Originally posted by magicmushroom
he did not drive away he did not threaten the offficer in any way,
That is not true
He was a threat just as soon as he kept his hands in his pockets
after the officer told him to raise them. It was after this fact
that he got tasered. What this driver lacks is discipline and
respect. Undoubtedly, he did not have a good family upbringing
which he should have learned the respect part there.
Also, every driver's course in every state in the US teaches
drivers what to do in case they are pulled over by a cop.
This driver did not do those things. I'm not taking up for
the officer nor am I taking up for the driver. Both made
mistakes in this incident. But I'm afraid the court is gonna
look at it as which one made the least mistakes. In that case,
the officer made the least mistakes. And yes, professionals
DO make mistakes. But a mistake this small does not
warrant retirement or wishing the officer had been run
over and killed while doing his job.
A cop has one thing in mind while he performs his duties.
He's gonna go home to his family at the end of his shift.
Any threat to that intention is gonna be met with
fierce resistance on the part of ALL cops everywhere.
But some cops never make it home due to situations
just like this one had the driver had his own agenda.
However, the cop did not know what that agenda was
and could not afford to risk harm any further.
I'd also like to mention that I am NOT a cop anymore as I
left law enforcement back in the late 90's. But I did have
hundreds of vehicle stops and a few chases in my time.
But tasers were not widely used in my era. But I was
certified in Baton, Pepper Spray and on the 40-Cal Glock
pistol. And I would have used any of them OR ALL of them
in order to make it home safe to my family.
[edit on 23-11-2007 by Zeta115]