Shocking footage has emerged of police putting an eight-year-old boy into handcuffs and taking him to jail…
And it’s truly shocked the internet.
Obviously, if you do the crime, you have to face the consequences.
And prisons in the U.S. are especially bad.
There have been reports of inmates getting into fights, attacking officers, and even harming themselves.
According to PrisonPolicy.org, the reasons for the largest rates of incarceration fall under the category of violent crimes including assault, robbery, and rape.
While some inmates have been lucky enough to get an early release, others have been put under much more stressful situations.
And prisoners, who are forced to share cells with a number of different inmates, are at a huge risk of contracting the virus themselves.
It truly must be a harrowing experience.
Sometimes people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time or hang out with the wrong crowd.
And don’t even get us started on unfair conviction rates. That’s a whole other story.
The word “prisoner” conjures up lots of negative connotations, usually of people who have found themselves on the wrong path in life.
But that’s exactly what happened in newly resurfaced footage
The clip shows police officers in Key West trying to handcuff a crying 8-year-old boy after an incident at his elementary school.
According to the arrest report, the boy’s teacher said he was not sitting properly in his cafeteria bench seat. The teacher asked him on several occasions to sit down out of concerns for his safety, however he would not comply.
He then reportedly told the teacher “My mom is going to beat your a–,” before punching her with his right hand.
After being called in, officers proceeded to “arrest” the boy on a battery charge.
As one officer puts the handcuffs on him, the other officer says something regarding the size of cuffs, saying that they are probably not going to fit.
An officer behind the camera then says, “I don’t think so, either.”
The officer putting the handcuffs on the boy says: “You understand this is very serious, OK? I have that you had to put me into this position to do this. The thing about it is, you made a mistake. Now it’s time for you to learn about it and to grow from it, not repeat the same mistake again.”
They then proceeded to book the child into the juvenile justice facility in Key West.
And he completely condemned the way the officers tried to scare him.
And, after it started doing the rounds, Key West Police Chief Sean T. Brandenburg released a statement.
“Based on the report, standard operating procedures were followed,” he said.
Many felt the stunt was excessive and would have been traumatizing for the child.
Many felt that this was too much, with some going as far as to brand it “psychological abuse.”
The majority of people completely disagreed with the stunt.
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