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May. 15 2009 - 10:20 pm | 105 views | 0 recommendations | 3 comments

43 Kids Tasered at Prisons on “Take Your Kids to Work Day”

This is a truly shocking story.. heh…hmm..OK, so last month in Northern Florida they had “Take your kids to work day.” And well, here is the fallout…

TALLAHASSEE — A total of 43 children were directly and indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during simultaneous ”Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day” events gone wrong at three state prisons, according to new information provided Friday by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Also, a group of kids was exposed to tear gas during a demonstration at another lockup.

Three prison guards have been fired, two have resigned and 16 more employees — from corrections officers to a warden — will be disciplined due to the incidents that unfolded April 23, said DOC Secretary Walt McNeil. An investigation is ongoing.

None of the children in any of the incidents required medical attention or was notably harmed, McNeil said. He said the children, who ranged in age from 5 to 17, were all children of prison officials.

In nearly every case, the guards had permission from parents or grandparents to administer the ”electronic immobilization devices,” McNeil said.

I don’t have any video yet about this particular incident, but I am hoping one of Northern Florida’s fine media outlets will eventually choose to cover this. So until then, in it’s place we have a clip from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featuring reporters getting stunned in order to get a first hand experience on just how much Tasers hurt.

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    OK, you’ve rendered me speechless, which isn’t easy. What the..? “None of the children were notably harmed,” says the warden. Hello?

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    As a resident of North Florida I am, unfortunately, not surprised to see such idiocy going on in the region (sorry, not a diss, just reality). All I have to say to these people is, “Don’t tase me bro!”

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