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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:29 PM
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Cops Pepper Spray 8 Year Old With "pointed stick"
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 03:30 PM by SkyDaddy7
 
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Posted on DU: April 06, 2011
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YIKES! OK, so this 8yr old was going nuts but you mean to tell me cops could not walk up to him & take the stick away? Or was this punishment for being such a problem child?

As far as the kid goes he seems to be very bright but obviously he has an evil side to him that needs help! I have a cousin who had similar issues as a child but he went on to earn his PhD in Biochemistry...Maybe this child just needs to be challenged? I have no idea but I do not think he should have been peppered sprayed!

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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:32 PM
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1. These idiot cops should be FIRED!! Immediately!!! - K&R n/t
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:44 PM
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6. Super major DITTO!
but just watch...nothing will happen to them.

Outrageous.
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Decades Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:35 AM
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19. The death penalty for this little brat?
This kid needs to be put to death because he'll never behave again! lol
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:35 PM
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2. He could have put someones eye out
I should know....

These cops should be fired for this shit. What the hell kind of girly-cops do they have in this place that they can't even manhandle an eight year old.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:38 PM
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3. Don't worry - it was berry flavored
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:38 PM
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4. I think this is a legacy of the school shootings back in the 1990s
I think that 'zero tolerance' approaches to threats of violence on school property became more common in the wake of those events. Should he have been pepper-sprayed? I don't know, probably not, but I don't think the police involved should lose their jobs over it.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:02 PM
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10. Self-delete
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:04 PM by DeSwiss
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:38 PM
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5. Not sure the best response
pretty much whatever response used would have ended in a lawsuit.
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:54 PM
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7. interesting
I saw this a day or two ago. I didn't disern any reason to post it on Democratic Underground.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:13 PM
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8. I just saw it today & thought it needed to be shared. nt.
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:42 PM
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9. My first thought was, "These cops are nuts and out of control!"
Then I watched the video.

This is an extremely bright child with serious anger and aggression issues. I didn't hear anything about his being in, or having been in, any sort of treatment - just prior trouble at school (it's a wonder he wasn't expelled sooner). And where is Dad?

If the teachers had to lock themselves away to protect themselves, what about the rest of the students - did the teachers just leave them? Or was the classroom empty except for this boy?

Pepper spray seemed like an excessive use of force, but apparently it wasn't that terrible if they had to spray the kid TWICE. Justification for it also depended upon who was at risk at the time. If my 8 year old son or daughter was injured by this out-of-control kid, I might pepper spray him myself!

Bottom line, I think I would give the cops a pass this time, but they should have in-service training on alternate ways to handle such a situation. And I surely am glad this kid is now in a school that can better handle him and hopefully give him the help he needs.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:18 PM
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14. Using pepper spray in a room full of children is a very bad idea.
I accidentally spayed myself with bear spray. I was loading my backpack in a shuttle van when it went off briefly. It is not a precise weapon. Nobody anywhere near it was able to breath. I was afraid that we might have to take one guy with asthma to the hospital. I got some on my skin and it burned for days.

The police have dealt with him 2 or 3 times before. It sounds like he is finally getting some professional help. I would not want him in a classroom with my child.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:57 PM
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11. "A pointed stick!" - Self-Defense Against Fruit
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:19 PM
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15. Gah! Beaten to the Monty Python ref!!!
One of my fav skits there.
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dhpgetsit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:16 PM
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12. A teacher should not have to call the cops on a 2nd grader with a stick.
The mother said he was well behaved at home. I don't know. The kid was screaming he wanted to kill the teacher! I have seen so many parents who don't understand how their bad parenting causes bad behaviors in children. I would like to spend a couple of days observing the child interacting with parents, teachers, and others.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:17 PM
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13. At least they didn't tase him...
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:30 AM
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16. Pepper Spray an 8 Yr. Old? Gretchen Carlson Says Yes!
Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson has no qualms about using extreme measures to discipline children. Check out how she responds to the story out of Colorado where an eight year old threw a severe temper tantrum in class and was pepper sprayed by the police.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Sivafae Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:41 AM
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17. On GMA the kid said he deserved it. eom
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:26 AM
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18. Didn't they at least waterboard him to find out what other kids are
wielding pointed sticks?
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:28 AM
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20. So I don't have to type it again.
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:13 AM
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21. Why are schools calling the cops over circumstances they should be able to handle?
It's one thing if a kid brings a gun or knife to school but a pointed stick? You mean no one could take it away from an eight year old kid? What is the matter with them?
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