An Ozark, Arkansas, mother practiced tough love this week by calling the local police to Taser her daughter. The crime? Not showering.
According to Officer Dustin Bradshaw, police were summoned to a home in Ozark, Arkansas on 11 November on grounds of a domestic disturbance.
Contrary to popular belief, showering does purportedly take place in Arkansas and apparently, the girl in this story refused her mother’s orders to take a shower. She threw a tantrum. Apparently, this qualifies as a domestic disturbance in Ozark, Arkansas.
When officers arrived at the home, they found the girl kicking and screaming, curled up on the floor.
The police report specifically documented that the girl “screamed, kicked and resisted any time her mother tried to get her in the shower before bed. “‘Her mother told me to tase her if I needed to‘”, said Officer Bradshaw.
For some odd reason, some townspeople are upset. The town’s mayor is calling for an investigation into whether the use of a Taser was necessary. Ozark, Arkansas, is currently conducting an investigation to see if the use of a Taser was necessary on a ten-year-old girl who didn’t want to take a shower.
Idiocy Break: Click Here to Listen To Dueling Banjos, a song that hicks from cities that have to even question if it’s okay to Taser a ten year old girl probably listen to on their way to work at the police station. You’ll recognize the song from the movie Deliverance.
Now in defense of the cops in this case, the child was “violently kicking and verbally combative”. We all know that combative words from a ten-year-old can really wound the soul, and you add to that some ten-year-old girl kicks…the officer may as well been holed up in a gulag. The brutality.
I’m sure it was no coincidence that after the girl decided to kick the officer in the groin, he appropriately retaliated by giving her “a very brief drive stun to her back”.
I’ve seen Taser videos, and of course I’m not an expert, but it seems to me that even an instant Tase will lay out a grown man. I’m going to guess shooting a kid, in the back, with a Taser is going to knock her the hell out and be traumatizing. That’s just speculation though, we should officially investigate it.
Mayor McDaniel reports the girl is not injured and is at a youth facility in Western Arkansas. He wants the police or FBI to conduct a full investigation into this case. Police Chief Jim Noggle has not taken disciplinary action against Bradshaw, Noggle citing that Tasers are a safe way to subdue people who are a danger to themselves or others.
“We didn’t Taser to punish the child – just to bring the child under control so she wouldn’t hurt herself or somebody else,” says Noggle. The letters B.S. may be going through the minds of some of you readers right now, and you’re probably right.
This is all speculation, again, but I’m going to assume there is not a good reason for a cop to Taser a ten-year-old who is throwing a tantrum, though that goes all out the window if she kicks you in the groin. Then again, at that point a cop is retaliating if he decides to Taser a girl after she kicks him in the balls. Plain and simple.
A ray of light and logic in this case comes from the girl’s biological father, Anthony Medlock:
“My daughter does not deserve to be tased and be treated like an animal.”