Dante Posted November 18, 2006 Share Posted November 18, 2006 "Get back over there or you'll be tased too."Oh yes, because my respect for authority figures is just going to soar when they speak like that. 6 minutes and 32 seconds into the video, check it if you want. Whether or not the person in question had an ID card, getting tasered is excessive. There really should be no question about that. And as if being zapped once wasn't bad enough, they zapped him again. And again. And again. All the time saying "Stand up, stand up." The whole point of the taser, as those who had been 'trained' to use it should know, is to immobilise someone without causing serious or permanent harm. Where on Earth is the logic that states when you are trying to move someone (who was apparantly willing, but slow and didn't like being touched. Understandably), the best course of action is to hit them with a weapon? Any weapon. Let alone one specifically designed to immobilise people. See earlier point about basic common sense. I mean duh!And as a biologist, Gunwounds, you should know that being able to scream in pain is not dependent on the functionality of one's legs. Mechanisms such as those required for breathing (and thus shouting), smooth muscle contractions of the stomach, the beating of the heart, these are all unconscious (or subconscious) muscular movements that are more difficult to paralyse than control of the limbs. As for trusting people obstensibly there for our protection... I don't trust any authority figures, really. Blind trust is never a good idea. And the more potential power they have over me, the less I trust them. Just because someone has a shiny bit of metal and a boring uniform doesn't mean that they can be trusted to carry a weapon, let alone do the right thing with it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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