TAXPAYERS HELD LIABLE AFTER OFFICERS CAUGHT ON VIDEO FORCING KIDS TO FIGHT IN A CHILD FIGHT CLUB | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


TAXPAYERS HELD LIABLE AFTER OFFICERS CAUGHT ON VIDEO FORCING KIDS TO FIGHT IN A CHILD FIGHT CLUB

Cuyahoga County taxpayers will shell out $180,000 this week to settle a lawsuit brought by former children housed in the juvenile detention center—who were forced to fight each other for the officers’ entertainment in some sort of child fight club.

According to the lawsuit and the video, the officers would pit two children against each other in what they referred to as “Fight Nights.” This was a long standing tradition inside the juvenile detention center, according to the suit.

Luckily, for the victims, at least one of the fights was caught on video and served as evidence showing the officers chuckle and laugh as the kids tore each other apart. In the disturbing video, one child is seen throwing a punch and then body slamming another child before jumping on top of him.

Another video showed officers locking the children in a room and forcing them to fight until only one of the kids emerged victoriously.

“They were encouraging it for their own entertainment. We don’t know if they were gambling among themselves, but if you look at the video there was a lot of laughter. This was their Friday night entertainment which, as human beings and plaintiffs attorneys, we found this to be egregious behavior,” said Thomas Perotti, one of the attorneys representing the juveniles.

Indeed, these kids were in the system to ostensibly get “rehabilitated” but instead, they were forced to fight in some club for the officers in some sick desire for entertainment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Lord, what is wrong with these people?!?

Kids who wind up in juvenile detention facilities, are generally bereft of love, structure, consistency, and inspiration to work for, and and to live, their dreams.

In looking at successful families in my own circuit, I can see, practically, that love, structure, inspiration, and extended (functional) families can make all the difference.

These officers need to be sacked, and immediately, and never, ever be allowed to work with kids ever, period, end of discussion.

And BTW, Attorney General Sessions, where the heck were you, when these officers were cheering on physical abuse of these kids?

In your "save zone" of not giving a damn about what was happening to them, I would imagine.

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