Judge Andrew Napolitano: Cop Handcuffing Children for Acting Up in School is Assault

by | Aug 5, 2015

The handcuffing of two children, ages 8 and 9, at a Kentucky school by Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner is an assault, and not a legal means of discipline, says Judge Andrew Napolitano in a Tuesday interview with Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. Napolitano further opines that there may be an additional cause of action against Sumner for punitively inflicting pain by handcuffing children around their upper arms.

Watch here the full interview with Napolitano, a Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board member, and see also some of the disturbing footage of Sumner’s actions against one of the children:

Unfortunately, the actions of Sumner are not an isolated violation of children by police in American schools. For an introduction to some alarming trends in American schools, read Rutherford Institute President John W. Whitehead’s October 2013 article “Transforming America’s Schools into Authoritarian Instruments of Compliance” that examines matters including the “zero tolerance policy run amok in our nation’s schools” and how “we are raising a generation which is being encouraged to adopt the authoritarian mindset.”


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

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