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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:57 AM
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More weapons grade stoopidity in Florida! Taze your kids at work day!
Edited on Sat May-02-09 07:59 AM by Dr.Phool
I'd post this in LBN, but it happened last week. The asshole was fired yesterday.

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Corrections sergeant shocks kids with stun gun during prison visit

By Meg Laughlin, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Saturday, May 2, 2009

It was "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" at the Franklin Correctional Institution, and Sgt. Walter Schmidt wanted to give the kids an idea of what their parents do.

So he took out a handheld stun device and zapped them with 50,000 volts of electricity.

The children, whose ages are not available, reportedly yelped in pain, fell to the ground and grabbed red burn marks on their arms. One was taken to a nearby hospital.

DOC spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff said in an e-mail, "We believe that a number of children may have received a shock."

Schmidt, the arsenal sergeant at the Panhandle prison, said he asked parents for permission to shock the kids.

"When they said 'sure,' I went ahead and did it," he said by phone Friday.

Three days after the April 24 incident, Warden Duffie Harrison wrote Schmidt that his "retention would be detrimental to the best interests of the state" because he had "engaged in inappropriate conduct while demonstrating weapons to several kids during a special event at the institution.''

(more) http://www.tampabay.com/news/article997379.ece
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:01 AM
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1. FL never fails to amaze does it? nt
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:02 AM
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2. "Hey, want to drink some cleaning fluid?" "Sure!"
Isn't there a screening process to keep out idiots like this?

Like Michael Westen says in Burn Notice, "You've got some staffing issues."
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:03 AM
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3. how could someone that stupid become 'arsenal sergeant'?
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:29 AM
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7. well . . . there are apparently parents who gave their approval
they are equally, if not more stupid. It was their children.
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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:05 AM
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4. Fired???,, Child endangerment carries a penalty of 10 yrs in Florida
Fired my ass, he ought to be in the Crossbar Hilton.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:13 AM
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5. Hey Cletus, you minds iffin I gives your kid a zap with my electrical gun?
Sure thang Walter. Mebbe we should let 'em hold our lunches to sees iffin mebbe they can warm 'em up at the same time. Nyuk.


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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:14 AM
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6. I know this stuff probably actually happens everywhere
Florida needs a better PR department.
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