Oh, and BTW, AWP, and also Gast, the word is 'Horde.' Not 'hoard.' You 'hoard' something valuable. I am willing to bet you don't think illegal aliens are valuable. @AWP, careful who you paint with that 'libtard' brush; your own grasp of the language isn't strong enough to be throwing around a "tard" label indiscriminately.
The arguments being used here are tiresome and stupid, not to mention openly bigoted. The *point* of law enforcement using shackles as restraints is to contain *violent criminals* or ones that could be a genuine flight risk. Using them for any other purpose is abusive. The fact that YOU, Gast, dislike Hispanics is not grounds for permitting police abuse, not even of illegal immigrants. I do not like illegal immigrants any more than you do, but that does not mean I am willing to stand idly by while people we are paying to protect us engage in gratuitous abuse and humiliation just because they can. And before you start yawping about how little I know about police procedure and the law, I spent two years with my fiance at the time, quizzing him and assisting him with his homework in Police Science, so yes I am acquainted with proper procedure. There are rules and regulations that cover police behavior and the use of restraints, as well as procedural commonalities with precincts; while what was done may not have strictly violated the law, you are going to have a hard time convincing me that such degrading overkill was NECESSARY, and it is was not necessary, then it was deliberately abusive. There is a word for that, it's called TORTURE. Awww, poor little police, they were so frightened of the scary pregnant woman that they had to put her in shackles like a mass murderer, hey? Gimme a freaking break. She was already in JAIL when she went into labor; they had her *shackled to the bed during delivery??* WHY?? Do you believe this is CUSTOMARY treatment of people who have not even been convicted of anything yet??! No! It was gratuitous, and it was egregious, and YES the precinct needs to be slapped upside the head for behaving like animals.
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