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Cop Wrestles and Pins a 15-year-old Quadruple Amputee to the Ground

Cop Wrestles and Pins a 15-year-old Quadruple Amputee to the Ground for “causing a disturbance” at a group home in Tucson, Arizona. In this disturbing video, a deputy can be seen wrestling and then pinning the teenager who has no arms or legs to the ground and placing the teen in a headlock.

Cop Wrestles and Pins a 15-year-old Quadruple Amputee to the Ground

On the morning of 26 September, an adult who works at the group home reportedly called police to report that the teen had knocked over a trash can and was yelling and screaming.

A deputy from the Pima county sheriff’s department who responded to the call reportedly determined that the teen was disturbing the peace, and decided to arrest him.


I am not sure how much of a disturbance or danger a 15-year-old Quadruple Amputee could cause that would require this amount of force to be used. Knocking over a trash can certainly does not seem to be reasonable for this amount of force to be used on someone who is as severely disabled as this kid is.

Cop Wrestles and Pins a 15-year-old Quadruple Amputee to the Ground

“I will raise my voice to you whenever the fuck I want, you understand?” the officer shouts.

The teen is later arrested for disorderly conduct. Those charges were later dropped after this video was released. The deputy smashes the head of the teen who was filming the event into a wall and places him in handcuffs.

Samuel Jurgena, a Pima county public defender, said his client went public with the cellphone video in order to prompt changes in police treatment of youths in group homes.

“I think everyone feels in my office this cop should not be out here with a badge and a gun if this is how he’s treating kids in group homes,” Jurgena said.

In the book, Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko, he talks about The Militarization of America’s Police Forces. With these kinds of stories being reported more and more, Balko makes a very good argument. Police officers are no longer peace officers, they are becoming a Militarized group of thugs.


About Barry Cooper

"You may have seen him on the pages of Maxim, or during one of his many appearances on CNN, Fox News and Spike TV. He’s the cop who turned against the drug war. In American pop culture right now, there’s nobody quite like him. As one of the former top drug cops working the Texas highways, he was ferocious, bringing down hundreds of people for possessing even tiny amounts of an illegal substance. In his new life as a humanitarian crusader and activist filmmaker, he’s just as ferocious. Cooper is on a mission to free America’s pot prisoners. In the terminology of war, Barry is an insurgent, lobbing bombs into the fourth estate as his form of penance for all the people he put behind bars on drug offenses.”—True/Slant Barry recently starred with Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, Eminem and Susan Sarandon in the anti drug war documentary, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” His internet fame via his website has received global attention by being reported in Rolling Stones, High Times, a feature in Maxim Magazine and a front cover feature in Cannabis Culture and the Texas Observer. His story was picked as a feature on NPR’s, This American Life. He has been a guest on scores of cable news channels discussing the Drug War. He has also appeared as a drug and legal expert in five episodes of SPIKE TV’s reality show, MANSWERS.

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