The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner on Monday over the two cuffings in 2014. On both occasions, the officer restrained the kids by forcing their tiny arms behind their backs and locking the handcuffs around their biceps because the children were too small to wear handcuffs on their wrists. Why would he put handcuffs on them at all? They're kids! Not criminals. If you ask me, this is just another form of bullying. Not to mention the handcuffs around the biceps do look pretty painful.
Video footage from 2014 showed Sumner, a school resource officer assigned to the Covington Independent Public Schools, shackling a crying 8-year-old boy who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which makes it difficult for him to focus or control his impulses. That is sad. How can any human being be okay with treating a child with disabilities or not like this. In the video, Sumner asked the boy, identified only as S.R. in the suit, to sit down. When the third-grader didn't do as he was told, the deputy pulled out the cuffs. S.R. yelled "God! Ow, that hurts!" as Sumner locked on the handcuffs. S.R. was kept in the cuffs for about 15 minutes, according to school records. Seven minutes of that time was caught on camera and the footage showed the boy howling in pain, kicking his feet and fidgeting in his seat. Sumner claims he cuffed the boy after S.R. tried to hit him. HE'S AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY! It doesn't hurt! Sumner said in the video, "You don't get to swing at me like that. You can do what we tell you to, or you can suffer the consequences."
Earlier that year, Sumner handcuffed a 9-year-old girl, who also suffered from ADHD in a similar fashion. This can't be how they do things down in Kentucky. If you ask me, handcuffs are for criminals and so the officers can contain them. They are not contain kids. You put them in the corner or you send them to the principals office. Or you can even send them home. Let their parents handle them. If this was my child, I would be pretty pissed that someone, other than me, was handling my child like this. I'm sensing Sumner is someone who has no children in his life, has no compassion for children and he has a small penis (as my wife said about the Dentist who killed Cecil the Lion). That is the only explanation I can give for his actions.
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