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Police handcuff Georgia kindergartner for tantrum

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Police handcuff Georgia kindergartner for tantrum


www.foxnews.com


The elementary school called police after the Friday tantrum. The report says when an officer tried to calm the child, she resisted and was handcuffed. The girl was charged with simple assault and damage to property.
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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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what will the punishment be for tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture ?

Police says people in certain situations, and "there is no age discrimination on that rule."
I wonder if they tried to call the parents first or if they thought calling the police first was the appropriate move.
LOL

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Thread already up and being discussed

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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This is a good reason to keep kids out the hands of the police state.
Is Kindergarten even mandatory?


Police Chief Dray Swicord says the department's policy is to handcuff people in certain situations,
and "there is no age discrimination on that rule."

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Police Chief Dray Swicord says the department's policy is to handcuff people in certain situations,
and "there is no age discrimination on that rule."

www.foxnews.com...


Seriously officer what were they gonna do? Beat you with a crayon?!

Stupidity is a disease and it's spreading...



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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This is just ridiculous. I have handcuffed older teens with parents permission and placed them in the backseat of my patrol car in order to give them time to think about consequences. But handcuffing a kindergarten child is beyond belief. What lesson can a child that age understand except to fear the police.

It is our duty to children to not be portrayed as the boogyman but as someone they can look to if they ever need help.

Parents, as well as the police, are to be blamed. Parents for calling the police to do their job in punishing the children and the police for being stupid enough to do so. Bureaucrats are just as bad because they call the police for everything now instead of just using some common sense that used to exist 25 years ago.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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reply to post by mikelkhall
 


Yes,

RIP
*Here Lies Common Sense*

Dumbing down starts in kindergarten....



www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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Police are out of control these days.

If I had a kid that age and a cop handcuffed him/her, I'd be the next one getting handcuffed after hospitalizing the cop.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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reply to post by leosnake
 


absolute marasmus



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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reply to post by leosnake
 


I wonder they read her rights?
I mean, seriously.

:shk:



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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It's not so much the police as it is the system. Too often now police are led to believe that we have certain powers of authority that are granted to us when we really don't have that authority. Unfortunately the police don't use that same common sense to educate themselves as to what their real responsibilities and authority truly is.

I guess I'm from the old school where we tried to get to know the people and try to de-escalate situations rather than fan the flames. I have seen so many times, especially from the new officers, where they are so gung ho to jump into the fray instead of just counting to ten and begin a dialogue. I do understand the gung ho attitude though especially from a new officer. They want to prove they are good enough to wear the badge and unfortunately I have seen some that just think they are supposed to demand respect and that it is something owed to them. I try to educate those officers that will listen. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes it's best to just relax. I can't ever remember being that gung ho but I was raised up by a police officer and was riding along with cops since I was 12 years old.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by leosnake
 


I wonder they read her rights?
I mean, seriously.

:shk:


Well, she was charged..so probably questioned so....someone probably read her her rights.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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This is just wrong on so many levels.

What ever happened to the School Nurse?

I mean, when a child sees a nurse, or for that matter a paramedic they know
those people are there to help.

I dont think there is anyway on earth that a six year old child can understand
anything read to them as "rights".

For heavens sake, a child is still learning to understand words and the meanings
of them in Kindergarten. Let alone to comprehend being handcuffed and "taken in".



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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Wow how stupid. With a cop this stupid the child is lucky she didnt get pepper sprayed. Handcuffing a child for having a tantrum the teacher should have just walked her to the principles office and put her in timeout



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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The other thread is much longer, and I didn't read all the way through, but from the actual article, they attempted to call the mother something like 5 times. The girl had previously bad behavior, and on this occasion she was throwing things at the principle, breaking things in class, trying to escape the classroom, hurting other kids, biting the doorknob, and trying to break glass while jumping up and down on the paper shredder!

If the principle and the police took my 6 year old to jail, there would be hell to pay, BUT.... if my kid was that misbehaved, and that out of control, and I ignored multiple phone calls from the police and from the school, then really who is to blame? This mother should probably be in cuffs instead of the child.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Why the mother?
Why not the Dad?



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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I'm all for it.

Kids have gotten out of control.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by getreadyalready
 


Why the mother?
Why not the Dad?



Article doesn't mention the dad. In all likelihood they don't even know who the dad is, but sure, cuff him too! In fact, he is probably years behind on his child support, and probably already has a warrant out in his name anyway.

I only singled out the mother, because the article did, but you raise a good point. Broken families, and absentee parents are the problem, not kids, not teachers, not principles, and not even the cops. It is so easy to blame the cop for the last action, but what about the 6 years of actions that led up to this point? Those certainly do not fall on the cop.



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Yes, agreed. Its a sad day when the cops are called on 6 year olds
having tantrums.

I dont point a finger at the cops, however if was my job on the line, I would have
bowed out. No thank you, I would not ever handcuff a child.

Here is a better write up on it. Even shows a picture of the little girl.

Washington Post
edit on 17-4-2012 by burntheships because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by mikelkhall
This is just ridiculous. I have handcuffed older teens with parents permission and placed them in the backseat of my patrol car in order to give them time to think about consequences. But handcuffing a kindergarten child is beyond belief. What lesson can a child that age understand except to fear the police.



They can learn to control their impulses.
I've seen videos of kids like this misbehaving. The teachers are forbidden to touch them.
I think that rather than call the police they should have a "bouncer" on the premises to handle such situations which happen frequently.




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