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January 15, 2010

TWO 12 YEAR OLD BOYS TASERED BY COPS

NBC Chicago - Two federal lawsuits each seek more than $10 million on behalf of two 12-year-old boys who allege a Kankakee police officer shocked them with a stun gun during an in-school demonstration. . .

The boys' attorney, James Rowe, says they also want the officer -- identified in the suit as Lonnie Netzel -- fired and criminal charges filed in the case. Teachers Teresa LaReau and Jessica Labon are also named.

Another mother, who asked to remain anonymous because she didn't want her son to suffer a backlash from the school district, said her 12-year-old son witnessed the incident and that it occured in a special needs classroom for learning and behaviorally challenged children.

"All the children in the class have some sort of learning or behavior disorder," the concerned parent said. "My son has tramatic brain Injury, if that gives you an example of what the makeup of the kids are in that class."

. . . In one of the more gruesome incidents detailed in the lawsuit, Netzel allegedly laid out sheets of newspaper and asked a boy to sit on it before being Tased, in case he defecated or urinated.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does wearing a badge give you a license to practice electroshock therapy?

January 16, 2010 5:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and Jesus wept.

this incident, that cop, and the comments left at that site, are too heartbreaking for words.

the boys should be awarded 1000 billion dollars each. maybe that'd shake this country awake.

how the HELL can it be called a voluntary act for special-needs children to 'accept' being tasered??????? are we supposed to believe they knew what was going to happen to them? isn't it beyond obvious that if they already knew then there'd be no reason to commit this unspeakable crime against them?

LOCK THAT COP UP. HE'S NOTHING BUT A BRUTE, AND A TERRIBLE DANGER TO SOCIETY.

January 18, 2010 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm what the hell is giving the kids 1000 Billion Dollars going to do (and thats not a real number by the way) the kids still going to be a damn retard.

Im not saying that the cop was right to taze the kid but come on now ..And Jesus Wept...for serious??

January 18, 2010 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee, 6:48, i didn't get the memo that said Jesus had rescinded his little remark about what you do to the least of those amongst you, you do to me. so i was figuring that tazing/tazering those kids = tazering Jesus.

what WAS i thinking.

sorry to hear you and your humanity got divorced.

January 19, 2010 9:16 AM  

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