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Diabetic High School Girl Beaten by Police Officer and Arrested -- For Falling Asleep in Class
AlterNet - Tue May 7, 2013
A student who was arrested and beaten for falling asleep at school is now suing an Alabama city, its police department and some school employees for civil rights violation, battery and negligent supervision and hiring. More »

Photo: Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum
Associated Press - Mon Apr 16, 2012
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia - Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action. More »

5-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged With Battery On Officer
KCRA-TV - Fri Dec 2, 2011
STOCKTON, California - Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. More »

New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash
BBC - Thu Oct 28, 2010
New York - A 4 year old child can be sued for crashing a bicycle into an elderly pedestrian and causing injuries that led to her death, a judge has ruled. More »

Photo: US judge pleads guilty to child prison scam US judge pleads guilty to child prison scam
BBC - Thu Jul 22, 2010
Former Pennsylvania judge Michael Conahan has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge for helping put juvenile defendants behind bars in exchange for bribes. More »

Plea deal offered to 8-year-old murder suspect
Associated Press - Sat Nov 29, 2008
PHOENIX - Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to an 8-year-old boy charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and another man in their eastern Arizona home, court records show. More »

Photo: 10-Year-Old Arrested For Mom's Unpaid Bill 10-Year-Old Arrested For Mom's Unpaid Bill
WBKO-TV - Fri May 23, 2008
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - No parent thinks their child will be arrested while in school, especially when that child is only 10-years-old. More »

Police Arrest 8 year old
WFSB-TV - Fri May 16, 2008
NORWICH, Connecticut - Norwich police have arrested an 8-year-old girl, charging her with arson and accusing her of setting a fire that severely damaged a three-family home. More »

Photo: Police Arrest 11 Year Old Girl with Felony Assault for Throwing a Stone Police Arrest 11 Year Old Girl with Felony Assault for Throwing a Stone
BBC - Sat Jul 16, 2005
An 11-year-old girl who threw a stone at a group of boys pelting her with water balloons is being prosecuted on serious assault charges in California. More »

Photo: Police Defend Use of Taser on Girl, 13, 65 lbs Police Defend Use of Taser on Girl, 13, 65 lbs
Florida Times Union - Tue Mar 1, 2005
Jacksonville police are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a 13-year-old girl at least twice and perhaps more because she wouldn't follow orders, but the state attorney said the incident raises "serious concerns". More »

Skateboarding Children Arrested in Massachusetts
UPI - Tue Aug 10, 2004
WHITMAN, Massachusetts -- The parents of two boys in Whitman, Massachusetts, are upset their kids were arrested and shackled by police for illegal skateboarding. More »

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