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NYPD okays Velcro handcuffs for use on unruly children

 
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NYPD okays Velcro handcuffs for use on unruly children
February 16, 2009
Nothing says tough love like Velcro handcuffs.

Cops trying to restrain children will have a softer alternative than metal handcuffs under a new program the NYPD is testing in nearly two dozen schools.

Starting next month, officers will use Velcro handcuffs instead of the tougher steel model to subdue disturbed or unruly children in 22 schools in northern Queens, according to a draft NYPD operations order obtained by the Daily News.

"We would prefer never to use restraints of any kind, but in those rare instances where it may become necessary, we want a softer alternative to conventional handcuffs," Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said.

Cops are expected to use the cuffs no more than once or twice a year, Browne said, and only when a kid is at risk of hurting himself or others.One of the targeted schools is Public School 81 in Ridgewood, where a school safety agent handcuffed 5-year-old Dennis Rivera and brought him to a psych ward after what school sources called a violent tantrum in January 2008.

That child’s father, Dennis Sr., said Friday police policy on cuffs was wrong. "They could be made of teddy bear material," he said, "but they still would be handcuffs. It is still police tactics on children who have committed no crime." In a separate instance, the family of a 10-year-old girl filed a federal lawsuit against the city last August, claiming police handcuffed her on a school bus because she wouldn’t sit still.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly asked the department to look at alternatives to metal handcuffs, but Browne would not say what case triggered the review.

NYPD school safety officers in the schools are expected to receive the alternative handcuffs at the end of next week, and then get two weeks of training - not only on how to use the new cuffs, but when.

The new handcuffs would be used on youngsters under age 16. The restraints are 22-inch-long strips of cloth with Velcro fasteners that can be adjusted to fit a child’s wrist.

"Handcuffing by any other name is still handcuffing, " said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

DAILY NEWS | Alison Gendar | Saturday, February 14, 2009
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Re: NYPD okays Velcro handcuffs for use on unruly children
in pa they cant arrest kids under 10
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In the uk they taser kids over 8 years old.
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I like the fur lined ones myself. hiding
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Hmmmmmmmmmm...maybe I should start manufacturing them in colors, start a trend for "adults"!
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Re: NYPD okays Velcro handcuffs for use on unruly children
If the parents were allowed to knock some sense into the little shits once in awhile there wouldn't be so many "violent tantrums" requiring restraints now, would there?

Certainly when I was in school I can't seem to recall the police ever being called there unless there was vandalism or some other crime to be investigated (rare), but then again immigration from turd-world countries has increased exponentially since then, and the further decay of society has led to even more broken homes and absent parents.


but the real problem is the soulless hellspawns that don't know how to act, and when someone calls them on it they don't give a fuck. I'd be willing to bet that any kid that gets tased or cuffed will modify his or her behaviour right quick.
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Re: NYPD okays Velcro handcuffs for use on unruly children
It's interesting - are parents allowed to use these cuffs, or would CPD get called?

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