Best Way To Take A Paring Knife From An 8 Yr Old Girl?

Apparently, a Taser.

A Native American Woman in South Dakota is suing her local police department and a number of individual officers, after a taser was used on her 8-year-old girl. According to the lawsuit, the young girl had a paring knife that her babysitter could not take from her, so the babysitter called the police with the hope that they would help her get the knife from the child without hurting her.

However, as with many cases that we have seen across the world, the police actually made the situation worse when they arrived. When police arrived on the scene they made the decision to subdue the girl using a taser.

According to the lawsuit, “the force of the electricity shot through her body, lifted her, and threw her against a wall. After the officers had stunned (the girl) into high voltage submission, they pulled the fish-hook like Taser darts from her chest, gave her emergency medical attention, bandaged the holes left by the razor-sharp hooks, and called the ambulance.”

Dawn Stenstrom, the girl’s mother, was horrified, and soon after the incident the entire family moved away from the town and returned to the Rosebud Sioux tribe reservation.

She is now seeking damages from the city of Pierre, South Dakota, its former police chief, Robert Grandpre, and the four officers at the scene on October 4, 2013, when the incident occurred. She believes that excessive force was used on her daughter, and that there was no reason to use such a weapon on an 8-year-old girl. The police department says that their officers were following procedure, and the police chief claims that the officer who tased the girl could have saved her life.

“Given the circumstances facing the officer at the time, it appears from the report that deploying a Taser was the best viable way to defuse the situation,” Wendy Kloeppner, the Hughes County state’s attorney, said in a statement after an internal investigation conducted by government agents. It was said that this was an independent investigation, but it was still carried out by people who were on the state’s payroll.

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Pussies.

That is all.

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9 Responses to Best Way To Take A Paring Knife From An 8 Yr Old Girl?

  1. Bman says:

    I see that they thought it was important to the reader to include the woman’s race.

    • reboot says:

      Yes, it’s called reverse racism. Doesn’t matter as long as you are not black.

      You won’t see holder looking into this one.

  2. TN-Cat says:

    I always thought uncle Guido’s advise was a little off, but he may have something with this gem.

    “don’t ever call the police unless there are too many bodies for you to bury”.

  3. tjay says:

    This police strategy of comply or suffer must be tempered.

  4. reboot says:

    They could have talked her down. Now barney has a ‘lectric gun.
    Hopefully the girl wasn’t severely injured.

  5. sortahwitte says:

    Think about a 200 pound man vs. a 60 pound girl getting tased. Same voltage, a lot less body mass. Less than that has messed up more than one person’s heart. Another case of manslaughter type actions by leos and their supervisors. I hate to sue people, but money seems to be all they understand. Maybe it takes forced pay out to get their attention.

  6. RJ says:

    I been around the block a time or two, little over a half century old, ten yrs in uniform of USAF doing security work, doing civilian cop work for more than a quarter century, I’ve never laid eyes on a 8 yr old girl (knife or not) I felt the need to taze.

    FUCKING COWARD PUSSY SADIST BASTARDS, that is what they are.

    • notamobster says:

      I agree. There were any of a thousand different ways to approach that situation. Not a single one involved using a taser on a little girl.