Friday, November 14, 2003

Copping an Atitude

What does 50,000 volts of electricity and Autism have in common? Nothing really, and it's likely the two should never go together. Police in Camrose, Alberta however seem to disagree. The officers felt it neccessary to subdue a young Autistic Boy with their Taser. The boy, apparently obviously Handicapped, had managed to wander away from his Group Home and found himself in the very wrong place at the worst possible time.

Police said the tasering occurred because the man made "abnormal movements."

I guess had the officer's not had possesion of this "stunning" new weapon it is possible they might have just shot the boy instead. What ever happened to talking to someone to find out what is going on for them or how you can help them? I guess it is Taser first, ask questions later.

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