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Ind. officer uses stun gun on unruly 10-year-old
Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2010 | CARLY EVERSON

Posted on 04/01/2010 9:59:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- One officer called to a home day care to help control an unruly 10-year-old used a stun gun on the boy and another slapped him in the face when he wouldn't listen to them, a central Indiana chief police said Thursday.

The child suffered no significant injuries. Both officers have been placed on administrative duty while the Tuesday confrontation is being investigated.

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1 posted on 04/01/2010 9:59:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All it took for me was the sound of my dad’s belt racing through his belt loops.


2 posted on 04/01/2010 10:01:02 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All it took for me was the sound of my dad’s belt racing through his belt loops.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 10:01:16 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sometimes, I wish teachers could get away with such a response.


4 posted on 04/01/2010 10:01:39 AM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: demshateGod

Sorry about the double post sorry about the double post.


5 posted on 04/01/2010 10:01:44 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what will people say was the worst offense?

The stun gun?

The slap?

Or a ten year old who doesn’t respect any authority?

Which of these will lead to lifelong problems for this child?


6 posted on 04/01/2010 10:02:00 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: demshateGod

Really? All it took for me was the sound of my middle name.


7 posted on 04/01/2010 10:02:18 AM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Martinsville Police Chief Jon Davis said he believed the two officers could have restrained the 94-pound boy without using force.

Uh... Police Chief Davis, restraint is force.

8 posted on 04/01/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: demshateGod
"All it took for me was the sound of my dad’s belt racing through his belt loops."

LOL, You and me both, that is one sound that will stick in my head forever. (forgive me for not double posting)

9 posted on 04/01/2010 10:03:58 AM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: Julia H.

Julia, me too!


10 posted on 04/01/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT by altoinprogress
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just doing his duty THX1138 style!


11 posted on 04/01/2010 10:04:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, I wonder what would happen to me if I slapped my son in front of a police officer... or “stunned” him for that matter...


12 posted on 04/01/2010 10:06:33 AM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Good reference. How many people do you think have any seen this great movie?


13 posted on 04/01/2010 10:10:06 AM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: demshateGod

With me it was my grandmother and my mother.

They did good because we (4 of us) grew to be responsible.

By the way, none of us were on drugs, drunks, etc.

All four of us have our college education and three of us have our MBAs.

Once Obama starts to pay for our college education, we are thinking of going for our PhDs.


14 posted on 04/01/2010 10:12:32 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The officer who slapped him had it right. Too bad our society has degenerated such that parents no longer have that tool. The result has been a generation of out of control and disrespectful brats.


15 posted on 04/01/2010 10:14:41 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh no, Martintucky alert!!!!

Anyone from central Indiana or Morgan county (like yours truly) knows what I mean.

Sniff...it’s making me homesick ;)


16 posted on 04/01/2010 10:15:23 AM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: demshateGod

Oh, I know what that sounds like. It’s the sound that kicks in the “flight response” deep down inside the brain. And you hope you can get away till dad cools off a tad. If he cools off. LOL


17 posted on 04/01/2010 10:16:04 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“Which of these will lead to lifelong problems for this child?”

None of the above - it is the lack of parental responsibility that spares the rod, and the society that says parents can be prosecuted if the do not spare the rod. PC must die.


18 posted on 04/01/2010 10:21:40 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Regardless of why, the fact that this 10 year old would not obey a policeman will cause lifelong problems for him unless it is corrected in a hurry.


19 posted on 04/01/2010 10:23:40 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“Or a ten year old who doesn’t respect any authority?”

Unless the child is committing a crime the jack-boot has no authority over them what so ever...


20 posted on 04/01/2010 10:24:42 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Absolutely correct. Either spank them a little when they are little or the world will do it big time when they are big.


21 posted on 04/01/2010 10:25:00 AM PDT by esquirette (Rally around Old Glory. Put one on your desk, outside the house, and on the car. Fly a flag.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s just the unruly 10 year olds, so guess how them Hoosiers treat adults!


22 posted on 04/01/2010 10:25:07 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Read post #21 on this thread.


23 posted on 04/01/2010 10:27:20 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: babygene

Are you kidding me?

“Putting all these items together, you can see the result: the citizens become so sensitive that they resent the slightest application of control as intolerable tyranny, and in their resolve to have no master they end by disregarding even the law, written or unwritten”

Was Plato writing about you?

“The jack-boot” was called because the child was hitting his adult caretakers and was destroying their property. So yes, the child was committing a crime.

And I was raised to respect authority. If you weren’t, you are part of the problem.


24 posted on 04/01/2010 10:28:16 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Are you just refusing to read what I wrote? Is that it?

I said “Which of these will cause lifelong problems?” You said “none”. And then you direct me to read supporting evidence for my claim.


25 posted on 04/01/2010 10:29:53 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good thing it was a 10 year old and not a dog. Had it been a dog, there wouldn't even have been an investigation and there would have been no justification for such gross mis-use of force.
26 posted on 04/01/2010 10:37:38 AM PDT by lt.america (My soul was removed to make room for all of this sarcasm)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

If a kid is acting up in school, calling the parent is appropriate. If they are not prepared to charge the kid, the cops should not be called. A 10 YO is a child... You don’t deal with misbehavior of a child by calling the cops.


27 posted on 04/01/2010 10:42:22 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene

It wasn’t in school, but don’t let not reading the article ever stop you from commenting on the thread.


28 posted on 04/01/2010 10:51:23 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Julia H.

My dad didn’t use my middle name, that was my mom, we didn’t fear her “spankings”. My dad didn’t say anything, he just whipped the belt out.


29 posted on 04/01/2010 10:52:17 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: AFreeBird

Oh yeah, when we heard that we raced to comply.


30 posted on 04/01/2010 10:54:30 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I feared Grandma Harris. One time I was wrestling with a boy in my back yard. Grandma told us to stop. We didn't. She grabbed a coiled-up garden hose and gave us a slow-motion whippin' I remember to this day.
'No, Grandma, no!'
The coils beat down on us with brutal force!
31 posted on 04/01/2010 10:58:09 AM PDT by olepap (God help us)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heh. Things have sure changed. The cop on the beat where I lived was a big mick, with hands like iron. I lipped off to him exactly once - Whereupon he grabbed me up by a convenient ear, and booted me in the butt all the way to my house. There, things only got worse, as my old man was home working in the shop. Oof. Not good.


32 posted on 04/01/2010 10:59:21 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: svcw

Good question. I don’t know. I just recently watched not too long ago myself, but it was quite prescient for the time it was made.

Not only do we have newer and newer generations of cops who are becoming more robot-like in their thinking on how the law should be enforced with the equivalent of cattleprods for humans (aka Tasers), but you also have children (particularly boys) taking psychotropic drugs equivalent to Ritalin, Prozac, Luvox, et al like in the movie.

But the end of the movie is also prescient in the fact that people are waking up and trying to free themselves of this prison we have been creating for ourself here in America.


33 posted on 04/01/2010 10:59:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: roamer_1

Isn’t that called double jeopardy? Did you go for for final jeopardy in that episode of your life? LOL!


34 posted on 04/01/2010 11:00:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: svcw

Never saw the movie, but I know what car has that California license plate


35 posted on 04/01/2010 12:14:20 PM PDT by abovethefray
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To: abovethefray

I don’t remember a car at all.
Enlighten me.


36 posted on 04/01/2010 12:49:57 PM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: svcw

That plate is on the ‘32 Ford in American Graffiti, I think that was his next movie


37 posted on 04/01/2010 12:57:59 PM PDT by abovethefray
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To: abovethefray

Ok, that makes more sense. I almost thought you were thinking that Woody Allen movie were he is frozen and thawed out 200 years in the future.
He found a VW bug in a cave and it started right up.


38 posted on 04/01/2010 1:01:01 PM PDT by svcw (Religion is like giving someone who is dying of thirst mouthwash.)
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To: abovethefray

1138 was also the cell block that Luke told the Stormtrooper that Chewbacca was being transferred from:

“Prisoner transfer from cell block one-one-three-eight”


39 posted on 04/01/2010 5:12:23 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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