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Alabama Cop Who Caught Mother Shoplifting Eggs to Feed Starving Family Gives Her Two Truckloads of Food

December 14, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Alabama Cop Who Caught Mother Shoplifting Eggs to Feed Starving Family Gives Her Two Truckloads of Food Image courtesy of opposingviews.com

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As condemnation of police continue nationwide over the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, it is worthy to note that police leave their loved ones everyday and put their lives on the line, to serve and protect the communities they serve.

The compassion shown by a particular Officer William Stacy to desperate Alabama mother Helen Johnson captured the nation’s attention in a positive way, as relations between the police and black Americans are at a low point.

Johnson was caught stealing five eggs from a local supermarket, Stacy, who was the responding officer Instead of arresting her for stealing five eggs to feed her starving family on Saturday, Stacy bought the carton and the touching hug they shared afterwards caught on video by a stunned passer-by went viral.

But it got even better on Wednesday when Officer Stacy and some colleagues arrived at 47-year-old Johnson’s home with two truckloads of food to keep her and her children and grandchildren fed through Christmas, in a touching show of compassion, which is needed in such a turbulent time.

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