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Police Officer tasers a mentally handicapped man who is complying!

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posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Here's another video of a police officer abusing his power. I hesitate to post these types of videos generally, because I feel police officers have a very difficult job, and there are always two sides to every story. However, we cannot allow these rogue cops to go about abusing their authority and doing whatever they please. I'm so sick of this!


www.liveleak.com...


I know there is an unwritten rule among police officers that they won't report against their fellow cops, but by covering for one another they are bringing more heat on themselves. I use to have so much respect for police officers. I was one who would try to defend these type of actions, but now, with all the videos popping up, I'm starting to see them differently. I still believe there are good police officers out there, but IMHO, when they refuse to report abusive behavior on there fellow officers, they are condoning this type of behavior.
edit on 06/03/2011 by MitchL61 because: mispelled




posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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So I take it that 'putting your hands up' is the new form of 'resisting' right?...

Who's the retard again?



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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Trigger happy cop! And that lady, at the end of video, I'm guessing it it was her friend who instigated this, said something about the guy on the ground talking to someone, and person being upset by it.

Cause for his arrest I guess. But then, after the cop hits him with the taser, he does it again when he's on the ground because he didn't turn over fast enough, and then he's unable to because of the pain. Sheer madness



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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Got to love trigger happy pigs. Yes, I said it! What? What this cop did is ridiculous. You should know how to work with people better if you're an officer.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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I can't stand watching these vids because I get so mad!!
Hand guns dont need to be banned from citizens, tasers need to be banned from cops!
edit on 28-8-2011 by fallow the light because: Bwahahahahahahahah!!!!!! ahahahahah!!!!! ahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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You guys don't know what happened, or what commands the officer was giving. Having your hands up and just staring is not complying. You all are also just taking the youtube uploaders comments as fact. How is the cop supposed to be sure that the guy is mentally handicapped? I've seen some crazy stuff done by people with mental retardation, they can be very dangerous. Also, the cop wasnt kicking him, he was trying to turn him over without getting too close.

I know you guys have problems with authority but calm down until you get ALL the facts.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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I guess you're correct with your subject. There are many people around the world with video cameras who tape videos of cops who arrest suspects. Sometimes the cops go to far and sometimes they use everything in their power to stop a suspect.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by fallow the light
I can't stand watching these vids because I get so mad!!
Hand guns dont need to be banned from citizens, tazers need to be banned from cops!


"I don't want to take any chances, it won't kill him." has basically become the motto for anyone with a taser.

The taser is a great solution for a means of non-lethal force, but the fact that cops seem to use them in any situation they feel, even when there is virtually no threat, is the problem.

Basically, when the cop has to put 1 oz of effort into gaining control of a situation, the taser is an easier alternative.
edit on 8/28/2011 by BeyondPerception because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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the guy video taping was as much of an a-hole as the cop. This video made me sick,sad and angry all at the same time. First off why didn't the person videoing this walk out side and say something to the cop about the person being mentally handicapped then the video taper says yes when the poor guy get tasered he even wanted it to happen. Videos like this one make me sad to be an American.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:14 PM
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What kind of education do cops need for the bare minimum for entry into the force?
Evidently common logic doesn't enter into the picture.
If it was his Father would he have done the same thing?
If you want this kind of PROTECTION,you are getting it.
No he'll probably look for an old lady with a walker to taze next.
Thank god I don't live in the Under estimating Slobs abusing uninformed mental people
country.Welcome to the land of the free users and abusers
I am appalled at the actions of the programed citizens in the States.
Definitely NOT the way to Heaven!



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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I agree that the taser is being used too often. It is far easier to jolt someone than get in a scuffle. I'm just sick of these ridiculous threads where members blindly start yelling pig without having ANY real knowledge of the incident. It's pathetic.

Guy above me is case in point. Bet he didn't even watch the video.
edit on 28-8-2011 by Domo1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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Domo mentally handicapped people are easy to spot given the distance and the mans reactions it would have been easy to tell.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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I have an autistic son, and I cannot imagine the situation he will be in with these types of officers walking the streets. They would probably shoot him when he walked right toward them, not understanding their commands. I suppose the officer will cite officer safety as the reason for using a taser, but what happened to waiting for back up or restraining the individual first? I do not see any attempt to cuff the individual even after he is on the ground. Failure to cuff an individual for an officer should amount to intentional police brutality. Obviously this man was no threat and a pair of cuffs works wonders at controlling an individual, more then a foot on the back. Who is this officer kidding?



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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The guy that recorded the video was an absolute idiot...Why sit behind the glass saying I hope he gets tased instead of going outside and telling the officer that the man is retarded? Instead he let him get tased and sits there complaining about it and how an old lady shoved him rather than just telling the police officer that he's not fit mentally and that he should just restrain him physically.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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I have met a number of people with severe mental problems that walked around and looked completely normal. The mans reactions could have been attributed to drugs or alcohol. Again you are assuming like everyone else so eager to denounce the cop.

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Whoever above me said that it seemed like the guy shooting video was just as much to blame as the cop is certainly correct. He was salivating at the chance to see the man tazed and if he really cared would have informed the cop before the 'disabled man' was on the ground.



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posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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Normally I would agree with you, but when I do not see an officer attempt to apply cuffs--this officer is in no danger. If you felt threatened and had a pair of hancuffs wouldn't you have cuffed the guy immediately after tasering him with his arms out? Instead of putting a foot on his back?



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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I suppose the officer will cite officer safety as the reason for using a taser, but what happened to waiting for back up or restraining the individual first?


I'm sure he was waiting for backup and I am going to assume you've never had to handcuff someone who is resisting. It is hard as hell. Especially if your by yourself. I'm not a cop, I used to do loss prevention and had to handcuff people all the time. If they fight, it's hard. It's also incredibly dangerous. I knew a guy who had the single loop of the cuffs go through his cheek and rip off half his face. Done by a mentally handicapped individual who all of a sudden stopped complying.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by Domo1
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I have met a number of people with severe mental problems that walked around and looked completely normal. The mans reactions could have been attributed to drugs or alcohol. Again you are assuming like everyone else so eager to denounce the cop.

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Whoever above me said that it seemed like the guy shooting video was just as much to blame as the cop is certainly correct. He was salivating at the chance to see the man tazed and if he really cared would have informed the cop before the 'disabled man' was on the ground.


ya, but you must realize that the man with his hands up was at more than a reactionary gap(safe distance) away, and had the taser pointing at him. And, the man was behaving in a non threatening manner. The cop should have waited for back up at that point, but for some reason thought it would be better to just shoot him. Very unprofessional in my book. I have no room for half wit authority. Rogue cops like this are getting out of control, and need to be stopped.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 08:33 PM
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The cop should have waited for back up at that point, but for some reason thought it would be better to just shoot him.


I agree with that but let me point out we could not hear the back and forth between the officer and guy. The guy could have starting tensing up (we used to call it flashing when someone on drugs would be fine and then just freak out) and made the cop fear for his safety. Hell maybe the guy said 'in 4 seconds I am going to try to shoot you'.

My point is we don't know, and therefor internet posturing and anger makes no sense.



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