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(NW Florida Daily News)   What not to say to an officer armed with a Taser: "Look at him. He's just trying to be cool." Bonus: Suspect's name is 'Wisdom'   (nwfdailynews.com ) divider line
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2011-04-05 09:50:19 AM  
So, cops are patrolling every hot tub now days?
 
2011-04-05 10:03:34 AM  
Actually the headline should be "What not to do to an officer armed with a Taser, grab him by the arm and pull him towards the pool and then after he restrains you and the releases you, bow up to him like he is just some random punk at a bar."

Sounds like this cop gave this guy a pretty long leash and this dumbass just couldn't help himself.
 
2011-04-05 10:53:08 AM  
Shocking irony?
 
2011-04-05 10:54:51 AM  
I would never accuse a cop of trying to be cool.

t0.gstatic.com

Well, most cops.
 
2011-04-05 10:54:59 AM  
A. Why didn't his friends record this on a cell phone. You know so in-case there was broken police call. NOT that they should put it on YouTube, I wanna laugh.

B. hahahahahhaha.
 
2011-04-05 10:55:06 AM  
If the dude had fallen into the water while being tasered, would it have electrocuted everyone in the hot tub?
 
2011-04-05 10:56:12 AM  

Hollywood Cole: Actually the headline should be "What not to do to an officer armed with a Taser, grab him by the arm and pull him towards the pool and then after he restrains you and the releases you, bow up to him like he is just some random punk at a bar."

Sounds like this cop gave this guy a pretty long leash and this dumbass just couldn't help himself.


Pretty much this, but the fark police hate patrol will ignore it and act like the cop just showed up and tased the dude in the hot tub, causing all the other people in the hot tub to also be tased in the greatest mass tasing ever.
 
2011-04-05 10:56:24 AM  
The idiot was practically asking to be tased.
 
2011-04-05 10:56:45 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If the dude had fallen into the water while being tasered, would it have electrocuted everyone in the hot tub?


Yeah. And induced even moar lulz.

Though most people just drop where they are when they get zapped. The CNS gets overloaded and muscles think they're being told to tense up as hard as possible.
 
2011-04-05 10:57:04 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: So, cops are patrolling every hot tub now days?


just the ones resonating with heated conversations.

Hollywood Cole: Actually the headline should be "What not to do to an officer armed with a Taser, grab him by the arm and pull him towards the pool and then after he restrains you and the releases you, bow up to him like he is just some random punk at a bar."

Sounds like this cop gave this guy a pretty long leash and this dumbass just couldn't help himself.


dont think it was the officer who was "just trying to be cool"...
 
2011-04-05 10:57:11 AM  
Grabbing a cop's arm is felony assault but tasing a wet person is OK?
Gotcha.
I guess he knows that he really is cool now, huh?
 
2011-04-05 11:00:19 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Grabbing a cop's arm is felony assault but tasing a wet person is OK?


Who cares if he's wet or not? Grabbing a cop and trying to pull him into a pool IS assault.
Why wouldn't it be?
 
2011-04-05 11:02:14 AM  
Emilio Esteves?
 
2011-04-05 11:03:31 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Grabbing a cop's arm is felony assault but tasing a wet person is OK?
Gotcha.
I guess he knows that he really is cool now, huh?


I would taser someone if they tried to throw me in a pool with all my clothes on.

......and then I would pee on them.
 
2011-04-05 11:04:29 AM  
images.onset.freedom.com
How much do you want to bet this guy gets tired of his friends joking on him saying: "Look at him. He's just trying to be cool" every time he does something now? You know there is one smart ass in he group who has perfected immitaing dude being tazed also.

/ That's what friends are for.
 
2011-04-05 11:05:35 AM  
Tasers; An alternative to lethal force.

Unless someone is annoying or disrespecting you, then zap him.
 
2011-04-05 11:06:32 AM  
A Texan visiting FL? The perfect storm of stupidity.
 
2011-04-05 11:07:59 AM  
Another day, another cop on a power tip.
 
2011-04-05 11:08:03 AM  
Unless there is video of the incident, I refuse to believe that the guy was actually grabbing the cop. Because they have proven to be oh so trustworthy.
 
2011-04-05 11:08:42 AM  
Just 'cause the cop said the guy touched him, doesn't mean that it happened that way. Why does everyone assume that the police report, which is written by the cop, includes every pertinent detail? Say the guy just got mouthy with him, but never touched or threatened him, and the cop overreacted, and tazed the guy. What do you think the police report would say? I'm betting that it would read about the same as this one does.
 
2011-04-05 11:09:43 AM  

LeroyBourne: A Texan visiting FL? The perfect storm of stupidity.


They seem to be the first ones to get arrested at Mardis Gras too.
 
2011-04-05 11:09:57 AM  

bhcompy: Pretty much this, but the fark police hate patrol will ignore it and act like the cop just showed up and tased the dude in the hot tub, causing all the other people in the hot tub to also be tased in the greatest mass tasing ever.


The mass tasing would be pretty awesome, I admit...

What the article doesn't mention why the cop was there in the first place. Noise complaint?

Because from the article, cop just showed up and harassed a dude in the hot tub. Then tased him when he got stupid.
 
2011-04-05 11:10:16 AM  
He's basing his life on a movie instead of the other way around.
www.movieposter.com
 
2011-04-05 11:10:59 AM  
To be fair to the cop, I get a little sparky if anyone gets water near my alcohol.
 
2011-04-05 11:11:56 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Just 'cause the cop said the guy touched him, doesn't mean that it happened that way. Why does everyone assume that the police report, which is written by the cop, includes every pertinent detail? Say the guy just got mouthy with him, but never touched or threatened him, and the cop overreacted, and tazed the guy. What do you think the police report would say? I'm betting that it would read about the same as this one does.


Well, he didn't literally grab the cops arm, he figuratively grabbed it.. though I agree, the cop should have clarified this in the police report.
 
2011-04-05 11:14:48 AM  
Cops exist only to keep you penned in your cage so that the overlords and suckle from your life essence. Freedom cannot exist in a world with police.
 
2011-04-05 11:30:27 AM  
I'd like some statements from the witnesses, but as I see it, the cop appears to be telling the truth. Kid got what he deserved.

And here I was, all ready to scream police brutality, before reading TFA and seeing that there was more to it.
 
2011-04-05 11:35:41 AM  
Texas, meet Florida. Let the hilarity ensue!
 
2011-04-05 11:37:37 AM  
Too bad the kid isn't wealthy--he could sue.
 
2011-04-05 11:40:40 AM  

AbbeySomeone: LeroyBourne: A Texan visiting FL? The perfect storm of stupidity.

They seem to be the first ones to get arrested at Mardis Gras too.


Those are my favorite "Cops" episodes. I love the line, "do i come to your town and piss in the your streets?"
 
2011-04-05 11:46:40 AM  
My reading of the article tells me the cop is the douche in this case.
 
2011-04-05 11:48:00 AM  

internet_Xpert: Too bad the kid isn't wealthy--he could sue.


Kid: "Do you know who my father is?

Arresting officer: "No, why? Didn't your mom tell you?"
 
2011-04-05 11:49:41 AM  
I'm sorry but he "took a fighting stance" then the officer tazed him. Sounds like bs to me. Officers should only use tazers as a last resort. Electrocuting people who are not an imminent threat is bad police work and should not be tolerated. The attitude of "oh you talked back to a cop what do you expect" is part of the problem. We live in the farking USA people.
 
2011-04-05 11:55:29 AM  
An officer warned the group about having alcohol near the water.

Go solve a farking crime, Fife. I hate these nosy assholes.
 
2011-04-05 11:57:26 AM  
When the officer approached him, he told him not to worry about what he had said.

The headline he wrote is a bit misleading. He said that to him, but then he grabbed his arm. He was trying to pull him to the pool. He restrained him, but he still was agressive towards him, so he had to taze him. He then arrested him and charged him for what he had done.
 
2011-04-05 12:08:56 PM  

balthan: When the officer approached him, he told him not to worry about what he had said.

The headline he wrote is a bit misleading. He said that to him, but then he grabbed his arm. He was trying to pull him to the pool. He restrained him, but he still was agressive towards him, so he had to taze him. He then arrested him and charged him for what he had done.


We have a witness, folks!
 
2011-04-05 12:18:15 PM  

Hollywood Cole: Actually the headline should be "What not to do to an officer armed with a Taser, grab him by the arm and pull him towards the pool and then after he restrains you and the releases you, bow up to him like he is just some random punk at a bar."

Sounds like this cop gave this guy a pretty long leash and this dumbass just couldn't help himself.


If you believe the headline you wrote. The way stories like these are "reported" by the media, they always seem to have the cops side stated as the facts, maam. I personally don't believe 90% percent of them just because of teh repeat stupidity related with them.

On the face of it, the "perp" was maybe drunk and obnoxious. Maybe he deserved a zap or two. I'd like to know why (if he did) he thought it would be a good idea to pull an armed man toward the water. I'd also like to know from the witness(es) if he "took a fighting" stance. That's cop talk for don't question mah authoritay.

Bullshiat without the video.
 
2011-04-05 12:20:14 PM  
cops ego's are very fragile. it doesnt take much for them to be provoked to get into your business just because they can. combined with a similarly fragile (and slightly dumber) ego trying to impress the cuties in the hot tub, and you get a ready-made fark article.

thanks for the entertainment, fark.
 
2011-04-05 12:33:04 PM  
"Please tase me, bro."
 
2011-04-05 12:36:50 PM  
www.venturefans.org

/Chuck is the muscle
 
2011-04-05 01:15:48 PM  
Holy shiat they'll tazer you awful quick in Florida I see. So if you get in a "fighting stance" that's enough for them to taze you down there even though there's a slight chance it could kill you...cool!

God damnit you guys are smarter than this. Why do you put up with this shiat from your police departments?
 
2011-04-05 01:18:09 PM  

Red_Fox: Why do you put up with this shiat from your police departments?


Because they have guns, body armor, backup, and snipers with their own helicopters to go along with their unlimited power to ruin you?

/just a guess
 
2011-04-05 01:18:24 PM  
mantiseye.com

/Hot
//Like toast with JAM!
 
2011-04-05 01:32:51 PM  

ablank: I'm sorry but he "took a fighting stance" then the officer tazed him. Sounds like bs to me. Officers should only use tazers as a last resort. Electrocuting people who are not an imminent threat is bad police work and should not be tolerated. The attitude of "oh you talked back to a cop what do you expect" is part of the problem. We live in the farking USA people.


Tasers are not designed, nor are they intended, to be a substitute for lethal force. They are intended and trained as a device to use instead of a struggle (wrestling, nightstick, or ASP). The statistics for injury and death resulting from confrontations like this are far less with tasers than with other methods. They are FAR safer for both the police officer and for the confronted individual. Bottom line - it's better for everyone involved if he gets zapped and not struck or thrown down.

If the next step in a police confrontation (where you're going to be detained or arrested) would normally require an officer to:

a) pull a stick
b) grab you and wrestle you to the ground

.. then they pull the taser. And they should. Safer and quicker all around.
 
2011-04-05 01:34:23 PM  

Red_Fox: Holy shiat they'll tazer you awful quick in Florida I see. So if you get in a "fighting stance" that's enough for them to taze you down there even though there's a slight chance it could kill you...cool!


There's a HIGHER chance of the confrontation resulting in a death if he pulls an ASP or tries to wrestle the guy to the ground. Better to pull the taser.
 
2011-04-05 01:34:35 PM  

Mark Ratner: He's basing his life on a movie instead of the other way around.


"What kind of name is Wisdom? No, I never heard of him!"

www.imcdb.org
 
2011-04-05 01:37:37 PM  

Red_Fox: Holy shiat they'll tazer you awful quick in Florida I see. So if you get in a "fighting stance" that's enough for them to taze you down there even though there's a slight chance it could kill you...cool!

God damnit you guys are smarter than this. Why do you put up with this shiat from your police departments?


Because we don't want to die?
 
2011-04-05 01:42:53 PM  
Red_Fox: Why do you put up with this shiat from your police departments?

Because in northwest Florida, the legal system is broken. It is not a legal system where everyone has rights, it is a legal system that is good old boy based; ie the local attorneys are a group above the law that protect the clients who can afford their fees. The police, frequently in and out of the court, are "officers of the court" and protected by this good old boy system. If the cop had tazed somebodies connected kid, the SA might make a stink. But with some tourist from Texas, the cops have a free pass to get nasty with him---and they know it.
 
2011-04-05 01:59:38 PM  

bhcompy: Hollywood Cole: Actually the headline should be "What not to do to an officer armed with a Taser, grab him by the arm and pull him towards the pool and then after he restrains you and the releases you, bow up to him like he is just some random punk at a bar."

Sounds like this cop gave this guy a pretty long leash and this dumbass just couldn't help himself.

Pretty much this, but the fark police hate patrol will ignore it and act like the cop just showed up and tased the dude in the hot tub, causing all the other people in the hot tub to also be tased in the greatest mass tasing ever.


I think you just gave Texas a new idea.
 
2011-04-05 02:08:43 PM  

Khellendros: ablank: I'm sorry but he "took a fighting stance" then the officer tazed him. Sounds like bs to me. Officers should only use tazers as a last resort. Electrocuting people who are not an imminent threat is bad police work and should not be tolerated. The attitude of "oh you talked back to a cop what do you expect" is part of the problem. We live in the farking USA people.

Tasers are not designed, nor are they intended, to be a substitute for lethal force. They are intended and trained as a device to use instead of a struggle (wrestling, nightstick, or ASP). The statistics for injury and death resulting from confrontations like this are far less with tasers than with other methods. They are FAR safer for both the police officer and for the confronted individual. Bottom line - it's better for everyone involved if he gets zapped and not struck or thrown down.

If the next step in a police confrontation (where you're going to be detained or arrested) would normally require an officer to:

a) pull a stick
b) grab you and wrestle you to the ground

.. then they pull the taser. And they should. Safer and quicker all around.


Absolutely not.

The taser is designed to be used where lethal force would be justified, not as a replacement for ANYTHING else.

And it should NEVER be used in a situation where the cop wasn't justified in shooting someone.

Incidents like this are a result of bad police training, pure and simple.
 
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