Originally posted by Bombeni
Originally posted by Sonya610
Well the showed the UNEDITED video on the local news here (as compared to the EDITED video that only shows the end).
It was pretty darn funny! The lady keeps yelling at the cop 'I AM A 72 YEAR OLD WOMAN, I DON'T HAVE TOO!"
They are arguing behind the car, he pushes her and tells her to get further in on the shoulder (because there is traffic whizzing buy). He tells her
FIVE TIMES to move back or he will taser her.
She keeps saying "You going to taser a 72 year old woman????"
The last thing she says is "I DARE YOU!". Yes, she dared the cop to taser her, and guess what, he did!
The clips of this video online leave ALL of that out and only show the ending. Typical media spin. She was truly and quite literally asking for it,
plus I would bet if he had tried to handcuff her and she struggled she would have sued him for a broken/sprained wrist or some such thing.
[edit on 9-6-2009 by Sonya610]
OMG, I just cannot believe the dumbing down of our citizens!!!! Yes I saw, probably we all saw the full footage on the news channels or elsewhere
online by now, and to think that anyone, anyone, would condone a grown man, trained to handle situations, and sworn to "protect obey and serve"
would tazer this old woman!!! That dirty lowdown mongrel is the scum of the earth. But the worst part is that fellow citizens would condone ANY man
using a tazer gun on an old woman. I am a woman and I bet even I could have managed to subdue her with nothing but a pair of handcuffs.
I'm grossed out.
I saw the entire vid also and cannot disgree more with what Sonya610 said! Sure, she dared him to tase her, but she also stated, after getting out of
the car that she would sign the damn ticket!! Why did he not just let her sign it??
Also, I have never heard that it is against the law to NOT sign a ticket!! I, IMHO, did not believe I am being unlawful simply because I disagree with
the reason a ticket is given to me.....I would fight it from that point! The lack of a signature on a ticket does not mean I can just ignore it! I
would still have to follow the law as far as pleading Guilty, Not Guilty, or No Contest and appear at the court date.
Sure her behaviour was wrong!! But she is 72 yrs old, for crying out loud!! If that had been my 75 yr old mom, they would have had to arrest me!!
I had an incident, in Lubbock, upon myself & my mom returning from Dallas at the Lubbock airport a couple of years ago. It was a year before my dad
past away & he was coming to pick us up. He was late, of course. So I left mom at the front while I went to the restroom. On my return, I find a
bicycle airport cop, in the second lined lane away from the curb, screaming at my mother - who was putting our bags into the truck of the car. He was
beside the drivers side door also screaming at my father.
Needless to say, I starting running towards the cop - who was verbally abusing my mom and my dad. He had them both so upset - that was obvious to me.
That being said, I had some not so nice words for him and called him a few choice names - including how fricking stupid he was being!! Well, then he
decided to turn on me. Which, as far as I was concerned, was much better than what he had been doing. And, while they were shaken & intiminated by
this idoit, I was not!! I keep talking back to him - which is not against the law and he told me I had better shut up!! SHUT UP?!?!?!? I will be
damned if ANYONE tries to tell me I cannot stand up for myself and my elderly parents!
Finally, after I was in the car, he just kept on verbally trying to intiminate me. And, I told him what I thought of him & him threatening me. He
stood in front of the car and told me to get out because he was writing me a ticket. I gave him my license & he stood there for 5 minutes trying to
figure out what to ticket me with - fricking stupid person!!!
He, finally, ticketed me with being in the driving lane - which, of course, he was standing in front of us so we could not leave! I told him it was
going to be a pleasure she him in court as I KNEW I, or my parents, had done NOTHING illegal!! Mom, and I, went to court that day. But the STUPID COP
did not show up so everything was dismissed - what a fricking jerk!
It only took us 15 minutes in court for this to be thrown out. But it was worth it! It was a shame he did not show up!! I had a legit argument with a
cop that was throwing his 'weight' around with 2 elder people & then with me when I came & questioned what he was doing.
I do not believe all cops are like this. But it seems more & more they just want to control the public rathar than talking to them with proper
That cop should have just let her sign the damn ticket...she should have just shut up & then filed a lawsuit based upon the so-called need to sign a
So much for STUPID PEOPLE!! I see them everywhere nowdays & yes to this last poster - the dumbing down of our citizens has been going on for decades!
I see it all the time with some posters here at ATS. People have been taught to just circum to any 'authority' type - no questions asked!! No wonder
this country is in the state it is today - IT'S ALL THE FRICKING STUPID PEOPLE.........
Thanks for letting me rant.
EDITED: To include that I researched the signing the ticket thingy. Though it is NOT against the law to not sign a ticket. A cop can decide to just
arrest you at that point because he may think that means you will not show in court. I still think this is stupid because if anyone decides NOT to go
to court for a ticket they did not sign would just make things really bad for them selves.
[edit on 6/10/2009 by Champagne]