Missouri Police: Boy With Broken Back Needed ‘Subdued’, Tasered 19 Times
The news is full of these stories which go underreported by the national media. A boy is walking along a highway, and concerned motorists call the police, afraid he may be struck by a car. When the police arrive on the scene, the boy has apparently fallen off an overpass and broken his back on the ground below. The injured boy was supposedly saying “kill cops”, and was “not complying”, so he needed “subdued”. 19 times, with 50,000 volts of electricity. Is it in any way conceivable that someone with a broken back, whether they’re shouting death threats or not, is an actual threat to your person? Are you afraid of being chased and shot by a boy, lying on the ground with a broken back? No, this was outright punishment before conviction, for something which isn’t even a crime. This is the police acting like judge, jury, and executioner. This is the federal funding and military training of your local police at work. This is why our predecessors enacted Posse Comitatus. These are “standing armies” quartered among us. Read the Declaration of Independence.
Here’s the video of the news report:
This is not an isolated case. On the permanent page, Police Brutality and Militarism, I chronicle a few of the many stories across our country of police stepping out of line.