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Indiana cops taser 10-year-old at day care
NY Daily news ^ | May 15, 2014 | Lindsay Goldwert

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; childabuse; donutwatch; in; jbt; leooutofcontrol; policestate; tasers
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1 posted on 05/16/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

DON’T TASE ME BRO!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 05/16/2014 8:43:36 AM PDT by Paul46360 (..)
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To: opentalk

But hey, the Cops went home to their families.

And

No dogs were shot.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 8:43:57 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: opentalk

When the only tool you have is a hammer...


4 posted on 05/16/2014 8:44:10 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: opentalk; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; napscoordinator; ..
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A boy should always have a target dog to shield him from police abuse.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 8:45:55 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: opentalk

The boy was way out of line...


6 posted on 05/16/2014 8:46:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: opentalk

“It was not their first visit to the home on such reports.”

Same kid? The 10 year old, 100 pounder?


7 posted on 05/16/2014 8:47:10 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: opentalk

Another PR score for Serve & Protect.

When I see a story like this, I wish there was good quality video of the incident.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 8:47:22 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: opentalk

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.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 8:48:54 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: opentalk

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?


10 posted on 05/16/2014 8:48:58 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: opentalk

A ten year old. Wow what are they using in the academy, puppies?


11 posted on 05/16/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: opentalk

The next thing you know they’ll be tasing 10 year olds at day cares


12 posted on 05/16/2014 8:53:20 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: opentalk

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.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 8:53:53 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
The department says the officers used a stun gun and slapped the boy to subdue him.



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14 posted on 05/16/2014 8:53:58 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: null and void; Ezekiel
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 [not so] 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. 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).

15 posted on 05/16/2014 8:54:55 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: longfellow
Hmmmmmm. I wonder if there is a business opportunity to be something of a matchmaker.

You know, match up dog pounds with police departments.

I mean the unwanted dogs are going to be put down anyway, right? Right???

16 posted on 05/16/2014 8:55:22 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Kozak; All
No dogs were shot.
What about the (caged :) parkeets? ..well!...
another case of "Keystones Coppers"?
an 10 y.o.? ..musta been a very Burly one.

17 posted on 05/16/2014 8:55:29 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: lacrew
Right, why is everyone calling the freaking cops for everything? No wonder these guys are acting like jackbooted thugs, they called for stupid crap.

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?

18 posted on 05/16/2014 8:56:25 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: bamahead

Ah yes. Officer Chub-up and Officer Chubby.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 8:57:09 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: bamahead

thanks for the ROFL.

FR: putting things in perspective for 17 years.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 8:57:35 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: lacrew
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.

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.

21 posted on 05/16/2014 8:59:47 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: opentalk

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)


22 posted on 05/16/2014 9:02:43 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: opentalk

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.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 9:06:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: opentalk

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

~ ~ ~ ~


24 posted on 05/16/2014 9:06:53 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: lacrew

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.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 9:11:49 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: defconw

We are a police state.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 9:14:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
Yep but the citizens are doing this to themselves! Well them and freaking lawyers that have everyone afraid to exercise any kind of judgment or common sense.
27 posted on 05/16/2014 9:16:57 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: bamahead

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.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 9:17:51 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: opentalk

Get a hold of yourself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNkpIDBtC2c


29 posted on 05/16/2014 9:19:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: bamahead; null and void
OT, but that photo got my interest

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 ...

30 posted on 05/16/2014 9:21:14 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’d expect this at Chuck E Cheese, but not Tender Teddies Day Care.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 9:22:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: lacrew

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.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 9:24:14 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Abathar

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.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 9:30:58 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: opentalk

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.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 9:34:46 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cyclotic

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.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: opentalk

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.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 9:44:55 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: opentalk

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!


38 posted on 05/16/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: lepton

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.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 9:55:08 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: ifinnegan
You are supposed to emote and focus your hate on the police who have no goal but to kill you.

Thanks for clearing that up. Will do.

40 posted on 05/16/2014 9:58:06 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: bamahead

OMG #14 is hilarious!!!! (in a sick, scary sort of way)


41 posted on 05/16/2014 10:01:22 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: null and void

Their out of control. We need to change that “Serve and protect” crap.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 10:32:16 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: opentalk

Heh, they were just tenderizing him. At least they went home safe, that’s the most important thing.


43 posted on 05/16/2014 10:33:17 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: opentalk
I love when their defense is "He was an unusually big and strong 10-year-old"!

A particularly vicious rabbit with teeth that gnash and tear.

44 posted on 05/16/2014 10:36:46 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: defconw

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.


45 posted on 05/16/2014 10:38:48 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

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.


46 posted on 05/16/2014 10:41:39 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw
There is always going to be a lawyer on the other side. The real problem is the judges, who impose and enforce penalties against what used to be routine corrective action.

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.

47 posted on 05/16/2014 10:46:56 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: cyn
You don't I mean I don't care who the hell you do not point a gun in someones face. That's fascist jack booted thuggery.
48 posted on 05/16/2014 10:47:07 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: raybbr

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.


49 posted on 05/16/2014 10:48:39 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Cboldt
Why is a 10 year old at something called Tender Teddies? Well I guess it don't matter. Like I said I'm old and if people want to keep raising little feral animals that will kill their own parents for money, why should I care?
50 posted on 05/16/2014 10:51:17 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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