A 12-year-old girl is recovering after being Tasered in a St. Louis Victoria’s Secret while police officers were trying to arrest her mother over warrants for traffic tickets.
The mother is now demanding an investigation, even though police insist their actions were appropriate.
Dejamon Baker showed KSDK the wounds on her chest and stomach from the Taser probes.
“This one goes in my chest,” the girl explained. “It was stuck in there so she had to keep on pulling trying to pull it out.”
“I had fell on the floor and I couldn’t control myself I just kept on shaking and stuff.”
A spokesperson for the police department said that Baker had interfered while officers were trying to arrest her mother, Charlene Bratton, for outstanding warrants due to unresolved traffic tickets.
“He said, put your hands behind your back. I said for what,” Bratton recalled. “Next thing you know he tackled me down on the ground.”
Both Baker and Bratton deny that the 12-year-old girl interfered with the arrest.
“I was just crying. I guess he got mad because I was crying or something, then he just took it out and just Tased me,” Baker insisted.
Bratton added: “He should have had enough control to tell her to get back instead of pulling out his gun, I guess he was nervous or whatever, and Tasing people.”
The police spokesperson said that the officer’s actions were justified, and advised Bratton to contact the department’s internal affairs division to launch an investigation.
Are you fucking serious
I HATE PEOPLE
That family should sue, and that cop should pay for the woman’s tickets.
I’m guessing the news will never say that Gabrielle Douglas had the lead score and was the main reason why the US won gold for the Gymnastics. Nobody ever gives Black people their credit.
She outscored everyone on the US team on beam, bars, and vault. She was the only team member to compete on all 4 events. But yes, NBC, keep telling us how unfair it is that Wieber didn’t make the all-around.
…We point to our multiracial president as proof that race barriers can be broken. We also parrot Martin Luther King’s idea that it’s not what’s on the outside that matters. But a close examination of the common “race doesn’t matter” statement reveals avoidance and discomfort. This diagnosis…
crying tears of joy
The Royal Diaries Princesses | From left to right
» Weetamoo, Cleopatra, Kazunomiya, Jahanara, Lady of Ch’iao Kuo, Lady of Palenque, Nzingha and Sondok
Hey Disney, here’s some cool Princess of Color you might want to look into!
YAAAAAAASSS! These were my favorite books ever as a kid.
Omg. That was my childhood!
They were good times…
A 2006 study showed that white men make up 55% of scientists and engineers (the vast majority) and white women 18%. Asians were the only minority group with significant numbers working in STEM, holding 17% of the jobs between both men and women. When it comes to other minority groups, the statistics are striking. Black men and women make up less than 3% of scientists and engineers, Hispanics 4%, and all other groups 3%. Added together, under-represented minorities make up only 10% of all of those working in science and engineering occupations. Even sadder? Only one in 10 STEM professionals is a minority woman. Read More.