Jonathan Papernick

The New Conversational Anarchist

My son, in print for the first time

September 10, 2009

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This article comes from the local newspaper when the Bentley University Police Department visited my son's class at school. He is clearly the star of this article and impressively articulate for such a little tyke. May he continue to get positive press!

I can't figure out how to make the link work, so I'm pasting the article below. Welcome to Google Zevi!

By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff
Daily News Tribune

Linked together by a colored cloth chain, 20 kids marched outside the YMCA to the parking lot, and squealed in delight, "I see it! I see it!"

They had spotted Bentley University police Sgt. Robert Lynn's cruiser, and got even more excited when its blue lights started flashing.

Lynn visited the class of 2- to 4-year-olds as part of the YMCA's community helpers program, which features people in professions that help others, said preschool teacher Kelley DeCola.

Kids were tickled as Lynn hammed it up, ordering them, "Put your hands up!" and demanding to know, "Who did that?"

They giggled, then screamed and quickly covered their ears at the sound of the cruiser's horn.

Lynn explained what police officers do and how they help people - such as helping an elderly woman find her car. He showed them the various tools on his belt used to control "bad people," including handcuffs, pepper spray, and a baton.

Kids got to explore the cruiser, and received a badge at the end of the visit.

The general consensus among the kids: "He was funny!"

"I liked sitting in the police officer's car," said Zev Papernick, age 3.

Charlotte Assencio, clutching a bag of fish-shaped crackers, said she too, liked sitting in his car. She held her fingers up to indicate that she is "number thwee" years old.

Amanda Snaden, also 3, said Lynn was funny and she liked the sirens and flashing lights.

Pointing to the cruiser, Papernick exclaimed, "I liked that thing!"

DeCola said the presentation "went great" and will continue with a visit from a doctor today, and firefighters next week.

"The kids had a lot of fun with it, and Rob was great, very bubbly," said DeCola.