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Happy February! It's Business As Usual in the state of Kentucky.

So, unless you haven't checked the news within the past couple days, you may not know that a 16 year old girl was found dead in Kentucky police custody.
MSN reported that Gynnya McMillen was taken into custody "at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 10 for a domestic violence related offense at her home. After tangling with several guards over the removal of her sweatshirt, an “Aikido restraint” was used on the teen."
So, basically, a rowdy teen was so out of control that it required multiple correctional officers to hold her down while martial arts was performed to subdue her?!?! For real?!?!
To make matters worse, inmates that are locked up, in these circumstances, are supposed to be monitored every 15 minutes. Well, that didn't happen. Some 10 hours (or so) after being manhandled, the teen was discovered unresponsive. By the time paramedics arrived, she was pronounced dead.
Her death was ruled a mystery, until video of the kung-fu-like session was released--to the horror of the family. While several officers were involved in the incident, only one person was put on paid leave. Supposedly, the incident is being investigated by Kentucky State Troopers and Internal Investigations Branch. I guess, we'll see how that turns out.


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@marshalledgar exactly! I wonder how they can live knowing they killed a person younger than themselves?
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I've gotta say, I'm not a huge fan of cops, but then again, I still have mad respect for them can't blame every single person wearing a badge for every single negative interaction. most cops are just doing what everyone else does. wake up, go to, and do the best you can do with the information and resources available. their job just happens to be enforcing the law, and having to make difficult, quick decisions in the best interest of public safety. I sure as hell couldn't do it.
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I agree 100000% @petname83 but the problem is systemic of corruption and coverup. breaking cameras and recording devices...then refusing to turn over video of events...then the police chief and DA dismissing the actions of the bad cops...its a huge problem.
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I just want to point out that the officer may have had some minor knowledge in Aikido and instead of performing the hold correctly, possibly enacted one of many "death touches" or something of the sort. Basically you accidentally pinch a blood vessel or *saying the same thing again* something of the sort, it can prove fatal. I doubt the officer in question meant to kill the girl and I'm sure what happened was an accident. That doesn't however, excuse his use of a martial arts tactic when in reality how many full grown men/women does it take to hold down a teenager?
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