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Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:44 PM

 

Brave Cops Fight Breast Cancer By Arresting People Using Pink Handcuffs

https://jezebel.com/brave-cops-fight-breast-cancer-by-arresting-people-usin-1846689764

As it does every year, breast cancer awareness month starts in October. But officers at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department are getting a head start on the pink parade by using pink handcuffs, pink badges, and other pink uniform accessories to—uh, remind the people that they are arresting to get screened for breast cancer. I wish that I was making this up.

Alex Villanueva, an actual sheriff in Los Angeles, tweeted about the pink initiative on Wednesday and included a photo of himself and two other officers holding their new pink cuffs. Sadly, their guns will not also be pink.

But will their Tazers be Pink?

Possibly not the best day to start this campaign.

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Reply Brave Cops Fight Breast Cancer By Arresting People Using Pink Handcuffs (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Apr 2021 OP
Deuxcents Apr 2021 #1
Celerity Apr 2021 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2021 #2
grantcart Apr 2021 #4
cinematicdiversions Apr 2021 #5
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2021 #6
Demovictory9 Apr 2021 #3
Ms. Toad Apr 2021 #7
cinematicdiversions Apr 2021 #8
Celerity Apr 2021 #10

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:46 PM

1. I call BS

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:00 AM

9. did you even read the article?

Deuxcents

1. I call BS



Alex Villanueva
@LACoSheriff
33rd Sheriff, Los Angeles County
; Veteran; Doctorate of Public Administration; 30+ years #LASD #SheriffV


Alex Villanueva
@LACoSheriff
Pink badges & pink handcuffs, all meant to grab your attention as we raise awareness and pray for a cure to end Breast Cancer!

Because of Covid, many women have put off mammograms and other cancer screenings.




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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:50 PM

2. In that case, people should stop using pink handcuffs.

Modifiers, Jezebel; modifiers.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:01 PM

4. That's the way I read it.


Last haircut I got before Covid I was asked if I wanted to make a donation for breast cancer by the barber. I said "Of course not I am 100% against breast cancer" (then put $ 10 in the donation jar).

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:19 PM

5. Jezebel is often, at best, around a sixth grade reading level.

 

Not a particularly bright sixth grader at that.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 10:49 PM

6. ...

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 11:49 PM

7. As someone with breast cancer, currently NED - I hate pinktober.

I hate even more that it is starting 6 months early.

And, the point in the article about late diagnosis of cervical and breast cancer among the incarcerated is valid. My (incarcerated) brother was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer - despite extensive complaints about syptoms at a time when diagnosis would have extended his life/saved him.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:44 AM

8. I am so sorry for your loss. NT

 

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:17 AM

10. Sadly, their guns will not also be pink.

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