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(BBC)   News: Police taser man with sword; Lite-Fark: Sword turns out to be stick; 5 dollar fark: white stick of the blind guy they tasered; Ultra fark: just read the last line   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 153
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2012-10-17 08:29:34 AM
"Despite asking the man to stop, he failed to do so and the officer discharged his Taser."

Oh, well that's OK then, because a blind man knows when someone is talking to him instead of the 100 other people on the busy street.

/gotta love cop logic
 
2012-10-17 08:35:21 AM
"We have launched an urgent investigation to understand what lessons can be learned."

Sir, we've thought it over, and our mistake was not carrying a samurai sword to plant on the blind guy after we tazed him.
 
2012-10-17 08:35:52 AM
The cops have swords with built in tasers? We're one step closer to having lightsabers.
 
2012-10-17 08:37:49 AM
"treated and discharged" - heh.
 
2012-10-17 08:39:22 AM
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2012-10-17 08:58:56 AM
http://www.whitecaneday.org/

WHITE CANE DAY
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
 
2012-10-17 09:49:38 AM
You can never be too careful.

i522.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-17 10:31:07 AM
Only tasered? He's lucky he wasn't in NYC 'cause his ass would be dead.
 
2012-10-17 10:32:19 AM

Sybarite: You can never be too careful.

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I could use a little Zatoichi in the morning.
 
2012-10-17 10:40:42 AM
I looked at the last line, "A man carrying a samurai sword was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly." and find that not-ultra-farky at all.

Enlighten me, subtard. Where is the ultra-farkiness?

// Perhaps because this spoils your Halloween costume plans? (What kind of swords can safely be carried? Perhaps only the kind that can be identified as harmless by policemen in the dark at 50 paces.)
 
2012-10-17 11:50:33 AM
I read the news today oh, boy
Four thousand volts in blackburn, lancashire
And though the amps were rather small
Colin Farmer took 'em all
Now they know how many volts it takes to make a blind man fall
 
2012-10-17 11:59:00 AM
coco ebert: Only tasered? He's lucky he wasn't in NYC 'cause his ass ten other people would be dead.

fark the NYPD
 
2012-10-17 12:00:07 PM
Mr Farmer, who has suffered two strokes, said he thought he was being attacked by thugs

uh, you were
 
2012-10-17 12:00:20 PM

notmtwain: I looked at the last line, "A man carrying a samurai sword was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly." and find that not-ultra-farky at all.

Enlighten me, subtard. Where is the ultra-farkiness?

// Perhaps because this spoils your Halloween costume plans? (What kind of swords can safely be carried? Perhaps only the kind that can be identified as harmless by policemen in the dark at 50 paces.)


Because not only did the cops go full retard on the wrong guy, the right guy was a few blocks away.

// I SAID: "THE RIGHT GUY WAS A FEW BLOCKS AWAY"
 
2012-10-17 12:00:42 PM
"It felt like I was grabbing an electricity pylon"

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2012-10-17 12:00:53 PM

Oldiron_79: coco ebert: Only tasered? He's lucky he wasn't in NYC 'cause his ass ten other people would be dead.

fark the NYPD


Yeah, the NYPD has a reputation for using citizens as a backstop. The cops in this story were just wound up too high and need a trip to the optometrist.
 
2012-10-17 12:00:54 PM

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i guess you won't be needing a drink
 
2012-10-17 12:02:17 PM

coco ebert: Only tasered? He's lucky he wasn't in NYC 'cause his ass would be dead.


And the NYPD would've considered it reasonable force, because the cane could've been used as a weapon, the blind man refused to follow orders even though at least 4 seconds had elapsed between the order and the gunfire, and the blind man should've been wearing a reflective vest.

The lesson is "sweet Jesus, learn the difference between a samurai sword and a friggin' cane, and for God's sake, wait a few more seconds to ensure that the blind man you're yelling at knows what in the hell is going on before you Tase him, you friggin' buffoon."
 
2012-10-17 12:02:19 PM
He should've stayed on Holy ground...
 
2012-10-17 12:02:25 PM
was it Rutger Hauer?
 
2012-10-17 12:02:27 PM

notmtwain: I looked at the last line, "A man carrying a samurai sword was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly." and find that not-ultra-farky at all.

Enlighten me, subtard. Where is the ultra-farkiness?


Maybe because they didn't taser the guy with the sword. Just the poor old blind guy.
 
2012-10-17 12:03:31 PM
There can only be one!
 
2012-10-17 12:03:34 PM

wildcardjack: Oldiron_79: coco ebert: Only tasered? He's lucky he wasn't in NYC 'cause his ass ten other people would be dead.

fark the NYPD

Yeah, the NYPD has a reputation for using citizens as a backstop. The cops in this story were just wound up too high and need a trip to the optometrist.


The best part is only Sgts and higher (IIRC) in NYPD are issued tasers. Because they're too dangerous for the rank and file to be trusted with or some shiat. So you can have a Glock that's lethal a good 80% of the time, but no taser that is rarely lethal.
 
2012-10-17 12:04:33 PM
They save the kicker for the last line:
"A man carrying a samurai sword was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly."

So not only did they mistake a blind walking cane for a sword and tase a blind man, they also missed the ACTUAL guy walking around with a samurai sword...
 
2012-10-17 12:05:17 PM
Yeah, it's probably for the best that your beat cops don't carry guns.

NYC cops probably shouldn't either.
 
2012-10-17 12:05:27 PM
what the fark is an electricity pylon?
 
2012-10-17 12:05:36 PM
"We have launched an urgent investigation to understand what lessons can be learned."

I'd start by halting the practice of hiring blind police officers.
 
2012-10-17 12:05:49 PM
Was he a soverign citizen, mayhaps?

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2012-10-17 12:06:12 PM
"It felt like I was grabbing an electricity pylon," he said.

Shoulda used a siege tank then, those things go down really fast.

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2012-10-17 12:06:16 PM

Kryler: was it Rutger Hauer?


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Darkness and.. that's pretty much it
 
2012-10-17 12:07:51 PM

Dr Dreidel: notmtwain: I looked at the last line, "A man carrying a samurai sword was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly." and find that not-ultra-farky at all.

Enlighten me, subtard. Where is the ultra-farkiness?

// Perhaps because this spoils your Halloween costume plans? (What kind of swords can safely be carried? Perhaps only the kind that can be identified as harmless by policemen in the dark at 50 paces.)

Because not only did the cops go full retard on the wrong guy, the right guy was a few blocks away.

// I SAID: "THE RIGHT GUY WAS A FEW BLOCKS AWAY"


Not only that, but they tazered the blind guy, and not the guy with the sword.
 
2012-10-17 12:07:59 PM

I_Am_Weasel: I read the news today oh, boy
Four thousand volts in blackburn, lancashire
And though the amps were rather small
Colin Farmer took 'em all
Now they know how many volts it takes to make a blind man fall

 

thingist.com
 
2012-10-17 12:08:59 PM
"We have launched an urgent investigation to understand what lessons can be learned."

1. Don't taser blind citizens
2. ???
3. Profit
 
2012-10-17 12:09:11 PM
Well, thank goodness this didn't happen in the good old USofA. Couldn't imagine similar behavior with our prestigious law enforcement.
 
2012-10-17 12:10:32 PM
Admittedly, I'm not all that familiar with the various styles of white cane used by the blind, but it has generally been my understanding that these things are very thin and light, so that they can be easy to maneuver. Samurai swords are admittedly not the heaviest things on the planet, but I have trouble seeing how you could mistake any type of samurai sword for a white cane. Maybe a rapier or something along those lines, but there's no mistaking them for samurai swords of any type either, and the article was very clear about what this thing was mistaken for.

Or is this like that picture of how reporters identify guns, where everything is an AK-47?
 
2012-10-17 12:11:22 PM

Sybarite: You can never be too careful.

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I prefer Boondocks homage
 
2012-10-17 12:11:35 PM

I_Am_Weasel: I read the news today oh, boy
Four thousand volts in blackburn, lancashire
And though the amps were rather small
Colin Farmer took 'em all
Now they know how many volts it takes to make a blind man fall


Weird Splat was listening to A Day In the Life just before reading your post. Splat likes this.
 
2012-10-17 12:11:57 PM
Just face it.. The cop needed a vacation. So he found a nice target for a "misunderstanding" and there you go. 2 weeks of paid vacation.

Poor blind guy... he did not see it coming either.

/bad puns and sarcasm off.
 
2012-10-17 12:13:35 PM
Farking blind people, it's not enough that we have ramps everywhere for them, now they don't want to be tazered either.
 
2012-10-17 12:13:47 PM

Mugato: The cops have swords with built in tasers? We're one step closer to having lightsabers.


Heh, that's how I read it too. "Holy shiat, swords with tasers!!!"
 
2012-10-17 12:14:17 PM
Remember back in the day when the pigs were actually brave men who wanted to protect people from evil?

Now they are just cowards who get a paycheck.

This pig is so scared of the world that he sees a blind man with a white cane and his brain immediately sees a raging lunatic with a sword and without any thought or hesitation, he tasers the poor guy. Doesn't even take a second look.. or try to talk to the guy at all.
 
2012-10-17 12:14:45 PM

de_Selby: Dr Dreidel: notmtwain: I looked at the last line, "A man carrying a samurai sword was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly." and find that not-ultra-farky at all.

Enlighten me, subtard. Where is the ultra-farkiness?

// Perhaps because this spoils your Halloween costume plans? (What kind of swords can safely be carried? Perhaps only the kind that can be identified as harmless by policemen in the dark at 50 paces.)

Because not only did the cops go full retard on the wrong guy, the right guy was a few blocks away.

// I SAID: "THE RIGHT GUY WAS A FEW BLOCKS AWAY"

Not only that, but they tazered the blind guy, and not the guy with the sword.


yeah, I thought the fact that they tasered a completely non-threatening, non-drunk blind guy and did not taser a drunk and disorderly guy with a samurai sword was grounds for the ultra-fark.
 
2012-10-17 12:14:45 PM
Could've been worse. At least he wasn't a Brazilian electrician.
 
2012-10-17 12:15:14 PM
A good way to prevent this would be to hang the pigs that fark up this bad
 
2012-10-17 12:15:14 PM
cops needs firing if he fails to see diffrence between a sameri sword and a cane he needs either 1 a desk job or 2 to be fired.
 
2012-10-17 12:15:16 PM

FormlessOne: coco ebert: Only tasered? He's lucky he wasn't in NYC 'cause his ass would be dead.

And the NYPD would've considered it reasonable force, because the cane could've been used as a weapon, the blind man refused to follow orders even though at least 4 seconds had elapsed between the order and the gunfire, and the blind man should've been wearing a reflective vest.

The lesson is "sweet Jesus, learn the difference between a samurai sword and a friggin' cane, and for God's sake, wait a few more seconds to ensure that the blind man you're yelling at knows what in the hell is going on before you Tase him, you friggin' buffoon."


It's like the old proverb says:
"When all you have is a taser, everything looks like a sword"
 
2012-10-17 12:15:52 PM
Police Academy Application

1) What qualities are necessary to ensure justice, protection and service for our citizens?

[ ] A. Compassion
[ ] B. Courage
[ ] C. Selflessness
[x] D. Hairtrigger willingness to shoot/beat/taze anyone who spooks you in any way
 
2012-10-17 12:15:56 PM
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2012-10-17 12:16:09 PM

Sybarite: You can never be too careful.




I think you meant this... 

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2012-10-17 12:16:39 PM

I_Am_Weasel: I read the news today oh, boy
Four thousand volts in blackburn, lancashire
And though the amps were rather small
Colin Farmer took 'em all
Now they know how many volts it takes to make a blind man fall


Noticed the location; wondered if anyone would respond. Lovely +1
 
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