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reply to post by seedofchucky
i personally would've chased her , and if she was just to fast i would've pulled out the taser and gave it to her , I'm sure majority of you would also
and the ONLY reason he used the tazer was because he was too lazy to give chase
Originally posted by Gazrok
DON'T RUN FROM THE POLICE...DON'T FIGHT THE POLICE.
The moment you do, all bets are off, and you're lucky if you don't come out of it dead.
You take that gamble the second you make that decision.
Simple as that, really.
The guy tased her well within his authority to do so (and a handcuffed person can still be dangerous to themselves and others), and it was an unfortunate happenstance that she landed the way she did.
Originally posted by seedofchucky
reply to post by crankyoldman
You justify , the womens actions in running because of instincts? Are you kidding me right now ?
you should learn to read more carefully and with less self righteousness. I never justified it, I explained why she did it.
you are right, it isn't Nazi germany, I didn't say it was. I sad the instinct that arises in people under stress is primarily dealt with by a uncontrollable NEED to run "fight or flight" is the common phrase used and this energy is the same in war, or common arrest, and folks react to that energy in different ways - including the police btw.
I explained that this is our instinct, and has been for far longer then cops with tasers have existed and by simply saying "obey these men in uniforms with guns and tasers because we say so" is not enough to overcome the natural instinct.
I explained that if cops and people understood this better, these kinds of incidents would be less common.
But maybe folks are right - she's a stupid b*&^%$ and deserves everything she gets for doing what she did - we're all better off for it. That does make me feel so much better.
reply to post by seedofchucky
Secondly the cop thought his weight wrestling her would cause more damage
That man is directly responsible and wearing a uniform does not absolve him.
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Maybe I watched the wrong video, but I see an officer giving chase while firing the tazer. I see her fall, sit up and hear her ordered to lay back down.
I also see other officers walk up to them. Looks to me like she was fleeing a house (or maybe even the police station itself)? As it appears she came out of a building and there is a parking lot.
Sad if she is hurt, but I don't see a brain dead woman here. Just one that sat up and was able to receive orders to lay back down. Both of which require conscious thought and actions.
Or am I missing something here?
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
Having reviewed the article and the video tape the following can be stated:
Those are the facts, and the question is this: If she was innocent why did she run from the substation? Was she read her rights, did she not understand that she was entitled to make a phone call and or to contact an attorney?
So what do you think? Was this an abuse of police power?
Originally posted by fleabit
If this copy had run after and tackled her, there is just a good a chance she would have fallen badly and hit her head. And then this would have been a thread about how he should have used a tazer and not tackled her with his weight atop her.