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Man tasered by officer in parking lot of Universial Studios files a lawsuit

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posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 10:12 PM
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Man tasered by officer in parking lot of Universial Studios files a lawsuit


www.liveleak.com

June 27, 2007
Orlando, Florida.
Surveillance tape has been released that shows an Orlando police officer tasing a man as he was leaving Universal Studios.
The victim has filed a lawsuit against Universal and the officer who was hired by the theme park.

Steven Zapf said he was just walking to his car when the officers approached him in the parking garage of Universal Orlando.
He said the tape proves the officer who tased him was too aggressive.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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[edit on 28/6/2007 by Mirthful Me]

[edit on 11-7-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 10:12 PM
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This is yet another example of the police abusing their power and assulting someone with a tazer and arresting them for nothing.This guy workes in Universal Studios too! Just the other day was a video on Youtube showing a cop arresting 3-5 13 year olds for skateboarding and using way to much force. Our Law inforcement has gotten out of hand.....Here comes the police state!

www.liveleak.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 28-6-2007 by CaptGizmo]



posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 10:53 PM
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Here is the other video I was talking about in the previous post. I thought I would show this one as well.


www.liveleak.com...



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 02:13 AM
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I watched the video. I didn't see an abuse of power. They were probably telling him to stop. He kept throwing his hands up, betcha he was saying no. As they were trying to cuff him you see him turn and get out of the officers grasp. Resisting arrest. Plain and simple he should've stopped, cooperated and would've been let go. They would've gotten a witness to try to ID him as the suspect. If he wasn't it, he would've been let go.

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:30 AM
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No excessive force, No abuse of power....

People are too quick to jump to saying, here comes the police state.

I think it's because some want it to be true that a police state is coming so that they can say, I was right and prove something to others.

This world we live in is a messed up place, people are conducting themselves a lot different than before, everyone thinks that they're owed something by someone or the world etc.

Some people are just dangerous and don't care, the police know this and they cannot let thier gaurd down. They are there doing a job that is dangerous and of course they want to be safe and go home to thier families.

I say let's stop crying police state and start crying, give the police a hand by watching out for people commiting crimes and wrong doing.



posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 09:21 AM
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vckums..

You argue that he should have cooperated and was resisting arrest. What was the crime he was charged for that deserved an arrest? He said he didn't break the law and was just walking to his car.

So you are telling me the police can arrest and taser you for walking down the street now?



posted on Jul, 14 2007 @ 04:11 AM
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THe article stated this "Security officers detained the 30-year-old in Universal Orlando's parking garage October 29, 2006, after a report of a fight between a man and a woman."

He more then likely fit the description on the person, and they were doing their jobs by stopping and asking questions. I watched the video, he kept walking throwing up his hands in the air. If he truly did nothing wrong, stop and talk to the police officers.

Then there's this "But just before the take down, Officer Anthony Miller came up on his bike asking Zapf for identification. The police report said Zapf swore at the officer.
He pulled his taser and goes, 'Get on the ground.' And I say, 'Why?' And then he shot me," Zapf explained."

I can't say for all states, just California, but when a police officers asks for ID you have to show it. You have to carry ID on you. They have to take safety precautions. Having the person on the ground etc, is a way to get this done.
The police officer told him to get on the ground. He disobeyed a police officers request. Again, if you're stopped, just answer the questions instead of being so hard headed. They are just doing their jobs. Sounds to me like the guy had an attitude problem.



posted on Jul, 14 2007 @ 04:14 AM
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Originally posted by CPYKOmega


You argue that he should have cooperated and was resisting arrest. What was the crime he was charged for that deserved an arrest? He said he didn't break the law and was just walking to his car.


The officer is supposed to just take his word? You go to any jail, every criminal in there says they are innocent, wasn't me, was just walking blah blah blah.

A call goes out for a hit and run, dark colored 4 door car. You are driving a dark 4 door car. A police officer pulls you over. Are you going to talk to him and straighten things out or are you going to have major attitude and become a problem? I'm betting you straighten things out, by talking to the officer. Better to be safe then sorry.



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