Friday Jean Day has come to an end at the Sioux Falls Police Department, because of one protester’s sign misspelling.

“We have decided to no longer host Friday Jean Day at the station due to protester demands asking to ‘defun the police’ at recent protests. This also involves Picnic Tuesdays and Ice Cream Wednesdays which will be put on hold until we look further into those events. It’s something we never thought we would have to do, but we are in different times right now,” said one Sioux Falls Police Department representative we spoke with.

Not all citizens are on board with the changes, though.

“I don’t get how misspelling something on a protest sign can cancel a whole tradition. Friday Jean Day is an absolute right for the police department! They put their lives on the line every day, and should be rewarded by having a relaxing end to their week. I’m not on board with this, especially since it was by mistake. Defunning the police helps literally no one in this city,” said one citizen we spoke with.

Other citizens believe that police should almost never get to have fun.

“They shouldn’t get to have fun, if citizens can’t have fun! If we are suffering, they need to suffer too! I’ve had to work from home in sweat pants for the past 3 months, so I’m not too fond of someone going to work in jeans at this point in time. Especially with how messed up the world is right now. This is just the wrong time and I think it’s not right for police to get a jean day when citizens can’t,” said another citizen we spoke with.

Always make sure you spell your protest signs correctly, people.

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Adam K. White