Skip to comments.Teenager Andre Little Shot In The Scrotum With Taser, Says Police Violated His Civil Rights
Posted on 10/24/2013 1:56:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
An African American teenager in Richmond, Calif., is suing the city after he says police violated his civil rights when they Tasered his scrotum.
According to Andre Little, the incident occurred at train station when a Richmond police officer approached him and asked if he was associated with a group of teens who were previously detained for questioning.
Little claims he told Officer Kristopher Tong that he wasnt part of the group.
Tong allegedly told him to move to another part of the station, but Little refused. Per the complaint, Tong grabbed Little by the wrist and another officer wrestled him to the ground.
Little claims he yelled, "Stop! Let me go! You have the wrong guy!"
"Tong then pulled out a Taser and pointed it at [Little's] head," the complaint reads.
Little says he pushed the Taser away, then Tong pointed at his groin.
He yelled, "Don't Tase me bro! Please don't Tase me in the balls! You don't have to do this!"
Tong allegedly Tasered Littles scrotum at that point. The teen was rolled onto his stomach, and then officers allegedly Tasered him on the back, as well.
"The officers finally stopped the attack when the Taser dart became lodged in [Little's] back," the lawsuit says.
U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley said Little will have to amend his claim because he failed to prove the officer singled him out or acted out of racial animus.
If it can be plausibly inferred that Tong approached Little and questioned him about his association with the detained African-American men because Little is also African-American, Corley wrote, such racial animus provides the further plausible inference that Tongs actions occurring in close temporal proximity ordering Little to move down the platform and the use of force were also motivated by racial animus.
However, Corley refused a dismissal of Littles claim that police used "threats, intimidation or coercion" to interfere with his legal rights in violation of California's Bane Act.
I am so tired of this divisive term..
As long as the cops made it home safe at the end of their shift.
They probably did.
In any event, this is in a huge city in Southern California, I don’t even see how this is newsworthy at this point. In that part of the nation, reporting stories like this are tantamount to reporting that today, the sun came up and the sky was still blue. Don’t know if that is true for, say, Texas or any of the Southern and Midwestern states but it sure is for Southern California.
people actually say “Don;t taze me, bro”
Forget the "racial animus" crap - I think he should claim sexual discrimination.
I'll bet that cop has never Tased a woman in the scrotum...
...although it IS California...
Good thing it wasn't Officer Tazer using tongs on him ....
Richmond is not southern California.
Its by Oakland.
Cops are the paid bullies of the ruling class.
I defined Southern California here as anywhere from the Bay Area on down - that whole region of California has had serious issues with out of control, rights violating police for decades now.
The cops ordered him to move because they wanted to bully him and prove that they were in charge.
For example, did you know these are poisonous?
Tong tasered Andre’s little scrotum. Oh my.
People between the Bay area and Thousand Oaks would take exception with that, and especially those in the Central Valley.
Ahum, a Little Paratestes makes it newsworthy.
Is it possible to tell if someone has been tasered, based on a physical examination?
But it appears that many FReepers are happy to take and believe his accusations are face value because, simply they don't like cops.
Critical thinking is sorely lacking.
True, but in terms of how out of control the police are and how civil liberties are treated as a joke in that whole region of Cali, it is still one and the same. But you are right that I should have said Southern Half of California so as not to imply that I am simply lumping the Bay Area together with the LA Metropolis area.
It is the the “whole of California”, there is the east Bay, and the larger LA basin, throw is Sacramento...the rest of the state is fine. With the gerrymandering of congressional districts over the years liberals took control of the government.
That is the reason north of the Bay Area, many countries want out, to start their own state. There is a move to break up the State, fine with me as long as we don’t get sucked in the liberal conclaves.
I thought the kid was an Indian named Andre Little Shot in the Scrotum.
Well maybe he experienced the same pain that women have during child birth. Or a colonoscopy without the meds. For a few seconds or so .....
He yelled, “Don’t Tase me bro! Please don’t Tase me in the balls! You don’t have to do this!”
He should have been tasered in the balls just for saying this!
“Tong tasered Andres little scrotum. “
But Tong missed Andre’s little dong.
I don’t like cops based on a long and varied life in the United States.
Cops have EARNED their loathing.
“Tong allegedly told him to move to another part of the station, but Little refused. “
Not a wise decision.
calf fries or rocky mountain oysters
That’s just nuts.
If you draw a line from the West Coast to the Nevada border through Richmond, CA you will notice that the line is well above the 1/2 way point between the North and the South 1/2's of Cali. FWIW, Richmond is in Northern California
I'm always amazed at comments such as this. I have members of my family and my wife's family that have worked in Law Enforcement for many many years. I have friends as well in Law Enforcement. In my experience, those who hate cops most typically do so because of treatment received after having interactions with cops that most often are caused by their own behavior. While there are bad cops, it is pathetic how some want to paint all with the same broad brush of animus after their personal behavior brought them into contact with law enforcement. Of course, it is possible you were one of the rare cases of cops gone bad. Without more information I am unable to comment on YOUR specific case.
I had my car stolen. When it was recovered, the perpetrator’s wallet was under the seat. I returned it to the cops, who did nothing.
I saw a drug deal in front of my house. I got good descriptions of the participants a license plate. The cops did nothing.
I had nails punched in my tires for 5 days straight in a small secure garage because of my “Bush” bumper stickers. The cops did nothing.
I had anti-Semitic graffiti at my house and pellet gun holes in my windows and the cops did nothing.
I have NEVER had the cops do anything when I was offended against.
But I have had tickets for breaking traffic laws that NOBODY knows about.
I have had tickets because while on cruise control in the middle of nowhere with nobody around in the middle of the night, the downhill run had me going 40 in a 35 when I had cruise set at 35.
I’ve seen cops break every law of the road and nearly cause a huge pileup to write a ticket to someone going with the flow of traffic about 4 MPH over the speed limit.
I’ve seen cops roar around town with nothing to do, nobody to catch, no sirens, 100% of the time, blowing lights, changing lanes without signaling, all in one town. Never once did I see a cop driving sanely there.’
I’m sick and tired of them.
If they want respect, they can start tomorrow to overcome my 52 years of not a single positive interaction.
Did one of those horrible things bite you there???
getting kicked in the privates is more painful than childbirth..
proof: women constantly ask to have another child and go through childbirth again, I’ve never heard of a man asking to get kicked in the privates again...
My daughter had her car stolen in a city where car theft is the highest in California. The local cops eventually took a report. The vehicle was found approximately 30 miles away in another town, and they had to pay a storage fee with the impound to get it released to them. Just for grins and giggles. NONE of that was the fault of law enforcement. What? You think that one stolen vehicle is the single most important event they have to focus on? I don't think so.
My wife and I moved our family onto a street where crime and drug dealing was rampant. We didn't know until we had already signed the lease. WE, along with many other people living on that street and were tired of the trash going on, established a Neighborhood Watch program through assistance with our local law enforcement. WE, over a period of time, FORCED those who were committing crimes and selling drugs (even in the parking lot of an apartment complex in broad daylight) to find other places to do their behavior. I got news for you, the Police are NOT there to protect and serve like is states on their vehicles. Law Enforcement is a reactionary force only. They are minutes away when seconds count - always. It is up to US to clean house, preferably with some help from Law Enforcement. They are unable to be everywhere at all times, and must prioritize their responses.
Why is it the fault of a law enforcement officer for someone getting a speeding ticket or a moving violation when they ARE speeding or Are committing a moving violation? I hate hearing someone saying, "Well, they do it too!" That excuse is tired and pathetic.
Do cops use their phones while driving? Yes! Do they speed unnecessarily? Perhaps! But that doesn't excuse someone else, not a cop, for breaking traffic or penal laws. If you don't want to get a ticket, follow the laws. If you don't want to be arrested, don't break the law. If you do, don't complain about getting a ticket or being arrested. I have no sympathy. If all YOU ever look for when you see an officer on the street is something negative, that is all YOU will ever see, period. I know of officers who have saved people's lives. I've known officers who have had to pick up body parts or burned bodies off roadways after some moron caused a fatal accident. I've known officers who have suffered significant career ending injuries after trying to stop a bad guy from hurting other people. I have seen officers come into schools making contact with young people in a positive way that has turned lives around.
Are all cops good? NO! Just as in any other profession, there are bad seeds. Are all cops evil? HELL NO! The vast majority are good, honest, hard working family men and women who are supporting their families while trying to make the community a safer place for all. Are they always successful? NO! But, society shares much of the blame for that.
Yeah, just barely nicked me. It had been hiding in my swimming trunks on the (very clean) bathroom floor. Felt like a nasty wasp sting but could have been -much- worse if it had stung like it really meant it. As in life-alteringly worse. As it was, it just really hurt for a few hours.
There’s a nine month space there .....at least.
My neighbor is a dispatcher.
They don’t roll a car unless shots were fired.
But you can get a ticket for 30 in a 25.
They Tazered his Little scrotum....must have been
damn fine shots.
Hey bro, could have been worse, he could have had a
But because my eyes are open to the trends around me I am no longer willing to assume that any governmental organization is inherently good, nor do I automatically assume that businesses or any other man made endeavor is by nature honest and trustworthy.
The entire mess is increasingly corrupt, especially government, and I'm afraid that includes law enforcement in general.
I used to be wholly pro-law enforcement until this year, when I realized the sum total of every interaction I’ve ever had with them has been negative.
Some of them may be fine. But they don’ primarily enforce the law against bad guys. They primarily jack up mother with kids in car seats.
That’s what I see. My eyeballs don’t lie. I’d love to have a different opinion based on reality.
O.K.....you enforce the law then...
Did you ever read Papillion? When the author got locked up in solitary on Devil’s Island one of those would sometimes visit him and give him a full strength bite. He said it was a totally horrible experience, one that must be a lot like a bad bite from a copperhead here in the US.
getting kicked in the privates is more painful than childbirth..
proof: women constantly ask to have another child and go through childbirth again, Ive never heard of a man asking to get kicked in the privates again...
I just snorted beer out of my nose!! That’s SO true and hilarious!