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Nov 23 2014

Homeschooling Parents Pepper-Sprayed and Tasered in Front of Kids

Many people with graduate degrees never get as much education as three homeschooled children received in a single day in 2011:

A police raid on the home of a Missouri homeschool family involved the use of a Taser and pepper spray. The children were ultimately removed from the home and placed in the custody of social services. A Nodaway County Sheriff and an officer entered the home without a warrant.

A Nodaway County, Missouri, court has ruled against Sheriff Darren White and Captain David Glidden in the homeschooling family case. The court ruled that the use of a Taser and pepper spray on the mother and father violated the United States Constitution. The police raid was prompted by a social services workers requesting an investigation into the home because it was allegedly “messy.” The family complied with the first inspection, but objected when a second visit soon followed.

The child endangerment and resisting arrest charges against Jason and Laura Hagan were ultimately dismissed.

No need to follow through on charges. Big Government got its point across loud and clear.

When the Hagan family turned the social services worker away during the second attempt to inspect the home to make sure that it was not “messy,” the staffer called the Nodaway County Sheriff. Captain David Glidden reportedly demanded to be allowed inside the home and had the request denied. According to the complaint filed by the Missouri homeschool family, Captain Glidden then used pepper spray on Jason and Laura Hagan.

“Glidden then turned to Jason, who was still standing, and shot him in the back with his Taser,” the legal document maintains.

Laura Hagan attempted to close the front door, at which point Captain David Glidden shot his Taser at the closing door, according to the formal complaint filed by the homeschooling family. Sheriff Darren White then allegedly became involved with the incident.

“Together they forced open the door and found Laura and Jason lying on the floor,” the Home School Legal Defense Association said.

The [Home School Legal Defense Association] also claims that the Missouri sheriff and the captain “slapped Laura, knocking the glasses off of her face.” The Nodaway County law enforcement officials then allegedly threatened to shoot the family dog, called Laura a “liar” and then threw a phone across the room before handcuffing the homeschool couple.

The entire ordeal reportedly took place in front of the three Hagan children, ages 8 to 12. The children remained in the custody of the state for “months.”

Even risking this sort of abuse beats letting the authorities brainwash your children in government schools.

On a tip from Jodie.



76 Responses to “Homeschooling Parents Pepper-Sprayed and Tasered in Front of Kids”

  1. Jim says:

    This is why there is a Second Amendment.

  2. Jim says:

    This is why there is a Second Amendment.

  3. RayNAiken says:

    OOOOOOOOOkay? Any updates? The sheriff apparently broke the law. Were there any repercussions for him? The rest of the story please.

  4. RayNAiken says:

    OOOOOOOOOkay? Any updates? The sheriff apparently broke the law. Were there any repercussions for him? The rest of the story please.

  5. sandyaz says:

    Normally not litigious, but I hope they sue their asses.

  6. sandyaz says:

    Normally not litigious, but I hope they sue their asses.

  7. Henry says:

    Do a Yahoo search for “Sheriff Darren White”…

    The guy is as dirty as the day is long.

  8. Henry says:

    Do a Yahoo search for “Sheriff Darren White”…

    The guy is as dirty as the day is long.

  9. Donna M says:

    The term is “sue their ASSETS off”! 😉

  10. Donna M says:

    The term is “sue their ASSETS off”! 😉

  11. Jordan says:

    This is a good way for LE to get themselves injured or killed in justified self defense.

  12. Jordan says:

    This is a good way for LE to get themselves injured or killed in legally justified self defense. This is called a home invasion. I don’t care if wear the badge of LE or not. You will NOT enter my home without a properly issued warrant, or by my personal invitation.

  13. mouth2taco says:

    Yeah – and just don’t open the door for them.

  14. mouth2taco says:

    Yeah – and just don’t open the door for them.

  15. Proof says:

    They got pepper sprayed and tasered for having a messy house? Gosh. Some days, I’d get the chair!

  16. Mike says:

    They got pepper sprayed and tasered for having a messy house? Gosh. Some days, I’d get the chair!

  17. Jester says:

    Amen Amen Amen Amen

  18. Jester says:

    Amen Amen Amen Amen

  19. Jester says:

    Wow: the ENTIRE mainstream press has embargoed this story 100%. I just ran searches on it at all the major networks (yes, even Foxnews) and came up with nothing!!

  20. Jester says:

    Wow: the ENTIRE mainstream press has embargoed this story 100%. I just ran searches on it at all the major networks (yes, even Foxnews) and came up with nothing!!

  21. Cecil Henry says:

    Get angry people and demand smaller accountable government.

    WE are free only to go to the mall and buy. That;s about it.

  22. Cecil Henry says:

    Get angry people and demand smaller accountable government.

    WE are free only to go to the mall and buy. That;s about it.

  23. JoeK says:

    Wow!! This is just incredible. Coming to a neighborhood near you, and sooner rather than later!!

  24. JoeK says:

    Wow!! This is just incredible. Coming to a neighborhood near you, and sooner rather than later!!

  25. MAS says:

    One of the first things we installed, when starting to home school, was a security screen door. I’d recommend securing the front of your homes well.

  26. MAS says:

    One of the first things we installed, when starting to home school, was a security screen door. I’d recommend securing the front of your homes well.

  27. el_guero2000 says:

    SICK. Abuse of power.

    When will people realize, the progressive agenda is destroying US?

    Progressives promised they would protect women. Then they took control. They destroyed the family. Attacked manhood.

    And now, 3 to 5x as many of our women are abused. But, they continue to attack.

    Wayne
    Luvsiesous.com

  28. SICK. Abuse of power.

    When will people realize, the progressive agenda is destroying US?

    Progressives promised they would protect women. Then they took control. They destroyed the family. Attacked manhood.

    And now, 3 to 5x as many of our women are abused. But, they continue to attack.

    Wayne
    Luvsiesous.com

  29. Molon labe says:

    I know it’s a life changing event but, at what point do you pull out shotgun loaded with slugs?

  30. Molon labe says:

    I know it’s a life changing event but, at what point do you pull out shotgun loaded with slugs?

  31. MAS says:

    BTW some retired LEO info to follow; If the LEO believes your children to be in any kind of danger the Search & Seizure laws get real lenient. Not all of my former brothers have an abundance of common sense or even time to be delayed (shortage of manpower) so be sure of your legal rights.

  32. MAS says:

    BTW some retired LEO info to follow; If the LEO believes your children to be in any kind of danger the Search & Seizure laws get real lenient. Not all of my former brothers have an abundance of common sense or even time to be delayed (shortage of manpower) so be sure of your legal rights.

  33. MAS says:

    Making it hard to bust in can give time to reason. Me? I don’t give anything I am not absolutely required to in any enforcement contact…when the red lights come on or LEOs are at your front door they are not there to make friends. Be polite but firm for your rights people.

  34. MAS says:

    Making it hard to bust in can give time to reason. Me? I don’t give anything I am not absolutely required to in any enforcement contact…when the red lights come on or LEOs are at your front door they are not there to make friends. Be polite but firm for your rights people.

  35. OldSailor says:

    Against cops who already have the drop on you and who you can’t even see because of the pepperspray? Don’t be a fool.

    Alive, you can win your suit. Dead, there is only the cop’s story.

  36. OldSailor says:

    Against cops who already have the drop on you and who you can’t even see because of the pepperspray? Don’t be a fool.

    Alive, you can win your suit. Dead, there is only the cop’s story.

  37. OldSailor says:

    Against cops who already have the drop on you and who you can’t even see because of the pepperspray? Don’t be a fool.

    Alive, you can win your case. Dead, there is only the cop’s story.

  38. OldSailor says:

    Against cops who already have the drop on you and who you can’t even see because of the pepperspray? Don’t be a fool.

    Alive, you can win your case. Dead, there is only the cop’s story.

  39. Rotohammer says:

    Missouri. And the homeschooling community rioted in the streets, looted and burned down stores, and Holder and Obama lent their support.

  40. Rotohammer says:

    Missouri. And the homeschooling community rioted in the streets, looted and burned down stores, and Holder and Obama lent their support.

  41. Jim says:

    All taken in consideration, I suggest you do the liberal thing – roll over and play dead.

  42. Jim says:

    All taken in consideration, I suggest you do the liberal thing – roll over and play dead.

  43. J.j. Cintia says:

    I’m going to enjoy meeting deputy dog during the Civil War. I’ll shoot him in the balls first. Come find me boy! See if I’m kidding! I need a rug for my hallway…

  44. J.j. Cintia says:

    I’m going to enjoy meeting deputy dog during the Civil War. I’ll shoot him in the balls first. Come find me boy! See if I’m kidding! I need a rug for my hallway…

  45. Son_of_Taz says:

    This is the reason we haven’t seen any real armed resistance to these obscene displays of government authority. It would be a life-changing event, and not an event most want to deal with.

    Most citizens don’t want to get caught in the legal system, nor do they want to kill another person. The respect for authority is ingrained in most of us. But, if these abuses continue, there will be someone, perhaps a man or woman who won’t be concerned with the consequences of defending one’s Constitutional rights, who will shoot back. One problem is the media will paint this person a nutjob and the masses will soon forget what happened.

    If the left wing continues to govern throughout the US, it will happen. It nearly happened in Nevada earlier this year, but didn’t because the Feds backed down. Count on it to happen though, if things don’t change and soon.

  46. Eddie_Valiant says:

    This is the reason we haven’t seen any real armed resistance to these obscene displays of government authority. It would be a life-changing event, and not an event most want to deal with.

    Most citizens don’t want to get caught in the legal system, nor do they want to kill another person. The respect for authority is ingrained in most of us. But, if these abuses continue, there will be someone, perhaps a man or woman who won’t be concerned with the consequences of defending one’s Constitutional rights, who will shoot back. One problem is the media will paint this person a nutjob and the masses will soon forget what happened.

    If the left wing continues to govern throughout the US, it will happen. It nearly happened in Nevada earlier this year, but didn’t because the Feds backed down. Count on it to happen though, if things don’t change and soon.

  47. Spartan24708 says:

    This is a serious abuse of power. the real problem is that someone can make a hotline call anonymously and have someone’s life turned upside down. To the “shoot first” people you would simply be another statistic and wouldn’t even be a blip on the media radar.

  48. Spartan24708 says:

    This is a serious abuse of power. the real problem is that someone can make a hotline call anonymously and have someone’s life turned upside down. To the “shoot first” people you would simply be another statistic and wouldn’t even be a blip on the media radar.

  49. Charles Hammond Jr says:

    Time to form the militia and visit the Mayor’s office.

  50. Charles Hammond Jr says:

    Time to form the militia and visit the Mayor’s office.

  51. Silence Dogood says:

    I’ve turned CPS away from my door twice. The second time the gestapo had the local sheriff with them. I asked if they had a warrant and thankfully, the sheriff agreed and told them to leave…

  52. Silence Dogood says:

    I’ve turned CPS away from my door twice. The second time the gestapo had the local sheriff with them. I asked if they had a warrant and thankfully, the sheriff agreed and told them to leave…

  53. teapartydoc says:

    We no longer live in a free country.

  54. teapartydoc says:

    We no longer live in a free country.

  55. 762x51 says:

    At the point outlined in the story, of course. When they come to take your children you fight. If you will not fight to protect your home and family then there is no point at which you would fight.

    Police who enforce this tyranny are no better than the evil which directs them. Even in war it is legal to refuse an unlawful order. Had the troops refused to obey Lt. Calley, for example, and not commit the massacre at Mi Lai 4,RVN, they would not have been prosecuted for disobeying because massacre is not a lawful order. I have said here many times that if Law Enforcement decides to back tyranny, they become Tyranny Enforcement and are are then valid military targets. At that point, the body count soars. I hope they will do the right thing and side with the public but it is becoming less likely every day. I have no desire to engage them in battle as I would rather they do the right thing and defend us against the tyranny that is creeping across America but if they choose otherwise, I will treat them as I would treat any enemy and use any means available to defeat them.

    If this can happen in rural MO., it can happen in any town in the country. The fight is on people, fight or live as slaves, that is the only choice you have now.

  56. 762x51 says:

    At the point outlined in the story, of course. When they come to take your children you fight. If you will not fight to protect your home and family then there is no point at which you would fight.

    Police who enforce this tyranny are no better than the evil which directs them. Even in war it is legal to refuse an unlawful order. Had the troops refused to obey Lt. Calley, for example, and not commit the massacre at Mi Lai 4,RVN, they would not have been prosecuted for disobeying because massacre is not a lawful order. I have said here many times that if Law Enforcement decides to back tyranny, they become Tyranny Enforcement and are are then valid military targets. At that point, the body count soars. I hope they will do the right thing and side with the public but it is becoming less likely every day. I have no desire to engage them in battle as I would rather they do the right thing and defend us against the tyranny that is creeping across America but if they choose otherwise, I will treat them as I would treat any enemy and use any means available to defeat them.

    If this can happen in rural MO., it can happen in any town in the country. The fight is on people, fight or live as slaves, that is the only choice you have now.

  57. SineWaveII says:

    “The process is the punishment” – Lois Lerner.

  58. SineWaveII says:

    “The process is the punishment” – Lois Lerner.

  59. 762x51 says:

    Yeah, they “won” their case, BFD. Their children were still taken hostage for months by the state. When a man tries to force his way into your home to take your children you kill him as quickly as you can regardless of the outfit he is wearing. That would mean BEFORE they pepper spray you.

    Your normalcy bias is going to get you killed and your family imprisoned.

  60. 762x51 says:

    Yeah, they “won” their case, BFD. Their children were still taken hostage for months by the state. When a man tries to force his way into your home to take your children you kill him as quickly as you can regardless of the outfit he is wearing. That would mean BEFORE they pepper spray you.

    Your normalcy bias is going to get you killed and your family imprisoned.

  61. 762x51 says:

    You should have formed a militia YEARS ago. It takes time to equip, train and deploy any force, especially militia.

    Ours is deploying to the border in two weeks, what will you be doing about what is wrong with America at that time?

  62. 762x51 says:

    You should have formed a militia YEARS ago. It takes time to equip, train and deploy any force, especially militia.

    Ours is deploying to the border in two weeks, what will you be doing about what is wrong with America at that time?

  63. 762x51 says:

    Any enforcer of tyranny is a legitimate military target.

  64. 762x51 says:

    Any enforcer of tyranny is a legitimate military target.

  65. MissAnthropy says:

    BFD, exactly. As Mark Steyn observed, “the process is the punishment.” Even when you “win” you still lose, because their whole point is to drag you through a punitive process and teach all the other serfs a lesson on what happens if you don’t properly genuflect to the officers of the almighty state.

    Occasional court victories against the statists don’t count for much. Worst case scenario for them is having to pay out a financial settlement, which comes from taxpayer money anyway, so no skin off their nose. They’re never truly rebuked and punished, as in people losing jobs or going to prison. They’re always right back at it, pushing their progressive statist agenda at every level.

  66. MissAnthropy says:

    BFD, exactly. As Mark Steyn observed, “the process is the punishment.” Even when you “win” you still lose, because their whole point is to drag you through a punitive process and teach all the other serfs a lesson on what happens if you don’t properly genuflect to the officers of the almighty state.

    Occasional court victories against the statists don’t count for much. Worst case scenario for them is having to pay out a financial settlement, which comes from taxpayer money anyway, so no skin off their nose. They’re never truly rebuked and punished, as in people losing jobs or going to prison. They’re always right back at it, pushing their progressive statist agenda at every level.

  67. rex freeway says:

    All of this happened and not one word was mentioned about it by the media. I live in Missouri and this is the first i’ve heard of it. And it took the word of some liberal do gooder with no real power other than tell a sheriff. About a messy home. So the kids are being taught well enough but there were dog toy’s and socks in the floor. And unmade beds. WTF? I dont like sue happy people but they prolly have a case here.

  68. rex freeway says:

    All of this happened and not one word was mentioned about it by the media. I live in Missouri and this is the first i’ve heard of it. And it took the word of some liberal do gooder with no real power other than tell a sheriff. About a messy home. So the kids are being taught well enough but there were dog toy’s and socks in the floor. And unmade beds. WTF? I dont like sue happy people but they prolly have a case here.

  69. rangerider says:

    I agree and even though I do not have children I am spending this day house cleaning 🙂

  70. rangerider says:

    I agree and even though I do not have children I am spending this day house cleaning 🙂

  71. chesterarthur says:

    The problem with stories like this is that they never publish the names of the social services gestapo agents.People need to know who these morons are,just in case they live in your neighborhood.They represent a clear and present danger to your children and need to be as notorious as molesters.

  72. chesterarthur says:

    The problem with stories like this is that they never publish the names of the social services gestapo agents.People need to know who these morons are,just in case they live in your neighborhood.They represent a clear and present danger to your children and need to be as notorious as molesters.

  73. ruralcounsel says:

    The LEO’s were none too bright either. They should know better than to behave this way without a warrant.

  74. ruralcounsel says:

    The LEO’s were none too bright either. They should know better than to behave this way without a warrant.

  75. Curtis says:

    As I understand it, CPS can enter any home without a warrant and compel the cops to assist them, for the children’s safety. Usually they end up shooting the family pets and tasering a grandmother.

  76. Curtis says:

    As I understand it, CPS can enter any home without a warrant and compel the cops to assist them, for the children’s safety. Usually they end up shooting the family pets and tasering a grandmother.


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