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Boy Arrested for Drawing Inappropriate Stick Figures by Police in Colorado, Taken Away in Handcuffs

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:11 PM

Originally posted by crimsonninja
by arresting this poor child they just pretty much turned anakin skywalker into darthvader
this will not help him with his anger, it will only make it worse !

I was thinking the same thing. He'll be shunned by the 'good' students and their parents while being a 'hero' of some sort by the 'bad' crowd.

If anyone needs any psychological help it would have to be the schools administration and and teachers for whatever happened to lead to this.

Let's blame it on the kid.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:12 PM

Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Though I dont condone arresting a child, but this kid has some serious issues! Regardless of ADD or not, if he is drawing " teacher must die " on a piece of paper, thats the making of a " Michael Myers ".

Uhhhh take a peek at your signature

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:20 PM
Stick figure crimes against society?

Give me a break!

I was in High School back 50 years ago. Almost everyone I knew back then had a teacher they could not stand and most everyone of them would draw a pic and pass it around depicting that teacher being hung on a gallows. We all grew up and had normal productive lives, folks.

How many parents havn't heard their precious little one scream, "I hate you." or even "I hope you die." when they didn't get exactly what the wanted? Thank God my chld raising days are over. I would choose to go childless today if I had to deal with this foolishness.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:22 PM
And another thing. Don"t force him to take his piano teacher a valentine. He might quit instead.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:41 PM
To all the people saying, "OMG! How horrible! That kid has issues!" I say this: Get a grip. There are posts on this website that are a thousand times worse than what that child drew. You would be outraged if the government had members of ATS arrested for using violent rhetoric, so you should be just as outraged at the arrest of this kid. Plenty of adults on this site own guns and fantasize about using them, which is a lot more disturbing than a schoolkid drawing stick figures.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:42 PM

Another primitive back to the dinosaur days of low mentality, retorgrade and regressive human rights idea, and a school system and police state THAT COULD NEVER BE DONE IN CANADA!

First of all, kids draw pictures when mad. My 11 year old draws freddy and jason and his brother, grandma and me, his mother, getting killed whenever he is furious, and then he calms down. He has a huge heart and and a lot of issues relating to feeling like he doesnt count due to his father, whereas his brother got spoilt more by the dad. He is a great boy with a temper and we work to bring out the goodness, who has learning disability and apraxia, and finally has caught up with the class and went from adapted to regular class room, and the teachers are like a Team, with great love and understasnding of kids.

He doesn't have attention deficit disorder either.

This is NORMAL. Its also highly recommended for any chidlren of divorces, discord, poverty, ADULTS even. Anger control and learning to work through emotional baggage. This world wounds people. Bad things happen to good people all time. Some of our greatest hardships are our greatest lessons and teachers.

This is criminal to be happening in the year 2011.

Also these are pre-teen years. Soon his testosterone is going to fire off many times in a day. Teenage boys get mood swings, anger, violence, sexual things, lots and lots to work through to get them through the hoops, and they need understanding, guides and good folk helping. It takes a village to raise a child.

By the way, pretending human development is otherwise, and medicating normal things instead of guiding is ABUSE.

100% agree. I am 18 now, but when I was that age, I doodled so many images like that, whether it was sitck people shooting each other, monsters or whatever, it always calms you down after. Things fighting and killing each other, its not like I wanted to do it I was bored in class and have issues my own (not add). I think people forget how imaginative life is when you're a kid.

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:44 PM
News Flash: While the police were arresting a child for drawing nasty stick figures and doing what all kids do 13 people were murdered, ten stores were robbed many traffic infractions occured and George Bush and his administration remained unprosecuted for being traitors to the country.What is wrong with this country?

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 11:57 PM
reply to post by SamTGonzalez

Child = human whose brain is not fully developed, totally impressionable to his surroundings. Add violent movies, video games, and Fox News and you've got yourself a kid who will naturally imagine violence. The cops were making an example of him, while showing the boy a taste of the consequences for acting out on "thought crimes".

I was a violent kid, killed bugs all day. Blew up all my toys with cherry bombs. But I was also lucky enough to be told that killing my teacher would lead to major consequences.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 12:03 AM
A way huge overreaction, IMHO. This kid needs someone to listen to and support him, someone who allows him to feel "safe" in expressing himself. My young niece left some pretty bizarre, revengeful notes in the basement laundry room of the family home which I happened to discover years ago. Her father had just died in a suicide, and her mother was pretty flaky about handling that issue herself ( obviously, residual guilt on her part ). The girl was conflicted, angry, and in mourning, all at the same time. However, the difference was that she had a supportive and caring family all around her, worked her conflicts out, and she's turned out fine as an adult.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 12:23 AM
I find it odd and intriguing, cops would be threatened over a little boys about paranoia! those cops should stop doing whtever drugs thier doing, or seek professional psychiatric help for paranoia and/or schizophrenia for that matter. stick figures! whats next, 9 year old shot at home or on school premises all becaue of stick figures he doodled? cops are outta control!
god forbid i doodle a sherman tank against a panzer or tiger tank..prob be snitched on for being a nazi
doodling a volcano blamed for the very meaning of global warming
seems to be the paranoid way things are going these days so might as well joke about it

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 12:35 AM
What a shocking story!! I can not believe that the kid was arrested and treated like a criminal for drawing pictures....

So now every kid that draws a rainbow is gay, ones that draw stick figures with guns are murderers, ones that draw food are going to be fat, drawing a evil creature means you worship the devil!!!! ????? WTF!!

I remember drawing everything and anything when I was younger, from racecars to evil demons, warplanes and guns to portraits.... I've never even shot a gun, done anything remotely violent, never have had any intention of causing any physical harm to anyone...but under today's standards I would have been arrested and treated as a criminal.

This is complete horse sh!t that the parents would have even let this happen. What crime was committed here??? Under my understanding you only may have 3 types of interaction with the police...a contact, being detained, and being arrested. When being detained, there must be enough "reasonable suspicion" that a crime may be about to happen for the Officer to conduct an investigation to prove "reasonable doubt" at which then you become arrested. First off, what "reasonable suspicion" with this incident shows an act of violence being committed??? A stabbing with the pencil????? A 10 minute talk with the student and legal guardians could have been more than sufficient to determine what the actuality of this event was. Not treating the child like a criminal for being artistic??? Why are our tax dollars going to punish a young artist??? Who was given a non-violent way of dealing with his stress....

I wonder if the Officer has children and would like his babies handled in this manner??? From my experience usually it was the Cop's kids that were the worst ones...

Maybe we should arrest all the network television coodinators and directors for showing violence on public television......or how about video game makers who make any game with shooting or a gun??? Or arrest anyone that says the words "Fu@k you" because that is a threat of rape??? Our country is getting so out of hand...5 yr olds in other countries hold real AK-47s and this is normal to most of the world...but heaven forbid a child draws a stick figure with a gun!!!! This is such BS!!!!

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 12:45 AM
link should see the pictures i draw when i was young...

thats a joke ....

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:04 AM
reply to post by angrydog

Cops are just stupid. Really. Sorry... wait, no i''m not. Stupid. Really.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:16 AM
Christ the world sucks. I did all sorts of drawings like this when i was a kid, and got encouragement to keep on going! One day this idiocy will end. We can't act like this forever.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:25 AM
I honestly cannot see the problem, I personally drew things a LOT worse than this at his age and younger and Ive never hurt anyone or anything, I'm now a happy, healthy and successful 25 year old. But in saying that, you/they cannot take away his self expression (in this case, drawing) because with ought it, he has no emotional release and would likely explode if given just the right nudge.

Or maybe instead of taking away his creativity/expression, turn off his TV and limit the amount of violence he is exposed to (ie. Games) Its really not that hard.

But in saying that, I do remember once when I was about 8 years old, I stole something from a shop and my father had the biggest...meanest police man sit me in a room and give me a stern talking to. Just to scare the living s*it out of me, needless to say i never stole again........Maybe this is all that is happening here? if it is, people need to lighten up.
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:26 AM
We've all had occasional angry thoughts about hurting someone that one does not like, though ofcourse we do not act on these thoughts. If you say you have not had these thoughts, you are not human or just lying to yourself. This kid merely drew what he was thinking.

When I was a child I used to make little figures with my hands and perform lots of violent acts on another (some kind of hand-puppeteering play complete with special sound effects haha) with my friends too, now I'm the most calm individual you would meet. Too calm I would say.

This is just typical childrens things. You're naive if you think your kids will only be drawing flowers, suns, and houses all day.
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:34 AM
reply to post by SamTGonzalez

He drew a picture of himself killing someone...that isn't a very big deal IMO...I've known many kids a lot more messed up than that and they turned out just fine. In fact, I'll admit right now that when I was younger, if someone annoyed me enough, I would picture murdering them in my head, but I needed to be really angry for that to happen, and even then I knew the difference between thinking/drawing it, and actually doing it. So quit giving him such a hard time.

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by SamTGonzalez

LOL this reminds me of when i was in the 2nd grade. My moms boyfriend at the time has a big worldwar 2 buff and would watch all the shows on world war 2. I had a folder and drew a plane with a nazi symbol on it fighting other planes and people on the ground shooting up at both planes my teacher freaked when she saw it lol. I had no idea being white and drawing a nazi symbol was bad because i was 7 years old. Yet she acted like i was the anti-christ or something. When my mom showed up she laughed told my teacher her boyfriend is a big fan of worldwar 2 movies and history shows and i must of got it from that. Later she told me not to do that. My teacher acted like i had drawn a tiny mustach and goosestepped around the room.
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That same school suspened me for bring poppers to class if you dont know what poppers are they are paper wrapped tiny rocks that snap when they hit the ground. This is what they are. Each of these pea-sized devices contains a few grains of sand that have been coated with a tiny amount of impact-sensitive silver fulminate (AgONC), all twisted together in a piece of tissue paper. When thrown on a hard surface (or squished between the fingers), the friction of the sand against the silver fulminate causes the latter to ignite with a quick, loud "pop". The school said i brought explosives so my mom had them staple the box to the report.

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 02:17 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

maybe he was drawing a taser????? if thats the case then its all good. geez

posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 02:30 AM
sometimes kids draw stuff just to draw it, and write it just to write it, or because they know its wrong.
I don't know if this kid has problems, but I could see a normal child writing and drawing this without really meaning anything by it.
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