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Nypd Cop Gives Homeless Boots

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, several stories reminded us that life is often a contest between our better angels and our demons. On the demon side, a suspect was arrested in the horrific death of a man thrown in front of a New York subway train. On the angel side, three days later, a pair of bystanders helped save a person who'd fallen onto subway tracks. There was good news in Kate Middleton leaving the hospital, but bad news in the apparent suicide of the nurse who'd put through a prank phone call seeking medical information about the pregnant princess. In Egypt, the Arab Spring turned to winter, as thousands protested President Morsi's attempt to consolidate power -- while back home there was continued fascination with the cop who gave boots to a vet wrestling with demons of his own. Officer DePrimo's selfless act of kindness grabbed our imagination, and summoned our better angels to help guide us through the holiday season.

Should We Give A Homeless Man Shoes?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What are we to make of the morality tale of giving the homeless man a pair of shoes when the man is not homeless, has an undesirable past and has apparently discarded the shoes?

LOOK: NYPD Cop Buys Homeless Man Boots, Photo Goes Viral

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact

You have to like what NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo did for a barefoot man in Manhattan one frigid night this month. In fact, more than 260,000 Facebook ...