JumpStart by Robb Armstrong


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago

    It’s a crime to not have something or some place or someone for kids to keep their minds off the streets.

    Thanks for this one, Robb!….

  2. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, about 2 years ago

    Hey – Crunchy’s smiling!

  3. randayn

    randayn said, about 2 years ago

    Most excellent on several levels, Mr. Armstrong.

  4. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 2 years ago



  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 2 years ago

    Vince Papale approves

  6. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


  7. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee said, about 2 years ago


    it’s not a CRIME, it’s called lack of parenting.

  8. pathfindercec

    pathfindercec said, about 2 years ago

    now THAT’s Community policing! Bravissimo!

  9. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Kudos from me too, Mr. Armstrong. But, given the time of year and the hoop in panel 3, I would have expected the kid to have a basketball (easier to get a game, or just play/practice by yourself), not a football (need several to play) — I know it wasn’t the point, just seemed odd to me. I wish there was a PAL in every city.

  10. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 2 years ago

    Thank for this strip today. I remember on the web when an officer did the very same thing, saw a kid with a football standing by himself, officer stopped and go out of his car and tossed the football with the youth. Let’s youth see officers like to have fun too.

  11. robb armstrong

    robb armstrong GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Kab Buch That officer’s name is Soltura. See sixth frame of JS.

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 2 years ago

    Aw, this is so sweet. Thanks, Robb!

  13. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago

    Thank you! I agree wholeheartedly.

  14. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago

    @Bruce Lee

    In addition to what “CDK” and others have said, it’s also an up hill battle for the parents who do care. They do their part, but the kids have to leave the house at some particular point for the day. At that time, their attention is constantly being lured by what is out there, including that element….

    And in addition, there’s the radio and TV, and what I was originally referring to, the closing and neglecting of many a community center for kids to play and develop their abilities for sports or the cutting of funds for school and after school programs designed to foster a kid’s appreciation for music, the arts, science, you name it!…. there are parents who don’t put the right thoughts in their kids’ minds and hearts. But there are many who do . But either way, the battle has many fronts…..

  15. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 2 years ago


    And I forgot to also include the need for positive role models, as depicted here. Someone to help parents by reinforcing what parents are trying to teach their children. Someone to show that they as police, teachers, etc. are not someone or something to be feared, or “not trusted”, but someone who cares and wants to share in their community, and it’s people . Someone who shows that they are a human first, as well as some “badge”, or some office, or whatever position they hold.

    Not to mention that there are single parents (due to death of spouse, as well as other reasons)

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