So I took off to a quiet place to read the paper this morning. Not my usual choice, NY Daily News, but nonetheless a glance at the daily happenings. The one article that stood out to me was the one about the two NYPD cops getting reprimanded for tossing a ball with some neighborhood kids in the Bronx.
For starters, one thing that the article etiher failed to mention or did not have the information is whether or not they just threw a ball back and forth for a few minutes or were spending considerable time doing so. I think that point is actually crucial in making a determination as to whether or not it was improper. For the sake of this discussion, let’s say the officers were doing this for a few minutes.