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After being called to check out a noise complaint, the police joined in the fun at a Mexican party

Carrollton, Texas is a relatively small city with a population of just over 100,000 people. It's the perfect testing ground for how powerful, and positive, real community policing can be. And in this case, local law enforcement absolutely nailed it.


A group of officers was called to respond to a noise complaint at a local, daytime house party. The on-duty police officers had body cameras, so the entire thing was caught on camera. Showing up at the scene, it becomes immediately apparent to them that nothing inappropriate is happening.

In fact, what is happening is clearly a touching and entirely appropriate gathering of family and friends celebrating a young woman's graduation. The officers prepare to leave the scene when their new host asks if they want to come and join the party for a bit. After the officers agree, they're given one stipulation by the woman in question: They have to agree to dance with her.

As one commenter noted: "Now this is the police a community deserves."

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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