Taser Tots

by digby

Because 15 year old boys fighting is a mortal threat to police everywhere, it's a good thing that they now have a non-lethal weapon to use so they don't have to kill them.

Or not:

Michigan 15-year-old dies after police Taser him

BAY CITY, Mich. – Police in Michigan say a 15-year-old boy has died after being Tasered by officers who were trying to break up a fight.

Police didn't release his name and say state police are investigating.

A Bay City police news release says officers answered a report of an early morning fight on Sunday. The statement says two males were arguing in an apartment, and one of them "attempted to fight the officers."

Police say officers Tasered him, and his reaction led them to immediately call for emergency medical help. He was pronounced dead at Bay Regional Medical Center.

Deputy Chief Thomas Pletzke tells WNEM-TV police placed one officer on administrative leave.

I don't know why. It is pretty much accepted these days that police have a right to taser children at will. A few gay commies disagree:

The United Nations Committee Against Torture declares that electronic stun guns — or Tasers — are a form of torture that can kill.

Luckily for us wiser heads have prevailed in the land of the free and the home of the brave:

You all remember this one, right?

"It felt like I couldn't breathe, they did mess up, obviously they did, because I'm underage and all I did was skip school, which is something everyone has done, and I know that for a fact."—12-year-old taser victim

"If there's three officers, it's nothing to tell a 6-year-old holding a glass, if you feel threatened, 'Hey, here's a piece of candy, hey, here's a toy. Let the glass go.'"—Mother of six-year-old taser victim