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…
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, .
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