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Monday, June 21, 2010: 9:38 pm
More from concerned
|i would be fearful for my life to pull over for thesse guys for a traffic stop next thing will be i looked like a smartass so they had to hold me at gun point when will this madness stop and at what cost|
Monday, June 21, 2010: 10:13 pm
More from Rational
|Diadlo! You are truly a piece of work! You know absolutely nothing about either of these situations! None of these officers believe the are above the law. "Good Ol Boy" never once used the "I'm a cop" thing. Again, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. All of these cases would never have made the paper if it were IMPD officers! AS a matter of fact, on March 11th, IMPD also tazed a child! Did you hear about that! No, You did not! Because there are absolutely NO policies to support tazing a child is illegal or againist PD protocol! It is not lethal force! Your own peers on the jury chose NOT to prosecute either of these officers! So you can thank them! |
Liberty! Why would Officer Johnson offer a resignation when he did nothing wrong or outside the scope of his duties? Makes no sense to me!
Monday, June 21, 2010: 10:35 pm
More from The Voice
|Amen Rational!!! I knew getting on here there would be those who were just outraged at the fact that they are not being prosecuted! The boy was harming other children, adults, and himself. What if that were your children he was hitting? Should they have just let him be out of control? Should this child, who has already had a troubled childhood continue to learn that he can do what he wants to whomever he wants without consequenses. Just because he has mental disorders does not mean he is stupid or that he does not understand what police do. Officer Johnson did exactly what he was trained to do, he showed up, he gave verbal commands, he tried to restrain the boy and the boy continued to hit, kick, and spit at people. The next step was to taze him, which actually did less harm than he was already causing to himself! Read the report, he has bruises from being restrained and had been in the ER a week prior to this incident for hitting his head (on his own) against the wall. Get over yourselves people! POLICE BRUTALITY! POLICE BRUTALITY! Call Rodney King he will sympathize with you!|
Monday, June 21, 2010: 11:30 pm
More from Liberty
|The use of a weapon for the purpose of reprimanding a child. People need to keep the facts straight. This was not an action taken on a crimminal. The law does not provide the use of the police force to reprimand childern. Especially a handicapped child that was not able to be rational. They can only use weapons on criminals . This is way to easy to understand folks. The officers took it upon themselves to punish someone else's child without their permission and without even investigating the cause. If they did they would have found out he was having an adverse reaction to his psyc medications. If you can't get the easy ones folks you'll never be able to deal with the tough ones.|
This was not a policing action. They did not and could not press charges. So they perpetrated this attack with no possible or chargeable crime. People can't use a taser to reprimand children. Period. If they do they go to jail. As police officers they were given a pass on the jail. As a public employee they should be happy of that feel blessed they are only being removed.
This was not performed to restrain a criminal or someone to apprehend. This was a punishment for a child's private actions on private property and precisely why they both have to be fired and remove from the streets of our community.
No eternal judgment on their souls. Just the safety of the community and the integrity of the remaining officers and the entire police force who deserve the untarnished respect of the community.
What kind of person could take the adults job over the handicapped ( yes if anyones forgotten ) child's welfare.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 5:17 am
More from A Hoosier
|It is inconceivable to me that a community can have such a divided opinion on whether it is inappropriate to slap and electrically shock a 10 year old. |
Unless one is a family member of a police officer, I fail to see how one can support such an offense.
When one imagines a police officer and the duties entrusted to the officer the words to protect and serve come to mind. (The words “to protect and serve” are painted on a number of patrol cars.) Ethical qualities are expected of a police department such as integrity, kindness, compassion, and fairness. A police department without these ethical qualities will fail to ensure the trust of the public.
Ethical behavior is a standard of conduct when dealing with others that reflects a public trust attached to a police officer. Michigan Commission on Law Read more.
Public trust will be detrimentally affected if ethical action is not taken against these officers who have committed this offense against their oath to protect and serve.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 7:21 am
More from Tomcatt68
|Let's see what the Mayor and the Public Works Board does. I have already sent my complaint to the FBI and US Justice Department and I encourage anyone who thinks these to are guilty to do the same.|
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 8:48 am
More from The Voice
|You people are unbelievable. Yes, in my opinion when this child began hurting others he was a criminal. They recieved permission to handle the child when this apparently incompetent foster mother chose to call the police. She, the person who handles this regularly, could not handle the situation on her own, so she did what she felt was right. She called the police who came and protected all of the people including the boy. I have seen many of you quote the bible in posts. It amazes me that you are so unforgiving and cannot see that others have faults. You must not have any. You must be perfect! Maybe you should run for mayor, or start a cult! An anti-police cult!|
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 9:14 am
More from Tomcatt68
|The Prosecutor for Morgan County Steve Sonnega's son was recently charged with shoplifting fishing rods at Walmart in Martinsville, Mayor Deckard's grandson pled guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Indiana State Police officer from Martinsville is under investigation, a Martinsville police officer is arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement at a concert, and these two officers under investigation for hitting a 10 year old.|
What is in that artesian water anyhow?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 9:14 am
More from LilaMae
|The guardian could have put good use to a cattle prod and spared us all the tax dollars spent for trial and time wasted reading this article.|
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 9:39 am
More from mcbacker
|Tomcatt68 don't forget about the judge's wife and the good doctor. I also wonder what is wrong here in the Ville. I'm tired of Martinsville constantly being in the news for nothing good!|
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 11:31 am
More from Rational
|Liberty, you repeatedly make it sound like this a mentally retarded child who has absolutely no knowledge of his own actions! He is "special needs" because he has awful parents who were no where to be found until the dollar signs appeared. This child is a product of his environment and it's TOTALLY the responsibility of parents and the foster mother! If you don't want the police to handle a situation for you, THEN DONT CALL THEM! |
You people have aboslutely nothing to complain about! It was the fine citizens of Morgan County that chose NOT to prosecute these officers! You people wanted a voice and you had one!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010: 11:40 am
More from stingersbaby
So what? So the child was out of control! There were 2 grown men, supposedly trained to handle these types of situations, against a 10-year-old boy. Ok so he's out of control...he obviously has anger issues and needs them addressed with therapy, not with slapping and being tasered!! I have a 12-year-old boy who has severe anger issues, has been diagnosed with ADHD/ODD/PTSD and Bipolar. If anyone knows what violent, out-of-control boys are like, it's me. So, "floyd24" I guess what you're saying is that I can go out and buy a taser, and when I'm out at the grocery store, department store, or wherever, and my son starts one of his violent episodes, it's perfectly ok for me to slap his face and use my taser on him, right? To heck with the child abuse laws, right? And to heck with the fact that slapping him or tasering him is going to cause even MORE damage to his already damaged psychological well-being, when a therapeutic hold would serve a much better purpose and would not harm them in any way. Good advice, let me tell ya. I'm headin out for my taser right now!
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