Feedback on police, yes, but don't rush to judgment – Durham Herald-Sun

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Recently, Durham residents raised concerns on a community e-mail forum about the handcuffing of a 9- to 10-year-old described as being “obviously distraught” and “straining against the restraints” while in a local emergency room.

Initial impressions were that a Durham Police officer unjustly and inhumanely handcuffed the youth and subjected him to public ridicule. Arguments were made that no circumstances could adequately justify the handcuffing of the youth and the actions of law enforcement.