The family of an 8-year-old Native American girl who was tazed by police in October is suing while the Pierre Police Department say it was justified.
The Chief of Police justifies the use of a tazer on an 8 year old girl by saying they could have used their guns or batons, essentially. What restraint.
"They" as in More Than One Grown-Up Police Officer couldn’t restrain an eIGHT YEAR OLD GIRL without resorting to weapons? Fuuuuuuuck I hope they don’t have kids of their own.
My mom taught special ed. Specifically, kids with emotional/behavioral/psychiatric conditions. She is 5’1. There were many times where she had to restrain kids bigger than her, all by herself, with a room full of OTHER kids with serious issues whom she had to keep calm. SOMEHOW, she managed to do that for years without ever injuring a student and DEFINITELY WITHOUT HAVING TO FUCKING TASE THEM. In fact, she had a kid break her wrist and a few fingers and still got the situation taken care of. But had she been a cop and the kid was even vaguely brown then CLEARLY she should have just shot them.
WHY IS THIS FUCKING SHIT STILL HAPPENING?
we have a fucking problem and we need to fucking solve it.
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.