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Man tased while his Crain Ave. home burns
Originally posted by chiron613
I'm a bit skeptical about this report. It would have us believe that this man was tased for no reason at all. I'm pretty sure that something is missing from the report. I'm not saying the tasing was justified, but that police don't just tase people for kicks. At least, not in public, with witnesses.
I think that when the rest of this story comes out, there will likely be some understandable reason why the man was tased. He must have done something - annoyed the police, said something rude, etc. - to get tased. Again, rudeness isn't a justification, but it would at least explain the behavior of the police.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
He probably wanted to go in for something.
I have never called the cops, fire department, 911 or any of that crap for anything ever. I handle what I can on my own and what I cant handle I deal with after the fact on my own.
Ever since I saw a guy get tackled and arrested for trying to get to his dog that fell through some ice, not very far from shore and it wasnt even that cold or deep, while the cops stood around doing nothing but watching the dog slowly die I realized calling them or any one of these "services" only works to make the situation worse.
Oh, after they arrested the guy and threatened to tase and arrest his wife and kids a firefighter finally came by walked in and got the dog and the dog was alright. But what should have been a 2 minute go and get the dog and go home and take a shower turned into a 2 hour authoritarian festival of abuse and stress and taxpayer expense because some idiot called the cops.
honestly i feel within the next 10 years, depending on how fast things accelerate and how bad things get or stay economically we will reach a peak with the police violence and the citizen anger
things will explode and while the police may be above punishment now, things wont last that way forever, i guarantee if things stay the way they are or get worse, there will be a day when people rise up again, just like what happened with rodney king
you never know what the incident will be, but there will be an incident where people say enough is enough and there will be riots.
This is the same police department that wanted to equip it officers with military M16 automatic rifles - you know, to keep rowdy students in line.
For years, officers have been trained using what is called the force continuum. Recognized by the courts, the force continuum deals with what level of force an officer could and should use in any given situation. Levels of resistance are broken down into six categories. Levels of force are broken down into five categories. Police are trained with a “plus one” rule. Faced with a level one resistor (psychological resistance), officers could use a level two amount of force (verbal direction), according to the force continuum. The force continuum is being phased out in some circles, replaced with a threat matrix. The threat matrix takes into account time of day, the ambient light, the size and gender of the person being dealt with and the proximity of other officers. An officer faced with a potentially armed man would react differently depending on such factors as how close his nearest backup is, the size of the man, how visible the area is. It takes the cookie-cutter approach to the use of force to a new, more applicable level.