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Officers Accused Of Using Taser On 10-Year-Old
theindychannel.com ^ | March 31, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 04/01/2010 5:07:22 AM PDT by Abathar

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- Two Martinsville police officers have been suspended after they were accused of using a Taser to subdue a 10-year-old.

A news release from the mayor's office and the Martinsville Police Department said the officers responded Tuesday evening to Tender Teddies Day Care on reports of a 10-year-old who was out of control.

The release said that the officers, trying to prevent the child from hurting other children, staff members and himself, slapped the boy and then used a Taser to subdue him.

"While the department will not condone the unnecessary treatment of any subject, regardless of age, in any apprehension situation, additional comments will not be made pending results of the final investigation," the release read.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: lping; taser
It's the talk of our small little town here. These two city cops (and everyone knows who they are here in town) are not small by any definition.

If two grown men can't handle a ten year old without using a taser then they need to find another profession, period.

1 posted on 04/01/2010 5:07:22 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

How whacked out can a 10 year old GET so that an adult or two would not suffice to put an end to the tantrum?


2 posted on 04/01/2010 5:08:46 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Abathar

In the continuum of force the taser is pressed as that step after verbal commands are ignored and before it is necessary to use physical force, not in place of or after physical force is applied. These guys may either be entirely in the right or just sadistic either way the tantrum ended. Personally, I recommend shock collars for little bast’rds who have never learned to shut up and sit down when told.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 5:14:14 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hard to believe the police were called to handle a 10 year old. Sounds like the day care center should have called an exorcist instead. What fun when that child becomes a free-wheeling adult is turned loose on a barely suspecting society!


4 posted on 04/01/2010 5:16:22 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Abathar

Gotta side with the police officers on this one... can’t even imagine the kind of trouble you’d run into at Tender Teddies Day Care. /s


5 posted on 04/01/2010 5:17:31 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Abathar

Well, the taser does represent a significant level of force. So, on the face of it, it obviously seems excessive to use this device on a 10 year old child. But, I wasn’t there. However, this idea of using cops to give the ass beating that the parents should have given is becoming all to common these days. This is the likely outcome when the “village” is expected to raise children.


6 posted on 04/01/2010 5:24:36 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Gun, Bible, Gadsden Flag...the definition of a hater and far right-wing extremist)
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To: Abathar

At least is wasn’t a 71 year old gramma.

A Travis County grand jury has declined to indict a deputy constable on a charge of injury to an elderly person after he used his Taser stun gun on a female motorist during an incident last year.

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/no-charges-for-officer-who-used-taser-on-497390.html


7 posted on 04/01/2010 5:25:31 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2nd.)
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To: Abathar

taze my kid, bro!


8 posted on 04/01/2010 5:35:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: Abathar

In this case the cops might have prevented the kid from biting them or hurting himself. Imagine putting the kid in the back of a squad car kicking and screaming like that.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 5:52:35 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Abathar

Would they have preferred the cops shoot the kid instead?
How about beating him into submission with billy-clubs?


10 posted on 04/01/2010 5:53:15 AM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: Abathar

Follow the link, and notice the biggest douche-bag who posts in the replies has Che as his avatar.


11 posted on 04/01/2010 5:55:42 AM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: Abathar

These cops have families to go home to at the end of the day. They shouldn’t be taking chances unnecessarily. They should have called in SWAT and had the kid taken out by a sniper.


12 posted on 04/01/2010 6:03:12 AM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: Abathar

Idiots. You can pull a kid like that out of a tantrum by filling two plastic water pistols (squirt guns) and handing him one.


13 posted on 04/01/2010 6:13:19 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: GBA
What fun when that child becomes a free-wheeling adult is turned loose on a barely suspecting society!

Truly.

14 posted on 04/01/2010 6:19:16 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: Abathar
I have a child that is mentally/emotionally behind; at 10 he was mentally closer to 3. He would occasionally pitch a fit that required physical intervention. Think of how a 3 year-old would respond to a taser.

My other kid IS 10 and physically very strong (he's a gymnast). Still, any adult who can't restrain him using their arms/body shouldn't be in law enforcement.

15 posted on 04/01/2010 6:25:03 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: Abathar

Sounds like they took care of this child THX1138 style!


16 posted on 04/01/2010 6:36:52 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Steamburg

Personally I recommend spanking the little bas****s and not bothering the cops at all. Back in the day schools didn’t call cops when kids “got out of control” because they never let them get to the point they were out of control. Now they can’t touch the little tyrants and are forced to call police.


17 posted on 04/01/2010 6:37:02 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Arrowhead1952
A thread started today about that incident: Dashcam Video of Grandma Being Tased
18 posted on 04/01/2010 6:42:13 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Abathar
The idea behind a tazer is that it instantly subdues a person without causing any permanent damage. Wrestling the kid to the ground could cause permanent damage with broken bones or even, if the kid thrashes enough a broken neck or spine.

These days cops are between a rock and a hard place. A ten year old throwing a two year old tantrum threatening other children is a dangerous situation. Honestly, I probably would have tazed the kid too.

19 posted on 04/01/2010 6:49:39 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Well, this is the lead story on KLBJ with Mark, Ed and SGT Sam today. There are a LOT of callers (and the lib - Ed) that actually think the deputy did wrong. She has been in trouble with a lot of other law enforcement officers.

She was doing 60 MPH in a construction zone that had been reduced to 45 MPH. In Texas, fines double in construction zones when workers are present. She was warned five times before the tazing.

To bad she go to NYC with a free airplane trip, a limo ride and got on the Today show with Matt Lauer (sp). She also got a $40,000 settlement from Travis county.


20 posted on 04/01/2010 6:57:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2nd.)
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To: Abathar

This is outrageous. WTH have we come to when ADULTS cannot handle a child? For crying out loud, whip his butt and call the parents. I hate what this whimpya$$ country has become.


21 posted on 04/01/2010 7:00:46 AM PDT by buschbaby (Beware! I'm one of those scary stay-at-home mom Tea Partiers. I'm threatening to clean up your mess)
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To: bamahead

ping.


22 posted on 04/01/2010 8:02:19 AM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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23 posted on 04/01/2010 8:55:16 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

Just another example of the 99% giving the 1% a bad name.


24 posted on 04/01/2010 9:39:10 AM PDT by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: Abathar

No possible excuse.


25 posted on 04/01/2010 10:45:10 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Abathar

This is a disgrace.


26 posted on 04/02/2010 3:10:11 AM PDT by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: Abathar

You know how I can tell this was a BAD incident?

The usual jackboot polishers avoided the thread.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 3:43:28 PM PDT by ko_kyi
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