Cops are accused of child 'torture' after footage emerges of officers shoving and screaming at kids as part of a prison-inspired program to scare them into not committing crimes | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Cops are accused of child 'torture' after footage emerges of officers shoving and screaming at kids as part of a prison-inspired program to scare them into not committing crimes

Footage has emerged of South Carolina sheriff's deputies violently shoving children and screaming in their faces as part of a prison-inspired disciplinary program for troubled youth.

The video, which was shot by the Charlotte Observer, shows children and teenagers being disciplined by officers from the Chester County Sheriff's Office.

The program, called Project STORM, is aimed at high-risk youth and involves parents sending their children to prison for a weekend to teach them a lesson.

While the program has been running for several years, some psychologists have slammed the recent footage saying the treatment the youth are subjected to is child abuse.

The children who participate in the program - some as young as eight - are handcuffed and treated like real criminals in an attempt to help curb unruly behavior

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What really bothers me about this program, is the belief by both parents and police, apparently, that the only thing that will turn a child around is absolute, wiled-eyed, heart-pounding fear, and being treated roughly.

And my question is, why do incidents like these kids have done, never seem to happen in the private sector?!? Is it because they are engaged by teachers who diagnose and reached out to at the level of understanding they have achieved, and work from there?!? I know that here in the Islands, the Kumon Schools have an excellent reputation for turning kids' behaviour- and school work- around?!?

When I see families succeed, I see environments where kids are given structure, love, and a "you can do it" attitude. My brother and sister-in-law have two wonderful daughters, and this is what they were raised with, and came out quite well.

The greatest killer of education, and future potential, universally, is low expectations of a child, and that is a really horrible thing to do.

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