More Reasons Why People Hate Cops – Updated …
I managed to dig up some stories on ‘taser-happy’ cops. They just can’t figure out what to do with that itchy trigger finger I guess. Taser guns use compressed nitrogen to propel two darts that attach to the body. The darts are connected to the gun by a wire and deliver a 50,000-volt shock at five-second intervals to incapacitate a suspect.
You’ll love these…
Alachua County, Florida – Alachua County Sheriff’s say a Lieutenant didn’t know a mother was pregnant when he tasered her stomach. Leslie Donaldson says she was trying to help break up a fight between neighborhood kids when a deputy showed up and tazed one of the boys fighting. He then announced he was going to taser Donaldson.
“She raised her arm to the deputy. The deputy felt threatened like she was going to hit him…” said Alachua County Sheriff’s Lieutenant David Clark. Clark is a certified taser instructor and explained that the deputy didn’t realize she was 8 months pregnant.
Huh? She looks 8 months pregnant to me!
Donaldson says she still has the marks on her belly.
To add insult to injury, she was arrested for battery after she was taken to a hospital to be checked out.
Miami, Florida – Police defended an action to use a 50,000 volt taser on a 12 year old girl and 6 year old boy. Police director Bobby Parker defended that decision because the boy threatened to injure himself with a shard of glass. The 12 year old committed the unspeakable crime of skipping school and possibly drinking. According to the incident report, the 12 year old girl was running from officer William Nelson. When he couldn’t catch her and she was nearing traffic, he decided to taser her. The electric probes hit the girl in the neck and lower back, immobilizing her. He said he used the taser for her safety.
This was the latest in several disturbing incidents involving the department.
I suppose he couldn’t be brain damaged or killed by the 50,000 volt shock.
Posted on October 15, 2007, in Abuse of Power, Gun Control, Law, Politics and tagged 000 volt taser, 50, arrogant cops, innappropriate use of taser by cops, misuse of tasers, Taser, taser babies, taser gun, taser kids, taser pregnant women, tazed. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.