Was a line from tonight’s Simpsons episode. And now a quote from a professor at my alma matter:
HOUSTON – In a confrontation captured on videotape, a hospital security guard fired a stun gun to stop a defiant father from taking home his newborn, sending both man and child crashing to the floor. Now William Lewis says his baby girl suffers from head trauma because she was dropped.
“I’ve got to wonder what kind of moron would Tase an adult holding a baby,” said George Kirkham, a former police officer and criminologist at Florida State University. “It doesn’t take rocket science to realize the baby is going to fall.”
From the story it appears the security guard in question is a Houston police officer who was moonlighting off-duty at the facility which means he has some kind of formal training that goes beyond the requirements to be a security guard. What was going through his head at the time will hopefully be explained in further detail if he cares to justify his actions.