Man gets stopped by cops and his Facebook post about it goes viral

A post by Arizona resident Steven Hildreth Jr. is going viral again.

In the original Facebook post, which has been shared 394,640 times, Hildreth explains what happened when he got pulled over by police officers. Note: he is a concealed carry permit holder and had his gun on him.

So, I’m driving to my office to turn in my weekly paperwork. A headlight is out. I see a Tucson Police Department squad vehicle turn around and follow me. I’m already preparing for the stop.

The lights go on and I pull over. The officer asks me how I’m doing, and then asks if I have any weapons.

“Yes, sir. I’m a concealed carry permit holder and my weapon is located on my right hip. My wallet is in my back right pocket.”

The officer explains for his safety and mine, he needs to disarm me for the stop. I understand, and I unlock the vehicle. I explain that I’m running a 7TS ALS holster but from the angle, the second officer can’t unholster it. A lead officer asks me to step out, and I do so slowly. Officer relieves me of my Glock and compliments the X300U I’m running on it. He also sees my military ID and I tell him I’m with the National Guard.

The lead officer points out my registration card is out of date but he knows my registration is up to date. He goes back to run my license. I know he’s got me on at least two infractions. I’m thinking of how to pay them.

Officers return with my Glock in evidence back, locked and cleared. “Because you were cool with us and didn’t give us grief, I’m just going to leave it at a verbal warning. Get that headlight fixed as soon as possible.”

I smile. “Thank you, sir.”

I’m a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped. According to certain social movements, I shouldn’t be alive right now because the police are allegedly out to kill minorities.

Maybe…just maybe…that notion is bunk.

Maybe if you treat police officers with respect, they will do the same to you.

Police officers are people, too. By far and large, most are good people and they’re not out to get you.

I’d like to thank those two officers and TPD in general for another professional contact.

We talk so much about the bad apples who shouldn’t be wearing a badge. I’d like to spread the word about an example of men who earned their badges and exemplify what that badge stands for.

#BlueLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter

EDIT: In my rush to post, I accidentally omitted that my wallet was in the back right pocket, near my firearm. This was the primary motivation for temporary disarmament. The post has been modified to reflect that.

Again, I’d like to thank the TPD and their officers for their consistent professionalism, courtesy, and the good work that they do, both in this particular contact and every day.

In October of 2015, Hildreth met with the Tuscon offers who pulled him over, Rafael Rodriguez and Anthony and thanked them for their professionalism. Together, they discussed the criticisms concerning police work in the U.S.

Fortunately, we’re grateful that Mr. Hildreth’s experience was better than that of Philando Castille, who was killed in the exact same scenario. It’s all in how the stars are aligned. When things run smoothly and police officers correctly do the job they’re trained to do, they don’t get enough positive attention. Hats off to these two good cops.

Gang members drag cop into woods to kill him – don’t see K9’s reign of terror coming

Deputy Todd Frazier works for the Long Beach, Mississippi Police department. While on patrol one day, he came across a man who appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel. While at the car, the deputy became distracted by two other men who approached him.

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It was a trap a local gang set for him. The three gang members dragged the lone deputy into the woods while beating him and threatening to kill him.

“THEY TOLD HIM THEY WERE GOING TO SLIT HIS THROAT, AND THEY WERE DRAGGING HIM TOWARD THE WOODS,” CHIEF DEPUTY DON BASS SAID.

Frazier had a device on his belt that allowed him to open the compartment where his canine companion, Lucas sat at attention.

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The dog burst from the car and into the woods to save his master’s life. “He knew. I could hear him coming. I couldn’t see anything because the blood was all in my eyes, but I could hear him coming, growling and making these sounds… he sounded like a wolf,” Frazier said. “I thought, ‘Now he’s gonna get you.’”

Lucas attacked the men. they ran off. “We don’t know how many he got; we just know he had blood all over him,” Sheriff Ricky Adam said of the heroic dog’s actions.

“I had three people on me, and I’m not a very big man, and they basically whipped my butt,” Frazier said recalling the incident. “And luckily, thank God, I had Lucas here, and I had a button on my belt that I wear, and when I hit the button Lucas jumped out of the car and attacked all three of them and they ran away. That’s why he’s my hero.”

BARL's Lu Becker gives Lucas his Hero of the Year medal.

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The incident was a near miss according to Bass. The men definitely intended on killing Frazier. Unfortunately, man and dog weren’t left unscathed. Lucas tore a ligament and lost a few teeth while protecting his master, but has since received the appropriate veterinary care. He’s since made a full recovery. Frazier too is doing fine. He was taken to a local hospital where doctors tended his minor injuries. He was then released.

For his bravery, Lucas was awarded the “Hero of the Year” award.

In a statement, the Chief Deputy said the attack was the work of a local gang:

“We’ve been stressing this for months and months now. It’s no different from last week. We get a BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) from the state alerting us that the Black Gangster Disciples have put out an SOS, or Shoot on Sight, for police officers.

“It hits us hard; it brings you to your knees. We’re not a large agency, and all these guys have families. The main thing for anybody is to go home safe. We want you to go home at night. But it could happen to any one of them. The threat is here and the possibility is real.”

Lu Becker gave Lucas the hero of the year award from Brookhaven Animal Rescue League

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Thanks to Lucas, the thugs were stopped and scared away. What a good boy!

92-year-old holocaust survivor beaten black and blue while using public taxi service for elderly and disabled

A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor decided she would arrange transportation to visit her daughter herself. She contacted a taxi service promoted as a safe, city-run transportation service for the disabled and the elderly in Canada. The taxi arrived at her Quebec home and she thought she would be on her way. Then she got a warning from the driver and would find herself in the hospital, beaten black and blue.

The date was November 11, 2018, and Hanka Fogelman began to sit down in the back seat of the cab when she says the driver gave her a serious warning about the man she would be sitting next to.

Fogelman told the investigative news team at Go Public:

“THE DRIVER KNEW THAT HE WAS AGGRESSIVE … SAID NOT TO TALK TO HIM.”

“[HE SAID] HE’S AGGRESSIVE. HE’S A LITTLE DANGEROUS.”

Fogelman got into the cab, wondering about the driver’s words. The man was sitting in the seat working on a crossword puzzle. He never spoke a word to Fogelman, but then soon after the car pulled off, he suddenly started to attack her.

“He started hitting me. Punching me,” she recalled.

“The blood started coming out from my nose. I didn’t know what to do.”

The taxi driver recalled that the man was unprovoked.

“The two hadn’t even spoken to each other before this happened. The young man had been writing quietly on a piece of paper, when he suddenly hit the client seated to his right, without any apparent reason.”

Fogelman was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, where she was treated for a broken nose and lacerations on her face. She was beaten black and blue. Meanwhile, Montreal police found the attacker continuing his crossword puzzle in the taxi, seemingly unaware that anything had happened. A police spokesperson said he would not be charged due to his intellectual disability.

When Hanka Fogelman’s daughter, Debbie Rona, got the news of the attack, she flew from British Columbia to be by her mother’s side. She had a range of mixed emotions and wanted to know why her mother ended up in the cab with a violent man.

“I feel angry. I feel shocked,” Rona told Go Public. “I look at my mother and she’s so mentally aware, but there’s physical vulnerability there. Why was he even in the taxi?”

“WHY WOULD THE TAXI DRIVER HAVE SAT MY MOTHER NEXT TO HIM AND CLOSED THE DOOR AND STARTED DRIVING?”

Debbie Rona with her mother via YouTube
A shocking coincidence: This wasn’t the first time that Rona was anguished over a parent beaten inside a car. In 1986, Fogelman’s husband, Léon Besnos, 63, died shortly after he drove through a puddle that splashed a couple on the street. The man became enraged and opened Besnos’ car door and began to beat him. He drove away and suffered a heart attack which caused him to collide with two other cars. He passed away soon afterward at the hospital.

“After what happened to my dad, I became sick…. When I found out about my mother … I feel vulnerable,” Rona said.

newspaper clipping from 1986f from CBC Go Public
Responding to the story, a spokesperson for the cab service, Société de transport de Montréal (STM), claimed that the driver did not know the elderly passenger was at risk, even though Fogelman claimed he clearly warned her.

STM spokesperson Philippe Déry stated:

“We can assure you that at the time of the incident, nothing led us to believe that the customer was in danger by being paired with the other customer.”

“The driver simply wanted to ensure a smooth trip,” Déry wrote.

“Some customers may be tempted to socialize with others who may exhibit disorganized behavior in certain situations. Most of our drivers frequently do this simply as a preventative measure.”

Regardless of the driver’s “preventative measure,” Fogleman is still not recovering fully, two months after the vicious attack.

“I’m still not feeling strong … it’s in my mind. You know, what I went through…”

“I’M THINKING, WHY DID IT HAPPEN? YOU KNOW. IT SHOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED.”

Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is facing scrutiny from journalists and advocates for older Canadians. They hope to address the flaws in the policies for public transit services to keep potentially aggressive passengers from harming others like Hanka Fogelman in the future.

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Little caesars posts sign on door after finding homeless people eating scraps from dumpster

A Little Caesars restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota is capturing hearts and feeding the hungry with a new policy they posted with a sign in their window.

A new idea came to General Manager, Michelle Lussier, after she noticed an ongoing problem: people were eating leftovers from the store dumpster. Lussier decided to approach the situation with a surprising solution, offering free slices of pizza inside the store.

She recognized that the homeless are human beings the same as everybody else, and deserve dignity, respect, and compassion.

The sign hung on the drive-through window reads:

“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you’re a human being and worth more than a meal from a dumpster. Please come in during operating hours for a couple slices of hot pizza and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked.”

The picture in the drive-through window via Twitter
In a video about the new policy, Lussier offers hope. Instead of merely “thoughts and prayers,” she offers something real: delicious pizza.

“DON’T FEEL EMBARRASSED IF YOU’RE HUNGRY AND YOU DON’T WANT TO DO WHAT OTHERS DO, YOU KNOW STAND ON THE CORNER FOR HANDOUTS,” SAYS LUSSIER.

“…YOU FEEL DOWN ABOUT THAT, YOU’RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME HERE AND GRAB A COUPLE SLICES.”

According to Valley News Live, the restaurant also donates leftover pizza to the local food pantry and has a donation box inside the store that benefits the homeless in the area.

This restaurant is extending goodwill to the homeless. In return, they endear themselves to the community with some good public relations, earning well-deserved customer loyalty.

See the video from Valley News Live below:

Homeless man with 2 months to live makes desperate plea for someone to adopt his beloved dog!

On a particularly chilly day in Fresno, California last month, Jenine-Lacette DShazer took notice of a man sitting “crumpled” on the sidewalk and cradling a small white dog.
Recognizing the pair was in need, Jenine-Lacette grabbed a blanket, cat food, and a roll of toilet paper from her car and walked over to where they were sitting.

After being “exceptionally grateful” for the gifts, the man identified himself as 60-year-old Clifford James Herbert; his dog was named Baby.

Then he told Jenine-Lacette something that absolutely broke her heart and sent her on the quest of a lifetime…

This was how Jenine-Lacette DShazer found Clifford James Herbert and Baby last month: they were huddled together and trying to stay warm.

When she started to talk with him, she learned the tragic truth: Cliff, once a farm worker and mechanic’s shop owner, lost his job when he became disabled after complications from a heart surgery and tracheotomy in 2006.

Now homeless man, he learned he was dying of cancer with only has a few weeks to live—and his only wish was for someone to adopt his sweet dog, Baby.

With the help of Jenine-Lacette, he was able to stay at a motel out of the cold and safe. After that, Baby needed to find a home. “She’s my whole world,” Cliff, also a gifted guitarist, said during an interview with the Fresno Bee.

“She’s my best friend. She protects me.” And Cliff protects Baby. In fact, he adopted her after rescuing her from a man who had been beating her with a flashlight.

After he was diagnosed with cancer, which spread to his brain. Clifford knew he had to find a home for Baby before it was too late. With the help of Jenine-Lacette and several others, he was able to achieve that goal.

Baby was adopted recently by a woman named Stephanie Walker and her family. She’ll be loved and even has a little pal to grow up with!

The family has other dogs, as well as someone to stay home with them all day, so Baby will be surrounded by loving friends. It’s just about everything Clifford could have hoped for.

It’s truly tragic that Clifford won’t be around for much longer. But thankfully he was able to witness his beloved Baby finding her new forever home. If there’s any glimmer of hope in his story, it’s that.

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Heart-touching: Man comes to adopt pit bull at shelter, but she didn’t leave her best friend

There is no doubt that dogs are the perfect companions and the most loyal when it comes to friendship. We all love our Pets, we feel happy and relaxed with our pets. Animals are smart, clever and sometimes more intelligent than us. They are too moody, or dramatic sometimes. Sometimes, they behave like kids too.

Meet Merrill (Pitbull) and Taco (Chihuahua) they are the best of friends! They became friends at the Rocket Dog Rescue Shelter where they both lived together for over four years.

Rocket Dog Rescue is a volunteer-managed organization with the number one focus for saving homeless, abandoned dogs from unethical animal shelters. There is a problem ripping through America than those dogs who are considered to be un-adoptable are killed. Therefore, Rocket Dog Rescue comes in a removes these poor dogs from these disgusting shelter.

A real example of there beautiful friendship was back when Merril needed surgery. Taco could not leave Merill’s side, and because of this, it goes to show that they are completely inseparable! It is said that if they’re every apart, they would both cry very loudly until they are reunited!

But, one day when a potential new family came to visit Merill they fell in love with him. It was adorable, but the pup would refuse to go anywhere without Taco!

The man who adopted Merrill alone didn’t understand why she was crying so much and brought her back to Rocket Dog Rescue to surrender her. Rocket Dog Rescue then updated the adoption information to include both Merrill and Taco. A family from the area saw the adoption notice and with open hearts, claimed both Merrill and Taco. These two bonded and loving friends got their chance to live together!

Today, Merrill and Taco live joyfully together in their new proprietor’s home, with the adoring family that they both merit. The closest companions would now be able to live simple with the solace of realizing that they can be by each opposite’s side for whatever remains of their lives now.

This awesome tale around two pooches and their unbreakable bond is a genuine case of the reliability that a puppy has. The heart needs what the heart needs, and for these two pooches, they would now be able to live calmly as one.

More high school students are using old plastic bags to make sleeping mats for the homeless

So many of these bags wind up littering the streets and threatening our oceans and wildlife.

But all across the country, in states like Michigan, North Carolina, and Indiana, kindhearted high school students have found a brilliant way to reuse and transform plastic bags.

The students you’re about to meet attend Hatboro-Horsham High School in Pennsylvania. Nancy Gablein, a senior, organizes the school’s Interact Club. Several times a week, these members spend their free class periods making “plarn,” or plastic yarn. They twist and tie their way through thousands of donated plastic bags by cutting them into strips, rolling them up and around wooden pegs, and putting their crochet skills to use.

The end result is a 6-foot-long sleeping mat that can provide comfort and warmth to homeless people sleeping on the streets. These mats are also water-resistant, and they help keep bugs away.

One single mat requires from 500 to 700 bags, but to these amazing students, it’s all worth it in the end.

Couple’s giant snowman built on tree trunk base teaches rude driver a lesson in karma

Cody Lutz, his fiancée Lucy, and his soon-to-be sister-in-law were enjoying the recent snowfall in Petersburg, Kentucky. Since Lucy grew up in Mississippi and had never seen so much snow before, the excited trio decided to construct a giant, towering snowman in the front yard.

The couple shared a photo with the finished result on Facebook, proudly putting Frosty the 9-Foot-Tall Snowman on display with his black top hat and bright, cheerful smile.

In order to build a more structurally sound snowman, Cody decided to use a large tree stump in their yard as the base. The trio covered the exposed bark with snow.

But that following Monday, Cody came home from work to find a disappointing sight: a set of tire tracks running from the edge of his yard to the bottom of the snowman.

Frosty’s lower half was smashed, and the tree trunk’s bark was partially exposed.

Cody and Lucy say a rude and careless driver attempted to ram the car into poor old Frosty — but was unexpectedly met with

Neglected pit bull shows trust to foster mom by dropping 11 newborn puppies into her lap

Recently, Stevoni took in a purebred pit bull named Grayce through the Rescue Rovers organization. At just 2 years old, Grayce has already experienced so much pain and neglect.

She came to Stevoni heavily pregnant and in need of a safe place to give birth to her babies.

It wasn’t long after Grayce arrived in Stevoni’s home that she felt comfortable enough to go into labor. Before she and Stevoni knew it, 11 adorable puppies were born into the world… one female and 10 males.

But then something happened that Stevoni, in all her years of dog rescue, had never seen before.

Watch the video below to see what she means and you’ll understand why this clip is going massively viral and touching hearts around the world.

“I’d say by this video she feels somewhat safe,” Stevoni writes on YouTube. “I sure love her.”

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Study finds that stay-at-home moms should earn a salary of at least $160,000

Parenting is hard work, and it’s largely thankless. Unless you count cute homemade cards from your kids as “payment,” no mom gets payment for their years of round-the-clock, stressful work. But every year, Salary.com estimates what moms would earn if parenting did pay like a “real” job.

The company made a list of all the “hybrid roles” that moms play, including executive housekeeper, bookkeeper, and teacher. It combined current salary information for all of these many roles to calculate a medium annual “salary” for moms.

This year, it came up with a salary of $162,581.

Whew! Salary.com thinks moms should be rich?! You know what? Yes — moms should be rich.

While it is extremely unlikely that moms will ever actually get paid a salary, let alone a salary this high, it’s a useful thought experiment. The surprisingly high number demonstrates just how much work moms do — they work a million jobs at once. And that, really, is the whole point.

“We would like to recognize both professional and stay-at-home Moms on their unwavering dedication to their families and responsibilities,” says Salary.com.

Stay-at-home moms work nearly nonstop, and they wear a lot of different hats. On any given day, a mom might have to do the equivalent work of a nanny, housecleaner, chauffeur, and bookkeeper, among other duties.

Of course, stay-at-home moms don’t get paid for these jobs. They’re forced to find another way to financially make it work, often by relying upon their spouses, stretching their savings, or going back to work earlier than planned.

But what if stay-at-home moms did get paid the average wage for all of the many jobs that they do?

Every year, Salary.com does the math to figure it out.

“We selected a handful of jobs that reflect a day in the life of a Mom,” says the posting. Using its handy “Salary Wizard,” Salary.com input all of the current salary information for those jobs.

Some of the jobs that it used for its “hybrid salary” included academic adviser, CEO, groundskeeper, laundry manager, staff nurse, and day care center teacher.

The resulting salary: $162,581.

Stay-at-home moms work an average of 96 hours per week, according to these calculations.

This year’s annual salary is $5,000 higher than the 2017 calculations. In fact, the salary just keeps getting higher and higher every year!

Importantly, Salary.com writes that the salary is for moms in general, even working moms. Theoretically, all moms (and to a certain extent, all parents) do some combination of these jobs on a daily basis.

And not surprisingly, people on the internet have a WIDE range of feelings about this salary number.

Some people are 100% in favor of how high the salary is. Motherhood is hard work, and if the salary seems a bit extreme, maybe that’s because people don’t actually recognize just how hard it is.

Others took the salary as an insult to working moms, who also do a great deal of parenting work throughout the day.

If pigs fly and this salary thing actually happens? Cut the check for all moms, please!

And of course, countless men chimed in with a “WHAT ABOUT DADS?”

If they do the same work, it follows that the salary would be the same.

Other people disagree with the notion that you should put a number on parenting. If you choose to have kids, then you should be happy to do the work for free, according to this mindset.

“To say one deserves a salary for these things is absurd. Having a family is a decision to take on these responsibilities,” one working mom agreed.

“It is not a career. It is not employment.”

And at least one mom injected a little humor into this increasingly tense and scary conversation.

She joked about the dime that she found doing laundry the other day.

We all know that moms aren’t going to magically start finding a salary in their bank accounts for their parenting work anytime soon. The point of Salary.com’s calculations is not to propose a new fiscal policy, but to remind folks that parenting is work, period.

Instead of arguing about the specifics, maybe just text your mom and say thank you.