5-Year-Old Charged W/ Battery On A Police Officer

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago in

More on our ever expanding police state.
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Male 526
adhd - does not exist, it`s a way to sell drugs. because he was" diagnosed, they are using that as an excuse like he didn`t know any better, which bugs me. he`s hyper in school, so they got a cop to single him out - which makes no sense at all. he responded correctly, he`s a stranger, he attacked the stranger. not sure why they had to cuff even his legs, and to a hospital?

there`s a history here we are not hearing about.
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Male 15
Hey, at least the officer showed the kid that he had no reason to hate cops
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Male 15,832
clancy54, the stupidity of liberalism is not confined to the voting booth.
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Male 1,045
Do people even know what a police state is?
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Male 38,507

blah blah blah. Teachers & Parents blah blah blah

I think the point was that the efforts of Teachers and Parents had failed and the kid was out of control. A danger to other kids. A danger to himself if left alone and unrestrained. Sometimes, handcuffs are not a punishment, they are a means to restrain you and prevent further shenanigans.

I`m sure the cop tried all the less extreme things before he said "I don`t have all freaking day to deal with one out of control kid no matter the reason he`s out of control".
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Male 5,811
You can`t even charge a 5-year old with anything as far as I know. Doesn`t the charge transfer to the parents/guardians in cases like this?
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Female 65
Battery charges for a 5 year!!??? WTF? This is a new low for USA. WTF is wrong with you people?? Charge the cop with a battery on a 5 year old for crying out loud.
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Female 1,380
wtg stockton cali 2 posts in 1 day!
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Female 1
Its not the child`s fault that he has ADHD, I myself have it, and until he can learn to control his actions, his parents and teachers are there to help and guide him. The policemen did wrong by over reacting, when Michael pushed his hand away, that should have been warning enough that he was not comfortable in the policemen touching him. There was no need for zip ties or the trip to the hospital.
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Male 18
that kid doesn`t need therapy he needs his ass whipped. But that same cop that took him off will take you off for doing it. that is all
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Male 3,061
I totally got caught off guard when they said Shannon Cannon. I wasn`t expecting a rhyming name.
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Male 766
My Dad taught me that when the cop says "Do this " you do it and say "Yes Sir". Saves a whole lotta trouble. You people seem to think it is some kind of cool to disrespect authority by whining and being a public nuisance. That just ain`t cool people. It is no wonder cops go bad or burn out early. Later they get to pick your shattered body out of the ditch when you drink/drug and drive. Now our kids are trying to be `mercan by rioting at hockey games. F#0k me people are stupid these days.
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Male 267
The kid better get used to cops cuffing him.
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Female 152
Without knowing the context or the circumstances, It`s pretty easy for us this sit here and play the blame game. I`m not saying it`s the ADHD, but who knows what other problems this kid has. Could be the mom, could be the school system, could be the teacher he has...who knows? Ultimately the cop was a dick. Surprised he didn`t tase him.
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Male 4,746
ADHD...Blah, blah blah. I had it as a kid. It made it hard for me to focus on what the teacher was teaching, especially in a "lecture" scenario. In no way shape or form is it an excuse for bad behaviour. That, IMO is the fault of bad parenting.
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Male 5,620
bex753 -- if it does go to court, it won`t be to bring the child up on criminal charges, it will most likely be to place the child in a Emotional/Behavioral unit at school; and/or psychological treatment.
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Male 5,620
Oh and Spaztazoid, I am not sure if I suffer from narcissism, or if I am just surrounded by idiots. Lol. I kid of course. I may be a bit pretentious, but what I am seeing in practice, forums, and other outlets is parents blaming ADHD for all sorts of problems.

ADHD basically means your child is hyper and has trouble paying attention. It doesn`t mean they have mood disturbances or violent tendencies.
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Male 5,620
@Spaztazoid -- the mom didn`t seem to know about a near crisis her child had at school that resulted in him being cuffed with cable ties for two weeks. No judgement there, just how is she that uninvolved?

It just seems that she wants to blame her child`s problems on ADHD and the school. That seems to be the most contributing factor to me.
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Male 38
Parental Fail
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Female 2,289
"Well, you clearly have no idea what molestation is."

LOL
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Male 365
@cybercow Well, you clearly have no idea what molestation is.
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Male 106
Sounds to me like the officer should be charged with assault, and possibly child molestation. He touched the child without any reason. No stranger should lay a hand on a child.
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Male 221
it should not go to court at the age of 5 you have not reached an age of criminal responsibility
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Male 1,569
shannon cannon?
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Female 152
Wow elkingo, way to judge this family from a 3 minute video...I`m curious, does it say anything about insecure yet pretentious "not quite there yet" psychologist in the DSM?
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Male 5,620
* I am not a psychologist yet. I retract that statement, as I can not legally claim that title. I do however have a degree in psychology (BS) and am obtaining an MA in clinically psychology. In Kentucky (the state I live in) it is legal for me to work as an interventionist, and claim the title "psychologist" with a MA.
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Male 5,620
I like how people who have no education and no experience in the schools seem to think an officer of the law acted inappropriate when arresting someone who physically exploded in a class room.

Lol.

I work in the school, I have seen 5 year old children injure others; including adults. The right move was to restrain this kid and refer him out. Psychiatric evaluations in this situation is not only appropriate, but it is the law. We (psychologists and law officers and school staff) have a duty to protect others. This child was presenting himself as a danger to himself and others. Not acting is criminal and cruel.
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Male 5,620
Yeah... ADHD doesn`t cause violence or mood disruption. I really really wish people would stop making this connection.

Here is the DSM-IV TR diagnostic criteria for ADHD.

I think Conduct Disorder is also likely in conjunction with his ADHD. You are looking at a dual-diagnosis here.

This kid needs some major therapy, medications, and possibly case management. The mother also has some major issues if she is ignoring this kid`s problems and blaming the school for doing nothing -- when it is obvious she has been lax as a parent.
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Male 347
She didn`t know until 2 weeks later that her son with zip-tied.
F*ck, talk to your kid!
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Male 646
We need to lock that criminal up!!!
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Male 1,582
I can`t decide whether to post a comment that`s understanding and against this, or just plain racist for my own amusement.
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Male 83
OldOllie = troll.
You might be stupid if a story about a kid with a meidcal condition is linked to politics.
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Male 3,475
Spank him. That is all.
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Male 181
Are you kidding? "A five year old kicked me in the knee mommy! PUNISH HIM PUNISH HIM" he`s a friggin five year old what the hell do you expect? In the officer`s statement it almost seemed justifiable, if I were the kid I wouldn`t want some strange man (police officer especially) putting his hands on me. He probably deserved to get kicked. Also, why wasn`t the mom there with them in the first place?
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Male 15,832
"ADHD" is just modern liberal touchy-feely talk for "needs a good, old-fashioned ass-whoopin`"
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Female 112
Yeah, `cause nothing is more dangerous to a grown man than a skinny five year old. Totally justifiable...
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Male 14,835
No spray? No taser? No toilet plunger?
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Female 1,589
The kid had a temper tantrum. Put him time out and let him calm down, then tell him to apologize. Don`t handcuff him and send him on his way with a police officer.
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Female 57
I am sick and tired of people blaming ADHD for behavior problems. Impulse issues present themselves by speaking out of turn and getting up to do things when the time is not appropriate; it is not vindictive or aggressive. This is an aggressive outburst NOT a symptom of ADHD. If a parent allows this behavior to continue it reinforces that behavior and does the child no good. A good parent would try to correct the bad behaviors through a combination of praising and rewarding the good behaviors and condemning and punishing the bad behaviors. This can teach the child the proper way to act so he wont grow up to be a delinquent criminal when he grows up.

"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while." ~Josh Billings
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Male 38,507

Totally Justified.
The kid was out of control and a danger to other kids. If left a lone unrestrained he was a danger to himself.

Where is Judge Will Adams when you need him?
Pepper Spray the bastard and he`ll learn to calm down on command.
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Male 761
What`s the worst thing a five year old could possibly do to a grown man??
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Male 599
@Idlerlee2

Stop being a female dog. People like you make terrible parents. It`s not like he beat or pepper sprayed the kid. If children refuse to be disciplined through verbal means, then a small amount of force is necessary. Also, if a FIVE year old doesn`t know to respect the police, then, without help, do you honestly think he will when he`s an adult? Also, it`s a little disturbing to me that a five year old is displaying that kind of violent behavior in the first place.
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Male 135
He is FIVE. Handcuffing is such a improper response to agitated behaviour from whats basicly a toddler.

Really? FIVE years old. Anyone that agrees with this type of reaction disgust me
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Male 2,085
I think maybe the police officer could have just left the room. I mean, I am not a cop or a child psychologist, but usually when a kid is being a pain, I just leave. That`s just me.
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Male 599
@CmdrBittles
From my understanding, that`s what they intended to do. I would assume that they handcuffed him to prevent him from doing anything that would cause the police to have to use further force. With people crying `excessive force` over just about anything these days, I don`t really blame them.
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Female 1,172
Yes, it`s clear that this kid has issues, mental or emotional. But come on...he`s 5. Arresting him? Really? He`s 5! That`s not going to help this kid at all. What he needs is one on one work with a child psychologist.
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Female 349
I sympathize with him. I don`t like strange men touching me either.
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Male 757
add or not, the kid is only five, im sure there were other ways of keeping him calm than to handcuff him. or just let the kid tire himself out, he wont be able to do anything anyway
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Male 147
"Isn`t ADHD being a little over-diagnosed?"

Yes, and apparently it serves an excuse for everything.
Funny how every kid I met that misbehaved was said to have ADD or ADHD or something like that when the proper diagnostic should probably be "Lack of education caused by bad parents."
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Male 145
ghettoninja knows nothing.
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Male 145
good. the kid needs help and needs to be taken out of society
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Male 2,516
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Male 599
Also, since when did ADD mean undisciplined?
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Male 599
I was not aware that enforcing laws makes us a police state.
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Male 926
GhettoNinja is right.
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Female 4,225
Ok, so at first i thought this was going to be similar to that vid where a toddler hits a police officer after seeing his mom arrested...

This is just effing stupid
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Female 6,381
Isn`t ADHD being a little over-diagnosed? Where were all these cases when I was a kid? I don`t recall seeing any kids who wouldn`t sit still or follow directions (more or less) in school. Is it supposed to be some xenogenous epidemic that has suddenly sprung up? It sounds awfully dubious, and I suspect, as others here have alluded, that ADHD crops up in single-parent families at a disproportionate rate. I wouldn`t say it doesn`t exist, but that a lot of behavior problem cases are muddying the waters when it comes to identifying genuine cases among scores of plain old brats.
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Male 464
Okay, just stop posting these damn things. It was worse before the internet, now its just published. I for one, dont give a poo. They do what they can and I can sleep at night because of it. Its not some super horrible organisation sending out death squads to kill all ethnic minorities.
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Male 214
where`s daddy?
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Male 2,419
"Stranger touches child. Child responds with fear. Child is bound and kidnapped for hours in response."
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Female 3,727
Adamo
Male, 18-29, Europe
5 Posts Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:18:41 AM
What the hell!? I was expecting a white kid!
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LOL, me too! All kids these days seem to have ADHD, ADD and other acronyms. It`s ridiculous! He OBVIOUSLY has zero respect for authority figures and adults in general. She need to beat his butt and straighten him out like they did in my day...BE A GOD DAMN PARENT AND CONTROL YOUR BRAT!
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Male 886
I know what a police state is.


And the direction our country is going is heading right there.

I served this country proudly, I love this country, however, I do NOT love our system of government nor our politicians.

There is no freedom of choice in a 2 party system. There can be no government by the people when lobbyists spend over a billion dollars a year on their agendas.

Wake up America, the dream has become a nightmare.
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Male 168
That. is drated up.
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Male 8
What the hell!? I was expecting a white kid!
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Male 373
you don`t know what a police state is
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Male 7,378
Link: 5-Year-Old Charged W/ Battery On A Police Officer [Rate Link] - More on our ever expanding police state.
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