COVINGTON, KY — A shocking video shows how a third-grader in public school, who suffered from ADHD and other special needs, was shackled above his elbows by a police officer as he writhed and screamed in agony.
CLEVELAND, OH — A pre-teen boy was killed by police as he played alone in a park with a toy gun. Video of the shooting draws questions about the prudence of the aggressive police response.
DETROIT, MI — A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head.
SUMMERVILLE, SC — A high school student was suspended from school and taken to jail in handcuffs after he wrote a story about using a gun to kill a dinosaur.
PIERRE, SD — The use of force on a child has sparked controversy after an 8-year-old was tased following an apparent suicide threat.
NOGALES, AZ — While walking on a sidewalk on the southern side of the border, a Mexican teen was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent from atop a border fence. After two years, the agency has still not released the identity of the shooter, nor any details of its secret investigation.
ALASKA-CANADA BORDER — A group of boy scouts on a back-country excursion were detained, searched, and threatened with arrest after one scout took a photograph of a border patrol agent. The Scoutmaster says that one of his scouts had a gun pointed directly at his head during the 4-hour ordeal.
CLAIRTON, PA — An evening excursion for ice cream resulted in a teenage girl going to the hospital in a neck-brace, after police found her in public just a few minutes past the government-imposed curfew for minors.
PURCELLVILLE, VA — A community is devastated after a suicidal teenager was shot to death by police following a family’s call for help.
SANDY, UT — A prominent figure in Utah says that his children had guns pointed at them during a violent police raid to investigate an alleged white-collar crime. “If they’ll do it to me, they’ll do it to anybody,” said former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.
BALTIMORE, MD — The City Council of Baltimore voted to create one of the most stringent government curfew systems in the nation. Under the new restrictions, youths will be legally permitted to appear in public for only a few hours per day. Police may seize them on sight and take them to detention centers where they will be interrogated by social workers. Parents face stiff fines and jail time if their children are discovered in public during curfew hours.
BARTOW, FL — A 16-year-old girl was arrested and expelled from school after she brought in a ‘volcano’ as a science experiment. Even a year later, she is still being haunted by the multiple felonies she was charged with.
ATLANTA, GA — A paramilitary SWAT team threw a concussion grenade into a baby’s playpen as they raided the home at midnight without knocking.
KALAMAZOO, MI — A family was terrorized and accosted when a masked paramilitary outfit unexpectedly broke through their back door. Frightened children hid in a closet as the masked invaders spent hours tearing apart all the possessions in the home. The family assumed they were being attacked by robbers, but it turned out to be a SWAT team sent from the local “Department of Public Safety.”
BATAVIA, IL — Two middle-school students are facing felony child-pornography charges after they were discovered ‘sexting.’
DAYTON, OH — A family outing to an airplane museum turned into a horrific nightmare as young children watched their mother and grandmother yanked out of their minivan and forced to their knees at gunpoint.
HENRY COUNTY, GA — A group of children building a tree fort in a wooded area near their home were accosted by foul-mouthed, gun-wielding police officers who treated them “as if they were robbing a store.”
TAOS, NM — A Tennessee family on vacation in New Mexico ended up being shot at by by state troopers after a vehicular moving violation went awry. What’s more, the trooper who opened fire on them is facing no charges, and has many supporters demanding he be put back on the streets with a badge and a gun.
EUHARLEE, GA — A teenage male was shot in his own home while answering the door for police. Police claim he pointed a gun, but witnesses say he had video game controller in his hand when he died.
SEATTLE, WA — A disabled child was harassed by government agents and his family was caused to miss their flight, all because inept security screeners thought that his medical equipment may have been a bomb. Even children with debilitating medical conditions set off paranoiac ideations and inhumane treatment from the Transportation Security Administration.