Arkansas Police Use Taser on 10-Year-Old Girl

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    First, I hate the fact that a lot of my call volume these days is from parents wanting the cops to come in and discipline their kids. Parents don't want to be parents, which includes being the "bad guy" when needed. Makes me sick really. And then the parents complain when I dont take the "Sure, I'll be your Daddy" attitude. On top of that, they call you to take control of a situation that they could not ( or failed to do) then whine and cry when you do as they asked.

    About the misuse of the Taser; this is not misuse. It is exactly what the Taser was designed to do. The Taser is supposed to be used to gain control of a combative person without the officer goings "hands on". Every study ever done on the Taser's use shows that this approach in its application prevents injury to both the officer and suspect.

    I've got many personal examples of incidents where I should have deployed the Taser and didnt... and either I or the suspect got hurt. One was a ten year old kid just this week. Mom was begging me use the Taser, because she knew her son was going to fight as hard as he could. I didn't (largely because of the publics misunderstanding of the Taser and what it is and isn't and the media), but a lot had to do with the details of the situation, and ended up with a very minor workers comp claim. Minor as it may be, it still costs taxpayers a lot of money.

    Can the officer gain control of a ten year old without the Taser? Yeah, probably. But at what risk and cost?
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    Shoulda tazed momma for being a very poor parent.

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    First off holy crap! I'm not even considering the LEO's use of the Taser, that is a no win situation. If the LEO were to go hands on, that opens up the gates for later litigation if the 10 yo girl gets a tiny bruise just as much as the use of the Taser.

    My problem is the friggin Mom. The Cops are not there to keep your kid in line, that is your job as the Mom. Grab a belt or something and nail that to the floor.

    I grew up with a kid who's Grandma would say "Tore up from the floor up", I think that would apply here.

    Parents are NOT the kid's friend, they are the guardian, leader, and teacher of the kid. You can be friends when you are both adults, providing you both survive.

    Personally if that were my kid, and mine have pulled this crap before (not to that extreme though), I would simply stop wasting my breath. I would utter one last statement, "Keep it up and see what I do." I would then walk to the garage and grab one of many boxes/Rubbermaid totes, and start packing up the kid's stuff (sorry, I bought it so it is all my stuff). That child would only get 3 hots and a cot until they straightened up.

    But then again, I love my kids enough to teach them better and to discipline them correctly. If I ever have to call the Police to my house, it will not be for one of my children.
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    How does one administer a "very brief" shock with a Taser, given that it's an automatic five seconds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamRudolph View Post
    How does one administer a "very brief" shock with a Taser, given that it's an automatic five seconds...
    Via the "on/off" lever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I would then walk to the garage and grab one of many boxes/Rubbermaid totes, and start packing up the kid's stuff (sorry, I bought it so it is all my stuff). That child would only get 3 hots and a cot until they straightened up.
    Yep, I agree with this.

    We started early. We spanked when they were little, but used other leverage as they got older.
    - If they didn't pick up their stuff, it went into a trash bag and "disappeared."
    - I've stripped their rooms of everything except the bed and clothes.
    - When they purchased their own gadgets, I reminded them that I paid for the power.
    - I bought the boys backpacking tents. I reminded them that they could live and thrive in the backyard, I'd call them in for meals.

    Were there battles? Yes.
    Was it wearisome? Yes.
    Did we give up? No.

    Now we have two young men that seem to have their heads screwed on straight. They are attending college classes and working. They look out for themselves and help those around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    First, I hate the fact that a lot of my call volume these days is from parents wanting the cops to come in and discipline their kids. Parents don't want to be parents, which includes being the "bad guy" when needed. Makes me sick really. And then the parents complain when I dont take the "Sure, I'll be your Daddy" attitude. On top of that, they call you to take control of a situation that they could not ( or failed to do) then whine and cry when you do as they asked.
    Of course, this is what they've been TRAINED to do. Just as in all other aspects of life, we don't expect to have to take responsibility for ourselves. The government will take care of it.

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    the mother told Bradshaw to use his Taser.
    "I had to tase her, the mother told me to."

    What's next? Tasering a baby who won't eat his strained peas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post

    What's next? Tasering a baby who won't eat his strained peas?
    Thats a different scenario, and an absurd comparison.
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    The cop was right & done just as he should, How many men on this forum want By a 10 year old? Not I!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Dog View Post
    Shoulda tazed momma for being a very poor parent.
    I agree!!!!!!!!

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    [QUOTE=ccw9mm;1375588]A ten year old child in a tantrum needs to be cuffed-and-stuffed so badly? Jail, for not following Mom's instructions?

    The ten year old was Tased and arrested after kicking the officer repeatedly in the legs and groin. She was charged with assaulting a police officer.

    Quote Originally Posted by SamRudolph View Post
    How does one administer a "very brief" shock with a Taser, given that it's an automatic five seconds...
    The LEO may have drive stunned her and not deployed the barbs.

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    Barbs or no barbs, the officer can easily deliver a "very brief" shock.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Thank you Sixto for the voice of reason from our side of the badge. I too believe the officer utilized his training, knowledge, and experience to safely defuse the situation with the minimum amount of injury to either party. The mother asking him to had nothing to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Thats a different scenario, and an absurd comparison.
    A year ago, you wouldn't believe a cop would taser a ten yr. old.

    Beware the slippery slope.

    The ten year old was Tased and arrested after kicking the officer repeatedly in the legs and groin.
    He needs to go back to the academy and learn self defense. If a 10 yr. old can beat up on him to the point he feels a taser is his only option, imagine what an adult could do to him.

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