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(Fox 59)   Caught on video: two police officers hold down grandfather while he's shot in the back with a Taser by another officer... all in front of a gathering of schoolchildren   (fox59.com) divider line 30
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2013-11-29 10:40:59 AM  
5 votes:
You know how they could've made a shiat-ton of cash? Have people bid on who gets to shock the cop with a Taser.
2013-11-29 11:30:55 AM  
3 votes:
I got ampped up by reading subbies headline, but ohm further rectification, I have very little resistance to this mans capacitance for raising money by way of a highly charged demonstration of battery.

/Volts.
2013-11-29 11:29:49 AM  
3 votes:
So half the purpose of this was to send a message to the kids "this is what we do to you if you step out of line"?
2013-11-29 10:22:51 AM  
3 votes:
Oh, subby needs a cockpunch for this one.
2013-11-29 03:09:22 PM  
2 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Mikeyworld: Mandatory stick shifters would keep the incompetents off the public streets.

 Practical things like these are what they should be teaching our children.


Yeah, exactly. There should be a class in junior high (6-9 grade) in practical matters. Call it life class. Teach the ideal, how you should be dealin', how you interview, traffic laws, birds and bees, how to budget, how to treat a cold, the basics of running a business, and a thousand other things that parents are dropping the ball on. At least the kids would know what they should be doing, and what their parents ain't tellin' 'em. Beyond that, they also know they know what they shouldn't be doing...and why.
2013-11-29 11:42:05 AM  
2 votes:

GBB: God forbid the townspeople pay any farking taxes to cover their public services.  Must be a red town/county/state.




Or perhaps a small town that does pay taxes, but has a budget shortfall.

/Typical blue state response. Tax people higher, government comes before all others.
GBB
2013-11-29 11:30:28 AM  
2 votes:
God forbid the townspeople pay any farking taxes to cover their public services.  Must be a red town/county/state.
2013-11-30 01:39:48 AM  
1 votes:
That's some fine trolling there Lou.
2013-11-29 09:07:32 PM  
1 votes:

Kurgan Warlord:

You really sound butthurt.  Seen the backseat of a few cruisers, have ya?

Seen a hell of a lot worse than that.

Kurgan Warlord: Last time I checked they were one and the same.
Wanna try again?


No need, you're mistaken. Police consider themselves a separate breed and I support them in this.
2013-11-29 04:03:37 PM  
1 votes:

kerrigand: Your right, we need to rely on elementary school kids on having the knowledge to do "right" and not worry about what mommy says. It seems to me "most" of us. Note how I quote.."most", most of us, understood that if we screwed up, where we would end up and what would happen to us. Nowadays, it's not about where we might end up or what might happen to us, it's, what will mommy say and where's daddy? He'll take care of this and you're gonna be in big trouble for arresting me for robbing that store.

Dramatic much? yeah, sometimes I am, but sometimes that's what it takes to get through to people.


...Please never breed. Dear god, I don't think I'd trust you babysitting, let alone responsible for a kid.

Seriously, kids  want to be good. That is one of their most basic functions. And you can get them to be good  really farking easily, without scaring them. I've never needed to scare my sister, and I was her primary caretaker for a year. The kid is one of the politest, most well-behaved kids in her group, as noted by  other adults, regularly. Even dealing with pain-in-the-ass kids, they want to be good and they will be if you give them opportunities. Scaring the shiat out of them is never required.
2013-11-29 03:20:03 PM  
1 votes:

Farty McPooPants: From TFA: "He was shot with the Taser in a middle school gym on Wednesday, and the town clerk treasurer followed for what also became a teaching tool for young kids. A K9 officer also showed the crowd what his partner could do. "

I have a real problem with this.

They solicited "donations" after this show of force?

This is all kinds of farked up.


This is what they show kids nowadays. 'Behave or we do X.' I would  hate to be in elementary school right now, I was scared enough of cops when I was a little kid.
2013-11-29 03:05:47 PM  
1 votes:

Flab: I may be wrong, but in a town with 3 cops, the size of the fleet should be relatively easy to cope with without overburdening the taxpayer.


Rural often equals poor. Like... destitute poor. We tend to think of poor people as being homeless bums in the city, but if you want to see some real, soul-crushing poverty, hit the sticks. People aren't living out there in dilapidated trailers made of arsenic for fun. A lot of rural areas can't even afford one officer and instead rely on staties to provide local coverage.
2013-11-29 01:56:47 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Mikeyworld: /Different times, indeed

I bet you can drive hell out of a manual by now, too! :)

/lost art
/learned how driving a tractor


Oh yeah. being an ex-racer, manuals were the beast of choice. They provided more control than them slush-boxes. I believe the problem with traffic today is the lack of skills needed to drive. Mandatory stick shifters would keep the incompetents off the public streets.
2013-11-29 01:32:12 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: ChipNASA: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: fluffy2097: GBB:   Must be a red town/county/state.

/Rural life is a lot different.

It certainly is. The town I grew up in had one police officer.  He had to live there too.

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Different times, I guess.


CSB: I grew up in the 50s. My grandpa told me to drive him home when I was 10yo, barely able to push the pedals. He came over to get me for some chores he wanted me to do. When we walked to his 1949 F-1 Ford pickup, with a 3-speed floor shifter, he got in the passenger side and told me to get in. He explained the basics, and I hopped that puppy half a block to the stop sign. The local grocery was on this corner and a cop was sitting in the parking lot. Gramps waved at him and said, "Take it a little easier on the clutch". I got it going, but Gramps wouldn't let me shift, so we ground it out in first gear for three blocks. The cop followed us the whole way. I pulled into the the driveway and the cop stopped behind the truck. I had visions of (as 10yos will) of going to jail for the REST OF MY LIFE. Gramps got out and was talking to the cop when I walked up. The cop told me to keep practicing; that wasn't bad for my first time and it'll get easier when I get a little height. He then drove off and we got back to work :End CSB

/Different times, indeed
//The truck was as old as me.
///uncle has it, with a flathead V-8 in it, now.
2013-11-29 01:10:51 PM  
1 votes:
A town that size needs 17 cops? fire fire 14 of them and do the taxpayers a favor instead of shocking yourself for even more cash.
2013-11-29 12:44:20 PM  
1 votes:

GBB: God forbid the townspeople pay any farking taxes to cover their public services.  Must be a red town/county/state.


When I lived in Denver, I didn't like paying taxes to fund the police, mostly because they ignored actual criminals and gangs roaming around downtown and 16th street, but beat the crap out of random people for no particular reason. I was also pretty ticked that when my house got robbed, there was a speed trap with 5 squad cars less than a block away... yet it took more than 6 hours to get someone to my house, where he took a terse report and bluntly told me that it was unlikely I'd get any of my stuff back, as they weren't going to investigate at all Here in Grand County, I'm ok with paying higher taxes... because the Police and Fire departments regularly are on SAR missions, helping people, finding lost hunters, helping people get to hospitals in bad weather, and doing actual civil service.

Sometimes there's more to the argument than just "I hate taxes" or whatever derp you assign to people who don't necessarily want to fund some emergency services.
2013-11-29 12:18:15 PM  
1 votes:
+1 internets to Subby for headline.
2013-11-29 12:14:09 PM  
1 votes:
Hilarious, subby.

But seriously - why the fark does some middle-of-nowhere, boondock town need a farking Hummer?
2013-11-29 11:52:38 AM  
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Or perhaps a small town that does pay taxes, but has a budget shortfall.


Because math is hard

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: /Typical blue state response. Tax people higher, government comes before all others.


Because paying for the shiat we need is stupid. Gimme the MasterCard Mabel! I'm a-goin' to town!
2013-11-29 11:49:57 AM  
1 votes:

fluffy2097: GBB: God forbid the townspeople pay any farking taxes to cover their public services.  Must be a red town/county/state.

In a town with only 3 police officers, I imagine taxes simply alone simply can't support maintaining a fleet of cruisers like wealthy suburbs and large cities.

/Rural life is a lot different.


It certainly is. The town I grew up in had one police officer, one police car, and very little crime. No tanks, no tasers, and no SWAT team. No one messed with our police officer, not because he was a bad-ass, but because he was one of us. He had to live there too.
2013-11-29 11:41:52 AM  
1 votes:
You know what would have been really cool is if he had a heart attack and died in front of all those kids.

Idiots.
2013-11-29 11:40:46 AM  
1 votes:

Fluid: I'm not sure whether it's smart to turn the use of weapons on people into entertainment, especially given that the audience consists of children.


I do like the emphasis it puts on "eating your own dogfood" as it were. When that cop tazes someone, he knows exactly what that person is going to go through.

/me and my friends used to play "Lick the electric horse fence" long before tazers were a thing.
//It hurts.
///Then your friend laughs and says "let me try!"
////Ahhh. Youth.
2013-11-29 11:38:38 AM  
1 votes:

PacManDreaming: You know how they could've made a shiat-ton of cash? Have people bid on who gets to shock the cop with a Taser.


Can they also yell "stop resisting arrest!" While the guy is still spasming on the ground? I think this would be highly relevant info.
2013-11-29 11:38:14 AM  
1 votes:

Target Builder: So half the purpose of this was to send a message to the kids "this is what we do to you if you step out of line"?


Pretty much man, pretty farking much. You see it is far easier to make a small child fear you then it is to get adults to fear you. Just like with tobacco products, the trick is to get them good and young.

still it sure would have been a good time getting to tazer a cop!
2013-11-29 11:36:29 AM  
1 votes:
I'm not sure whether it's smart to turn the use of weapons on people into entertainment, especially given that the audience consists of children.
2013-11-29 11:32:50 AM  
1 votes:

GBB: God forbid the townspeople pay any farking taxes to cover their public services.  Must be a red town/county/state.


You mean "Freedom-loving, small government, free market capitalists". Palin-Americans
2013-11-29 11:30:14 AM  
1 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: Oh, subby needs a cockpunch for this one.


www.hotflick.net
Wait, I got an idea...
2013-11-29 11:26:54 AM  
1 votes:
He was shot with the Taser in a middle school gym on Wednesday, and the town clerk treasurer followed for what also became a teaching tool for young kids. A K9 officer also showed the crowd what his partner could do.


So, they're terrorists. Great. Way to show those kids who they can trust and rely on.
2013-11-29 11:26:54 AM  
1 votes:
Headline and subsequent article are.....shocking

/nice mis-direction subbs.
2013-11-29 10:20:47 AM  
1 votes:
"Knightstown police chief gets electrocuted to buy much-needed cruisers"

At least the new cruisers will look good in his funeral procession.
 
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