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10-year-old Stunned!

November 18, 2009 in child abuse, CPS, police

Do you know what happens to parents, who out of frustration, use duct tape to confine an out of control child?

I can tell you exactly what can and often does happen in many instances. Some nosey do-gooder or rebellious child calls CPS and the child is removed from the home, placed into foster care and the parents are branded as abusers and prosecuted under child-abuse laws.

Just last month there was a story in the news, about a school secretary in Denver who was charged with false imprisonment and child abuse after doing just that.

Maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with this picture…

Officer Shocks Girl, 10


An Ozark police officer used a stun gun on a 10-year-old girl Thursday, an action the child’s father has publicly spoken against.

Officer Dustin Bradshaw used a stun gun to subdue the girl, whose mother had called police in response to her daughter misbehaving at the woman’s residence, according to an Ozark police report.

Bradshaw stated in the report that when he arrived at the scene, he found the girl "balled up in the floor crying and screaming (sic)," according to the report.

"I made several attempts to speak with her and she continued to behave in this manner," Bradshaw stated.

Bradshaw said the child’s mother attempted to place the girl in the shower to get her ready for bed.

“I witnessed (the child) screaming, kicking and resisting every time her mother tried to touch her,” Bradshaw stated. "Her mother told me to Tase her if I needed to."

Bradshaw said he and the mother carried the child to the shower, but the child refused to cooperate.

Bradshaw said after realizing there would not be a "peaceful resolution," he moved the child to the living room and told her he was going to place her under arrest, according to the report.

"She was jerking her arms away from me violently while I was trying to cuff her and thrashing about wildly," Bradshaw stated. "While she was violently kicking and verbally combative, (she) struck me with her legs and feet in the groin."

Bradshaw said because he had difficulty placing handcuffs on the girl, he administered a brief drive stun to the child’s back with his stun gun, the report states.

"She immediately stopped resisting and was placed into handcuffs," Bradshaw stated. "She would not walk on her own and I had to carry her to my police car."

The child was taken to the Cecil Youth Shelter.

The child’s father, Anthony Medlock, could not be reached for comment. Medlock has made public comments condemning the use of a stun gun on a 10-year-old child.

Ozark Police Chief Jim Noggle has not taken any disciplinary action against Bradshaw, who also could not be reached for comment.

Let me get this straight. A grown man — a trained grown man — can’t control a 10-year-old child? Please. Let’s all hope he is childless and stays that way. I have yet to meet a child, that age that couldn’t be controlled and in most instances no physical contact is necessary.

If the child in question is behaving this badly, either she has parents who have encouraged this type of behavior through their actions (or the lack of action), or she has an allergy or medical condition.

I’ve witnessed some really intense temper tantrums over the years and I would never even consider tasering a child in response. This is outrageous behavior. This officer should be charged at the very least with child abuse. I don’t care what the child was doing — unless maybe she had a weapon? Was she carrying a gun?

I am simply shocked beyond words as to how anyone could justify treating a child in this way. Tasers are not toys. They aren’t made for children.

I assume that since the officer in question was carrying a taser, that he was trained on the proper use of such a weapon. I am sure that he was made aware of the fact that taser can be a deadly weapon, under the right circumstances. They can and have killed people and continue to do so.

Denver school officials, in the case the 6-year-old, were quoted as saying, "This is a deeply troubling incident, and this type of conduct is completely reprehensible and inexcusable." Yet, a police officer believes it was appropriate to taser a child just 4-years-older.

To demand Officer Dustin Bradshaw’s prosecution, contact The Ozark Police Department at: 607 West College St., Ozark, Arkansas 72949 or call (479)667-2233. Be sure to e-mail the reporter, .

Duct Taped Children

Tasered Children

Corruption Reins!

August 31, 2009 in corruption, DHS, family court, investigation, Oklahoma, police

On Wednesday evening, my children and I were having bible study at our home. Shortly after the fellowship left, the children and I were enjoying a little family time, watching television, when we heard three hard knocks on our door.

I went to the door and opened it, not realizing there were three police officers standing there. I walked outside and asked what the problem was.

They asked me my name, and how many children there are in the home.

I replied, "Three".

They stated, "We are here to take your children."

I asked in fear, "Why, what did I do?"

Corruption Reins!

The officers said, "We are here to take your children," and grabbed my right wrist twisting it behind my back. I fell to my knees and they pulled me to the curb, while hearing my children crying NO! NO!

The officers put me in the police car and signaled for a unit that consisted of three car loads of Department of Human Service (D.H.S) workers. They drove to the front of my house and took my children, and then told me if I signed the necessary papers they would let me out of the hand cuffs.

As I signed the necessary papers, one officer asked another, "Why did you give her those papers?" The other officer stated that the children are hers.

They did not tell me why they took my children away, until after I had signed the papers. I am traumatized now and do not feel safe anymore, in my own town. These officers and D.H.S. workers have traumatized my children and me. There was no probable cause for them to take away my children and the traumatic experience we had to face.

The system needs help. What must be done for the 10,000 or more children who are facing traumatic experiences just being in the system? The system is made to keep the people in the system.

It is unfair and unjust. This causes our children to grow up as angry teenagers and adults fearing the authority at hand. They rob us of our joy and destiny. Situations like this create a financial setback, for families already struggling, then to have to hire attorney, can ruin a family.

Families need liberty not legalism, free of manipulation and control.

The accusations that were recorded in the official DHS report are not accurate. They made up lies, testified falsely at court and there was no evidence of cause, for their actions. They lied numerous times in court. If I have to swear under oath (to tell the truth), why didn’t they have to?

Again the house wins; they stated my children have to go through a forensic investigation — that was not necessary. I still have a scared knee and two swollen wrist from being handcuffed too tightly and being pulled forcefully.

Please pray for our safety.

Kreshardra W.

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