Originally Posted by solefald
8 year old kid deserved to be peper sprayed? Are you fucking kidding me?
NO 8 year old deserves to be pepper sprayed. There are other ways to deal with little shits, but its definitely NOT pepper spray
I'm sure they did try talking him down, but there's no way an 8 year old is going to listen to reason in a situation like that. The boy was not injured in any way from the pepper spray, so whats the harm? There were probably many other options the police had that would have resulted in injuries like a broken arm from being tackled.
IMO, the police handled it perfectly. When there's a person (no matter what age) threatening people with a sharp object and looking like they are ready to use it, i would consider it a success if the situation is contained with no one getting seriously hurt.