Cop Tasers 10-Year-Old
The Court House News Service released a story yesterday about a New Mexico state policeman tasering a ten-year-old boy.
In our present state of cultural decline, it is not hard to imagine a scenario where a cop would be doing a child this age a favor. If the child had a handgun, for example, and the cop had no choice, he would be acting heroically to use a taser and try to stop the boy while minimizing his injury.
But, according to the lawsuit being filed against the state policeman that is not what happened.
Instead of a place where a cop might fear violence, this incident is alleged to have happened on the school playground, according to a lawsuit filed on the boy’s behalf. It was career day at Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School. Officer Chris Webb asked a group of boys which one of them would like to clean his car. When the ten-year-old boy, who weighted less than a hundred pounds, said he didn’t want to clean the policeman’s car, Webb pulled out his taser and pointed it at the boy. “Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police,” he said. Then Webb fired his taser.