For all the negative headlines surrounding police officers and community policing these days, it’s seriously refreshing when a video like this comes along and allows us to restore a little bit of faith in humanity. Some presumably miserable person in Gainesville, Florida had the audacity to call the police for a noise complaint about kids playing basketball in the street recently, and the responding officer handled the call in the best way possible.
The person who called in the complaint must have been quite distraught when the officer showed up and — instead of being a jerk and shutting down the kids’ fun — joined in on the action, balling up with the them for about 10 minutes. In fact, even more kids came outside to play in the time that the cop was hanging around. Talk about your all-time backfires!
Eventually, the cop bows out and heads back to his cruiser, but not before lowering the rim and throwing down a dunk on the neighborhood kids. As he’s leaving, he asks the kids if they’re going to be playing around the same time the next day, as he plans on swinging by and bring some “backup” to get a game going.
That is some good policin’, folks.