ASHLAND, OR -- Drivers witnessed a young child wandering naked along the side of the highway. One driver, Adam Bednar, stopped his car and called police to help. That decision ended up being a painful one for the 11-year-old girl, who suffers from autism.
Bednar says that the trooper who arrived called for her to stop, and when she didn't respond threatened twice to taze her. After giving no response, two little red dots appeared on her back, then metal barbs. The child did not respond because of her learning disabilities.
At this point, I would like to add that several people in taser history have not responded to police requests [ie, commands] due to deafness, language barriers, or other legitimate reasons *other* than choosing not to obey. In some of these circumstances tasers have been used also, and death has been the result.
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"She seized up and she fell face first on the ground," said Bednar.
The department backed up the officers' actions by claiming the girl was going into traffic.
A typical response from police when a taser is deployed onto a non-combative victim is typically a 'for their own good' response. And failing that, their response is usually one of a pseudo-fear of the victim.
But Adam Bednar, the eyewitness, says that is a lie. "She wasn't going off the road, she was set on walking down the freeway," he stated.
And what the police do not count on are the brave people who speak the truth of the tasering, having nothing to gain or lose by telling the truth.
The police, in defending their actions, clearly have something to lose if they opted to tell the truth which is more closely related to: "We're lazy and use our tasers as cattle prods for compliance."
The girl's father contacted Infowars to clarify some of the misleading reports being issued by the media. "They keep calling her a 'woman' ...she is 11 years old. Since when is an 11-year-old kid with the mind of a 3-year-old a 'woman'? She is very gentle and non combative. If the police cannot apprehend a child who is cooperative without Tasing then what would be the alternative? Shooting her?"
Tasers were originally marketed as non-lethal. Threatened by lawsuit and the fact that it HAS resulted in deaths, it's now marketed as less than lethal.
And although "less than lethal" is the truth when comparing it to firing a gun onto a human being en masse, the taser is increasingly replacing - not guns - but communication skills, patience, common sense and the thought of police officers as 'protecting and serving.'
A compassionate person would have walked up to her and wrapped a blanket around her. A psychopath electrifies the helpless child with a taser.
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