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According to WHIO TV, "Dayton police said they went to an apartment building on Fernwood Avenue looking for a robbery suspect and ended up tazing the man's mother who is legally blind."
Police allege that 49-year-old Denise Harris "refused to talk with them and became combative, striking out at an officer. According to officers, when they tried to arrest her, she resisted and they tased her."
Despite neighbors' claims that the officers used unnecessary force on the woman, who is reportedly suffering from diabetes and cancer, Dayton police said Harris would be charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. The incident is under investigation.
Approximately ten percent of those deemed legally blind, by any measure, have no vision. The rest have some vision, from light perception alone to relatively good acuity.
Originally posted by Being_From_Earth
If they taze a sick old woman, and the public sees it, then the hardcore criminals think wtf?Who are we up against here these cops are ice cold.
And would be more inclined to think twice about things.
Some bizarre attempt to make the criminals see the Police as a tougher adversary.
An elderly man in Kamloops, B.C., was zapped three times on the torso by a police stun gun while lying on his hospital bed, CBC News has learned.
Frank Lasser, 82, appeared fragile Thursday when he showed the Taser marks on his body and talked about the ordeal he went through Saturday.
"They [police] should have known I had bypass surgery," Lasser told CBC News.
Lasser has had heart surgery and needs to carry an apparatus to supply oxygen at all times.
"I was laying on the bed by then and the corporal came in, or the sergeant, I forget which it was, and said to the guys, 'OK, get him because we got more important work to do on the street tonight,'" Lasser said.