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Originally posted by DaMod
How much does the average 10yr old weigh?
Aren't these police tasers designed for adults?
What if they would have stopped her 10yr old heart?
Couldn't a taser be potentially more dangerous to a child?
Sure they didn't kill her but that seems to be a risk they where willing to take to keep from getting sack tapped again. I mean seriously, a 10 year old girl is tiny. Even a heavy one is still tiny. This officer could have done a lot of things, but shooting a child with a potentially deadly weapon is wrong IMHO.
Originally posted by WisdomInChains
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Tasers are supposed to be harmless(I know there not) but thats why cops now adays are so quick to use them it seems a whole lot more humane then slamming someone to the ground and twisting there arms behind there back.
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I am the mother of the 10 year old that was tazed. I understand the positive and negative comments that are being made. People need to know the whole story not what the news reported. Yes my daughter is 10 years and yes I have had to call the cops on her before. This is something I am not proud of having to do, but have been left no choice. I have been dealing with my daughters mental/emotional problems for the last 4 years BY MYSELF!!!! I have had her to several different doctors & therapists in the last 4 years which her father, that claims to love her so much has NEVER been involed, NEVER gone to one doctor appt. NEVER gone to the school to discuss the problems that she has had there, some say why didn't she call her father if I could control her...well I have done that and his response has been"well when you two get if figured out call me". I love my daughter and until someone has been in my shoes and sees that basic disipline doesn't work on a child that has a mood disorder shouldn't be quick to judge me.It breaks my heart that I can't control my daughter, that I have to have the police involed. The police being involed isn't a way for someone else to take care of the problem it is to keep my daughter from hurting herself or others. Until you have a child that can't control their anger and screams that she wants to die then maybe you can understand where I am coming from. I DO NOT hold the Ozark Police Department resonsible for the actions that the officer had to take that night. And yes I do work as a dispatcher/jailer and have seen people get tazed many times. The spilt second that was done to my child is NOTHING compared what a adult that is combative gets. To those of you that are supporting my decision, I thank you. And to those who are bad mouthing me, I thank you too. Because until you live my life you shouldn't judge.
Nov. 17, 2009 10:00pm CST | from kking74
Once again I am the mother of the 10 year that was tazed. And I have a question for those you who think that it is my fault that my daughter is out of control. How can I be blamed for my daughter having a mood disorder/ADHD? I have a 14 year old that is just fine. People want to blame the parents before knowing the whole story. But if anyone knows how I caused this please let me know!!
Nov. 17, 2009 10:08pm CST | from kking74
You seem to know alot about me, my name where I work. Well if you know so much about me, then you would know that I have been dealing with my daughters problems for the last 4 years by myself. And yes I do work at the jail and have seen people tazed, but the split second that was given to my daughter with the stun gun so NO comparision to what the force of being tazed with probes to an adult is!!!! I don't hold Officer Bradshaw responsible for the action he took. So until you know the whole story of mine and my daughters life I wouldn't be so quick to judge!!!!
Originally posted by LadySkadi
A short story.
I work with at-risk youth/teens (family counseling) and have done my time in juvenile lock-down facilities, wilderness therapy programs, at-home family counseling and so on. I have been involved in restraint situations. One involved a young teen girl (seriously not bigger than 5' and 100lbs).
She tried to eat rocks and dirt to try to suffocate herself, tried to knock herself out by bashing her head against her knee, managed to kick at (and connect with) a staff member's groin, tried to slit her wrists with rocks and sticks and all while in the wilderness and hours away from any medical facility. It took 4 staff to physically keep her from hurting herself and others while I tried to calm her.
So, while I do NOT condone the use of tasers on kids, I have observed instances in which kids cannot be controlled and can be dangerous to themselves or others. It happens.
[edit on 17-11-2009 by LadySkadi]
Originally posted by 297GT
Originally posted by Magpie82n
child of the seventys, what would you have done if your kid "god forbid" had been tazed. I bet the pithforks would be out! If this would have happend to a adult man i would not give two f**ks.
another stupid comment...these torture devices should be banned...
Put it this way would the cop have shot the 10year old little girl if he didnt have a taser?
A taser device was solely implemented to save the officers from having to use their weapons...
Now forget about this 10year old and think of the ambulance drive who was pulled over and tazered, the man in a the stadium, the 80year old woman, the mother, he deaf guy on the toilet, there are so many cases that suggest that the tazer has superseded it's intended peramiters as in 99% of cases the police wouldn't have used their weapons for the cases where the tasers were used.
It has become an abuse of police powers and abused by lazy dirty cops...
Seriously would you want this monster to deal with your child ever...who knows your child may have a tantrum one day and this cop or ones like him may inflict his justice on her or him....Cops are not the law they are only public servants.
And dont give me the BS of there are heaps of good cops and 1 bad 1 ...bla bla....that crap doesn't cop it any more....where are all the 99% of good cops coming out and condemning the so called 1%
the 99% are as dirty for not doing so.....
Originally posted by Kailassa
Does anyone want to hear what the mother has to say?