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Posted on 04/17/2012 7:22:38 AM PDT by Upstate NY GuyEdited on 04/17/2012 8:23:20 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action.
The girl's family demanded Tuesday that this central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren't treated the same way. They say the child was shaken up by being put in a cell at the police station.
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Crystal Mangum part Deux..........
What does Selecia’s FATHER have to say?
Just another excuse to put a black person in jail.
Cops have handcuffs small enough for a six year old?
Perhaps the handcuffs were tight enough and the holding cell scary enough to give Salecia some pause.
I’m surprised the name of the six year old perp was released.
Crystal Gail Mangum (born July 18, 1978) is an African-American woman who is best known for making false allegations of rape in the Duke lacrosse case. As of April 2011, she is being held on murder charges related to a fatal attack on her boyfriend.
Mangum was born and grew up in Durham, to a father who drove trucks. In 1993, at age 14, she claimed to have been kidnapped by three assailants, driven to Creedmoor, North Carolina, and raped. One of those she accused was her boyfriend, who was 21 at the time. She filed a police report making these allegations in late 1996. She subsequently backed away from the charges, a move relatives claimed was motivated by fear for her life. Mangum’s father says he does not believe any such incident occurred involving force, though her mother believes a similar incident could have occurred- but three years later rather than in 1993.
After graduation from high school in 1996, she joined the U.S. Navy. She served for less than two years before being discharged from the service after becoming pregnant.
By 2002 Mangum had returned to Durham and was working as a stripper. In 2003, she was arrested on ten charges after stealing the taxicab of a customer she had given a lap dance. This prompted a police pursuit at moderate speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, though occasionally in the wrong lane. After being stopped, she attempted to run over a police officer, succeeding only in hitting his patrol vehicle. She was found to have a BAC of just over twice the legal limit. Ultimately, she pled guilty on four counts, serving three weekends in jail, paying $4,200 in restitution and fees, and being given two years probation.
In 2004 she gained an associate’s degree from Durham Technical Community College, and subsequently enrolled full-time at North Carolina Central University in police psychology.
After arriving, intoxicated, with a fellow stripper for a strip tease at a house rented by two of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team captains, she became involved in an argument with the occupants of the house, and left. After becoming involved in an altercation with her fellow stripper that necessitated police assistance, she made a false allegation of rape. District Attorney Mike Nifong, up for reelection, pursued the case despite questions about the credibility of Mangum, and exculpatory evidence that demonstrated that while Mangum had sexual intercourse with a number of partners that night, none were the Duke lacrosse players. It took nearly a year for the attorney-general’s office to dismiss the charges and declare that the players were innocent of the charges laid against them by Nifong.
Just before midnight on February 17, 2010, Durham police were called to Mangum’s residence by her nine-year old daughter. When they arrived, they said they found Mangum and her live-in boyfriend fighting. They said she set fire to some of his clothing in a bathtub in their presence. The building suffered heavy smoke damage. They arrested Mangum on charges of attempted murder, first-degree arson, assault and battery, identity theft, communicating threats, damage to property, resisting an officer, and misdemeanor child abuse.
Mangum was ordered to remain in jail on $1 million bond. Her bond was lowered to $100,000 in May, and she was released from jail to live in a friend’s house. She was required to wear an electronic monitoring device. On July 12, 2010, she was released from house arrest and required to move in with her mother. She was allowed to visit her three children but only under supervision of social services. Mangum was arrested again on August 25, 2010, and held on $150,000 bond for failure to comply with the restrictions on her child visitation order.
On December 17, 2010, Mangum was convicted of five misdemeanor charges involving child abuse. She was also convicted of injury to personal property and resisting a public officer. The jury deadlocked 9-3 for conviction on the felony arson charge but was unable to reach a decision on it. After the verdict, Judge Abe Jones sentenced Mangum to 88 days in jail, which she had already served, and granted custody of her children. Durham Assistant District Attorney Mark McCullough announced on January 21, 2011, that he would not retry Mangum on arson charges.
Mangum was arrested on April 2, 2011, following accusations that she stabbed and seriously injured her boyfriend. She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury, a class C felony in North Carolina. Her boyfriend later died in the hospital, and Mangum was indicted on a murder charge. As of April 19, Mangum was being held in jail under a $300,000 secured bail bond, which was set prior to her boyfriend’s death. In November, Mangum was deemed competent to stand trial for murder.
That’s too funny.
Age actually has nothing to do with this. It’s all about behavior.
Uncontrollable destructive or dangerous behavior = handcuffs
Surprising, isn’t it? Her arms look pretty small.
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Yes because tight handcuffs and a holding cell were something really needed for a human being on the planet for only 6 years.
I did the exact same things this article describes she did when I was her age, and funny how I was never cuffed and imprisoned for it.
I am white though. So, you know, I probably could have punched the teacher in the face and nothing would have happened to me.
What, they didn’t taze her?
Gettin’ soft in Georgia!
I kind of doubt highly you’d think it was okay if you’re 6 year old was arrested and punt into a holding cell.
This is breaking news?
What does this have to do with a 6 year old being arrested in Georgia?
I think being handcuffed and hauled away was a bit extreme. However, I taught second grade in Atlanta for a few years about a decade ago. I was pregnant with my first child and one of my students kicked me in the stomach. The kid had issues. I sent him to the principal’s office and he was back in my room five minutes later. I hated that year and still have nightmares from that kid. I had zero control over him as a teacher. I would have loved to have that child taken away just not to a cell. Some kids need more help than a public school can adequately provide.
I homeschool my kids because I know what goes on in those schools. I’ll never send my kids into that mad house.
OMG. This really is racism. Here is how you handle a wee bairn in tantrum: Put them someplace where they can’t break anything or hurt themselves, such as a corner, and totally ignore them until they calm down. But noooooo. This was a little black girl, so they had to arrest her. Or am I misjudging? Were the cops merely inbred, bucktoothed cretins? Or is saying that racial profiling, too? This is appalling, whoever the racist is.
I read all the comments and cannot believe that not one person thought it was idiotic for the school to call the cops. Don’t we have police in the first place to enforce the laws? What law was broken by an unruly child?
It’s not just this latest incident; the first resort all over the country seems to be to call the police when a child misbehaves in school. The school ought to be able to handle discipline without becoming physical. I wouldn’t have a problem with physical discipline myself but we all know that’s been taken out of the hands of school administrators.
People posting were complaining about parents not doing their job -how about the school taking the easy way out? Not allowed to handle it any other way? Work to change it. How about parents giving written permission to the schools to discipline their child/children as the case merits?
For goodness sake - STOP CALLING THE COPS on children. It’s a no brainer IMO..