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Six year old girl arrested in Florida

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Userwhatevernumber Wed 26-Feb-20 21:44:00

Sorry if there is already a thread about this, I couldn’t find one.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-51638871/six-year-old-girl-arrested-at-florida-school

AIBU to think this is totally unacceptable and the US police are heartless and cruel?

It’s things like this, that put me off ever living in America 😢😡

Userwhatevernumber Wed 26-Feb-20 21:45:57

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-51638871/six-year-old-girl-arrested-at-florida-school

Sorry can’t seem to make the link a click one - can anyone tell me how to do it?

Redtrunks Wed 26-Feb-20 21:47:27

WTF?! That’s fucking horrendous.

Yesmate Wed 26-Feb-20 21:47:29

It is horrendous and has also been dealt with. That officer was outside of protocol and has been fired. It’s not a regular occurrence.

Rosehip10 Wed 26-Feb-20 21:48:09

Lucky she wasn't shot as the default us police response to anything is to reach for their guns.

AnneLovesGilbert Wed 26-Feb-20 21:48:17

Your link is working.

I saw it this morning and haven’t stopped thinking about it. Why didn’t they call her parents? Why didn’t the teachers do anything? What was she accused of? What happened next? Beyond appalling.

InglouriousBasterd Wed 26-Feb-20 21:48:18

shock that’s awful and totally bizarre. She misbehaved in class and was put in restraining ties and taken to jail??! WTF?!

Redtrunks Wed 26-Feb-20 21:48:32

Wow do you think he felt like a big man arresting a six year old girl. What an inadequate prick. Glad to hear he got fired!

HollowTalk Wed 26-Feb-20 21:50:20

I haven't watched the video. Why were the police called out to a six year old?

CalmdownJanet Wed 26-Feb-20 21:51:21

"Help me" "Give me a second chance" jees the poor thing, that was hard to watch. The principal should have been fired too. Poor child

Userwhatevernumber Wed 26-Feb-20 21:51:30

@HollowTalk apparently she was misbehaving in school, they haven’t given details

ThrreeGoldfinches Wed 26-Feb-20 21:51:33

I couldn’t work out how the teachers even let it happen and that there wasn’t anyone their fighting her corner. It was really upsetting.

FredaFrogspawn Wed 26-Feb-20 21:52:16

She kicked out at a teacher apparently. So they called the police. Seems bizarre.

Sleepover1 Wed 26-Feb-20 21:53:13

Yep!! America...the land of dreams...more like NIGHTMARES!! The country disgusts me in many ways!! For a 1st world country it should be ashamed of itself...

FredaFrogspawn Wed 26-Feb-20 21:53:30

Policeman thought she was 8 initially but wasn’t remotely fazed when told she was only 6. Weren’t the teachers/ staff passive!

jumpinjeepers Wed 26-Feb-20 21:53:58

It’s awful when you hear the audio of. Her crying and pleading. And why the F teachers didn’t speak up, do something?
I saw the headline and thought immediately - it’ll be a black kid. And it was.

AnneJeanne Wed 26-Feb-20 21:55:33

Florida is a horrible place, especially if you are poor or dark skinned, the police are brutal. There’s a lot of drugs and violence and racism.

Daftodil Wed 26-Feb-20 21:56:58

What on earth? How does this happen? Why did the teachers call the police? Surely this isn't the first response? The guy in the clip said he had arrested 6,000 people. How many of them were children?

That poor girl.

Potterpotty Wed 26-Feb-20 21:57:36

That poor little girl will forever have nightmares about that! Every single one of those people involved should be fired and give her an apology!

Yesmate Wed 26-Feb-20 21:57:44

I can’t watch the video. Just reading some of the things she was saying on here has upset me enough. Poor little thing. The teachers should be ashamed of themselves. I hope she’s safe and protected now

AngeloMysterioso Wed 26-Feb-20 21:58:27

Oh my god, that poor child. I just want to scoop her up and hug her.

belay Wed 26-Feb-20 21:59:16

Why have 20% voted for YABU? ☹️

BigBairyHollocks Wed 26-Feb-20 21:59:18

Absolutely heartbreaking, one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Poor babysad

chomalungma Wed 26-Feb-20 21:59:22

Awful

There are no other words. Apparently he was the school police officer.

Daftodil Wed 26-Feb-20 21:59:23

I saw the headline and thought immediately - it’ll be a black kid. And it was.

Same thought here too @jumpinjeepers

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