Cops vs. Kids

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It is to be expected that two adults could figure out how to restrain a rampaging 10-year-old without striking or electrocuting him. This feat was beyond the competence of two police officers from Martinsville, Indiana, who were put on paid vacation after they physically assaulted a troubled 10-year-old and then shot him with a Taser.

The youngster was reportedly “out of control” and posing a risk to other children at the Tender Teddies Day Care Center when the police arrived.

“I don’t think that should have happened,” commented local resident Kenneth Frazier following the incident. “I’m sure they could have detained him some other way,” he said. “They take big grown ups down without tasing them … why a 10-year-old?”

The obvious answer is: Because they can.

10:15 am on April 1, 2010
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