There's no need to set a new age limit on whom officers can subdue with electric stun guns if we believe most officers have common sense and good judgment.
City Council last week deadlocked 4-4 on whether to ban police use of Tasers on suspects under 11 years old.
This from the city that seems to use African Americans for target practice.
I spent quite a few summers working at a Salvation Army summer camp for inner city kids, and met quite a few screwed up kids along the way. More than a few were extremely violent.
And you'd be surprised at how big an 11 year old can be.
But I can't think of a situation where a child should ever have to be tasered.
Then again, Florida seems to disagree with me.
In the latest incident, an officer Tasered a 12-year-old girl accused of skipping school. The officer shocked the student after he said she tried to run away.
I keep thinking I've lost my ability to be shocked, and things keep proving me wrong.