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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Indiana Police Chief: Use Of Taser On 10-Year-Old Boy Was Unnecessary

April 2, 2010
The Crime Report

Martinsville, In., Police Chief Jon Davis believes two of his officers could have subdued an unruly 10-year-old boy without slapping him and using a department-issued Taser on him, reports the Indianapolis Star. “The officer is quite a bit bigger,” said Davis, who noted the boy weighs 94 pounds. “There are always alternatives to really anything you do.”

Two officers were called to Tender Teddies — a home-based day care — on Tuesday to help control the boy. There is no state law regarding minimum age for being subjected to a stun gun, but that the Taser manufacturer recommends a person weigh at least 60 pounds.


Anonymous said...

Lets see, we can't spank our kids if they are out of control but the cops can taser them? What is wrong with this picture?????

Anonymous said...

Before I posted this comment, I read your statement:
If you wish to post a positive comment about TASER International please do so at www.taser.com. If you have something relevant to add to the ongoing debate, let it be said here.
You misspelled positive by the way. I am not a proponent of TASER's, however I am offended by this statement. You are not looking for a relevant ongoing debate. You are only looking for those who share your opinion. I did not realize North America was Communist. This sounds a lot like it though.

Lamon S. Indiana, USA!

Reality Chick said...

Thank you for the typo info - that has now been corrected. If you have something relevant to say, let it be said. I simply recommend that people who wish to post positive comments about the manufacturer do so at the manufacturer's site.