Taze-RAGE - Out of Control

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    Nov 22, 2007 12:21 PM GMT
    Below is another 'tazing' incident caught on tape. This is getting a little crazy. Civil disobedience is a good thing; tazing needs to be for SERIOUS situations only. I am curious as to what you guys think after watching this. The guy got the tape and posted it on youtube with a freedom of information act request and is pursuing legal action. To me, the tazing incidents that i have seen seem more like police 'taze-rage' than the effective use of a tool.


    (I wanted to put the youtube video itself here but couldn’t get it to work. Any advice?)
  • duglyduckling

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    Nov 22, 2007 2:32 PM GMT

    on the right of the video, there is a link for "EMBED"... copy the entire thing and just paste it into your post.

    Not sure if you guys have heard of this incident at Vancouver International Airport, but it made news around the world. The RCMP (Mounted Police) tasered a Polish tourist and he died.

    Warning, the video below is quite graphic and shows the man dying in the end.

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    Nov 22, 2007 4:13 PM GMT
    Some while ago, there was a story of a fellow who wanted to join the local police force, but he scored too HIGH on the exam. He sued in court but lost.

    Evidently, you can be too bright to be a policeman. They are looking for less bright people they say because the job has long periods of monotony and lost of boring paperwork in it.

    So policemen are not the sharpest knives in the drawer to begin with.

    Does one HAVE TO sign a citation? Whether one does or doesnt, this incident looks outrageous. I think the real problem was that the police didnt have a clue how fast the driver was going....and the previous sign he cited probably wasnt there.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 22, 2007 5:21 PM GMT
    Saw a bit of this on CNN this morning, something about the guys signature, but didn't catch much of it. It did sound pretty unreasonable, but its pretty hard to know what really happened. Hopefully we will learn more. It makes you wonder how many of these things happen and never get reported.
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    Nov 22, 2007 9:20 PM GMT
    Ok from what I could hear and see the cop violated the arrest protocol and certainly didn't seem to have any reason to justify Tasering him.
    Does anyone know what then ensued with the police or the man?
    A Man in B.C. isdead today after being tasered; anothere man in Halifax is in critical condition after being Tasered

    It ocurs to me that Tasers were introduced as an alternative to using deadly force. Did any of these sitations call for deadly force?
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    Nov 23, 2007 3:27 AM GMT
    on the flip side, almost anyone can buy one.

    then again that may not be such a good thing.