59 thoughts on “Bodycam shows police tase and detain teen with autism

  1. Autism is relatively new although there was a congressional hearing on it in 1999. It's BS that the police departments don't know because they have a long and experienced history of dealing with mental illness, retardation, the blind and deaf and the mistreatment of them. The judicial system pumps the mentally ill with psychotropic drugs to pull them out of a psychosis to deem them fit to stand trial. The prison industrial complex a.k.a. mental health system for the poor has contracts with the pharmaceutical industry, it's disgusting!

  2. Someone should have legally shot the pigs.
    “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer's life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

    “An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” Housh v. People, 75 111. 491; reaffirmed and quoted in State v. Leach, 7 Conn. 452; State v. Gleason, 32 Kan. 245; Ballard v. State, 43 Ohio 349; State v Rousseau, 241 P. 2d 447; State v. Spaulding, 34 Minn. 3621.

    “When a person, being without fault, is in a place where he has a right to be, is violently assaulted, he may, without retreating, repel by force, and if, in the reasonable exercise of his right of self defense, his assailant is killed, he is justified.” Runyan v. State, 57 Ind. 80; Miller v. State, 74 Ind. 1.

    “These principles apply as well to an officer attempting to make an arrest, who abuses his authority and transcends the bounds thereof by the use of unnecessary force and violence, as they do to a private individual who unlawfully uses such force and violence.” Jones v. State, 26 Tex. App. I; Beaverts v. State, 4 Tex. App. 1 75; Skidmore v. State, 43 Tex. 93, 903.

    “An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his liberty has the same right to use force in defending himself as he would in repelling any other assault and battery.” (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72 ATL. 260).
    “Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. In such a case, the person attempting the arrest stands in the position of a wrongdoer and may be resisted by the use of force, as in self- defense.” (State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E. 2d 100).

    “One may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. Thus it is not an offense to liberate one from the unlawful custody of an officer, even though he may have submitted to such custody, without resistance.” (Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910).

    “Story affirmed the right of self-defense by persons held illegally. In his own writings, he had admitted that ‘a situation could arise in which the checks-and-balances principle ceased to work and the various branches of government concurred in a gross usurpation.’ There would be no usual remedy by changing the law or passing an amendment to the Constitution, should the oppressed party be a minority. Story concluded, ‘If there be any remedy at all … it is a remedy never provided for by human institutions.’ That was the ‘ultimate right of all human beings in extreme cases to resist oppression, and to apply force against ruinous injustice.’” (From Mutiny on the Amistad by Howard Jones, Oxford University Press, 1987, an account of the reading of the decision in the case by Justice Joseph Story of the Supreme Court.

    As for grounds for arrest: “The carrying of arms in a quiet, peaceable, and orderly manner, concealed on or about the person, is not a breach of the peace. Nor does such an act of itself, lead to a breach of the peace.” (Wharton’s Criminal and Civil Procedure, 12th Ed., Vol.2: Judy v. Lashley, 5 W. Va. 628, 41 S.E. 197)."

  3. This is a sad commentary and hopefully people will wake up and realize cops are dangerous enemies not like fifty years ago! Armed killers, who enjoy killing others! Few of them actually work towards bettering their communities! They work in concert with the criminal court system which has a quota for number of arrests necessary and convictions needed to make the amount of money they want to bring in! A serious criminal syndicate! Many of the deceptive courts decisions are purely legal fiction they made up. Couched in legal jargon to confuse the average person and hide the truth. I wager the neighbor was a low life piece of crap as well since they made no effort to go outside and clarify the situation! Otherwise that individual would have just spoke to the mom and that would have ended the problem! The only reason the cop leadership is standing behind there men is because they know they are liable for a law suit ! Placing handcuffs on any individual is an arrest. And their B.S. story does not wash! One last point, you can always count on cops to lie! And all liars will have their place in the lake of fire in Gehenna!!

  4. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Comply or die, just that simple. They don't care if you're mentally disabled or physically. When they say jump you'd better jump or you're going down, maybe even for good. Investigation goes as follows.

    IA: What happened?
    Officer: I thought he was gonna kill us.
    IA: Explain.
    Officer: He was breathing in an aggressive manner, which caused us to feared for our lives.
    IA: Nuff said, great job.

    Statement: After a 'thorough' investigation, we found the officers acted within our policies, we stand behind them and fully support their actions.

  5. Stupid neighbor. Why didn't they just ask him to stop throwing rocks? They brought the Mob in to abuse him instead. How do you give violent trigger happy cops more training? What, train them to be more violent? Dispatchers need to give all information available. I was a dispatcher & if you don't responsibly relay all important info, people can die. You've got to be on the ball!

  6. If you couldn't tell he was disabled then you shouldn't be a police officer…..i could tell as soon as he spoke and they way he moved that he was mentally challenged…..

  7. You want folks out of institutions? You’re going to get these interactions
    Cops aren’t doctors or psychologists… or psychics
    I’m not a cop cheerleader and am a strong advocate for the developmentally disabled
    What do folks want? A special identifier for folks with I/DD diagnoses?

  8. This is so wrong so wrong a lot of cops can tell when someone is handicapped they just ignore it now all these lawsuits that the cops are getting they don't care because it's not coming out of their own pocket so this is going to keep happening

  9. Just your typical Nazi pigs that deserves absolute complete annihilation!!!!! It's time to dispose of those Nazis, Tyrants, sovereigns KKK Klan members, and the rest of the demons!!!!!

  10. I think Police need to be sued for this shit and they need to lose there jobs, they dont understand shit about unique individuals and what makes us the way we are, what next, we will get rounded up and thrown in a fucking mental hospital and injected with a shitload of meds to make us into what they consider "NORMAL" in this day and age, when it will just turn us into nothing more than vegetables living the rest of our lives with no brain, id say thats inhumane and far worse than what Hitler did, he killed special needs and disabled people but are we any better? the fact that we let police do this shit to people who are born different, born unique.

    Thats horrible and theres a special place in hell for these cops that go around thinking there Justice, when Justice is nothing more than a word and words are words.

  11. Ass hole police officer and f— scumbag use fuck taser On a person That have autism I hope you lost your job and home Police officer have no idea but autism and autism is not bad at all

  12. These cops are a waste of human space, please stop being an officer of the law and do something more productive with your life like sitting on your house and doing nothing.

  13. I really wish everyone knew not all cops are like this.. These bad officers put a bad reputation on all of them and it makes me so angry. My dad is a cop, and he is the most caring man I have ever met. My sister is mentally challenged, so it helps that he raised someone and knows how to detect it and handle the situation, but all law enforcement should be trained to do so. This video hurts my heart so bad, I have no idea how they didn’t see he was autistic. He wasn’t “breathing in a violent manner.” The way he moved, talked, and even breathed was a giveaway. And with a lot of mentally delayed people, it is hard to realize it until you spend a lot of time with them, but law enforcement needs to train all of their officers on how to detect and handle these situations. Also, him yelling “momma” and “I’m sorry” was a complete giveaway to. Some people are so awful and think “I’m a big bad officer, I can do what I want because I am the law.” They should have been arrested and fired. I’m tired of seeing all of these posts of people calling all cops pigs and saying they are evil and will burn in hell, because this stuff is all they see when it isn’t all true.

  14. Black people go thru this shit all the time and contrary to popular belief, many are NOT criminals, but now you all see what happens

  15. why is it, that I can tell apart autists and mentally challenged people and the police can't? Being trained as a police officer, such skills should be actually what you're good at. But it looks to me as if they took those handful of asshats, who are not able to distinguish drug/medication misuse from being autistic.

  16. Makes me feel like I need some training….. training on how to know when it's legal for me to shoot a cop fucking with me! Just like Inglorious Bastards, give them something for when they go home and take that uniform off.
    Yeah, that's what I think.

  17. The cops need more training and discipline AND you need new neighbours. Smh if my neighbour called the cops on another autistic neighbour throwing rocks at them I'd join him.

  18. why do they let these retards outside that have no social skills
    put him in an institution like they used to

  19. cops can just fuck them self's hi my name is zander i have autism when i saw this video it made me mad because i don't think that police are doing the right training for autism because you will think after there training they can tell this person has autism like me i got hurt by cops before because they didn't know that i have autism but cops are rude to people who has autism

  20. This was really hard to watch. I can't get angry with the neighbor but there was probably a better option than calling the police. As for the actions of the officers involved? Unexcusable. They should receive the highest applicable form of punishment for something like this.

  21. The neighbors told dispatchers that they thought he had “mental disabilities” – How about ask him to stop or go talk to his mom? How you gonna call 911 on an autistic dude?

  22. It was an honest mistake. There are worse mistakes than that and I'm sure the police officers didn't mean that.

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