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Originally posted by Bombeni
Back to the grandma, yeah she was mouthy but to taze and put an old woman on the ground is too much. I am a woman and managed 2 teenage boys on my own, I am sure that cop could have handled that old woman without putting her through that.
Originally posted by neves49
You fully illustrate a large part of the problem
First I don't have any friends who would taser an old lady and if I saw an acquaintance do it I would turn them in in a heart beat, Second, cops are supposed to uphold the law and as such should be held to a higher standard while at work(when I am at work I do my job the way it is supposed to be done not however I feel like), Third, If the majority of them were honest and decent human beings whose goal was to uphold the law, no one would have to fear recrimination or losing their job for doing the right thing.
In addition to all of that there is the obvious point that people who like to tell other people what to do have some serious mental problems. Decent, sane human beings just want to be left alone and leave others alone. This is not to say that we need NO law enforcement, but we certainly don't need the type of criminal thugs in blue that we have now. One answer to this may be to get rid of almost all of the cops and then make sure that we pay the ones that we do have enough that we don't get the kind of semi-literate, crypto-fascist goons we have now.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Champagne
Plus, if she dared him to shoot her, was he willing to do that also?! What does a dare have to do with anything? The tazer is supposed to be used in lieu of lethal force, so can he justify shooting her dead in this instance? If not, then he is in the wrong!
Judge, "Why did you shoot the great-grandmother sir?"
Cop, "She dared me."
Judge, "Was it a triple-dog dare, or just your garden variety?"
Cop, "No, it was just your normal-type dare, but she did raise her voice."
Judge, "When she raised her voice, did she insult your mother, or call you a sissy?"
Cop, "No, she just yelled some and danced around a lot, I don't think she knows my mother."
Judge, "Guilty! A dare is not a valid justification unless it includes "sissy" remarks, insults to your mother, or escalates to a "Triple-dog Dare", case closed!"