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Police handcuff Georgia kindergartner for tantrum
Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2012 | JEFF MARTIN

Posted on 04/17/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner with her arms behind her back after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action as a safety measure.

The girl's family demanded Tuesday that their central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren't treated the same way.

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1 posted on 04/17/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner with her arms behind her back after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action as a safety measure.

Poor police procedure - without a follow-up tazing, she could stll hurt her wrists on the cuffs by struggling.

2 posted on 04/17/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The girl's family demanded Tuesday that their central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren't treated the same way.............

And the Teachers, administrators and the police demand that you discipline your wilda$$ child before you send her out in public!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 posted on 04/17/2012 12:13:08 PM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know. In the good old days, the teacher would have been able to give the little brat a swat on the butt before the tantrum got out of hand. Hand cuffing seems mild in comparison. Having said that, the fact that the police were called for a child’s tantrum is crazy.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 12:14:13 PM 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: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t agree with handcuffing such a small child, but a stern talking to by the officer backed up by a warmed fanny would have been much better.

I have seen children literally scream until they’re purple, and what does mommy do, she buys them what they want. Reward for tantrums just brings about bigger and better fits. I for one have a difficult time being around such children.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 12:15:10 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Either this or corporal punishment.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 12:19:54 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Having said that, the fact that the police were called for a child’s tantrum is crazy.

I completely agree. Unfortunately, the school systems' hands are so tied these days, they probably didn't know what else to do.

7 posted on 04/17/2012 12:21:48 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2873153/posts

At least this thread isn’t starting out in breaking.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 12:21:55 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
"In the good old days..."

I don't recall getting it "burned" in kindergarten but I got a couple a bit farther down the road. My big fear was that Mom might find out and there was certainly no thought of retribution against the school or teacher.

9 posted on 04/17/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have 2 daughters. Neither looks like Salecia.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 12:25:53 PM PDT by albie
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To: mardi59

“I don’t agree with handcuffing such a small child ...”

This small child grabbed pictures off the wall and turned a bookcase over on the principal, causing injury. She could not be controlled by school standards now.

These days, if a school employee takes hold of a child, the school is sued. Calling the police was the only way out of this. The child had to be stopped.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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To: Hieronymus

That’s a good one. :-)


12 posted on 04/17/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama The Worst President Ever Must Be Carterized)
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To: Marcella

Even though I don’t agree with the handcuffing I would have given a months pay to be locken in a room with this brat for 2 minutes.

Some parents are proud of their little savages. I for one can’t stand the fact that these so called parents inflict these little savages on society.

Parents are responsible for all damages and injuries incurred. Bet people won’t see one sime of it.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 12:44:33 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: mardi59

Meant “one dime of it”.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 12:46:14 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Talisker
There is a whole market we're missing here.

How 'bout a Tazer For Tots?

Curb those Terrible Two's tandrums, give your unruly toddler an attitude adjustment.

Spanking your little kindergartner is so outdated, "Tazer For Tots" is the new PC tool for the modern family.

15 posted on 04/17/2012 12:46:40 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With behavior like that and parents who put the blame for her bad behavior on the teachers then handcuffing is something this little monster had better get used to. She’s probably going to be getting this treatment a lot in her future.

Soon she will grow up and start wearing hoodies and then someone will shoot her for getting all thug like.

It’s the pattern in her life. We’ll be posting about how she was shot down in her teen life and was turning her life around after starting a career as a up and coming rap star.

Keeping it real.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: TexasCajun

LOL

Gots to get me some of that!


17 posted on 04/17/2012 12:53:29 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was probably safer to cuff her than to whack her evil little behind with a baton.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 1:12:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The public education system is a totalitarian prison.

It's about time the authoritahs stopped pretending that it wasn't.

19 posted on 04/17/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s army of Jack Booted Thugs!


20 posted on 04/17/2012 2:03:14 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: TexasCajun

I’m trying to figure out how they got the cuffs to stay on, unless this girl is on the larger size. I have had petite woman that I could not cuff because their wrists were too small.


21 posted on 04/17/2012 4:59:11 PM PDT by midcop402
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This happened in Florida too to a 5 year old in 2005. Many discussions on FR at the time. This one was caught on video so you could actually see the girl going ape. Probably a video of it is still on You Tube somewhere. Here are a couple of links to that story below:

Video Captures Police Handcuffing 5-Year-Old Girl

Ire aimed at handcuffed girl's mother (2005)

Mom, 5-year-old girl in video fires lawyer, moving out of state

Here's video of the 2005 incident (link below). You can see the office where the girl has gone ape. She is fairly calm at the first of it and then starts going berserk again and hitting at the school official. At the end of the video, police put handcuffs on her. I don't think the mother won the public relations war in this one because there was video, but I'm not entirely sure how it turned out. It would be interesting to know how It would be nice in this latest case if there was video too. When incidents like this happen school officials should tape it if they can to protect themselves. Obviously, they had had run-ins with this little girl from 2005 before, so they were prepared.

Police Handcuffing 5-year-old black girl (2005)

Here's why the police are called and why adminstrators and teachers can't do anything to the little sweeties:

How I Joined Teach for America — and Got Sued for $20 Million

This guy that wrote the above is/was a liberal BTW.

And this:

Kill Your Teacher: Corruption And Racism in Los Angeles City Schools

Excerpt:

Shifren tells of his referral of one student to the principal's office for discipline for stabbing another student in class with a pencil. The student soon returned to class with a taxpayer-paid community activist, designated as a "parent rep," who screamed at him in front of the class. "I'm tired of you kicking Black kids out of your class," she yelled. But Shifren points out that every student in his class was Black.

Me speaking again:

So Al and Jesse will be called looking to capitalize on it for their own interests and the parents will be looking to capitalize on it for their own interests. Instead, the parents should be trying to figure out why their daughter is out of control. Meanwhile, the little girl will learn that no one can tell her what to do and she can act anyway she pleases. She will be out walking amongst us one day as an out of control adult. You can see the videos on You Tube of these older ferals on trains and in fast food restaurants acting like wild beasts. And we are all supposed to tolerate it and say, "Thank you, may I have another."

22 posted on 04/17/2012 11:14:06 PM PDT by beaversmom
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