Sunday, July 27, 2008

Police torture boy with broken back, Taser him 19 times

The story (h/t Madman in the Marketplace):
In Ozark, Missouri, a family is wondering why their 16-year-old son Mace Hutchinson was hit by tasers up to 19 times after he fell (or jumped) from an overpass and broke his back.

Witnesses said that the boy did not seen out of control. Doug Messersmith said that “He looked a little agitated but, other than that, he didn’t look to be falling down drunk or anything like that.”

He was lying on the shoulder when the police arrived. There were no drugs or alcohol in his system and the family believes that he fell from the overpass.

The extensive use of the tasers forced doctors to delay the operation on the teenager for two days.

Ozark Police Capt. Thomas Rousset says that they hit him with the tasers up to 19 times “to keep him from getting hurt” by running into traffic. He added that “He refused to comply with the officers and so the officers had to deploy their Tasers in order to subdue him. He is making incoherent statements; he’s also making statements such as, ‘Shoot cops, kill cops,’ things like that. So there was cause for concern to the officers.”

We still have a boy who just fell from an overpass with a broken back and no apparent weapon.

For the full story, click here.

The kid had a broken back - he was not going to go "running into traffic"! This is nothing more than the actions of bullies, and organizational and societal cultures that enables bullying.

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