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Man, it's crazy how if you even ask for an explanation you're all of a sudden not obeying or threatening an officer. Most people can't get past the initial shock of having a gun/taser pulled on them that they aren't given enough time to understand what's happening before they are tased. I hope this guy gets a lot of money for this deliberate abuse of power. It would have been different if the guy had pulled a knife or something. He didn't agree with the officer's assessment of his speed. I don't believe you're required to sign the ticket unless you're given a complete explanation of the citation. In the video, it looks like the vehicle is slowing as it passes the 40 MPH speed limit, but there are no brake lights. So he probably was letting off the gas. Interesting how all charges were dropped except the speeding ticket. This is why the second amendment is so important. Not so we can have guns to hunt, but so that we can protect ourselves from a fascist government. Most people don't understand that, though. Either that or they would rather be controlled by the government instead of being a freedom fighter--it's definitely the easy way out. But allowing yourself to be oppressed has always been easy. Standing up and fighting for your God-given rights has always been bloody.
Ill-treatment in jails and police custody
There were reports of ill-treatment of suspects in jails and police custody, involving abusive use of restraints and electro-shock weapons. More than 70 people died after being shocked with tasers (dart-firing electro-shock weapons), bringing to more than 230 the number of such deaths since 2001.
In June the Justice Department announced that a two-year study of taser deaths would be undertaken by the National Institute of Justice. Meanwhile many police departments continued to use tasers in situations that fell far below any threat of deadly force. The UN Committee against Torture called on the USA to deploy tasers only as a non-lethal alternative to using firearms.
230 taser related deaths since 2001
Originally posted by welivefortheson
so basically what people are saying is its alright to electrocute someone if they dont obey the exact commands of a police officer in an incident of a speeding ticket!?.
when did this acceptance occur?,is it because fear?,have we been brutalised that much!?.
police are nowones masters,they are there as protectors of the public.
maybe you should get it over with and announce your longing for a police state.
Originally posted by SpaceBits
well i do too the cop was insane to do this and treats the taser weapon as a toy... these are weapons deadly or not, and since many have died from a taser, i too would be walking away from the nut case cop as i would be afraid the cop uses it on me as a toy when i have know idea what the affects it will have on me... "will i die from this" would have crossed my mind.
i think that cops see the taser as a toy and not a weapon that could kill somone. had this cop pulled out his gun instead do you think the cop would be crazy had he shot the guy? i see it no diffrent.
All in all, the officer was more than capable of handleing the situation in a more civil manner. do you really think this officers only choice was to taser a person for doing 18 mph over the speed limit? just give him the ticket(signed or not) it's on video that he was issued the ticket.
I agree the driver was an idiot, but in know way deserved to have his life threatened by a cop eager to play "russiaan rulet" with a another person life. the cop thinks its a toy but when your standing on the other end of that taser you see it as a potentialy deadly weapon and you have know idea whether you will die or not, and niether does the cop for that matter.
Taser stun guns issued to police forces across the country have been declared broadly safe, following the largest independent study of injuries inflicted by the weapons.
A medical review of nearly 1,000 cases in which the controversial weapons were fired found that 99.7% of those hit were either unharmed or suffered only mild injuries, such as scrapes and bruises.
The majority of injuries were small skin punctures caused by metal darts fired from the guns.
But the study suggests there is a strong link between those more seriously injured and the number of times they are shocked by a Taser. The weapons incapacitate their targets with a 50,000-volt electric shock.
The guns are set to deliver a five-second shock before resetting, but in some cases officers have discharged them repeatedly to subdue people.