cared. Jewel Warren, an 8-year-ol...

Cop Gives Pizza To Homeless Man, Goes Beyond Call Of Duty In Best Way

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.15.2015 | Good News

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Police Officer Shares Meal With Homeless Man To Make Him Feel Like 'Just Another Person'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News

A police officer's simple and poignant act has moved people across the Internet.  Sgt. Erica Hay of the Ocala Police Department in Florida saw a ...

How to Keep Our Black Boys Alive: Channeling the Rage

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: just about every Black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police.

Policeman Buys Diapers, Shoes For Mom Of 6 Who Was Caught Shoplifting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News

When a mother in need expected to get in trouble with the law, she was met with a moving show of generosity, instead.  Sarah Robinson, a mo...

Unexpected Turn of Events

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I knew the day was going to be weird because I woke up fully rested and without my usual assortment of arthritic pains.

Man Reunites With Officer Who Saved Him When He Was Abandoned As A Newborn

The Associated Press | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. ...

NYPD Honors Girl Who Sent Hundreds Of Cards After The Deaths Of 2 Officers

The Associated Press | Verena Dobnik | Posted 03.04.2015 | Good News

NEW YORK (AP) — Teary-eyed New York City police officers on Tuesday honored a 10-year-old Texas girl who sent hundreds of thank you cards to the NYP...

Being A Person Who Stutters Shouldn't Hold You Back When Pursuing A Career

Madeline Wahl | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

I grew up with a stutter. Does this mean I shouldn't have pursued journalism because I stutter? Does this mean I shouldn't conduct interviews, speak up in meetings or ask questions when I want more clarification?

Support Your Local Police, Or Else

Brian Rooney | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Brian Rooney

The people who carry guns and wear uniforms in the name of public service have to respect and obey civilians and civilian authority or else they are an occupying army. And that's what everyone demonstrating in the streets of America is complaining about.

Police Officer Boogies Down Alongside Boy Who Has Cancer, Makes Us Want To Bust A Move

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

This officer's all about spreading cheer the coolest way possible -- by breakin' it down. A video uploaded to YouTube shows officer Tim Fletcher a...

Watch This Officer Bring The Fire In A Valiant Attempt To Win A Dance-Off Against Kids

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.14.2014 | Good News

This officer may not have the moves, but there's no question he dances with heart and soul. Earlier this week, a Kansas City, Missouri, resident w...

Police Officer Raises $100,000 After 'Heartbreaking' Tragedy

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.30.2014 | Good News

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After 17 years on the force, San Jose Police officer Huan Nguyen had learned not to get emotionally involved in his work. Bu...

New Orleans Police Detective Gets Down With The Wobble Dance At Mardi Gras

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News

A New Orleans police detective is becoming famous online for his skills outside of law enforcement in the midst of Mardi Gras season. Detective Win...

D.C. Police Search Home Of Officer In Investigation Of Prostitution Ring

The Washington Post | Peter Hermann, Ann Marimow and Clarence Williams | Posted 12.05.2013 | Crime

Authorities are investigating whether a veteran D.C. police officer was running a prostitution ring out of his Southeast Washington apartment, where t...

But For Video: Philly Cop Dismissed For Being 'A Freaking A-Hole'

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Chalk another one up to the power of social media and personal technology. Officer Philip Nace . . . is perhaps the first Philly lawman to get ...

This Is What Happens When You Get An Eviction Letter And A Cancer Diagnosis

Home Defenders League | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Home Defenders League

For the next several weeks, HuffPost will be cross-posting "Foreclosure Horror Stories" from the Home Defenders League's "100 Stories Of What Wall Str...

A Police Woman Reveals What Made Her (Finally) Break Down

OWN | Posted 01.25.2013 | OWN

Yvette Gonzales works as a police officer in Dallas, where her daily challenges at work are recorded for the OWN Network's "Police Women of Dallas." A...

Big Boy The Elk's Vigil Attended By Hundreds | Posted 01.08.2013 | Weird News

On Sunday a vigil was held in Boulder, Colorado for Big Boy the elk. Big Boy was killed by a police officer when he wandered into the town. Apparently...

New York's Finest Cut to the Chase in the Murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski

Audrey Silk | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The brunt of the fury should have been trained on Lamont Pride first and foremost. In the end, he was solely responsible for his actions.