When you give cops hammers, and tell them everything is a nail…

Dallas ISD is facing questions about the way district police officers handled two incidents last week, including one in which an officer is seen on video body-slamming a 12-year-old girl.

7-year-old boy handcuffed, 12-year-old girl body-slammed

Police used force in Dallas schools 204 times in 2014-15, up from 106 in 2011-12. In two cases, the students were just 6 years old, according to a joint report by the nonprofits Texas Appleseed and Texans Care for Children.

Police ‘use of force’ on Dallas ISD students has nearly doubled

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Apparently, at least to this fearful officer, putting your hands in the air is suspicious and grounds for escalation and violence.

On the sixth day of trial, Shelby testified that videos she saw in training indicated that if suspects are allowed to reach into their cars, “they can pull out guns and kill you,” the Tulsa World reported.

“If you hesitate and delay, then you die,” Shelby reportedly told her attorney, Shannon McMurray, of Tulsa. “It impacted me so much that I saw the video in my head during that situation.”

“Crutcher’s death is his fault.”

“I did everything I could to stop this.”

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