How Not to Arrest a Runaway Autistic Child

On February 23, 2022, a 12 year old autistic boy, reportedly ran away from home. Law enforcement was dispatched. That child encountered Deputy Matthew Honas, who handcuffed and hogtied the child, and then tased him without warning in the deputy’s police cruiser. This happened in Jackson County, Kansas. Although the officer was fired, the government is doing what government does: it’s hiding the video footage. Also, the government is protecting a bad cop, who is a threat to public safety. They fired him; then they let things settle down for awhile. Then, when it’s no longer in the news, the officer pops up somewhere else and continues working as a police officer. 

There was no report of the child committing any crimes, other than running away from home, which perhaps is some of juvenile delinquency status offense under state law. There was a history between the child and the officer, however. Deputy Honas had previously encountered the child and was aware he was autistic. During the prior encounter there was also a physical struggle, according to a report disciplining the officer. But no details are provided. 

Is there any video footage? How do we know what really happened? The Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper reported that Honas was not wearing a body cam, but that most of the interaction was captured by his in-car camera. The Capital-Journal attempted to obtain a copy of the footage via an open records request, but was denied under the open criminal investigation exception to disclosure under state law.

Honas was fired a little over a week after the incident. Termination of employment isn’t enough though. Why? Because bad cops just pop up somewhere else, usually in a small town that pays less. Then they get what they pay-for, which is a police officer who is already certified and experienced, but willing to work for less – because they’re damaged goods and a liability risk.

The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, which oversees law enforcement certifications in Kansas, issued a disciplinary report that reprimanded Deputy Honas. The report concluded that Deputy Honas “used excessive force multiple times throughout his contact” with the child. He “shoved, elbowed, applied pressure points, carried, pulled, ‘hog tied,” and ultimately tased” the child.” During this time, the child was “sitting in the patrol car” and “not actively resisting.” His hands were cuffed behind his back. Deputy Honas began to press the child’s jaw pressure points without giving any direction to the child to do anything. This, the report concluded, “appeared to be of a punitive nature.” 

But it gets worse. Deputy Honas refused and cancelled assistance from two other available officers. He chose not to use de-escalation techniques; he failed to use other options in restraining the child. He said that he was going to call a transport van, but did not. On several occasions, Deputy Honas applied pain compliance techniques without telling the child what he was supposed to do. He told the boy, “When the other guy gets here, you’re going to hurt more.” He also said, “here’s the deal, you do anything you’re not supposed to do I will tase you again.” 

The report ultimately concluded that Deputy Honas engaged in “Unprofessional Conduct,” which at least in part, is defined as “using excessive physical force in carrying out a law enforcement objective.” The report, for purposes of law enforcement discipline in Kansas, then defines excessive force as “physical force . . . greater than what a reasonable and prudent officer would use under the circumstances.” Unfortunately, the report merely “reprimanded” Deputy Honas rather than revoke his certification to continue to work elsewhere in Kansas as a police officer. 

Isn’t it crazy that I just did another hogtying video, where there was body cam footage, out of Colorado. In that video I discussed some rare hog-tying law that existed in the 10th Circuit. Well guess what. It can be confusing to understand which states are in which federal circuits. But guess which federal circuit Kansas is in? That’s right, 10th Circuit, just like Colorado. There’s a 2008 case, Weigel v. Broad, out of the 10th Circuit, that denied qualified immunity to police officers for hogtying arrestees. Basically, it holds that hogtying is almost never reasonable, as it poses a high danger of positional asphyxiation.

Here’s the prior video:

2 thoughts on “How Not to Arrest a Runaway Autistic Child

  1. We are made to think if the victimized parties are awarded a cash settlement, “we” have won. Not true, by virtue of the fact that the fines are set on the backs of the tax-paying “chumps” who, for some unknown reason, think that’s okay, while ignoring the in-your-face practice of trading the badge for a break. If the communist filth are allowed to “make a deal”, they “quit” then like a cockroach seeking shelter from a vengeful boot, they skitter down the road to the next Freemason – run enclave, chuckle over coffee with the seated, (appointed?) 30 degree Freemason about how “the boys” down the road put one over on the chumps. As with Jury Nullification, Freemason’s role in aiding the Central Bank Clan’s, (CBC), perversion of the west into a USSR for the 21st century is ignored by the CBC – owned “media”
    “Masonic Lodges are established all over the world to help us achieve our independence. Those pigs, the non-Jewish Masons, will never understand the final objects of Masonry.”
    Theodor Herzl 1897 Switzerland
    Prior to England’s surrender to the (private) Bank of England in 1694, the Brits had a healthy middle class, (“Tally Sticks, which were utterly impossible to counterfit), then, by devious chicanery the CBC would force these nations into war, which would then indebt them, which meant either creation of wage-earner taxes or an INCREASE in same to pay interest on fiat currency loaned to the monarchy The middle class was eventually destroyed, which in part caused a migration to the “new world”. Literally from it’s creation, (and before), we were set upon by the same demons. Ever wonder why Andrew Jackson was the first/only president to pay the national debt to zero? He beat the (Jewish) bank. Not permanently, but as with Germany, their blood/resources delayed the takeover. Once Wilson betrayed us and instituted the (private) FED RES, within months we had our first bankers’ world war, the first (global) depression. then in one generation we had the 2nd bankers’ world war.
    All federal/state/local KGB are nothing more than a tax payer funded private army for those representing Satan and his minions. tasked with killing us to protect their (and our) owners.
    “Thanks to the terrible power of our international banks, we have forced the Christians into wars without number. Wars have a special value for Jews, Since Christians massacre each other and make more room for us Jews. Wars are the Jews’ Harvest, The Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over 100 million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars and the end is not yet.”
    Rabbi Reichorn 1869

    John 8:44
    You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie.

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