Skip to comments.Indiana cops taser 10-year-old at day care
Posted on 05/16/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT by opentalk
Indiana police say two officers have been placed on administrative suspension after they used a stun gun on an unruly child at a home day care.
A news release from the mayor's office and the Martinsville Police Department said the officers responded to reports of a 10-year-old who was out of control at Tender Teddies Day Care Tuesday night, reports WRTV in Indianapolis
...The department says that when the officers arrived the boy was out of control, hitting and kicking and refusing to listen to them.
The department says the officers used a stun gun and slapped the boy to subdue him.
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DON’T TASE ME BRO!!!!!!!!!!
But hey, the Cops went home to their families.
No dogs were shot.
When the only tool you have is a hammer...
A boy should always have a target dog to shield him from police abuse.
The boy was way out of line...
“It was not their first visit to the home on such reports.”
Same kid? The 10 year old, 100 pounder?
Another PR score for Serve & Protect.
When I see a story like this, I wish there was good quality video of the incident.
On the other hand, is this a wild little ten year old, or a TEN YEAR OLD in a high school football players body?
At 94 pounds, it sounds like the former.
Isn’t it a little strange that the police had to be called in the first place?
When I was growing up (70’s) a friend of mine’s family had a very long and drawn out court battle. His mom was a teacher, and she had tied a kid to the chair. I don’t even know how the case turned out.
But looking back on it...why not tie the unruly kid to the chair, call mom or dad to come take him home, and move on with life.
But now the police have to get involved? Wow. I think the 70’s and 80’s were transitional. My friend’s mom was acting in a 1950’s manner...something that would probably make national news today. But has this change made us better or worse?
A ten year old. Wow what are they using in the academy, puppies?
The next thing you know they’ll be tasing 10 year olds at day cares
Kid is lucky he wasn’t shot. It could have turned out much differently if he had pulled a pop tart firearm on the cops.
The department says that when the officers arrived the boy was out of control, hitting and kicking and refusing to listen to them. The department says the officers used a stun gun and slapped the boy to subdue him. The chief said the boy cried after being shocked on Tuesday but is now fine, WRTV reports."
But parents better not discipline their children who are acting out (which might well have led to this 10-yr old's behavior problems in the first place, ironically enough).
You know, match up dog pounds with police departments.
I mean the unwanted dogs are going to be put down anyway, right? Right???
Call the "parent" of this little moron and say you will need to find other arrangements because he's out of here. Were the parents by some freaking miracle actually working or is this a welfare case?
I need more info. But for crying out loud why can't anyone handle anything without calling the cops?
Ah yes. Officer Chub-up and Officer Chubby.
thanks for the ROFL.
FR: putting things in perspective for 17 years.
I had a fourth grade teacher who tied a kid to a chair. She would also make pupils wash their mouths with soap if they used profanity. That would be considered barbaric today, but we thought it was appropriate punishment that fitted the misdeed.
Sadder still is that the Day Care called the police and not the boy’s parents, specifically a father. When did calling the police become the default for everything? (rhetorical)
Tasered at Tender Teddies Day Care?
You just can’t make this stuff up!
Probably why I never went into comedy writing. Real life kept getting stranger than the most twisted ideas my brain could cook up.
Words of wisdom from a bygone era:
Rules for training children
Susanna Wesley was the mother of John and Charles Wesley—and 17 other children. Here are some simple rules which she used in training her children for God:
1. Eating between meals is not allowed.
2. Children are to be in bed by 8 p.m.
3. Children are required to take medicine without complaining.
4. Teach children to fear the ‘rod of correction’.
5. Teach children to pray as soon as they can speak.
6. Require all children to be still during family worship.
7. Give children nothing that they cry for. Only grant their wishes when asked for politely.
8. Parents should not punish any fault which is first confessed and repented of. This will prevent lying in children.
9. Never allow a sinful act to go unpunished.
10. Commend and reward good behavior. Any attempt to please, even if poorly performed, should be commended.
11. Strictly keep all promises to children.
12. Parents are to subdue self-will in every child. When the will of a child is totally subdued, and it is brought to revere and stand in awe of the parents—then a great many childish follies may be passed by. I insist on the conquering of the will of children early, because this is the only strong and rational foundation of a religious education. When this is thoroughly done, then a child is capable of being governed by reason and piety.
“The silent influence of parental conduct is far greater, either for good or for evil, than most parents are aware of. You teach by what you say, you influence by what you do; and also by what you do not say, and do not perform.” J.A. James
“O parents, parents! Take care what you are teaching your children by your example. You are always influencing them for good—or evil. You are leading them to Heaven—or to Hell. Not a day passes, but you produce impressions, perhaps permanent impressions—either good or bad!” James Smith
~ ~ ~ ~
Now if you are the parent you will be charged with child abuse if you use physical discipline on your child. That is what the State is for.
We are a police state.
My home town, and I know both of them personally.
This is the second time in the last couple of years that they have done this to an unruly child in a daycare, last time I knew the officer that took “retirement” after the incident as well.
Good grief, as if this damn town doesn’t have enough image problems without us tazing our kids on top of all the other racial BS we deal with here.
Phil Deckard is the mayor who wants another term to “finish what he started” here, I think this will be key in bringing him down now.
Get a hold of yourself
The driver at gunpoint is not the perp: A California Highway Patrol officer and another emergency responder stop a vehicle at a checkpoint near the neighborhood where a federal immigration officer was shot and three local police officers were wounded during a violent confrontation ...
I’d expect this at Chuck E Cheese, but not Tender Teddies Day Care.
Nice thoughtful comments.
But I don’t think you understand the purpose of these threads. You aren’t supposed to think and reflect on the sorry state of our society and how we got here. No.
You are supposed to emote and focus your hate on the police who have no goal but to kill you.
It’s like 1984 Minute of Hate or something.
I still feel the sting from the yard stick my science teacher inflicted on me. I won’t even talk about the paddle the shop teacher had.
Didn’t fool around much after that.
Huh, what a concept. The Board of Education. TASER seems a bit harsh but the judicious use of pain works every time.
Nope, the ones I heard about aren’t involved in this and they are back on the job today. I was shocked that it would happen again after all the fallout the last incident incited around here.
I need to double check this now, seems this might have been an older story recirculated but around here you can never be sure.
Our system is so screwed up. If a parent or teacher spanked the 10 year old for being unruly and throwing tantrums, they would have been arrested. But its OK for cops to taze the kid.
I don’t understand why two Male Adult Doughnut Processors couldn’t subdue a 100 lb. kid. Slap his ass in cuffs and leg straps and haul him off to the pokie for mommie to claim the darlin?
Seems like Tazering was just for fun.
This is my standard observation about these circumstances:
People call the police when something physical needs to be done and they can’t for liability reasons, do it themselves. It’s like store employees being told not to interfere with shoplifters.
Parents want to sue at the drop of a hat. Parents of the type that would have an uncontrollable child maybe more so. Tough situation to be in.
that’s what stun guns and slaps are for....to get the attention of unruly people....of any age! While the stun gun is uncomfortable..it hurts nothing except ones ego!
Or maybe he’s fat. My nine year old weighs 120 lbs, is bit chubby, but could never be compared to a football player. Unless you are attempting to justify this abuse of a ten year old.
Thanks for clearing that up. Will do.
OMG #14 is hilarious!!!! (in a sick, scary sort of way)
Their out of control. We need to change that “Serve and protect” crap.
Heh, they were just tenderizing him. At least they went home safe, that’s the most important thing.
A particularly vicious rabbit with teeth that gnash and tear.
If a person who is not a parent and not a (government school) teacher touches a child, it becomes grounds for legal action by Child Protective Services. So, either get the parents, the cops, or Child Protective Services to come in. They claim to be the only entities qualified to handle unruly children, and they will use the courts to punish those who undertake self help.
I know and that’s complete crap. Freaking lawyers. These little jerk kids know you can’t do anything to them as well. I am glad I am old because when these little jrks are adults it’s going to be “Lord of the Flies”, out there. I hope everyone is happy.
Somebody above posted that the day care provider's reality restrains them from using any kind of force. Parents sue, child protective services initiates legal action to take away their license, maybe criminal sanctions depending on the local DA, may of which are nut jobs in their own right.
All of that gets settled in court, and there is a significant probability that your judge will be a nut case too - so just call the cops, and let them take the heat.
Ummm. I was saying the opposite.
At 94 pounds, this is no hulking man-child (of which there are existing examples), but rather what you’d ordinarily think of as a ten year old in size.