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The Police Question A 7 Year Old For 10 Hours

You play the part of judge and jury on this case, since I always think people are ambulance chasers!

A 7-year-old boy in New York who had been accused of taking $5 from a fellow student was pulled out of school, interrogated by police for more than 10 hours and charged with robbery.

Mendez explained, "My son was crying, 'Mommy, it wasn't me! Mommy, it wasn't me!' I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We're traumatized. Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs! It was horrible. I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

According to reports, police were acting on a report claiming $5 fell on the ground in front of the boy and his two friends and that one of them took it.

The $250 million lawsuit that has been filed against the city and the NYPD also states that another student admitted to the theft.

The family's lawyer said, "It's unfathomable, what the police did. The whole thing sounds so stupid. They were interrogating him like he was a hardened criminal. If you have a child, a nephew, can you even imagine this happening to them?"

My feeling is though I would be really ticked off, and would probably want to taze the cops for doing this to my kid, I think $250 million is ridiculous!  What do you think?

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01/31/2013 7:07AM
The Police Question A 7 Year Old For 10 Hours
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