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Lexington police officer buys lunch for Henry Earl


With all the tragedy and divide going on in the world, it’s good to see a Lexington police officer sitting down with Henry Earl, Lexington’s famed homeless man, for a couple slices of pie today. The officer treated Earl to the lunch, according to the Facebook poster who shared the photo.

It’s impossible to know how many times Earl has been arrested these days — his 1,500th arrest was three years ago — but he’s definitely no stranger to local law enforcement. It’s nice knowing that, through all their differences, they can still come together for a good meal.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for Lexington police officer buys lunch for Henry Earl

  1. runningunnin.454
    6:40 pm July 14, 2016 Permalink

    Nice local story in the wake of the bad rap the police have been getting the past couple of weeks.
    Would you believe an NAACP leader, Curtis Gatewood, has said the Dallas shooter that murdered 5 police officers was “defenseless and lynched”? People like this man and the BLM leaders are only exacerbating the situation.
    There has to be some meeting of the minds between black leaders and police across the country or this situation will worsen and precipitate horrendous consequences.

    • DelrayCat
      7:24 pm July 14, 2016 Permalink

      While I disavow the phrasing he used, the overarching point has some merit. Why did cops decide to use the robot to kill him. He was cornered and bleeding out and not really a threat. Why didn’t cops just wait him out? Or use some other sort of non-lethal force? Seems like they really just wanted to use their new toy to kill the guy. It just sets a bad precedent and borders on being unconstitutional.

    • WildcatCam
      3:00 am July 15, 2016 Permalink

      BLM isn’t the problem champ, nor are they exacerbating the situation. One of their premises is to have thst dialogue, but not everyone e is willing to have their hearts or minds changed, let alone accept the to fact that they might have hatred in their heart for someone of a different shade of skin. Don’t mistake the actions of a few and generalize an entire movement. Just like one can’t generalize and entire ethnicity or police as a whole.

    • runningunnin.454
      9:19 am July 15, 2016 Permalink

      So when the BLM crowd chants, “What do we want…DEAD COPS, when do we want it…NOW”, and when they destroy public and private property—–that’s not exacerbation?

  2. runningunnin.454
    8:16 pm July 14, 2016 Permalink

    Your argument has some validity; however, a sniper is a deadly “tool” of warfare, and a sniper that is only wounded, and not neutralized, is still a threat. I did think the use of the robotics was unusual; and I was surprised that a city police force had that capability; however, its use against an active shooter would not be unconstitutional….there were civilians in the line of fire.

  3. UK Big Board Update
    8:29 pm July 14, 2016 Permalink

    Ha. I know Keith Johnson well. Glad he shared this. Who doesn’t love some Goodfella’s?

  4. Souf beach Lou
    5:33 am July 15, 2016 Permalink

    Nice photo op. I guess its totally cool now they deprive people of life liberty and property and due process under the law because they bought pizza for a random junkie who has never really been much of a threat. I guess this cop “is one of the good ones”. The fact that he’s been harassed and arrested so many times for the same BS should be embarrassing to the entire city.

    • pixelplaid
      1:38 pm July 15, 2016 Permalink

      Oh come on. You very obviously have no idea the story behind James Brown. He basically gets drunk and starts getting belligerent on occasions. On other occasions they basically pick him up for an PI and give him a place to sleep for the the night.