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Orange County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday defended their decision to use a stun gun on a 15-year-old autistic boy who ran away from his parents and later dashed into traffic.
But Doris Karras, mother of Taylor Karras, said deputies did not need to use the Taser gun, particularly since she had called various police agencies to alert them that her son was missing.
She said her son would have followed deputies' directions if he hadn't felt threatened. "This was a very aggressive response," she said. She said her son "didn't have any weapon on him. He didn't even have a pencil."
Originally posted by ChrisF231
What should they have done then? Continue to let him running through traffic and endangering himself and anyone who was driving on that road at the time? Should we just let anyone who has a problem just go and do whatever they want simply because they cant understand what they are doing?
Also, how were the deputies supposed to know about his condition? Its not like they have access to every single person's medical records you know.
Im sorry guys but I think the cops did the best thing. You guys need to realize that reality isent so clear cut and perfect ... you cant shoot guns out of peoples hands, you cant talk everyone down from the brink of a rampage, this isent a movie; this is the real world and sometimes you have to get tough and use force.
Originally posted by Burymeinblak
If it took 5 police officers to subdue one 12 year old autistic kid, I would say we have more things to worry about then geting shocked.