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Oh Thank Heaven As host to Police Community Network Centers in the District, 7-Eleven is almost a better bet for police assistance than 911. And now, it seems, D.C. cops will return the favor by acting as Pied Pipers to their favorite neighborhood hangouts: This week, they rolled out “Operation Chill,” a program that will reward youngsters cited for good behavior with 12-ounce Slurpee coupons. “Officers will give away coupons to kids for safely crossing the street, helping out elders, and wearing helmets when they ride their bikes,” says Kevin Morison, director of communications. Morison says that cops expect to issue 8,000 Slurpee “tickets” in the next few months.
Reporting by Danny Freedman, Laura Lang, and Elissa Silverman.
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