Investigation by Florida Department of Corrections shows more t...

There are 18 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 15, 2009, titled Investigation by Florida Department of Corrections shows more t.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Demonstrations at three Florida prisons where more than 40 children were shocked with stun guns have led to the dismissal of three employees and the resignation of two others, the Department of Corrections said Friday.

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tribe mom

Bartow, FL

#156 May 16, 2009
I hope the people who gave permission for their children to be stunned were the ones reported to Department of Children and Families. They should be arrested or tazed themselves, or both.
True Justice

United States

#157 May 16, 2009
George wrote:
So, if I take MY kid for a ride in an Army jet, and MY kid trow up, the media will portrait the Army as a dumb institution ?
I can see that many people posting here have no kids, and in many cases no life.
No. But if you instead held him at gunpoint then I would say it was a dumb act, would you not?
THEY WERE STUNNED WITH A WEAPON. I do not care if the Pope told them they could be, it was a STUPID ACT.
Not sure what part of that does not compute.

Since: Oct 07

Coconut Creek FL

#158 May 17, 2009
NEW YORK RANGER FAN wrote:
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They do not kill people. Not one medical examiner has ever stated that they have. Usually the people stunned have massive amounts of drugs in their system. Then there is positional asphyxiation. Are they a contributing factor, maybe. The way the ECD was used has never been blamed for any deaths.(Contact vs prongs.) ALL parents gave permission. Big deal. I have been stunned in training at least 40 times. Wussies.........
If one of the kids had an undiagnosed heart problem the charge could certainly kill them, though probably not the indirect charge.

Any parent who gave permission *should* have DCF up their butts if only to irritate the hell out of them.

Take your child to work has changed since I did it...I thought I was a big shot for answering a multi-line phone.
wimpy culture

Mountain View, CA

#159 May 17, 2009
This shows how wimpy we have become. WE are afraid to let our kids experience anything the least bit unususal. Get your kids into boy scouts or something real. If something makes it into the newspaper then heads have to roll. Baloney!
Alan

Kissimmee, FL

#160 May 17, 2009
The REAL story about how the state Pays the prison system for each inmate and how for a profit individuals are retained by the system to enrich the corrupt losers running the scam is ignored.

Since: Mar 09

Orlando, FL

#161 May 17, 2009
Just shock the Republican kids.
trippin

Winter Park, FL

#162 May 17, 2009
wimpy culture wrote:
This shows how wimpy we have become. WE are afraid to let our kids experience anything the least bit unususal. Get your kids into boy scouts or something real. If something makes it into the newspaper then heads have to roll. Baloney!
Scouts are shocking and tazing each other 'round the campfires so they're not whimps? cool. Maybe their gay leader and instructor can demonstrate how to cross-dress and the proper undergarments to wear to obtain some cleavage too.
slipnot

Coppell, TX

#163 May 17, 2009
crazy religous neo con nazi republicans!
True Justice

United States

#164 May 17, 2009
wimpy culture wrote:
This shows how wimpy we have become. WE are afraid to let our kids experience anything the least bit unususal. Get your kids into boy scouts or something real. If something makes it into the newspaper then heads have to roll. Baloney!
How about this then -

"If you would like you can send your kids over to my neighborhood. I have a friend who is a police officer and he has a number of loaded weapons. If they simply ask we will let them play with them since it would make them happy. Nothing bad can happen, right?"

How absurd are you? We are not talking a bunch of momma's boys sitting around a campfire toasting marshmallows and cuddling together in tents - we are talking children - being shocked - with a weapon - by corrections officers.

What amazes me is idiots like you cannot see that difference.
Bose Jaez

United States

#165 May 17, 2009
This revelation is "shocking."
Lawanda

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#166 May 17, 2009
adamziegler wrote:
what the hell are these kids doing at a prison in the first place? it's really not field trip material.
this is so stupid, and everyone is missing the point.
The parents wanted to take show them the place they be born at.
windrider

United States

#167 May 17, 2009
Pago Pago Trojan wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, these should have been included.
But, why take these kids out of school?
They should do these "days" on a Saturday or in the Summer so they don't miss school.
This is yet another left cost dem/lib thing.
Then why is it being done on the east coast by rep/cons?
BruteTruth

Lady Lake, FL

#168 May 18, 2009
Just goes to show...........The State needs to hire people of higher intellect for these positions. A trained chimpanzee could do as good a job as SOME of these people are.
Person

Deland, FL

#169 May 18, 2009
Hahahahahaha...oops, were we not supposed to do that.
Trailblazer

Daytona Beach, FL

#171 May 18, 2009
OMG are there not bigger fish to fry? Excuse the pon!!!!!!!!!!
Dudley Do-Right

United States

#172 May 18, 2009
Since nothing adverse happened, who cares? Do they behave better now than before?
Come On

Grand Rapids, MI

#173 May 18, 2009
They are not toys. No wonder all of these people are getting killed. It just goes to show that the cops are not trained on the use of these guns.
Kids yet!
Did you read the story in Warren Michigan when the cops stuned a "STUFFED TOY" in defense?, and killed a boy a few weeks ago.
Keep up the good work!
Coolhandluke

Live Oak, FL

#174 May 19, 2009
I work for the DOC and yes we also had "Take your child to work day". What I don't understand is the parents are right there with their kid the whole day. So they had to have allowed it to happen. I know my institution would never let crap like this happen even if the employee said,"Hey, show my kid how the stungun works." Just another black eye for corrections officers.

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