Police taser an autistic kid playing in traffic. Easiest perp ever.

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TUSTIN, Calif. — Sheriff's officials defended their use of a Taser stun gun to subdue an autistic teenager who left a social services center where he was being treated.

"It was necessary," sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said in defense of the use of a Taser stun gun to subdue 15-year-old Taylor Karras.

He said the teen was running in and out of traffic and is lucky to be alive.

"If that were your son, would you want him Tased or hit by a car?" Amormino asked.

The teenager bolted from a social services center in Westminster on Monday and had walked 15 miles when sheriff's deputies received a call of someone running in and out of traffic on busy Newport Avenue. Sheriff's Lt. Larry Jones said a deputy fired the Taser after a second car had to swerve.

The teen was home with his parents Tuesday, uninjured and no charges were filed. But his parents said they believed deputies overreacted.

"They should have been on alert that there was a missing autistic teenager in the area," William Karras said.

Taser use by police drew national attention this week after video surfaced on the Internet of police shocking a university student in Florida who persistently questioned Sen. John Kerry during a forum and refused to yield the microphone to others. The incident generated a fierce debate about free speech, use of force and the motives of the student, a known prankster.

University of Florida President Bernie Machen said the use of the Taser, with the student yelling, "Don't Tase me, bro!" was "regretful." He requested a state probe of campus police actions and placed two officers on leave.

In Ohio, another police officer was on administrative leave Thursday after video taken from his cruiser showed him jolting a woman with a Taser gun at least twice after she was handcuffed, police and city administrators said.

Patrolman Richard Kovach's report said the 38-year-old woman, who had been ordered out of a bar, kicked at a rear window and tried to climb into the front seat once she was inside the cruiser.

"I deployed a second Taser cartridge into her and the violent turbulent action stopped immediately," the report said. "I then requested a car with a cage for transport."

She was again Tasered during the transfer to the second car when she fell and was knocked unconscious by the impact; an ambulance took her to a hospital, the report on the Sept. 2 arrest said.

Simply because someone is hit with a Taser while handcuffed may not be against policy, said Warren Law Director Greg Hicks, citing the example of someone kicking out windows of a cruiser.

Taser stun guns fire electrically charged darts that carry 50,000 volts for several seconds, temporarily immobilizing their targets. According to Taser International Inc., about 11,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies use Taser technology.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,297488,00.html
 

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At some point we need to decide as a society that a good old fashion police beating is better then a tazing. Enough with the tazers.
 
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I think that these cops who were inferior in High School now have taken a job in which they can go around and bully the fuck out of people. This kid has had it hard enough, so he has to be humiliated? Enraging I tell you all!

I understand that officers had to be put in this situation to save this young man from hurting himself as well as others, but the right thing would have been to get in the vacinity and escort him back into the vehicle peacefully. Tasering this kid just shows how corrupt the Police have become.
 

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Just love how since some whiny douche bag college kid got tazed, all of the sudden you're seeing stories about cops and whether tazers are being misused.
 

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Just love how since some whiny douche bag college kid got tazed, all of the sudden you're seeing stories about cops and whether tazers are being misused.
It's not just that kid. There is a story about cops an their tazers every other week.
 

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I understand that officers had to be put in this situation to save this young man from hurting himself as well as others, but the right thing would have been to get in the vacinity and escort him back into the vehicle peacefully. Tasering this kid just shows how corrupt the Police have become.
Have you ever dealt with an autistic kid when they get violent? I know they're not waterhead-like retarded, but they can let loose with some serious retard strength. Better to quickly drop him and get him out of there, rather than have to deal with him hulking up and breaking some bones.
 

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I think that these cops who were inferior in High School now have taken a job in which they can go around and bully the fuck out of people. This kid has had it hard enough, so he has to be humiliated? Enraging I tell you all!

I understand that officers had to be put in this situation to save this young man from hurting himself as well as others, but the right thing would have been to get in the vacinity and escort him back into the vehicle peacefully. Tasering this kid just shows how corrupt the Police have become.
I can't tell if you were being sarcastic or not. I hope you were.
 

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I`ve seen up to 3 nurses,a Dr. and myself have to restrain my autistic son and that was when he was about 7 years old.
 

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Autistic and retarded are basically the same thing, just a "nicer" way of putting it.

No one is ever classified as retarded nowadays.
 

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force should be used to protect officers lives in danger... not as a means to be a lazy fuck.

Ohh, I don't feel like dealing with this whiney college kid BBAAAAHNT!

Ohh, I dont feel like stopping traffic n dealing with an autistic kid BAHNT!

in my opinion cops arent adult enough to have tazers. bunch of short toughguys who got pants infront of the girls locker room with tazer guns.


AGAIN I BLAME POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

cops should get hired causer their smart, big and can handle unruly individuals. because of pc guidlines these fucking midget retard fat cops need weapons to do their job.


Once again PC takes another innocent victum....this poor kid.

they are cops block the road assholes. ya know those lighyt things on the roof? fuckin nobs.
 

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I`ve seen up to 3 nurses,a Dr. and myself have to restrain my autistic son and that was when he was about 7 years old.

3 nurses and a doctor..... arent cops.


If a police force needs electricity to handle an autistic kid... mayby we should hand them out to the nurses, teachers and aids as well....c,mon... my sons 12 tries to rip my throat out daily... but ya know what? I can kick his monkey ass.
 

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You do not have any experience with violent autistic children,I do.
 

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My son was put in the hospital for severe aggression attacking my wife myself and trying to strangle my daughter.I did`nt know your son was autistic
Glenn,sorry about the misunderstanding but my son is described as extremely violent.
 

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Today is the first day I have agreed with El Presidente, twice, no less.

A law enforcement officer should be able to restrain a retarded teenager. Two men must be able to. If they cannot then how can they protect and serve.

I think it comes down to political correctness as well. It does not "look" as bad to taser a retard or fat black chick than to physically restrain them. I have a friend who is a trainer at the Police Academy for the NYPD and he says that the requirements are a joke compared to 10-15 years ago.

You have two types of cops nowadays.

1. HS kids who were abused and look at this as revenge
2. Lazy fucks who see it as an easy pay check and pension.

Sorry, but that is my view, as the son of a retired NYPD sgt.
 

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My son was put in the hospital for severe aggression attacking my wife myself and trying to strangle my daughter.I did`nt know your son was autistic
Glenn,sorry about the misunderstanding but my son is described as extremely violent.
As stated earlier, you wife and daughter are not law enforcement officials. They are not trained to protect the public. And if your son is that uncontrollable I hope and pray that you have him admitted somewhere that will protect him and the general public.

A good friend of mine just had his son sent to a "school" in Albany because he got too big and strong to be trusted. It was not easy for him, but once the boy was able to over power mom, it had to be done.

That is for everyone's safety.

Good luck and God bless
 

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Let me state this:
I did`nt say anywhere that I believe autistic kids should be tasered.I was saying how strong they can be from experience.2 of the 3 nurses were men and this was on the childrens psyche ward also the Doctor who was a guy and me a construction worker holding him down while he was biting them.After years of drugs he is better now but has been put in a 24 hour care home out of my state.The ex lives down there with my daughter.
 

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Mental disabilities are a terrible thing. I have stated here a few times that my oldest son has a mild case of CP, and that is ONLY physical and slight at that. Some of his "shortcomings" were corrected about this time last year and he gets around better than ever.

I do not know what I would do if I had to worry about the safety of my family or my child at the hand of my own flesh and blood.

I would hate to not be able to communicate with my child. I would hate to have to worry who would care for him/her after I died.

I said it before and I will say it again, with all sincerity, God Bless.
 

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I thought that tasers were supposed to be a non-lethal alternative to shooting someone.

I don't think they should be used unless you are willing to shoot the person with your gun.



Fucking cops are getting away with way too much these days.
 

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You're right. That should no longer carry tazers, and shot to kill instead. ;)
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Beat me to it.. Take away.. OC-10, PR-24, handcuffs, batons, harsh words, etc.. arm them only with a 12 gauge shotguns with 00 buckshot.

I have been tazed with a real tazer when I was on the force, it was required to be able to carry, the same with OC-10.

I will say this, I would MUCH rather be tazed the OC'ed.

On the other note, you guys are right, every cop should be disarmed, not allowed to have any tools to do thier job, because if they are cops they should be able to handle any situation with the mear threat they might show up.:icon_roll
 

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I too have a son with Autism.

He's only 11 years old and is *not* violent in any way.

I would hate to think some lazy ass cops who can't think think of any other solution other than to taze a kid who just needs some help - would do that to him.

I have to agree that it appears cops today are using these taser guns waaaay too much. I guess because it doesn't kill the "perp" then its ok.

Fuck that.

How about some of these fat donut-eating, power-tripping loads actually get their asses in shape and learn to subdue someone the old fashion way. By holding them down.

They make it too easy for cops to intimidate with their guns. They don't have to get in shape.

Already big and strong for an 11 year old - I hope and pray my kids develops greater strenth. Hell, he needs *some* kind of advantage, because he's at a serious disadvantage is so many other ways.

It really breaks my heart to read stories like this.
 

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I`ve seen up to 3 nurses,a Dr. and myself have to restrain my autistic son and that was when he was about 7 years old.

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"Autistic and retarded are basically the same thing, just a "nicer" way of putting it.

No one is ever classified as retarded nowadays."


Wow, I don't think you two are on the same page on this one.
 

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How about some of these fat donut-eating, power-tripping loads actually get their asses in shape and learn to subdue someone the old fashion way. By holding them down.
Unfortunately, that lead to a lot of police brutality law suits. It's a no-win situation.
 
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