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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:33 PM

Topeka, KS, police sorry for Father's Day tweet in poor taste

Topeka police have apologized for a Father’s Day tweet that encouraged people to turn in dads who have outstanding warrants.

The Kansas City Star reports that the tweet sent Sunday says, in part: “Want to give him a Father’s Day he’ll never forget? Call TPD and we’ll help your family make a memory that will last a lifetime.”

In a statement Monday, the department says the tweet was sent by someone on its social media team and that it was meant to be lighthearted and humorous but ended up being hurtful.

The department says it quickly deleted the tweet.

Calling the incident a “learning experience,” the department offered thanks to all who reached out to say how the tweet made them feel.

https://www.apnews.com/e76465240df94d7bb9a386f58b2bfa94

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Reply Topeka, KS, police sorry for Father's Day tweet in poor taste (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 17 OP
hlthe2b Jun 17 #1
Red Mountain Jun 17 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jun 18 #7
defacto7 Jun 17 #3
Progressive Jones Jun 17 #4
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 18 #5
Demonaut Jun 18 #6

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:34 PM

1. Authoritarian tactics spreading like wildfire--no, I don't take this as any kind of "joke"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:57 PM

2. So what else does that person find amusing?

Something cruel, no doubt.

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 01:02 AM

7. That was my first thought, too! How is this "funny?" Now deleted Tweet:

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 10:57 PM

3. Psychopaths have no sense of humor. Even when they try

it's not.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 11:39 PM

4. Everything about policing needs to be fundamentally changed in this nation. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 12:39 AM

5. Haha! So funny! (sarcasm)

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 12:45 AM

6. when being twisted is a "learning experience"

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