Tuesday, July 20, 2010

D.A.R.E. Officers Give Out Donuts to Get Kids to Talk to Them

D.A.R.E.'s International Training Conference is underway in Cincinnati, OH right now and D.A.R.E. officers from all over the country have figured out a healthy and non-ironic way to educate kids about the dangers of drugs: free donuts.

Seriously. That's the best they could come up with. Considering that poor diet and lack of exercise contribute to nearly 400,000 deaths each year, they couldn't have made a worse choice. Maybe if D.A.R.E. wasn't spending thousands of dollars each year on Mustangs and monster trucks with custom paint jobs to make kids think they're cool, they could have bought these kids some carrot sticks instead of giving out 1,000 sugar glazed artery cloggers donated by Dunkin' Donuts.

One police officer explained that giving out free donuts made children a lot less afraid of approaching police. "For people to approach you, it's a good thing because as police officers, that usually doesn't happen."

Why in the world would young people be cautious of talking to police officers? Police are the good guys right? They protect and serve and wage a war on drugs, so why is it unusual for them to be approached?

It might have something to do with things like this:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"wage a war on drugs" Wage a war on (some) drugs, please. Remember two of our nation's biggest killers, are alcohol and tobacco, both of which are legal.

So are the ototoxic drugs I was given while hospitalized (from drunk driving) which made me deaf.

John said...

When i think Cops, I think marijuana AND donuts... mmmm donuts, OMG, just like that commercial, I think weed, and I think DONUTS! Mmmmmmm... OMG, wouldn't it have been so cool, if to make the kids think that cops are cool, they gave them Marijuana.


OMG, how inappropriate. I am so sorry for even suggesting that.

After all, all that marijuana would cost too much without a marijuana sponsor, and no one grows marijuana like Dunkin' makes Donuts.

Disregard the above.



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Anonymous said...

the Goose Creek raid is legendary. If you go to u-tube and find the full tape you will see a swat cop cartwheel some kid through the air. If I remember, the dogs found two roaches and the principal was fired.