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(Patch)   Police say they only tase people when absolutely necessary. So this three-year-old must have done something horrible   (imperialbeach.patch.com) divider line 14
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2012-10-29 01:57:37 PM  
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I guess my understanding of "absolutely necessary" is different than cops.

Now we're not given good details of why he was running away, but "fleeing parole violator" implies that he was running away from police, not "coming right at them".

So were the police not fast enough to keep up with him? Did they not have a radio to call for backup, or a car to chase him with?

Or was an overweight cop just too lazy and decided he'd taze the guy running away next to innocent bystanders because he couldn't keep up?

In Houston, I know the answer to that question, I'm sure you know the answer in your hometown too.
2012-10-29 01:29:38 PM  
2 votes:
Reads headline, feels outrage building

Reads article, directs outrage at subby


/ass
2012-10-29 03:11:52 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: when one of them discharged the non-lethal compliance device

An awesomely Orwellian term.


I understand they can be very handy for maintaining a Freedom Zone.
2012-10-29 02:35:10 PM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't be pissed my kid got hit as much as I'd be pissed that a farking cop can't even fire a taser correctly. The entire lot is damn near useless as anything other than tax collectors.
2012-10-29 02:33:09 PM  
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: ALL three-year-olds should be tased...daily. ALL of them.


Came here to say this. Who HASN'T wanted to tase a 3-year old?
2012-10-29 02:20:54 PM  
1 votes:

Whodat: "The child was accidentally shot while the officer was aiming for a running parole violator..."

One barb accidental, no shock. No biggie.

\yes I would say the same thing if it were my kid.


^^^^
2012-10-29 02:10:42 PM  
1 votes:
So... no outrage? They caught the guy without the taser... so why did the coward fire it?!?
2012-10-29 02:02:50 PM  
1 votes:

Litterbox: JohnCarter: Don't these have an "effective" range of about 10'? That is some pretty crappy shooting by Johnnie Law Dog.

No, smartguy. Different cartridges have different length capabilities. Our department carries 21 ft. cartridges. You can get 15, 25 and I believe, 30 ft. as well. Theres a whole lot of people in this thread that know zero about Tasers and how they function. I shot a guy with a Taser at about 6 ft and only one probe hit him. The other probe hit his loose clothing. Thankfully he was touching the wire and completed the circuit. When the probes are fired, they come out of the cartridge at a slight "V" angle and of course that angle increases as the distance from the Taser increases.


Sounds like you need to keep it holstered when there are children present.
2012-10-29 02:00:01 PM  
1 votes:

Litterbox: JohnCarter: Don't these have an "effective" range of about 10'? That is some pretty crappy shooting by Johnnie Law Dog.

No, smartguy. Different cartridges have different length capabilities. Our department carries 21 ft. cartridges. You can get 15, 25 and I believe, 30 ft. as well. Theres a whole lot of people in this thread that know zero about Tasers and how they function. I shot a guy with a Taser at about 6 ft and only one probe hit him. The other probe hit his loose clothing. Thankfully he was touching the wire and completed the circuit. When the probes are fired, they come out of the cartridge at a slight "V" angle and of course that angle increases as the distance from the Taser increases.


The angle shouldn't increase.
2012-10-29 01:51:47 PM  
1 votes:
Her parents displayed an "understanding" attitude about the mishap while interacting with police, Brown said.

They understood that they didn't want to get tased themselves.
2012-10-29 01:35:15 PM  
1 votes:
Her parents displayed an "understanding" attitude about the mishap while interacting with police, Brown said.

"Yes, Officer. I understand that I'd prefer not to be shot during an "accidental" wrong-address drug raid. I understand that I'd prefer not to be pulled over and my car searched every time I drive in this town. I understand that it would be nice if I not be arrested and lost in the system for a while for the crime of "obstructing an investigation" or "assaulting a police officer." I understand that it would be preferable that I not assault your nightstick with my gut, groin, head, and knees. So . . . I understand that I'm just going to genuflect to you and back away."
2012-10-29 01:26:59 PM  
1 votes:
The misleading quality of that headline puts both CNN and Fox News to shame.
2012-10-29 01:26:16 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA - "Her parents displayed an "understanding" attitude about the mishap while interacting with police, Brown said."

One is left to assume that they displayed this attitude once they were forced into the party escort submission position.
2012-10-29 01:24:49 PM  
1 votes:
So cops are trying to fire tasers while running?

Thank goodness he wasn't trying to fire his gun.
 
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