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Mom Says NYPD Pepper-Sprayed Baby
Courthouse News ^ | April 1, 2013 | Adam Klasfeld

Posted on 04/03/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT by opentalk

BROOKLYN (CN) - NYPD officers pepper-sprayed three little children, including 2-year- and 5-month old babies, because they thought the kids' mom jumped a subway fare, the family claims in court.

Marilyn Taylor sued New York City, the NYPD and Officers Maripily Clase, Suranjit Dey and Jermaine Hodge in Federal Court, for herself, her three children and their father.

Taylor claims that she and her kids were preparing to board a Manhattan-bound L train on Aug. 9. She was pushing her 2-year-old in a stroller and holding her 4-year-old's hand. The father, Dehaven McClain, carried the 5-month-old close to his chest.

The officers stopped her on suspicion of skipping a fare because they saw her pushing the stroller through a service entrance rather than the turnstile, Taylor says in the complaint.

"The aggressiveness of the officers' demeanors had upset the four-year-old daughter, and her mother bent down to console her and tell her, 'everything will be OK," the complaint states. But everything was not OK. Taylor says Officer Dey pepper-sprayed her, causing her to fall to her knees and nearly fall from the platform. She says the spray hit every member of the family.

"The pepper-spray caused the children to scream out and choked the two-year old, who went into fits of vomiting," the complaint states.

"Ms. Taylor was then placed in handcuffs as the minor children cried in fear and pain." Taylor claims that Officers Hodge and Dey then pushed her down the stairs so roughly that the pressure against her handcuffs bruised her wrists and lower back.

(Excerpt) Read more at courthousenews.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; bloomberg; children; donutwatch; families; newyork; nyc; nypd; police

1 posted on 04/03/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

The NYPD forgot to shoot the dog.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 11:06:40 AM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: opentalk

Gee, maybe BloomNazi needs to ban pepper spray next


3 posted on 04/03/2013 11:16:11 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: opentalk

A woman and her children?

Clearly hardened criminals.

The five month old clearly is involved in the creation and smelly release of hazardous biological weaponry, which the parents contain in a specially-designed receptacle for that purpose.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 11:20:58 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: opentalk

Can’t say for sure, but sounds like thugs to me.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 11:21:20 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: opentalk

Doomberg’s stormtroopers?


6 posted on 04/03/2013 11:23:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: opentalk
At least the cops got to go home to their families after their shift, and that's really all that matters.

< /sarc>

7 posted on 04/03/2013 11:25:43 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Altariel

It doesn’t say whether they did indeed jump fare, but in any case that wouldn’t merit what the cops did.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 11:29:50 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Joe 6-pack

Sadly, there are Freepers who use that excuse, without the sarc tag.

Waiting for them to arrive on this thread in 3...2...1....


9 posted on 04/03/2013 11:32:43 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: opentalk

Now
Ye see we like to wield
Pepper-Spray on Preschool-aged
Daughters and Sons


10 posted on 04/03/2013 11:37:46 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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“The aggressiveness of the officers’ demeanors had upset the four-year-old daughter,”

Kids can tell when they’re in the presence of Dangerous Criminals.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 11:40:00 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: opentalk
NYPD officers pepper-sprayed three little children, including 2-year- and 5-month old babies, because they thought the kids' mom jumped a subway fare, the family claims in court.

if true, prison in general population for the jack booted miscreants.

12 posted on 04/03/2013 11:44:10 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: opentalk

13 posted on 04/03/2013 11:48:36 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: MeganC

14 posted on 04/03/2013 11:50:27 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Rusty0604

> It doesn’t say whether they did indeed jump fare, but in any case that wouldn’t merit what the cops did.

The woman didn’t jump fare. She had a stroller that wouldn’t fit through the turnstile; so she paid the fare and then went through the gate; that’s when the cops spied her and ATTACKED the family with chemical weapons.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 12:11:06 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: opentalk

Family musta looked like these training targets

http://www.examiner.com/article/company-selling-targets-with-images-of-americans-to-dhs-for-firearms-training


16 posted on 04/03/2013 12:31:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: BuffaloJack

It’s a good thing they weren’t weilding a Big Gulp. It could have been series. /s


17 posted on 04/03/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: silverleaf
Good point.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 12:39:11 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: BuffaloJack
I figured as much, I've had big luggage and had to do the same thing, I guess if it was me I would want it to be known that the whole thing was based on a false accusation. Probably the journalist omitted it.
19 posted on 04/03/2013 12:58:51 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: opentalk

Just be glad they didn’t do a cavity search and shoot the dog.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 1:51:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: silverleaf

Yep. Images also posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2990028/posts

May we never forget.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Jeff Winston

But—but—but-—we don’t have both sides of the story!

</sarc>


22 posted on 04/03/2013 2:59:33 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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