Over a year ago, a Bexar sheriff’s officer was dispatched to a federally-run shelter to arrest a young illegal who was characterized as “past the point” and “super aggressive.”
Here is the video going around and that is driving the left mad and using to suggest that this deputy did something incredibly wrong:
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To begin with, they allege that the illegal was tased for more than 30 seconds. However, it appears to me that the deputy unhooked the leads after around 13 seconds. I didn’t think it was excessive at all.
Also, as the video plainly shows and as I previously stated, the deputy was notified that the youngster was “super aggressive” as soon as he arrived, which is likely why he waited seven minutes for his partner to arrive.
He then unlawful refused to stand up and turn around when the officer directed him to. The deputy gave him multiple orders to do so, but he simply refused, staring blankly at the deputy.
To be honest, I don’t think there was anything wrong with the deputy’s handling of the case. But take a look at how Yahoo News portrays his actions:
The body-cam footage of a sheriff in Texas has revealed how he tasered a 16-year-old boy at a federally-run shelter for migrant children and called him ‘El stupido,’ or stupid.
The clip from May 2020 is from an incident at the Southwest Key Casa Blanca shelter in San Antonio, Texas, when they had called the Bexar County Sheriff’s office for help. The teenager had only been at the shelter for about a week and by May 2020 he had already spent nearly nine months at five such shelters in California, Virginia and Texas.
According to the body camera footage, when Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Divers reached the shelter, he was informed by the staff about the boy being aggressive, having broken things and his refusal to go to school, reported Reveal News.
Mr Divers entered the building and found the child in the bathroom. “If they’re going to take me, let’s just f*****g get it over with,” the child yelled in Spanish to the staffers at the facility.
The footage showed that he didn’t request the shelter officials for any evidence of the child’s alleged wrongdoing and asked if they wanted to press charges.
When the interim director of the facility Ricardo Cisneros said ‘yes,’ Mr Divers said he would wait for his partner to arrive and then they will “take care of this.” The boy, meanwhile, asked several times what they were going to do with him.
Mr Divers’s partner, Deputy Harold Schneider, arrived after about seven minutes. “Ready? I’m going to tase this kid,” said Mr Divers in English even as he was informed that the boy doesn’t understand English very well.
The staff moved aside as he took out the gun. He directed the teenager to stand up and when he did Mr Divers shot him with his taser. The boy showed no signs of resisting arrest. Mr divers used the taser on his torso and thighs.
The footage shows that the teenager experienced the electric current for about 35 seconds after which Mr Divers’ partner cuffed him and called him “El stupido”.
This is complete nonsense. He did show evidence of resisting arrest by refusing to obey the deputy’s directions. Why would he need to look into it? The shelter’s authorities had previously described what’s going on, telling the deputy that the youngster is “super aggressive.” So, why would he go romping about the facilities knowing that this teen could lash out?
Oh, and who cares if the deputy referred to the illegal youngster as “stupid”? A blunder? Maybe, but It’s not as if they cursed at him or anything like that.
Again, I see nothing wrong with this. However, because this is a case involving an illegal, the media will continue to condemn this deputy and attempt to have him fired.