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  • Don't tase me bro!

    In case you've been under a rock like me the last two days.

    I offer:

    Don't Taze me Bro!


    Hey, somebody had to post it.

    Discuss.


    Here's the remix BTW

  • #2
    Holy hell. That was really disturbing.

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    • #3
      Apparently he's a repeat offender / troublemaker, so I don't exactly sympathize with him. Bad karma and all that...

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      • #4
        Yeah he did it for attention. He's even gone on the record saying the cops did the right thing. He got his 15mins and I got my laughs.

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        • #5
          ... honestly, if you ask someone in a public gathering whether he / she's a member of the Skull and Bones, would you expect the person to answer 'yes'?

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          • #6
            Tasers are so 20th century. Welcome the Silent Guardian, a new instrument for awarding honsoku.

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            • #7
              1. A single, well trained person could have taken that kid out of the building in several seconds. I have done it several times.

              2. The kid went there looking for trouble.

              2. Kerry is still a bozo.

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              • #8
                Kid was looking for trouble (trying to cause trouble).

                Security was Grade C with their ability to remove someone in the process of what essentially amounts to an act of civil disobedience.

                Taser was unnecessary. There were 4 security people AT LEAST.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gideon View Post
                  Kid was looking for trouble (trying to cause trouble).

                  Security was Grade C with their ability to remove someone in the process of what essentially amounts to an act of civil disobedience.

                  Taser was unnecessary. There were 4 security people AT LEAST.
                  The guy was unruly, and purposefully disruptive and inflammatory.
                  The guy has a record of doing crap like this to get attention for various things which are not always political.
                  He cut in line to screech his diatribe.
                  This wasn't some random Joe he was acting in a threatening manner to, it was a United States Senator. How did the cops know what he was going to do?
                  Amswer: They didn't. Also, he was on a college campus (I think) which is private property.

                  The cops gave him several chances to come peaceably.
                  He did not choose to comply. He escalated the situation.
                  They told him if he did not comply he would be tazed. He again elected non-compliance. It matters not how many cops were there.
                  The cops have to think of the safety of others, the perp, and themselves.
                  Would people have rather the cops wail on him with PR-24s?

                  This wasn't civil disobedience in my view.
                  To me, civil disobedience implies passive resistance, not flailing your arms and feet, wrestling with the cops while screaming profanity.

                  Was it necessary?
                  Yup. I think so.

                  What people are forgetting is that when a cop gives a citizen a reasonable directive, citizens are required by law to follow it peaceably. Refuse, and combat the cops, you will get your ass kicked every time.

                  So far as I can see, asking someone to leave for being disruptive is a reasonable request.

                  I think most people would consider the behavior disruptive.
                  If the guy was civil and really was concerned about the questions and not getting his 15 minutes of fame, would there even have been an issue?

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                  • #10
                    My old man told me he heard on the news the cops involved got fired. My old man is not a reliable source

                    I've seen people on cops get taken out way worse for refusing to take their hands out of their pockets.

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                    • #11
                      lol kapplow - those tend to be pretty extreme situations. to my knowledge, the security guards were put on leave, not fired. the difference? no clue.

                      kenzan - the cops' actions were reasonable sure. but here's the part for me that makes me think - what's the justification for this?

                      They told him if he did not comply he would be tazed.
                      He escalated the situation by yelling louder and refusing to move - even sitting down. Sure. Did he throw a punch? Did he threaten to become violent? Did he appear to have been drinking such that he could act in an unintional manner other than his default mode of being a jackass? Did he have a weapon? Was there any threat of force that made this situation more than a loud jerk throwing a 21 year old's version of a temper tantrum? No.

                      So why then did the police decide to escalate the situation by threatening to use electric force when they could have just as easily rolled him over, cuffed him and taken him to jail on creating a public nuisance and resisting an officer?

                      Personally, I don't see one. But then, can you tell I'm a defense attorney?

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                      • #12
                        i think the kid is at fault for resisting arrest/removal but the cops are also at fault for tazering the kid once they had him in submission on the ground. everybody loses.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gideon View Post
                          what's the justification for this?
                          Saying, "Don't taze me bro!!" thats justification.
                          To me thats practically an invitation to turn up the friggin voltage. Who says that? That guy knew camera was on him and the world was watching.

                          I have an idea, you don't wanna be tazed? How about obeying the commands of law enforcement instead of saying don't taze me bro. What a moron. It's like saying, "HEY! DON'T PUSH THIS BIG SHINY RED BUTTON!" He wanted to be tazed.

                          Sorry, it's the Hoegaarden talking.

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                          • #14
                            We can recognize that it's a bad idea to give a crack addict a kilo of smack. Same principle should apply to fools in my book. Give em what they need, not what they want.

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                            • #15
                              lol I got sidetracked by the ad for the new Bionic Woman series -- The website and sneak peaks look awesome! didn't realize they were remaking the Bionic Woman Plus Katie Sackhoff(starbuck of BSG) is the Villian

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