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In this weeks chapter of "what could go wrong" and "defund doesn't REALLY mean defund, until it does", Seattle jumps the shark once again.  I'm sure the local communities won't suffer or see a spike in violence any time soon.  



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On 7/28/2020 at 9:11 PM, Buzzrock said:

police are scared to death of citizens. dude answered his door, immediately put down his gun, and then was shot in the back several times from close to point blank range by some hero just trying to get home to his family. i'm sure everyone else in the neighborhood will sleep safe and sound know that these heroes are out here watching over them and protecting them. 

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2 hours ago, Brothahorn said:

What's worse than shooting a suspect's dog? Shooting his mom.

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Seems to me resisting arrest is not a good idea.

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True. But she should have waited on back up instead of trying to take on a nut 2x her size. She let her ego, get in the way and is lucky she didn't kill or get killed. At one point, he had both her wrists locked up.

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Fixed in Key West. Brave officers suppress violent threat of 8-year old special needs boy by attempting to handcuff him, but cuffs will not fit around his wrists. So they arrest him for felony assault and process him at an adult men's jail, and lie to him about his father not being there.




Cops Tried to Handcuff an 8-Year-Old Boy at School, But His Wrists Were Too Small

“You made a mistake, and now it’s time to learn from it and grow from it, right?" said the cop at the boy's arrest on a felony charge.

The mother of a little boy who was arrested and almost handcuffed after experiencing a mental health crisis at school has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit over the incident, which was captured in viral body-camera footage.

“I refuse to let them make him a criminal,” the boy’s mother, Bianca N. Digennaro, said in a press conference Tuesday.

During his arrest on a felony battery charge in December 2018, officers from the Key West Police Department frisked and attempted to handcuff her then-8-year-old son, who had been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. They soon realized his wrists were too small to hold the restraints, according to body-camera footage released Sunday by Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys now involved in Digennaro’s lawsuit.

“You understand this is very serious, OK?” one officer told the boy, who is now 10, according to the footage.

“I hate that you put me in this position, that I have to do this, OK? Alright?” the officer, who has not been identified, continued, according to the footage. “The thing about it is you made a mistake, and now it’s time to learn from it and grow from it, right? Not repeat the same mistake again.”

The boy’s shoulders shook, and he appeared to wipe his nose on his shirt as he cried and nodded along, according to body-camera footage.

Attorneys said Tuesday that the boy’s father was in the building, although officers allegedly told him his father had left. A police cruiser was visible in the distance, just outside the school.

“I can feel how scared my son was, and it’s impossible to watch,” Digennaro said about the video. “I would never want any other parent to have to watch a video like that about their 8-year-old son.”

The boy was later taken to a juvenile justice facility, according to the Miami Herald, although his mother said he was processed at an adult jail, where he had his mugshot taken and was placed in a cell for a few minutes.

Crump said Tuesday that Digennaro had to fight for months to get her son’s charge dismissed, and that the boy “vividly remembers” the door being slammed on his cell. He’s suffered stomach aches, nightmares, headaches, and insomnia since his arrest, according to the lawsuit.

The incident that led to his arrest apparently started when a teacher at Gerald Adams Elementary repeatedly told the boy that he wasn’t sitting properly in his cafeteria seat, according to an arrest report reviewed by the Miami Herald.

When the boy didn’t respond, the teacher then asked him to sit next to her. He didn’t, and told her he didn’t want to be touched, according to the Miami Herald. So she told him to walk with her. The boy said his mom was going to beat her up, according to the Herald, and punched her in the chest.

The school district was aware of the boy’s disabilities, according to the lawsuit, since he was on an individualized education program. The teacher had allegedly placed him in a “classroom and lunchroom setting that they knew was not appropriate for his disability,” according to the lawsuit.

Officer Michael Malgrat, one of three officers named in the lawsuit Tuesday, said in a report reviewed by the Herald that the boy “had his hands clenched into fists and he was postured as if he was ready to fight” when he and the teacher came to the school's administrative office.

Crump, who is also representing the family of George Floyd, said during a press conference Tuesday that the boy, who is only 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 64 pounds, posed no threat to the officers. The complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, names the city, the Monroe County School District, three officers, a teacher, and two school officials as defendants.

“This mother had to hire a criminal lawyer to aggressively defend these charges — these allegations that her son had committed a felony when he simply was having a mental illness crisis because of his disabilities that had been well diagnosed,” Crump said in Tuesday’s press conference.

The Key West Police Department, the city, and the Monroe County School District did not immediately respond to a VICE News request for comment. Key West Police Chief Sean T. Brandenburg told the Miami Herald that officers had followed standard operating procedures.

Police departments have repeatedly been criticized for arresting children at their schools over minor incidents. One Orlando officer was fired last year after arresting two school children in one day, including a 6-year-old girl who had allegedly kicked someone.



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a teensy, tiny, small victory



Two women, Ivoré Westfield and Rachel Harding, both of Marion County, are named as victims. They filed a federal lawsuit in June after video was released of officers using batons and pepper balls to subdue the them during their May 31 arrests in downtown Indianapolis.

Video of the arrest, recorded by WISH-TV, shows Westfield, who is Black, being held from behind by a white male officer, escaping his grasp and then being surrounded by several other officers. There were audible pops and several clouds of spray near Westfield, which the lawsuit contends were caused by detonated pepper balls. Two officers struck her with batons until she fell to the ground, and she was then pinned face-down by a baton at the back of her neck.

Harding, who is white, could be seen and heard in the video shouting, “Why her? Why her?” Another officer then rushed Harding and shoved her to the ground, where officers subdued her.

Neither woman was charged with any crime.

Among other things, grand jurors were asked to consider the level of threat posed by the individuals being arrested, Mears said.


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