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2012-06-15 08:20:58 PM  
Cops have a great time with those tasers. Old ladies are probably worth bonus points.
 
2012-06-15 08:23:46 PM  
Apparently she was nude. To be fair, 80-year-old breasts can be used as weapons like nunchucks.

They made the right call.
 
2012-06-15 08:33:04 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Apparently she was nude. To be fair, 80-year-old breasts can be used as weapons like nunchucks.

They made the right call.


I thought they would be used more like sandbags.
 
2012-06-15 08:44:42 PM  
I seriously read this in my head:

Officers tase 80 year old woman for swinging her cod, seriously

My opinion changed greatly when I re-read it.
 
2012-06-15 08:55:50 PM  
Unless she was hopped on meth or bath salts,I fail to see why tasing her was necessary.
 
2012-06-15 08:59:23 PM  
Next time, she should swing her cane humorously instead of seriously.

FTAShe was non responsive and quoting scriptures from the Bible," Britt said." Britt said.

That's the complaint I hear the most from my guy friends who date really religious women.
 
2012-06-15 09:05:29 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: That's the complaint I hear the most from my guy friends who date really religious women.


*snerk*
 
2012-06-15 09:18:47 PM  
"There was no other way to get her to come down from where she was at that point."

No obviously, no other way. She had a stick.
 
2012-06-15 09:24:35 PM  
Better than paying a cop lifelong disability for a back injury he got from an 80 year woman hitting in the arm with a cane.

/biggest milkers of all... but harp on teachers
 
2012-06-15 09:56:46 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Apparently she was nude. To be fair, 80-year-old breasts can be used as weapons like nunchucks.

They made the right call.


Gummy nunchucks don't sound that dangerous

/I doubt she could spin around fast enough to get 'em horizontal
 
2012-06-15 10:05:12 PM  
According to Britt, the woman's family was not angry about the tasing incident.

She must be a real piece of work.
 
2012-06-15 10:16:23 PM  
Anyone else read that as "Officers taste 80 year old woman"?
 
2012-06-15 10:17:38 PM  
there is no talking to someone hopped up on geritiol and fixadent
 
2012-06-15 10:19:06 PM  
The cop should have broken off a tree branch the approximate size of the cane, stripped naked and then faced off with the old lady in an attempt to subdue her. Everybody knows that cops should only respond with the same amount of force they're being confronted with.
 
2012-06-15 10:20:18 PM  
Oh yes...definitely can't subdue an 80 year old lady. Jerks!!!!!! I hope when they are 80 they step on their balls every single time they get up! Hard!!!
 
2012-06-15 10:21:23 PM  

Next up:

OFFICERS TASE ARMLESS MANNEQUIN
Frightened police claim, "It was headed right for us!"
 
2012-06-15 10:22:01 PM  

9beers: The cop should have broken off a tree branch the approximate size of the cane, stripped naked and then faced off with the old lady in an attempt to subdue her. Everybody knows that cops should only respond with the same amount of force they're being confronted with.


You continue to unimpress me, man.

Keep it up.

P.S. How's that other case working out for you, man? ;)
 
2012-06-15 10:23:32 PM  

9beers: The cop should have broken off a tree branch the approximate size of the cane, stripped naked and then faced off with the old lady in an attempt to subdue her. Everybody knows that cops should only respond with the same amount of force they're being confronted with.


I wish I'd read this ^ before I got all emotional over it! Lol
 
2012-06-15 10:23:33 PM  
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"Swinging my cane, swinging my caaaaaaaaaaaane..."
 
2012-06-15 10:24:11 PM  

Apos: Unless she was hopped on meth or bath salts,I fail to see why tasing her was necessary.


Nude, swinging her cane at the officers--psych case.

She would have to be taken down with force, she's less likely to end up with serious injuries if they use the taser.
 
2012-06-15 10:27:32 PM  
TAKE
TASERS
AWAY
FROM
COPS.

Fun fact: Tasers were never meant to be used for compliance devices. They were meant to be used as an alternative to guns. Yes. Back in the day, people got tired of all the cop-related shootings, and called for a "less-lethal" option to shooting someone who was a danger (read: DANGER) to the police and the public. So the Taser was created to give cops a way to stop someone INSTEAD OF SHOOTING THEM. Obviously, when you're deciding to kill someone, a Taser would be preferable. But if someone's just being obnoxious (read: they wouldn't be shot anyway) the Taser is not and never was intended to be a way to get them to stop being obnoxious.

It could be easily done. After the North Hollywood shootout, cops and the public asked for cops to have more powerful weapons available in case something like that happened again. Today, on any given patrol, there is one or at most two, cops in the area with an AR-15 in the trunk. If it was necessary, that officer could respond with the firepower needed, but if not, it isn't available. So take the Taser away, and make cops have to use something besides alternate-bullet to contain an unruly old lady or a bratty kid.
 
2012-06-15 10:27:58 PM  
Was this her cane?
www.micksguns.com
 
2012-06-15 10:28:23 PM  
FTA: "We just felt that was the best way to apprehend her and not let her hurt anybody or herself," Britt said on Friday. "There was no other way to get her to come down from where she was at that point."

Ummm... No other way? You sure about that? Maybe you could have reasoned with her or something...

"Officers made contact with her. She was non responsive and quoting scriptures from the Bible," Britt said.

Oh... well... no. I suppose there wouldn't have been any reasoning with her after all. Still... should have just waited for her to tire herself out or something.
 
2012-06-15 10:31:22 PM  
Why not just use Thorazine?

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2012-06-15 10:32:38 PM  

Loren: Apos: Unless she was hopped on meth or bath salts,I fail to see why tasing her was necessary.

Nude, swinging her cane at the officers--psych case.

She would have to be taken down with force, she's less likely to end up with serious injuries if they use the taser.


An octogenarian possibly suffering from severe dementia getting shocked is the very definition of cruel and unusual punishment.
 
2012-06-15 10:34:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: TAKE
TASERS
AWAY
FROM
COPS.

Fun fact: Tasers were never meant to be used for compliance devices. They were meant to be used as an alternative to guns. Yes. Back in the day, people got tired of all the cop-related shootings, and called for a "less-lethal" option to shooting someone who was a danger (read: DANGER) to the police and the public. So the Taser was created to give cops a way to stop someone INSTEAD OF SHOOTING THEM. Obviously, when you're deciding to kill someone, a Taser would be preferable. But if someone's just being obnoxious (read: they wouldn't be shot anyway) the Taser is not and never was intended to be a way to get them to stop being obnoxious.

It could be easily done. After the North Hollywood shootout, cops and the public asked for cops to have more powerful weapons available in case something like that happened again. Today, on any given patrol, there is one or at most two, cops in the area with an AR-15 in the trunk. If it was necessary, that officer could respond with the firepower needed, but if not, it isn't available. So take the Taser away, and make cops have to use something besides alternate-bullet to contain an unruly old lady or a bratty kid.


I keep loving you.
 
2012-06-15 10:35:09 PM  
This is unconscionable. The correct response to this situation is to sit the fark down and wait her out. For fark's sake, you assholes.
 
2012-06-15 10:35:37 PM  

Apos: Loren: Apos: Unless she was hopped on meth or bath salts,I fail to see why tasing her was necessary.

Nude, swinging her cane at the officers--psych case.

She would have to be taken down with force, she's less likely to end up with serious injuries if they use the taser.

An octogenarian possibly suffering from severe dementia getting shocked is the very definition of cruel and unusual punishment.


Why? She is unlikely to remember the incident.
 
2012-06-15 10:42:09 PM  
The officers were in real fear for their lives. You can't keep second-guessing or armchair quarterbacking a situation you have never been in.

Cops are heroes. Grandma's are srs bidnezz.
 
2012-06-15 10:43:29 PM  
Damn Christians.
 
2012-06-15 10:43:58 PM  
i guess they could have used pepper spray
 
2012-06-15 10:44:23 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Ed Finnerty: Apparently she was nude. To be fair, 80-year-old breasts can be used as weapons like nunchucks.

They made the right call.

I thought they would be used more like sandbags.


Or flapjacks.
 
2012-06-15 10:45:58 PM  
One of the officers that came from behind almost got hit in the head with the cane

My goodness! He could have gotten a boo-boo from her mighty EIGHTY-YEAR-OLD strength!
 
2012-06-15 10:46:31 PM  

Gyrfalcon: TAKE
TASERS
AWAY
FROM
COPS.


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Let us all reflect upon the pre taser methods of "compliance"

/Technology isn't to blame
 
2012-06-15 10:49:48 PM  

One Bad Apple: Gyrfalcon: TAKE
TASERS
AWAY
FROM
COPS.


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Let us all reflect upon the pre taser methods of "compliance"

/Technology isn't to blame


Really?

Wrong.

You demonstrate miseducation and mistreatment.

To be a sheriff is to lead by example every time...
 
2012-06-15 10:50:13 PM  
If she's one of those old people that votes for politicians who are "tough on crime" and continually pass laws that make punishments harsher, wittle away at criminal defense tools, increase the amount of force that police can get away with using, decrease the requirements for search warrants, supports the war on drugs, warrentless wiretaps, etc., then I'm fine with this. At least it's the old bastards that are dealing with the consequences of the world they helped create for their grandchildren.
 
2012-06-15 10:51:27 PM  

Indubitably: One Bad Apple: Gyrfalcon: TAKE
TASERS
AWAY
FROM
COPS.


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Let us all reflect upon the pre taser methods of "compliance"

/Technology isn't to blame

Really?

Wrong.

You demonstrate miseducation and mistreatment.

To be a sheriff is to lead by example every time...


P.S. I sheriff Fark only. For in RL, I wear no badge but honor and respect for my fellow human. Word.
 
2012-06-15 10:52:59 PM  
" Hey, hey. Careful with that. That's the most powerful tranq gun on the market. Got her in Mexico."
 
2012-06-15 10:54:28 PM  
So she was... banging her cane against the porch railing? That's it? So back up, hang out, and wait. She's farking 80. She'll get tired soon.
 
2012-06-15 11:05:25 PM  
If you need a weapon to subdue an 80-year-old woman who walks with a cane, maybe police officer isn't the career for you.
 
2012-06-15 11:10:54 PM  
Notes on when cops are tased for training:

1-They are known to be in good physical condition.
2-Cops tell each other to empty their bowels before it happens, on gym mats with people on either side mind you.

WTF can't a cop take down an 80 year old woman with compliance tools? Are they trying to kill her?

Cops are becoming testlieing little wussies.

/Wait, that cane could have had a sword in it, or broke a cops skull. Were you there?
 
2012-06-15 11:10:59 PM  

Indubitably: To be a sheriff is to lead by example every time


Which has nothing to do with whether cops should have tasers.

We are a tool using species. To limit humanity is luddism and to blame an entire class of weapon for the actions of men is simply foolish and unfair to those of us with a functioning common sense gland.

/Anyone who thinks technology is evil should turn off their internet and go join the Amish.
 
2012-06-15 11:11:58 PM  
Yes, take away tasers. Why would you want to make someone uncomfortable for 5 seconds when you could just shoot and kill them.

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2012-06-15 11:14:01 PM  
Hey now farkers...

She WAS quoting bible phrases. That's pretty make a tasering in my book.

The nude and disorderly conduct just make the bible verse recitation more sinister.
 
2012-06-15 11:18:49 PM  

Porous Horace: Anyone else read that as "Officers taste 80 year old woman"?


Nah, I read that as "Officers tease 80 year old woman for swinging her cane"

That's why I didn't click on it earlier. And I was sober then.
 
2012-06-15 11:26:20 PM  
way south
Indubitably: To be a sheriff is to lead by example every time
Which has nothing to do with whether cops should have tasers.
We are a tool using species. To limit humanity is luddism and to blame an entire class of weapon for the actions of men is simply foolish and unfair to those of us with a functioning common sense gland.
/Anyone who thinks technology is evil should turn off their internet and go join the Amish.


Unless the president (R or D) can at some future date switch all of the police and firemen, I don't see the people holding the weapons changing. Then we need to force the people holding the weapons to justify their decision.

Night sticks are not nice but they leave marks.
Guns are lethal weapons that both people on either end of the barrel should recognize.
And how about a little psych training and martial arts training so 80 year old women don't have to be tased?
 
2012-06-15 11:29:41 PM  
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Don't click. Don't click. (nsfw)
 
2012-06-15 11:31:41 PM  

Enemabag Jones:
2-Cops tell each other to empty their bowels before it happens, on gym mats with people on either side mind you.


Do people actually volunteer to stand next to a cop while he empties his bowels on a gym mat?
 
2012-06-15 11:31:58 PM  

radarlove: "Swinging my cane, swinging my caaaaaaaaaaaane..."


You go that way, I'll go home!
 
2012-06-15 11:39:59 PM  
CruiserTwelve
Enemabag Jones:
2-Cops tell each other to empty their bowels before it happens, on gym mats with people on either side mind you.
Do people actually volunteer to stand next to a cop while he empties his bowels on a gym mat?


I assume if the person holding the cop licks their boots enough before the tasing session, sure. But you being the professional can tell me the reality in your specific dept and city.

Link

/Sorry, I couldn't find the notes from one officer to a trainee telling him to empty his bowels first, I swear it was on some random video like this.
 
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