Skip to comments.School official asks police to stop Tasers [only on elementary school kids]
Posted on 11/24/2004 3:30:08 PM PST by SJackson
MIAMI, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools, where police Taser-gunned a 6-year-old first-grader, has asked police to stop using stun guns against children.
Superintendent Rudy Crew made the request in a letter to the police chief, the Miami Herald reported Saturday. His letter followed an incident in October when a Miami-Dade officer zapped a 6-year-old first-grader at Kelsey Pharr Elementary School, who was wielding a piece of glass in a school office.
"The Pharr student was agitated and injured," Crew wrote in his letter. "However, police officers have dealt with other children in this condition without resorting to a Taser."
In a second incident, an unarmed 12-year-old who was playing hooky was felled by an officer using a Taser Nov. 5.
Crew asked that the department "refrain from deploying or discharging Tasers against elementary school students in Miami-Dade Public County Schools."
Makes one long for the good old days when they just used rubber hoses.
What is up with that? Tazering kids?
I mean if the kid had a weapon, I can understand... but it better be a dangerous weapon that a full grown adult can't handle with less than a tazer.
Note for Miami police: Use your beebers if you want the kids stuned.
Stun guns on the kids. Could be worse, remember the force they took Elian with.
All the hallmarks of a police state!
"who was wielding a piece of glass "
Would you want to approach an out of control kid armed with broken glass? If the kid gets cut or hurt when you throw a blanket over him, you know you will be sued. If you get hurt, you are pretty much on your own. If you are a cop, why take the risk.
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