Savannah boy, 10, tries to stab officers, threatens to kill them, says he hates police

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A 10-year-old boy and his 19-year-old brother were arrested this week after the boy tried to stab an officer, declared he hated all police and said he wanted to kill them, Savannah-Chatham police said.

About 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, metro police were called to an apartment in the 100 block of Tibet Avenue on reports of a stolen vehicle.

When officers arrived, they learned the parents of Adan Rojas, 19, had hidden his car because he was extremely intoxicated, said Julian Miller, metro police spokesman.

Rojas grew angry while talking to officers about his car and took a swing at one of them, Miller said. As officers wrestled him into custody, his 10-year-old brother approached them with a knife and threatened to kill them. The boy then bit his father's hand as his father tried to intervene, Miller said.

Rojas was Tased and the boy was brought into custody using a "minimum amount of force," said metro police Capt. Richard Zapal, who commands the Southside Precinct, where the altercation occurred.

"Nobody hurt the kid," Zapal said, noting none of his officers were injured in the scuffle.

Zapal said the boy spouted off a slew of negative statements about police.

"He actually said that he hates the police," Zapal added.

Rojas was taken to the Chatham County jail on charges of public drunkenness, false report of a crime and obstruction. The boy was taken to a youth development center on charges of aggravated assault.

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humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 10/23/10 - 08:53 am
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How sad that a child is just

How sad that a child is just starting his life filled with hatred. A ten year old should be playing football, baseball and watching cartoons, not threatening the police. How did this happen?

sassygirl6664
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sassygirl6664 10/23/10 - 09:00 am
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we all know what he is going

we all know what he is going to be when he grows up..seems to me he needs a good tail beating.along with his drunkin brother. and we wonder what is wrong with kids today

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 10/23/10 - 10:28 am
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Amen sassy! Too many kids

Amen sassy! Too many kids today have no respect for authority. Yes, we can blame the parents but when the government takes parental control away because a few bad apples take things too far, what is a parent to do?

speedy6492
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speedy6492 10/23/10 - 11:19 am
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He was very lucky; he could

He was very lucky; he could got shot!

Patty-P
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Patty-P 10/23/10 - 12:05 pm
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Totally agree IsAmericaFree

Totally agree IsAmericaFree

Westside Liberal
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Westside Liberal 10/23/10 - 01:02 pm
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There is a pandemic in the

There is a pandemic in the land called “Kids Out of Control“. All those in the “infected” zone need to be inoculated with that old fashion cure-all - A Good Old Butt Whipping!

Westside Liberal
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Westside Liberal 10/23/10 - 01:02 pm
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There is a pandemic in the

There is a pandemic in the land called “Kids Out of Control“. All those in the “infected” zone need to be inoculated with that old fashion cure-all - A Good Old Butt Whipping!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 10/23/10 - 02:03 pm
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The kid probably hates the

The kid probably hates the police because that is what he's been taught to do. He's probably seen his other relatives being taken into custody, or are already in jail/prison. And I wouldn't be surprised if, when the kid is being bad, his parents tell him "You better act right or I'm going to call the police to come take you away!". Now, how do you think all that makes a kid feel about the police? Nobody in his life informed him that the police were the "good guys" and were only there when delinquent and law-breaking people act out.

justus4
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justus4 10/23/10 - 02:23 pm
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The young man is justified in
Unpublished

The young man is justified in his beliefs. He only has to read about the almost weekly shootings of the "unarmed" young person of color and hear the same ol' lame excuses. Oh, and what item was being used to "stab" at the officer because the other reality is that anything said at the scene is suspect. Ya can't lock him up for his views (First Amendment) or does he even have THAT?

bentman
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bentman 10/23/10 - 02:44 pm
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Poor mistreated little boy.

Poor mistreated little boy. I wonder what kind of rap sheet his father has.

dani
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dani 10/23/10 - 04:14 pm
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At that age it might be

At that age it might be called a temper tantrum. Someone needs to have a nice long chat with him before it is too late. His life just might be worth saving.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 10/23/10 - 05:24 pm
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First off, dani, you are

First off, dani, you are certainly correct in that his life is definitely worth "saving". We need better citizens, not more thugs and criminals. And to justus4, where in the world do you draw the conclusion/opinion that "the young man is justified in his beliefs"? You honestly don't think that ANY of those "unarmed" young people involved in those shootings held any responsibility for their actions? I hope you give your name, address, and convictions to the sheriff's department so they can take their sweet booty time to get to your house when you're robbed..or better, when you're in the process of being robbed! You obviously don't have any regard for what the police do for us, so they should just leave you alone, right?? Right??

corgimom
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corgimom 10/23/10 - 07:21 pm
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Normal 10 year olds don't

Normal 10 year olds don't hate anybody, and they don't try to stab police officers with a knife, nor do they bite their father in the hand when the father tries to restrain them.

He has severe emotional disturbances, and if you're like this at 10, your chances of ever becoming healthy and well-adjusted are very, very slim.

dani
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dani 10/23/10 - 07:27 pm
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Corgi. One size doesn't

Corgi. One size doesn't necessarily fit all. It is very possible that this child is not "severely" anything. He could be a CHILD acting out and discipline might be all that he needs. I did say "might", it is certainly worth a try before throwing him away.
I am assuming that you have not at any time tested and/or treated this particular child.

draksig
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draksig 10/23/10 - 07:46 pm
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19 year old gets drunk (who

19 year old gets drunk (who gave him the drink?) and the parents hide the car to keep him out of trouble, and he still gets arrested because he acts like a jerk. Little brother threatens to attack the cops, attacks his father who tries to stop him and ends up tazed and in custody himself.

I doubt the parents are at fault here (unless they supplied the alcohol) and these two kids were raised by the streets more than they were raised by their parents. I hope the cops are looking into Gang affiliation.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 10/23/10 - 09:26 pm
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Kids tend to mimic the

Kids tend to mimic the attitudes they see most often. Obviously, by the actions of the 19 year old, he feels that laws don't apply to him. He can drink illegally and drive. His parents seem to agree and try to enable him by hiding the car. The older brother reacts violently and younger brother flies with murderous intent toward the peace officers as they try to make a routine arrest.

I'd say this entire family is dysfunctional and I hope that they have to get counseling before one of them winds up killing someone!

flipa
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flipa 10/23/10 - 10:07 pm
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KIDS ARE BEING SUCKERED INTO

KIDS ARE BEING SUCKERED INTO GANG AFFILIATIONS AT AN EARLIER AND EARLIER AGE...

hunnyb
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hunnyb 10/24/10 - 10:48 am
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Hopefully the 10 year old has

Hopefully the 10 year old has learned his lesson now and will think twice about doing something so stupid again.....My heart goes out to this young boy, Having to be put in that situation in the first place... Why didn't someone grab him and take him away from the grown-up drama? Can't blame no one except the parents....What is this world coming to???????

nerthus
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nerthus 10/25/10 - 06:47 am
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As a society we have to find

As a society we have to find out why a 10 year boy hates the police. Why is he so angry? We have to start treating the reason instead of building new prisons and increasing the prison population. Locking people up and throwing away the key might sound like the answer but it is really not. Georgia is spending 1 billion a year on the prison system that money could be used to cut taxes or education.

fftaz71
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fftaz71 10/30/10 - 07:30 pm
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rolling eyes...how are the

rolling eyes...how are the parents enabling the kid by hiding his car so he CANT drive after he chose to drink? The kid calls the cops to say his car is stolen, but if he is on his parents insurance they had every right to hide the car. They most likely prevented a death or tragic accident that maimed someone for life by doing so. A 19 yr old will find a way to get alcohol if they want it.
The 10 yr old should not have been allowed to witness what was going on with his brothers arrest...Ill give that. But, in the heat of things, I doubt anyone even gave the 10yr old a second thought...or thought that he would try to stab a cop. My first thoughts were gang related too...Im not so sure its all on the parents here. And...the kid IS witnessing his brother being taken away by the cops. That has been known to elicit abnormally strong reactions from adults who should be able to comprehend the situation. A 10 yr old does not have the maturity to adequately process and react appropriately to that kind of situation.

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