Is this dad showing his son how to become a thug when he grows up? When you see what he showed him, your jaw will drop.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – A picture of a young boy giving a vulgar gesture toward a Springfield cruiser has gone viral. A local blog claims that a father taught his son to give the middle finger to police officers.
“I would go and rescue that little boy if he was drowning…if he was in a car accident…if he was choking on something…and I would do that and not ask for thanks. And there are 400 other police officers in the city of Springfield that would do the same,” said Sgt. John Delaney, of Springfield Police.
Activists say that the type of behavior displayed in this photo can harm their cause. Crowds of people joined together in a peaceful march to the federal courthouse in Springfield.
“I think that just shows bad parenting. That doesn’t represent anybody for the whole race or for our cause,” said Chico Dusty, of Springfield.
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