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Cop Handcuffed 7-Year-Old Boy for No Reason and then He Lost the Key

Flint, MI – An angry mother recently posted cellphone video of her 7-year-old son in handcuffs at his elementary school. The officer who detained him was unable to release him because he lost his set of keys to the handcuffs.

Cameron McCadden, who is 7-years-old, told his mother that he was handcuffed by police because he kicked a cart and refused to sit down when the officer asked him to, and the school has remained silent about the details of the incident.

In a statement, the Flint Police Department said that the student “appeared intent on injuring himself” and that “The officer used handcuffs to restrain the child to prevent injury to the child or others.” However, Cameron says that he never hit or threatened any of the other children, and no one at the school actually said that he did, the officer just said that he was afraid that the child might hurt someone.

Cameron’s mother, Chrystal McCadden, said that her son has ADHD and while he sometimes has difficulty focusing in class, he is not a violent person and has never exhibited any signs of violent behavior.

“He’s hyper. I’ve gotten these calls about (him) being hyper before. But he is not a violent kid. I’m still trying to get answers,” she said.

To make matters worse, when a distress McCadden got to school to pick up her handcuffed son, the officer cannot find the key.

“You put my son in handcuffs and you didn’t have the key. He wasn’t in here with a gun or knife. There was no other action you could do?” she added.

Flint Police Chief James Tolbert told NBC that“I have apologized to the mother for this situation and assured her that we will protect the integrity of this investigation and will be transparent in our findings. It is our model to engage children in a positive light that will foster trust and respect, this incident does not reflect positively on that model.”

Now the young boy is likely traumatized, after a simple act of childhood disobedience was turned into a criminal act.

According to figures released by the U.S. Department of Justice, 76% of all high schools in the country have police officers working on the campus all day, and teachers are calling them in for the most trivial disciplinary problems.

This is not okay. It is time for parents to speak up and protect their children from violent thugs, or else it will just keep getting worse and worse.


John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page and purchase his books at his website www.JohnVibes.com.

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  • Well, isn’t he a special kind of stupid!

  • Well, isn’t he a special kind of stupid!

  • Well, isn’t he a special kind of stupid!

  • Seriously??

  • Seriously??

  • Seriously??

  • Stupid Bastard!!!!

  • Stupid Bastard!!!!

  • Stupid Bastard!!!!

  • So wrong!

  • So wrong!

  • So wrong!

  • Cops are like politicians. If you are no longer accepted anywhere, because absolutely nothing comes out of your hands, you either become a politician or a cop. Cops, like politicians, actually believe society needs them! Hilarious.

  • Cops are like politicians. If you are no longer accepted anywhere, because absolutely nothing comes out of your hands, you either become a politician or a cop. Cops, like politicians, actually believe society needs them! Hilarious.

  • Cops are like politicians. If you are no longer accepted anywhere, because absolutely nothing comes out of your hands, you either become a politician or a cop. Cops, like politicians, actually believe society needs them! Hilarious.

  • He shouldn’t be a cop.

  • He shouldn’t be a cop.

  • He shouldn’t be a cop.

  • If the cop has no problem putting kids in handcuffs, then I wouldn’t be suprised if he has kids of his own and treats them like shit.

  • If the cop has no problem putting kids in handcuffs, then I wouldn’t be suprised if he has kids of his own and treats them like shit.

  • If the cop has no problem putting kids in handcuffs, then I wouldn’t be suprised if he has kids of his own and treats them like shit.

  • This is disturbing and sickening wtf!!!

  • This is disturbing and sickening wtf!!!

  • This is disturbing and sickening wtf!!!

  • Steve Brown

  • Steve Brown

  • Steve Brown

  • Jerry Dawkins

  • Jerry Dawkins

  • Jerry Dawkins

  • Yup

  • Yup

  • Yup

  • Imagine the outrage if a teacher did this

  • Imagine the outrage if a teacher did this

  • Imagine the outrage if a teacher did this

  • My son is the same age and I can tell you now that this is just wrong.
    He had no right to detain that child, he may have been being disruptive but he didn’t break any laws. What that cop did to that baby was illegal as far as I’m concerned. He violated his constitutional rights. I would press charges against the officer for assault, false arrest, emotional battery, and child negligence.

    • Sorry just sayn, do you really think a 7yr old is a baby? or is that just one of those sayings?

    • Just a term really, I’am fully aware that my 7 year old or any 7 year old would be categorized as a child.
      Anything else I can clear up lol?

  • My son is the same age and I can tell you now that this is just wrong.
    He had no right to detain that child, he may have been being disruptive but he didn’t break any laws. What that cop did to that baby was illegal as far as I’m concerned. He violated his constitutional rights. I would press charges against the officer for assault, false arrest, emotional battery, and child negligence.

    • Sorry just sayn, do you really think a 7yr old is a baby? or is that just one of those sayings?

    • Just a term really, I’am fully aware that my 7 year old or any 7 year old would be categorized as a child.
      Anything else I can clear up lol?

  • My son is the same age and I can tell you now that this is just wrong.
    He had no right to detain that child, he may have been being disruptive but he didn’t break any laws. What that cop did to that baby was illegal as far as I’m concerned. He violated his constitutional rights. I would press charges against the officer for assault, false arrest, emotional battery, and child negligence.

    • Sorry just sayn, do you really think a 7yr old is a baby? or is that just one of those sayings?

    • Just a term really, I’am fully aware that my 7 year old or any 7 year old would be categorized as a child.
      Anything else I can clear up lol?

  • No “perhaps” about it.

  • No “perhaps” about it.

  • No “perhaps” about it.

  • Gotta teach em early

  • Gotta teach em early

  • Gotta teach em early

  • Let me ask this question, what would you do to the officer that put your 7 year old in handcuffs? Please be graphic.

    • It would involve lots of razor blades. Lime juice, salt, PVC piping. Adrenaline. And a real long time.

    • Push my arms over his neck and strangle him with the cuffs. Brutal.

    • I like both of you very much!

  • Let me ask this question, what would you do to the officer that put your 7 year old in handcuffs? Please be graphic.

    • It would involve lots of razor blades. Lime juice, salt, PVC piping. Adrenaline. And a real long time.

    • Push my arms over his neck and strangle him with the cuffs. Brutal.

    • I like both of you very much!

  • Let me ask this question, what would you do to the officer that put your 7 year old in handcuffs? Please be graphic.

    • It would involve lots of razor blades. Lime juice, salt, PVC piping. Adrenaline. And a real long time.

    • Push my arms over his neck and strangle him with the cuffs. Brutal.

    • I like both of you very much!

  • Bunch of people outraged over nothing

  • Bunch of people outraged over nothing

  • Bunch of people outraged over nothing

  • …. some grown up can’t deal with adhd. I recall a boy in my class (as a kid) who was jumped by 5 grown ups… he was like 8-9 years old. I know he was throwing a bad tantrum, but 5 teachers is kinda much.
    (happend in norway though) They tried talking to him first.
    He wasn’t expelled (you can’t be expelled from elementary schools in norway, neither are you graded), but they talked to him and stuff afterwards. o.O
    Adhd can be hard to deal with, even for the kid with it.
    That officer should have tried being calm, and handcuffs can’t possibly help calm him. :/
    Why do they have police at school? It gives no meaning. Kids are kids.

    • Too many school shootings have them all paranoid!

    • kids should play.
      elementary school is meant to be a place for fun. 🙂
      pretending you are wolfs, throwing snowballs at teachers… oh… we could run around with toy weapons. No one screamed. ^-^

  • …. some grown up can’t deal with adhd. I recall a boy in my class (as a kid) who was jumped by 5 grown ups… he was like 8-9 years old. I know he was throwing a bad tantrum, but 5 teachers is kinda much.
    (happend in norway though) They tried talking to him first.
    He wasn’t expelled (you can’t be expelled from elementary schools in norway, neither are you graded), but they talked to him and stuff afterwards. o.O
    Adhd can be hard to deal with, even for the kid with it.
    That officer should have tried being calm, and handcuffs can’t possibly help calm him. :/
    Why do they have police at school? It gives no meaning. Kids are kids.

    • Too many school shootings have them all paranoid!

    • kids should play.
      elementary school is meant to be a place for fun. 🙂
      pretending you are wolfs, throwing snowballs at teachers… oh… we could run around with toy weapons. No one screamed. ^-^

  • …. some grown up can’t deal with adhd. I recall a boy in my class (as a kid) who was jumped by 5 grown ups… he was like 8-9 years old. I know he was throwing a bad tantrum, but 5 teachers is kinda much.
    (happend in norway though) They tried talking to him first.
    He wasn’t expelled (you can’t be expelled from elementary schools in norway, neither are you graded), but they talked to him and stuff afterwards. o.O
    Adhd can be hard to deal with, even for the kid with it.
    That officer should have tried being calm, and handcuffs can’t possibly help calm him. :/
    Why do they have police at school? It gives no meaning. Kids are kids.

    • Too many school shootings have them all paranoid!

    • kids should play.
      elementary school is meant to be a place for fun. 🙂
      pretending you are wolfs, throwing snowballs at teachers… oh… we could run around with toy weapons. No one screamed. ^-^

  • These are the students you immoral idiots have created
    http://youtu.be/kLP1GHpijpk

  • These are the students you immoral idiots have created
    http://youtu.be/kLP1GHpijpk

  • These are the students you immoral idiots have created
    http://youtu.be/kLP1GHpijpk

  • Huh??

  • Huh??

  • Huh??

  • Do what his Mom such have been doing burn his a**

  • Do what his Mom such have been doing burn his a**

  • Do what his Mom such have been doing burn his a**

  • Hw comes they let un educated morons work with kids? the teacher is also a idiot not standing up!o

  • Hw comes they let un educated morons work with kids? the teacher is also a idiot not standing up!o

  • Hw comes they let un educated morons work with kids? the teacher is also a idiot not standing up!o

  • shame on you officer. call his parents, talk to the child, maybe you will understand theres a problem..

  • shame on you officer. call his parents, talk to the child, maybe you will understand theres a problem..

  • shame on you officer. call his parents, talk to the child, maybe you will understand theres a problem..

  • LAWSUIT.

  • LAWSUIT.

  • LAWSUIT.

  • Seriously, Americans, WHEN / WHAT is your LIMIT!!!!…..WHAT MUST BE DONE UPON YOU PEOPLE BEFORE YOU REALISE THAT YOUR COUNTRY IS AS WORSE AS NORTH KOREA OR SAUDI ARABIA!

    YOU ARE NOT FREEEEEE – YOU ONLY HAVE THE ILLUSION OF FREEEEEEDOM…..In reality you only have FreeDUMB! DEMAMD CHANGES!

  • Seriously, Americans, WHEN / WHAT is your LIMIT!!!!…..WHAT MUST BE DONE UPON YOU PEOPLE BEFORE YOU REALISE THAT YOUR COUNTRY IS AS WORSE AS NORTH KOREA OR SAUDI ARABIA!

    YOU ARE NOT FREEEEEE – YOU ONLY HAVE THE ILLUSION OF FREEEEEEDOM…..In reality you only have FreeDUMB! DEMAMD CHANGES!

  • Seriously, Americans, WHEN / WHAT is your LIMIT!!!!…..WHAT MUST BE DONE UPON YOU PEOPLE BEFORE YOU REALISE THAT YOUR COUNTRY IS AS WORSE AS NORTH KOREA OR SAUDI ARABIA!

    YOU ARE NOT FREEEEEE – YOU ONLY HAVE THE ILLUSION OF FREEEEEEDOM…..In reality you only have FreeDUMB! DEMAMD CHANGES!

  • What is the schools policy in regards disruptive students and the same for the police force? It seems that adults have forgotten how to be adults.

  • What is the schools policy in regards disruptive students and the same for the police force? It seems that adults have forgotten how to be adults.

  • What is the schools policy in regards disruptive students and the same for the police force? It seems that adults have forgotten how to be adults.

  • I don’t consider the loss of a handcuff key to be that big of a deal. For that part of the story, all I have to say is, shit happens. Handcuff keys are all the same so its not like there was no hope of his release.

  • I don’t consider the loss of a handcuff key to be that big of a deal. For that part of the story, all I have to say is, shit happens. Handcuff keys are all the same so its not like there was no hope of his release.

  • I don’t consider the loss of a handcuff key to be that big of a deal. For that part of the story, all I have to say is, shit happens. Handcuff keys are all the same so its not like there was no hope of his release.

  • WTF?

  • WTF?

  • WTF?

  • thay boy will never hert a cop no 7 year old needs to be in hand cuffs ever it fucks there haed up gooood !!!!!

  • thay boy will never hert a cop no 7 year old needs to be in hand cuffs ever it fucks there haed up gooood !!!!!

  • thay boy will never hert a cop no 7 year old needs to be in hand cuffs ever it fucks there haed up gooood !!!!!

  • The US is a sick nation with no cure in sight.

  • The US is a sick nation with no cure in sight.

  • The US is a sick nation with no cure in sight.

  • How ridiculous

  • How ridiculous

  • How ridiculous

  • Police should be required to have their intellect,manhood and courage tested before being accepted into the academy!!! Seems to me they scare and fear for their lives easily!!

  • Police should be required to have their intellect,manhood and courage tested before being accepted into the academy!!! Seems to me they scare and fear for their lives easily!!

  • Police should be required to have their intellect,manhood and courage tested before being accepted into the academy!!! Seems to me they scare and fear for their lives easily!!

  • Americans who support their government are digging their own grave.

  • Americans who support their government are digging their own grave.

  • Americans who support their government are digging their own grave.

  • i hope karma kicks his teeth in

  • i hope karma kicks his teeth in

  • i hope karma kicks his teeth in

  • dis freakin gusting.. this is absolute abuse

  • dis freakin gusting.. this is absolute abuse

  • dis freakin gusting.. this is absolute abuse

  • 187

  • 187

  • 187

  • I WISH that savage son of a poor excuse for a human would have even THOUGHT about handcuffing my 7 year old…this story would have been totally different. “Crazed mom beats overzealous, weak minded, cowardly pig over the head with pocket book for being an A HOLE!!!!” THE NERVE

  • I WISH that savage son of a poor excuse for a human would have even THOUGHT about handcuffing my 7 year old…this story would have been totally different. “Crazed mom beats overzealous, weak minded, cowardly pig over the head with pocket book for being an A HOLE!!!!” THE NERVE

  • I WISH that savage son of a poor excuse for a human would have even THOUGHT about handcuffing my 7 year old…this story would have been totally different. “Crazed mom beats overzealous, weak minded, cowardly pig over the head with pocket book for being an A HOLE!!!!” THE NERVE

  • This is shamefull. Why aren’t teachers trained to deal with children with special needs.

  • This is shamefull. Why aren’t teachers trained to deal with children with special needs.

  • This is shamefull. Why aren’t teachers trained to deal with children with special needs.

  • Why are cops in an elementary school in the first place? We are failing our children in so many ways.

  • Why are cops in an elementary school in the first place? We are failing our children in so many ways.

  • Why are cops in an elementary school in the first place? We are failing our children in so many ways.

  • Da smur?

  • Da smur?

  • Da smur?

  • Only in the U.S. (No offence)

  • Only in the U.S. (No offence)

  • Only in the U.S. (No offence)

  • Shitbag.

  • Shitbag.

  • Shitbag.

  • America is fucked

  • America is fucked

  • America is fucked

  • Isnt it interesting watching this conditioning, how 30 years ago under 18s got treated like children by the system, but now kids are treated like adult criminals, and no one jumps up and goes “thats wrong”. instead they go, it will scare them straight, they had it coming, he did an adult crime… I personally can’t wait for the zombie apocolyse to wipe out 75% of the planets population, so we have a chance of rearanging this world into something that resembles an actual society, instead of this Slave and Prison camp we call earth, where everything has a number, a barcode, and a finanical value.

  • Isnt it interesting watching this conditioning, how 30 years ago under 18s got treated like children by the system, but now kids are treated like adult criminals, and no one jumps up and goes “thats wrong”. instead they go, it will scare them straight, they had it coming, he did an adult crime… I personally can’t wait for the zombie apocolyse to wipe out 75% of the planets population, so we have a chance of rearanging this world into something that resembles an actual society, instead of this Slave and Prison camp we call earth, where everything has a number, a barcode, and a finanical value.

  • Isnt it interesting watching this conditioning, how 30 years ago under 18s got treated like children by the system, but now kids are treated like adult criminals, and no one jumps up and goes “thats wrong”. instead they go, it will scare them straight, they had it coming, he did an adult crime… I personally can’t wait for the zombie apocolyse to wipe out 75% of the planets population, so we have a chance of rearanging this world into something that resembles an actual society, instead of this Slave and Prison camp we call earth, where everything has a number, a barcode, and a finanical value.

  • Pussy pigs

  • Pussy pigs

  • Wasn’t suprised to see it was a black kid!