A cop in Arkansas has been suspended for using a stun gun on a 10-year-old girl. When he got to the house, the girl’s mother complained to the officer that her daughter wouldn’t take a shower. The girl was on the ground crying and kicking and screaming. The mother explained that her daughter wouldn’t do what she was told, so the policeman should use his Taser. He did, then put the girl in handcuffs and drove her to the police station.

Is that what we’re doing now with unruly kids? Calling the cops and having them stunned and arrested? The child had not broken any laws, although she was charged with disorderly conduct. I repeat: the girl was charged with a crime. I’m sure that will improve her relationship with Mom a whole lot.