Bodycam footage has shown the moment a 6-year-old was arrested in Orlando after having a temper tantrum in class.
The video, which was recorded by an Orlando school resource officer and released by the family’s attorney, shows the arrest, which took place last September.
In the video footage, the girl is seen sobbing as she is restrained, crying at the officer to let her go.
Despite her pleas, she is led through the school and placed into the backseat of a patrol car, after which she was allegedly taken to a juvenile justice centre.
The girl was restrained with zip-ties.
It has been said that the action was taken by the officer after school staff said she had a temper tantrum.
The arresting officer, Dennis Turner, claimed that he told the school staff that the girl was the youngest person he has arrested.
The officer was a heard on camera saying that “she had broken the record”, speaking to staff whose faces were blurred.
The family said they had released the footage so that this does not happen to another child.
The girl’s grandmother, Meralyn Kirkland, said that her granddaughter had a medical condition which affected her sleep and caused her to act out in class.
Mr. Turner is reported to have been fired by the Orlando Police Department following the student’s arrest for violating department policy.
“I was a police officer for 23 years, and I was in the military before that. All I’ve ever done is to serve my country and my community. That’s all I have to say about this,” Turner.
White Supremacist Richard Spencer Backs Joe Biden, Says ‘MAGA/Alt-Right Moment is Over’
White nationalist Richard Spencer has said he will be backing Democratic candidate Joe Biden in November’s election after previously distancing himself from Donald Trump.
Spencer, who was one of the key figureheads of the alt-right movement, tweeted how he is “on Team Joe” on Monday, adding in a self-made campaign slogan, “Liberals are clearly more competent.”
In a series of tweets, Spencer further explained his reasoning for backing Biden.
“The MAGA/Alt-Right moment is over. I made mistakes; Trump is an obvious disaster; but mainly the paradigm contained flaws that we now are able to perceive. And it needs to end,” Spencer wrote. “So be patient. We’ll have another day in the sun. We need to recover and return in a new form.”
In another tweet, Spencer added: “I will never flip on my fundamental principles. (My principles were never voting for the supposed ‘the lesser or two evils’ or ‘stopping big government.’)
“Walking into certain defeat, even death, is not heroic. It’s foolhardy. I have no sympathy for martyrs. I admire winners.”
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Pushes To Freeze Property Tax In Cities That Defund Police
Governor Greg Abbott was joined by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price for the press conference addressing the defunding of police departments in cities across the state.
Last week the Austin City Council voted to cut the police department’s budget by about one-third and move the money to social services. Today Gov. Abbott announced new actions that will be taken against municipalities that do the same.
“To maintain the safety that our communities deserve today we are announcing a legislative proposal that will discourage defunding law enforcement in Texas,” he said during the afternoon press conference. “Any city that defunds police departments will have its property tax revenue frozen at the current level. They will ever be able to increase property tax revenue again if they defund police.”
The governor went on to say, “Cities that endanger residents by reducing law enforcement should not then be able to turn around and go back and get more property tax dollars from those same residents whose lives the city just endangered.”
The City of Austin voted to move some $21 million to fund local social services and community resources — including response to the coronavirus, mental health aid programs, violence prevention, victim services and food, housing and abortion access. Another $80 million is set to be redistributed to similar city services, and $49 million will be spent on the Austin Reimagine Safety Fund, which aims to provide alternative forms of public safety and community support besides policing.
Georgia police opened fire on 5 unarmed kids ages 9 to 16 over a traffic violation
A Georgia family says police officers opened fire at a car containing five children ages nine to 16, shooting at the three youngest children as they exited the car and ran, before hitting the car itself and arresting the their two older brothers.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations said in a statement that Georgia’s Waycross Police Department called them in to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in Waycross on Saturday at about 8am.
According to the GBI’s preliminary investigation, the incident began when Waycross officer saw a traffic violation at a cross street and attempted to get the car’s license plate number.
As the car approached another cross street, however, three children – ages nine, 12 and 14 – were seen getting out of the car and running away.
A second officer arrived at the scene as backup, while first officer followed the three children in his cruiser.
The second officer was said to have approached the car the children where in from the front, when the car drove towards him, at which point the officer shot at the car multiple times.
Two teen boys – ages 15 and 16 – were said to have gotten out of the car while it was still in drive.
After hearing the gun shots, the first officer returned to the scene where the car was stopped. The three running children were said to have gone home.
While the 15- and 16-year-old boys were being arrested, police said there was an altercation between the second officer and the 15-year-old, which left him with minor injuries that needed to be treated by EMS.
Full Video from the father of the 5 kids.