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A 72-year-old woman is pulled over for speeding, then tasered and sent to jail. Kathryn Winkfein says she drives to Austin about twice a month to do her shopping. But on a Monday afternoon, a Travis County Constable deputy pulled her over, on her way back to Granite Schoals.
Originally posted by theknuckler
so, if he couldn't use a taser, what would he have done? Shot her? Use the billy club? tackled her to the ground and arrested her?
I am not one in favor of tasers, they get used too much for any reason what-so-ever. Get rid of them.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Why is everyone bashing all cops for the actions of a few?
This would be the same as bashing, and blaming every "white men" for some "white men" being NAZIS, or bashing and blaming every "black man" for the actions of a few black men, or bashing and blaming "all hispanics" for the actions of a few hispanics....
If ALL COPS were doing this, we would be seeing people being tasered every hour or so.
This cop in specific however should be suspended without pay, if not fired. That is unless the woman was reaching for a gun, or a knife, then i could see why a cop would do this, even to a 72 year old woman, but there is no mention of this in the story.
[edit on 1-6-2009 by ElectricUniverse]