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Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:27 PM

Teen In Critical Condition After Police Use Taser On Him

Witnesses to a police stop in Missouri say cops used excessive force when they used a Taser on a 17-year-old boy who is now reportedly in critical condition.

"You could tell the kid was going into convulsions," witness Michelle Baker told Fox4kc.com. "[The cop] turned him over and his head was dangling ... and he had blood coming out."

*The driver ... refused to roll down the window," Schmdley said. "The officer was able to get the door open. The driver refused to get out of the vehicle. A struggle ensued [and] a Taser was employed by the officer."

Masters' friend, 17-year-old Curtis Martes, told Fox4kc.com that he was on his porch when the traffic stop occurred and heard Masters tell the officer he was unable to roll the window down.

"I hear[d] him say ... 'I can't roll down my window [because] it's broke,'" Martes told Fox4kc.com.

In a separate interview with KCTV, Martes said Masters' father is an officer with the Kansas City Police Department.

Masters was transported to CenterPoint hospital, where he reportedly remains listed in critical condition Monday, with swelling in his brain."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/bryce-masters_n_5822670.html

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Reply Teen In Critical Condition After Police Use Taser On Him (Original post)
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 OP
randys1 Sep 2014 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2014 #3
Cali_Democrat Sep 2014 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2014 #7
democrank Sep 2014 #2
jwirr Sep 2014 #4
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 #6
jwirr Sep 2014 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2014 #9
Logical Sep 2014 #10

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:32 PM

1. I am not even looking to see whether the kid is non white or not, because while we acknowledge

the outrageous police brutality specifically on minorities, and that it is vastly more common than against non minorities, each day we are seeing a police force anywhere in america where they feel like they can do anything they want to anybody.

The ONLY people you will NEVER see this used on are the oligarchs and the one percent.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:37 PM

3. This kid is white and his father is a KC cop.

To your point: Minorities, especially black males, get it a lot worse than most other people, but it seems like nobody is safe if a cop feels his "authority" is being questioned.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:52 PM

5. Actually, that's good news

 

If the victim was black and didn't have a father as a police officer, this would be swept under the rug. Of course that would be after the victim's reputation is attacked and people try to uncover past drug use as proof of...well....something....

That's the unfortunate reality in AmeriKKKa.


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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:58 PM

7. My thoughts as well.

There might even be an investigation for this one, which would be only cursory (if any at all) if the kid had been black. The fact that the father is a police officer also suggests that this boy would know better than to try to fight with a cop and that the arresting officer's story is not credible.

Hope the kid recovers.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:35 PM

2. My thoughts are with this young man

I hope he recovers from this.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:49 PM

4. What city are we dealing with this time? Hands up. Don't shot. I am actually teaching my little

great grand child to say it. I heard her say hands up once and just automatically responded don't shot. She is a blond blue eyed Native American. And yes she probably will never experience this type of harassment but maybe she will remember that she once saw it.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 01:57 PM

6. Nobody is immune

It's time for people of all colors to come together and put a stop to this madness.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 02:04 PM

8. I know. Today the cops seem to shot at anyone who is different. Minorities, disabled, homeless, etc.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 04:54 PM

9. The FBI will investigate the incident.

http://www.kmbc.com/news/family-of-teen-tasered-by-police-asks-for-usdoj-investigation/28070494

That's good; it needs investigating. But they also ought to investigate every damn time the cops beat up or tase or shoot some black kid. Maybe then it would finally stop.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 04:56 PM

10. You wonder if his Dad will consider this next time he encounters a young man? nt

 

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