posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 08:22 PM
As someone who has routinely dated psychotic red-headed waifs not weighing more than 85-90lbs, I can say with all certainty that it doesn't matter
how big and strong an officer may be, that isn't going to help them one bit. Matter of fact, the bigger you are, the harder you fall even when faced
with someone a third your size.
HOWEVER, do I think that the use of a Taser was justified in this situation? Probably not. Granted, none of us were there and cannot say with
certainty how things went down. However, Tasers were meant as a last resort, not as a primary tool. It's not a matter of the Officer failing to
restrain her. It was a matter of the Officer failing to peacefully defuse the situation in the first place.
And that, in my opinion, is the crux of the problem with Tasers. No longer do LEOs rely on their Social Skills. Any old school Sheriff in any
community will proudly tell you they've almost never had to pull their firearm or Taser. That is because they considered themselves part of the
community, and knew that they were accountable to that community. They treated people like people and in return they got respect and cooperation, even
from the criminals they had to arrest. Now, a LEO is nothing more than a high-school drop-out goon that didn't have what it took to get into the
Military who hide behind their badge and demand respect at the end of their Taser.
Not all LEOs are abusive dirt-bags that would Taser a tantrum-throwing 10 year old that kicked them in the family jewels. Some LEOs are good enough at
what they do to have treated the child with dignity and respect, even after having done wrong, and would have never resorted to using their Taser.
This is simply a case of a LEO who didn't think but reacted instead. He is a liability to both his community and his profession.
And for the record: I have taught my own daughter, since she was 3 years old, to kick an aggressor in the family jewels (and if that doesn't deter
them, shove her fingers into their eye-sockets). Even though I have taught her to be respectful of both LEOs as well as all people, if an LEO told me
that my daughter kicked them in the family jewels I would immediately know that they must have had it coming to them then.