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2012-06-07 11:08:07 PM  
OTOH, http://bit.ly/MOJqzd

"But police say the officer warned Tiffany Rent he would use the stun gun if she drove away after tearing up a parking ticket, throwing it at his face and yelling, 'You ain't arresting (expletive).' The officer fired the stun gun as she put her SUV into gear, according to a police report."
 
2012-06-07 11:40:59 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: OTOH, http://bit.ly/MOJqzd

"But police say the officer warned Tiffany Rent he would use the stun gun if she drove away after tearing up a parking ticket, throwing it at his face and yelling, 'You ain't arresting (expletive).' The officer fired the stun gun as she put her SUV into gear, according to a police report."


Well that's super safe. She was clearly being difficult, but if her car was in gear and she ended up crashing into something or someone while being tasered, methinks that cop would be in a whole lot of trouble.
 
2012-06-08 06:14:04 AM  

DeltaPunch: Well that's super safe. She was clearly being difficult, but if her car was in gear and she ended up crashing into something or someone while being tasered, methinks that cop would be in a whole lot of trouble.


They would just add additional charges against her for the damages at some inflated rate.

Cops seem WAY too quick (eager) to shoot their tasers at people.
 
2012-06-08 06:14:48 AM  
How dare she display civil disobedience! That's definitely a tazerin'.
 
2012-06-08 06:24:56 AM  
If you take their guns away, maybe the cops will use their TASERs a bit more sparingly.
 
2012-06-08 06:30:52 AM  
A police officer tasered a pregnant black woman?

*rushes off to buy industrial sized popcorn bowl*
 
2012-06-08 06:38:55 AM  
Rent was due.
 
2012-06-08 06:41:18 AM  
I've been a Chicagoon most of my life. The cops are unrestrained, officious pricks. However, if you are reasonably respectful and cooperative, they will typically go truncheon someone else.

//large
//white dude
 
2012-06-08 06:52:45 AM  
That's the Chicago way.
 
2012-06-08 06:53:48 AM  
Why doesn't this place have an expectant mother parking spot? All the Walgreens and CVS stores around here have both expectant mother and handicapped spots.

Being fat doesn't help her case though, I wouldn't be able to tell if she was pregnant or just a fat lazy biatch using the handicapped spot.
 
2012-06-08 06:58:15 AM  
www.global-air.com

When 72 year-old great-grandmother Kathryn Winkfein refused to sign her speeding ticket, the deputy sheriff, fearing for his life, zapped her with several thousand volts. (new window)
 
2012-06-08 06:59:39 AM  
Anyone else remember when Tasers first came out and they told us they'd only use them when deadly force was the only option? Now, they are used primarily as cattle-prods and to make officers feel better...
 
2012-06-08 06:59:54 AM  
Articles about the police using force should come with the reason for the use of force. The original cause for police involvement is optional. If the cops tazed you, I mainly want to know why they tazed you, not why they were there in the first place. It doesn't matter if they were shutting down your bank robbery or your lemonade stand. What matters is whether they tazed you for pulling a knife or being a smart-ass.

TFA notes her parking infraction, her attitude, and the status of her uterus, but leaves out what matters most.
 
2012-06-08 07:10:14 AM  

catonacid: How dare she display civil disobedience! That's definitely a tazerin'.


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2012-06-08 07:14:34 AM  
I'm simply shocked, shocked, to see that the woman was BLACK.
 
2012-06-08 07:14:50 AM  

igotitb4you: Why doesn't this place have an expectant mother parking spot? All the Walgreens and CVS stores around here have both expectant mother and handicapped spots.

Being fat doesn't help her case though, I wouldn't be able to tell if she was pregnant or just a fat lazy biatch using the handicapped spot.


She's not fat, she's 8 months pregnant. She didn't even get out of the car, she should have parked in a normal space. Her attitude deserved a taserin', not her pregnant body.
 
2012-06-08 07:15:17 AM  

masercot: Anyone else remember when Tasers first came out and they told us they'd only use them when deadly force was the only option? Now, they are used primarily as cattle-prods and to make officers feel better...


images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-06-08 07:20:03 AM  
If she already had the ticket what other business did they have? If she tears it up or pays it what does it matter?
 
2012-06-08 07:20:52 AM  
While I often think that able bodied people who abuse the crip spot and pregnant women (without legitimate complications) who need the exercise but act all lazy and disabled should be tasered, I don't mean it literally.
 
2012-06-08 07:23:57 AM  
The kid will be named Zap.
 
2012-06-08 07:24:38 AM  

Mac Beer: If she already had the ticket what other business did they have? If she tears it up or pays it what does it matter?


They were to give her one for littering as well.

But seeing as they had her license plate, I don't see why they couldn't just mail it. Why try to escalate a situation.
 
2012-06-08 07:25:12 AM  

masercot: Anyone else remember when Tasers first came out and they told us they'd only use them when deadly force was the only option? Now, they are used primarily as cattle-prods and to make officers feel better...


[citation needed]

TASERs have always been "less lethal" force, not a replacement for deadly force.
 
2012-06-08 07:32:14 AM  
Anyone think it would be the height of hilarity if a cop with an attitude got gang-tasered by a bunch of respectable-looking citizens? Sorta dancing around the maypole with the wiring while the guy does the funky chicken? After all, it doesn't cause any damage, it's safe for the testicles and face, and is appropriate any time you feel the least bit of frustration. At least, that's the impression I get from the cops.

/BLA BLA Respect my authoritah BLA
//RLCs: Here's something you don't see every day!
///BLA BLA huh? AAAAAAAaaaAAAAaaAAAAaaAAA
 
2012-06-08 07:33:41 AM  
She was setting a wonderful example for her car-load of kids. She got off easy. Dumb B.

/Northsider
//dislikes CPD
 
2012-06-08 07:34:28 AM  

JohnnyC: DeltaPunch: Well that's super safe. She was clearly being difficult, but if her car was in gear and she ended up crashing into something or someone while being tasered, methinks that cop would be in a whole lot of trouble.

They would just add additional charges against her for the damages at some inflated rate.

Cops seem WAY too quick (eager) to shoot their tasers at people.


It's not that cops are way to eager/quick to use them, it's just that you only hear about the uses that are controversial.

TASER International estimates that TASERs have been used over 1.5 million times in "street" applications. You've probably only heard of 50-100 of those uses.
 
2012-06-08 07:37:55 AM  
"But police say the officer warned Tiffany Rent he would use the stun gun if she drove away after tearing up a parking ticket, throwing it at his face and yelling, 'You ain't arresting (expletive).' The officer fired the stun gun as she put her SUV into gear, according to a police report."

"Rent pulled into a handicapped parking spot while Hobbs went into the store."

I'm reading a story about a mouthy idiot who thinks they're special. Her BOYFRIEND went into the store. So handicapped parking is hardly necessary no matter how knocked up you are. I'm not sure how mouthing off to cops helps either or why you would expect anything less in this situation.

I'm no particular fan of cops in most cases... but I wouldn't expect much less than a baton to the head or a night in jail if I handled myself like this.
 
2012-06-08 07:39:00 AM  
I get this terrible feeling deep down inside.... TERRRR-ible feeling..... that the perp would have parked in that spot regardless of imminent crotchspring.
 
2012-06-08 07:47:16 AM  

Mac Beer: If she already had the ticket what other business did they have? If she tears it up or pays it what does it matter?


Being a dumbass... idiot.. moron... pile of shiat.

Went for building supplies yesterday and saw a typical BIlly The Kid moron cop... about 4 kids; look to be in the 10/11 year old area.. 3 boys and a girl. There's the cop, talking to the kids with his hand up on his gun, ready to shoot some little kids who are armed with deadly chewing gum and soaking wet (like they'd just left a pool).

/cop is naturally parked right in the middle of the street... would have been too easy to pull off to one side of the street, like someone with the intelligence to wipe their own ass.
 
2012-06-08 07:59:54 AM  
"He gave me the ticket and I threw the ticket on the ground," Rent said in a telephone conversation with NBC Chicago.

Goddammitsomuch. I'm not saying the tasering is justified, but wtf is wrong with people when they do something they know is wrong and then acting all indignant when they get called on it?
 
2012-06-08 08:01:10 AM  
Whereas I don't agree with pulling into a handicap space was she technically 'parked'?
 
2012-06-08 08:02:15 AM  

gummyworm: Rent was due.


But the Rent was too damn high.
 
2012-06-08 08:14:46 AM  
If the kid is born with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead, watch out.
 
2012-06-08 08:28:01 AM  
So, did she take the ticket after being tazed?
 
2012-06-08 08:28:49 AM  
This would surprise me, but I figured out that Cop are unrestrained, racist bullies a long time ago.

You Cop-lovers (you know who you are) are the worst...
 
2012-06-08 08:28:53 AM  
According to the article, she was in a Walgreens parking lot. That's not a public street, it's private property. Since she wasn't breaking any other laws, wouldn't it be up to Walgreens management to decide whether the police get all tasery on a pregnant woman in their parking lot? After all, aren't they the ones who decide where to put the handicap spaces in the first place?

/IANAL, it just seems like it would be that way.
 
2012-06-08 08:31:50 AM  
My first question is whether the taser could hurt the fetus. Some googling found this (and only this, there's not a lot of info on the subject):
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_an_electrical_shock_hurt_the_fetus_of_a _ pregnant_woman

Unless I'm missing something, there have been pretty much ZERO studies on the effects of tasering on a pregnant woman. However, it is known that electric shock (even small voltages) can result in anything from retardation to death of the fetus, particularly if the current passes through the belly (if the taser hit the belly, chest, or back).

Seems to me that police everywhere are just begging to get a gazillion dollar lawsuit.
 
2012-06-08 08:36:10 AM  

3dougnight: If the kid is born with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead, watch out.


Marvel and DC have shown interest in developing the character.
 
2012-06-08 08:36:37 AM  

Tarmangani: According to the article, she was in a Walgreens parking lot. That's not a public street, it's private property. Since she wasn't breaking any other laws, wouldn't it be up to Walgreens management to decide whether the police get all tasery on a pregnant woman in their parking lot? After all, aren't they the ones who decide where to put the handicap spaces in the first place?

/IANAL, it just seems like it would be that way.


They have the handicap spots because they are required to by law. Drivers are required by law to obey the sign and only park there if they are explicitly allowed to do so. So it is not the property owner's decision to charge a violator, just like it is not the property owner's decision whether to charge a person who committed murder on their property.
 
2012-06-08 08:36:48 AM  

Wodan11: My first question is whether the taser could hurt the fetus. Some googling found this (and only this, there's not a lot of info on the subject):
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_an_electrical_shock_hurt_the_fetus_of_a _ pregnant_woman

Unless I'm missing something, there have been pretty much ZERO studies on the effects of tasering on a pregnant woman. However, it is known that electric shock (even small voltages) can result in anything from retardation to death of the fetus, particularly if the current passes through the belly (if the taser hit the belly, chest, or back).

Seems to me that police everywhere are just begging to get a gazillion dollar lawsuit.


So they should practice tasering their own preggers?
 
2012-06-08 08:37:33 AM  

Tarmangani: According to the article, she was in a Walgreens parking lot. That's not a public street, it's private property. Since she wasn't breaking any other laws, wouldn't it be up to Walgreens management to decide whether the police get all tasery on a pregnant woman in their parking lot? After all, aren't they the ones who decide where to put the handicap spaces in the first place?

/IANAL, it just seems like it would be that way.


There are a couple of parking laws that the police can enforce on private property. Fire lanes and handicapped parking are two that come to mind.
 
2012-06-08 08:40:39 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: So they should practice tasering their own preggers?


How about don't pretend tasers aren't lethal weapons. They can kill adults, let alone a fetus, for crying out loud.
 
2012-06-08 08:44:57 AM  

Wodan11: StoPPeRmobile: So they should practice tasering their own preggers?

How about don't pretend tasers aren't lethal weapons. They can kill adults, let alone a fetus, for crying out loud.


That's crazy talk.
 
2012-06-08 08:47:17 AM  
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2012-06-08 08:48:17 AM  
Dats raycest!
 
2012-06-08 08:52:24 AM  
RELIGION OF PEACE
 
2012-06-08 08:54:15 AM  
I remember the days when you would get beaten to death for talking back to a cop. You kids today have it easy.
 
2012-06-08 09:03:37 AM  

thefuzz1096: JohnnyC: DeltaPunch: Well that's super safe. She was clearly being difficult, but if her car was in gear and she ended up crashing into something or someone while being tasered, methinks that cop would be in a whole lot of trouble.

They would just add additional charges against her for the damages at some inflated rate.

Cops seem WAY too quick (eager) to shoot their tasers at people.

It's not that cops are way to eager/quick to use them, it's just that you only hear about the uses that are controversial.

TASER International estimates that TASERs have been used over 1.5 million times in "street" applications.
You've probably only heard of 50-100 of those uses.


I don't think you are arguing what you think you are arguing.
 
2012-06-08 09:06:13 AM  

theknuckler_33: "He gave me the ticket and I threw the ticket on the ground," Rent said in a telephone conversation with NBC Chicago.

Goddammitsomuch. I'm not saying the tasering is justified, but wtf is wrong with people when they do something they know is wrong and then acting all indignant when they get called on it?


SOMEONE didn't look at the pics in the article :)
 
2012-06-08 09:38:31 AM  
The issue isn't the voltage, it's sending a pregnant woman into convulsions and dropping her to the ground, (or on this case all around the interior of a car.) Taking a blow to the womb is no laughing matter, and good for a worried night in the ER.

It wasn't the brightest move, and if I were to do that on a random woman I'd be up for reckless endangerment of a minor.
 
2012-06-08 09:51:07 AM  

Jirafa: Tarmangani: According to the article, she was in a Walgreens parking lot. That's not a public street, it's private property. Since she wasn't breaking any other laws, wouldn't it be up to Walgreens management to decide whether the police get all tasery on a pregnant woman in their parking lot? After all, aren't they the ones who decide where to put the handicap spaces in the first place?

/IANAL, it just seems like it would be that way.

They have the handicap spots because they are required to by law. Drivers are required by law to obey the sign and only park there if they are explicitly allowed to do so. So it is not the property owner's decision to charge a violator, just like it is not the property owner's decision whether to charge a person who committed murder on their property.


I was wondering about that myself, so I checked Illinois state law on disabled parking. No wonder Preggo was in such a huff: she'd just been nailed with at least a $250 fine. Ouch.
 
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