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Paterson rapper Fetty Wap gives out 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving


City rapper Fetty Wap handed out a truck load of turkeys to residents at the Masonic Lodge on Tuesday evening.

Wap purchased 200 turkeys from ShopRite and had them delivered to the Broadway building from which he handed them out to families for Thanksgiving.

Ruby Cotton, 4th Ward councilwoman, thanked the rapper and his team for the giveaway. “We as a community need to learn how to feed each other and take care of each other,” she said.

Community leader Emanuel Capers said roughly 150 people came out to the event. He said the remaining turkeys were delivered to families who can use them for Thanksgiving.

Paterson Cares, a grassroots organization that has been feeding the homeless for more than a year, the Passaic County Bronze Shield, school board member Kenneth Simmons, Cotton, and Capers handled the delivery of the remaining turkeys.

Cotton also thanked the Brothers of Paterson organization for the event. Wap is from the 4th Ward, said Capers.

Though the lines stretched long outside the lodge, many stayed home due to the cold weather, said Capers. “The weather was really cold,” said Capers.

“I think it’s remarkable to do that at his age,” said Capers about Wap. “He understands giving back to his community is very important.”

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    <B>Child Abuse and Neglect</B> that is primarily responsible for populating our prisons with depressed, angry, frustrated, undisciplined, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults full of resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of hardships and struggles.

    <B>*Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect*</B> that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal *<B>(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)</B>* children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, <B>*PATIENCE*</B> and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult with mostly fond memories of his or her childhood.

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