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14 Yr old taserd in Detroit
« on: November 25, 2004, 11:47:55 am »

More fun with tasers

A 14-year-old student at Lincoln Park High School was handcuffed and shocked with a Taser gun during an altercation with police.

Police used the Taser gun on the male youth after four officers were unable to restrain him, according to a report in the News-Herald.

The incident started at about 9 a.m. last Thursday when the boy refused to stop playing a handheld video game after several requests by a teacher to put the game away, police told the paper.
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The teacher sent the student to see the assistant principal, Larry Phillips, who told the boy he could have the game back at the end of the day, but the teen still refused to give it up, the paper reported.

Officer Paul Cochran, who works in the building as the school liaison officer, was called to assist. Once Cochran began a procedural pat-down, the teen began kicking and punching the officer, who then tackled him, according to the paper.

Phillips and Cochran attempted to hold the teen down while a secretary contacted police for backup.

Officers who arrived at the scene handcuffed the teen, but he continued to fight, police told the paper. That's when one officer pulled out a Taser gun and shocked the boy.

The teen was stunned for a moment, but then continued to resist, police told the paper.

Officers gave the teen a warning to stop fighting before they were forced to shock him again with the Taser gun, police told the paper.

After the second shock, officers were reportedly able to take the video game out of the student's coat pocket and detain him.

The boy was not injured but suffered a couple of scrapes when he rolled around on the floor during the scuffle, police told the paper.

The teen was taken to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility, where he is being held on a $2,000 bond. He was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer.

The teen complained to child protective services that Cochran injured him, but police denied the teen's claims, the paper reported.

Cochran, who said he was scratched and bitten during the scuffle, was given a tetanus shot and antibiotic prescription after visiting the emergency room at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, according to the paper.

The boy's mother apologized to police and informed them that her son has been in counseling since he was in fourth or fifth grade, the paper reported.

It is unknown whether the student was suspended or if he will face any other disciplinary actions.

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14 Yr old taserd in Detroit
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 12:00:40 pm »

"Shocking" as this might sound this represents progress. Detroit area pigs have one of the highest rates of brutality in the nation. They have killed so many people whilst "serving & protecting" that the BUSH justice dept. under ASHCROFT no less, sued them. So now they taser and pepper spray. But at least they don't beat and stomp and choke and shoot you (as much) any more. See that's progress. :rolleyes:
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