What exactly did their campaign entail? Well they set out on a mission to rid the neighborhood of a problem causing basketball hoop.
The hoop had been assaulting children for years by denying their dunks and Kareem Abdul Jabbar-style sky hooks. So Cleveland PD showed up and arrested that troublesome basketball goal.
In the photo below we can see several officers in a struggle to restrain the goal. The one officer could be heard yelling at the goal, “Stop Resisting!” while others beat it with their batons, but this goal was a beast!
Several gallons of pepper spray later, and after hooking their tasers into the local power lines, their heroism finally prevailed.
They carted off the goal downtown as bystanders cheered on the sidelines.
And by ‘cheered’ we mean even kids were thinking to themselves, “WTF?!”
We here at the Free Thought Project sometimes have to resort to sarcasm in order to deal with the sheer asininity of some law enforcement actions and the previous few paragraphs were obviously that.
However, this is not an article out of The Onion, it is not some satire, or misconstrued photos.
The Cleveland Police Department actually confiscated a basketball goal and ticketed the owner for having it.
According to Toledo News Now, as a kind gesture a woman, Cheri Fiorilli, had bought the goal for her neighbors for helping her out.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-confiscate-basketball-goal/#2JztCA854pFexrEc.99