Taze Our Daughters and Sons At Work Day: Police Officer Fired After Shocking Children with 50,000 Volt Taser

180px-m26_taserIn Carrabelle, Florida, Sgt. Walter Schmidt at the Franklin Correction Institution had a novel idea for entertaining kids on a “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” tour. He shocked kids with 50,000 volts from his taser.

Schmidt says that he had the permission of the parents, which leads one to wonder why child abuse charges were not brought. I did not know that parents had the option of using a taser on children so long as it was fun. Schmidt has been fired.

Of course, Schmidt is not the first officer or the first parent to view tasers as a fun distraction, here and here and here and here.

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17 thoughts on “Taze Our Daughters and Sons At Work Day: Police Officer Fired After Shocking Children with 50,000 Volt Taser”

  1. Sometimes I think cops are more dangerous than criminals. Other times I know it.

  2. In response to AY’s first post;

    “Have Taser Will Travel”


    “I’ve been tasered, he’s been tasered, she’s been tasered, we’ve been tasered, wouldn’t you like to be tasered too?”

    And in keeping with the soda theme:

    “I’d like to teach the world to taser, in perfect harmony …”

  3. “How come it’s always Florida?”

    Check out the FARK website. They have all sorts of news stories with appropriate labels like “stupid” “cool” “asinine” etc and a special category of “Florida.”

  4. “How come it’s always Florida?”

    Florida is Texas with better weather and no hill country.

  5. The more I think about it . . .

    National Taze Your Government Representative(s) of Choice Day

    This is a Federal holiday I could get behind. It serves as 1) a reminder who the real boss is and 2) it’d be a whole lotta fun.

  6. Thank you. Reports of my dismemberment were greatly exaggerated, although I did succeed in eating my body weight in seafood.

  7. You know, has anybody heard about Tazser s being used in foreplay? OUCH.

    But there are those that are seriously depraved.

  8. mespo,

    My question is about Barney. Is he only allowed to carry one battery?

  9. Anonyyours:

    You know that wasn’t meant for you,but let me keep that smile on your face today with this.

    I was shocked, confused, bewildered
    As I entered Heaven’s door,
    Not by the beauty of it all,
    Nor the lights or its decor..

    But it was the folks in Heaven
    Who made me sputter and gasp– >> The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
    The alcoholics and the trash.

    There stood the kid from seventh grade
    Who swiped my lunch money twice.
    Next to him was my old neighbor
    Who never said anything nice.

    Herb, who I always thought
    Was rotting away in hell,
    Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
    Looking incredibly well.

    I nudged Jesus , ‘What’s the deal?
    I would love to hear Your take.
    How’d all these sinners get up here?
    God must’ve made a mistake.

    ‘And why’s everyone so quiet,
    So somber – give me a clue.’
    ‘Hush, child,’ He said, ‘they’re all in shock.
    No one thought they’d be seeing you.

  10. Mespo727272,

    Pure Genius, I like that. That is wonderful.

    eniobob 1, May 5, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

    Hey, that is funny. That was not Directed at me I hope. LOL. Only kidding.

  11. Barney: How can we show them young’ens how exciting law enforcement is nowadays.

    Andy: How about the siren and revolving lights routine?

    Barney: Naw, been done before. Kids are smarter than that.

    Andy: Target practice with our assault rifles in full SWAT gear?

    Barney: Not interactive enough.

    Andy: Well I’m out of ideas.

    Barney: I got it! Let’s tazer ’em and let ’em see what it’s like to be a real criminal.

    Andy: Genius, Barney. Pure genius.

  12. Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

  13. Have you been Tased Lately, This is not your Father Taser, In Search of the Tasing Officer, How Tased Thou Art, You deserve a Tase Today. The list is endless.

    You just can’t make up stupid.

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