Comment 32066

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted June 25, 2009 at 10:12:19

Frank,yes-- overkill indeed. Didn't someone at least try to talk to his mother?

I wonder if even any of those suggestions of yours would have been necessary if the cops had had a little rudimentary training to deal with situations like this. Remember that people who work in social services, health care and even public education, in situations ranging from institutional settings to group homes to private homes to classrooms to hospitals manage all kinds of escalating behaviour from individuals who are sometimes a great deal larger than themselves and they do it without pepper spray, etc. (good grief-- they'd lose their jobs if they used something like that)

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