5'2", 110lbs. Can you handle him?

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  1. Sweet Willy
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    Police in Detroit had trouble with 16 year old boy, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, 110 pounds. So they tasered him and it killed him.

    The tasers are getting a bit out of hand. If you can't handle a scrawny kid, find a job you are qualified for.

    Just my 2 cents.

    'No excuse' for learning-disabled teen's Taser death, mother says - CNN.com
     
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    I think it's outrageous and the police should have been able to handle him WITHOUT the taser.
     
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    Two full grown police officers can't subdue a kid that weighs 110 pounds? Common sense no longer exists in this country. And after this story, how many more kids will run in fear of the police? I realize cops in general have a tough job. Those in the inner cities have it even tougher. But we see the over use of force so often, I think we just become numb to it.
     
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    I think I'll wait until all the facts are in before I offer an opinion.
     
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    Based on what I read,, I have to say "I agree."
     
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    Agree with what?
     
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    Unless they put a weapon in this kids hand, there is no excuse. No excuse for two qualified police officers not to be able to handle a 110lb suspect without resorting to a weapon.
     
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    No, the stupid thing is that the cops get in trouble no matter how they handle a situation.
     
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    Well, since his only "crime" was resisting arrest I think death was too big of a punishment.
     
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    Do you know the size, weight and gender of the arresting officers?
     

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