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  • Petros Evdokas
    This is the beautiful form of Freedom and Democracy that the US keeps exporting to the world by force of tanks, armadas and drone missiles. Most Americans do
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2012
      This is the beautiful form of "Freedom and Democracy" that the US keeps
      exporting to the world by force of tanks, armadas and drone missiles.
      Most Americans do not understand that there's something horribly wrong
      with their social structure and believe that we reject it because we are
      all "third world terrorists".

      Petros
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      Police use Taser on 10-year-old at school career day, lawsuit alleges
      http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/lawsuit-alleges-police-officer-tasered-10-old-school-152530178.html



      By Ron Recinto | The Lookout

      A lawsuit claims an Albuquerque, N.M., police officer stunned a
      10-year-old boy with a Taser after he refused to wash the officer's car.



      Officer Christopher Webb was visiting the boy's elementary school for a
      career day on May 4 when the incident occurred, according to Courthouse
      News.

      During the presentation, Webb apparently asked a group of students if
      they wanted to wash his patrol car, the lawsuit states. When the boy,
      identified as R.D. jokingly refused, Webb pointed the stun gun at him
      and said, "Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to
      the police."

      Then R.D., who weighs about 100 pounds, was hit in the chest with two
      barbs and 50,000 volts of electricity, according to Courthouse News Service.

      Webb told the Albuquerque Journal the Taser was accidentally discharged.

      The boy blacked out.

      The officer removed the barbs, which left marks that "looked like
      cigarette burns" on R.D.'s chest, the lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit
      claims Webb acted in a "reckless manner."

      R.D., who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, has "woken up
      in the middle of the night holding his chest, afraid he is never going
      to wake up again," Courthouse News Service quoted his lawyer as saying.

      Webb was suspended for three days without pay, the Albuquerque Journal
      reports. He did not return calls from the newspaper seeking a comment.

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