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(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   Dropping a cigarette butt in Los Angeles? Yeah, that's a genital tasering   (nbclosangeles.com) divider line 33
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2014-02-11 08:25:18 AM
6 votes:
"LA County Sheriff's Department officials would not comment on the case except to describe one of the deputies in question as "the best deputy in the division."

I think we've found your problem.
2014-02-11 09:55:48 AM
3 votes:
I don't know what's more shocking, the feeling of 10,000 volts to the genitals or the fact that I'm no longer remotely surprised by stories of police officers behaving this way.
2014-02-11 09:36:02 AM
3 votes:
Cigarette butts are gross.  A tasering for dropping a cigarette butt seems fair to me.
2014-02-11 09:01:31 AM
3 votes:
Don't object to people smoking, but those cigarette filters that people drop on the street?  Yeah, those take up to 12 years to bio-degrade, so put your cigarette butts in the trash can, lazy butthead.

/not worth a tasering, however
//just a swift kick in the butt
2014-02-11 12:31:51 PM
2 votes:

jst3p: Sounds legit.



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indeed...
2014-02-11 12:25:07 PM
2 votes:

fueldr: You aren't guilty because you are black


You're guilty because you're poor and can't afford a decent lawyer.
2014-02-11 11:03:39 AM
2 votes:
This is another thread where one can find an explanation for our roid raging paramilitary police force and high incarceration rates, as you can see by half the posts in this thread Americans are fine with the police beating the shiat out of an entire family because someone dropped a cigarette butt on the ground.
2014-02-11 10:37:22 AM
2 votes:

FizixJunkee: Cigarette butts are gross.  A tasering for dropping a cigarette butt seems fair to me.


He didn't drop anything, his father did.  The victim asked the cop if he could pick up the butt in lieu of a fine.

Normally I would say "there's more to the story" and they may be. But I'm thinking the cop was just a dick.

pkellmey: Who knows, if you can get second hand smoke problems, maybe you can get second hand shock therapy as well.


Stephen King's "Cat's Eye" has this plot. James Woods won't stop smoking, so they shock his wife.
2014-02-11 09:01:55 AM
2 votes:
Liberal Utopia

// result of the state saying cops can gun down anyone at any time for any reason, 'cause they're nervous.
DAR [TotalFark]
2014-02-11 08:52:54 AM
2 votes:
The mother should have used her cell phone to record the encounter.  Video tends to keep cops from becoming assholes.

Which reminds me, I still need to work on getting my cell phone to drop video directly to a remote server as cops now days are being trained to grab cell phones.........k/dar
2014-02-11 12:13:27 PM
1 votes:

trappedspirit: His side of the story sounds pretty plausible.

Citizen: "Can I pick up that cigarette?"
Officer: *FULLNELSON*



Thank you!!!!

I know we all hate the cops and that all cops are true power hungry scumbags who deserve instant death because of the profession they chose. . . but are we really around 100 posts in the thread without anyone even questioning these events? In all situations you have two sides and then the truth. We have one side of this story and an incomplete side at that. Dad drops things all the time, yet he smokes. Wow, what a wonderful combination. No chance of anything wrong going on there.

I'm sure the neighbor knocking "calmly" expressed to the son that the father was being ticketed. The son then went out and had a calm, quiet talk with the police. He probably said something like "Excuse me officer, can we please resolve this another way, I'll pick up the ciggy" and not "How dare you ticket my father you racist MF,"   I'm sure there were no gestures that could have appeared aggressive in his stance. And of course, the officers have history and know if they are dealing with a convicted murdered or a college grad with no criminal record. Then mom comes out and escalates the situation further.

Cmon people, we are better than this. You aren't guilty because you are black and you aren't guilty because you are a cop. The facts in this story by the family do not add up. That doesn't mean the cop was correct in what he did.  You do an investigation, look at the officers history and piece together what actually happened. Don't take the above paragraph as a defense of the cop. He might be a complete scumbag. You just aren't going to convince me of that by having one side of the story that makes the family look like heavenly angels and the cops look like demons rising up from the underworld. The truth is likely going to be a lot closer to the middle.
2014-02-11 12:08:56 PM
1 votes:

Headso: Pangea: kindms: Headso: This is another thread where one can find an explanation for our roid raging paramilitary police force and high incarceration rates, as you can see by half the posts in this thread Americans are fine with the police beating the shiat out of an entire family because someone dropped a cigarette butt on the ground.

The President of The United States of America is debating whether to assassinate ANOTHER citizen without charging them with crimes or affording them due process GUARANTEED in the US Constitution and no one gives a shiat. So cops beating on people is not even going to register with most people. This thread is a perfect example. Lots of GOOD and I'm OK With This just because the headline describes person or people that folks have been trained it is OK to hate. Sound familiar ?

Your false equivalency is bad and you should feel bad.

that's for sure, there's even a thread about that very topic on the politics tab at this very moment if he wants to discuss that subject.


how is it false equivalency ? People OK with state power beating up people for minor infractions = people ok with state sanctioned assassinations of uncharged citizens. It speaks to the mentality of those who cheer on force as long as they are not the ones in the crosshairs.
2014-02-11 11:42:35 AM
1 votes:
Auto play video I can't pause/ stop until after watching the loud ad?

I know someone who needs to be tasered in the genitals...
2014-02-11 11:42:07 AM
1 votes:
That's why I like Toronto.  Every single city installed garbage can has 3 holes: One for garbage, one for recycling, and one for cigarettes.  There is a cigarette disposal on every block in the entire city.
2014-02-11 11:26:12 AM
1 votes:

Headso: This is another thread where one can find an explanation for our roid raging paramilitary police force and high incarceration rates, as you can see by half the posts in this thread Americans are fine with the police beating the shiat out of an entire family because someone dropped a cigarette butt on the ground.


The President of The United States of America is debating whether to assassinate ANOTHER citizen without charging them with crimes or affording them due process GUARANTEED in the US Constitution and no one gives a shiat. So cops beating on people is not even going to register with most people. This thread is a perfect example. Lots of GOOD and I'm OK With This just because the headline describes person or people that folks have been trained it is OK to hate. Sound familiar ?
2014-02-11 11:24:34 AM
1 votes:
They didn't tase the guy who dropped the butt.   They tased the guy's son who didn't appropriately respect the authoriTIE of the best damn sheriff in the county.
2014-02-11 11:23:35 AM
1 votes:

FizixJunkee: Cigarette butts are gross.  A tasering for dropping a cigarette butt seems fair to me.


A Tasering, for asking if you can pick up someone else's butt, does seem a little excessive however
2014-02-11 10:50:19 AM
1 votes:

DAR:  I still need to work on getting my cell phone to drop video directly to a remote server as cops now days are being trained to grab cell phones.


I hope I never need it, but my phone is set up for that. I installed Bambuser (a free app that streams directly to the server) and set the phone to lock when the sleep button is pressed. I have tested to confirm that the video keeps streaming when that happens. The app is on the main screen. So I can unlock my phone and start shooting video in a few seconds, and it will keep recording whatever is in range until the phone stops working.

Everybody should be set up like this. If you aren't, then take a few minutes and do it today. Photography is not  a crime.
2014-02-11 10:50:12 AM
1 votes:

whosits_112: FarkedOver: My wife, who doesn't know I smoke, recently found my clandestine cigarette cup....

Not to be mean, but, is she a bit slow? I mean, how could she not know? The smell of cigarettes cling like bad BO.


The only people who think smokers don't stink are smokers.  Obviously she smokes as well.
Ant
2014-02-11 10:37:59 AM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Liberal Utopia

// result of the state saying cops can gun down anyone at any time for any reason, 'cause they're nervous.


What? Really? Something tells me that your definition of certain words doesn't match up with everyone else's.
2014-02-11 10:19:45 AM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Liberal Utopia

// result of the state saying cops can gun down anyone at any time for any reason, 'cause they're nervous.


The "liberals" are the ones calling for a police state?

Wow you aren't very good at this whole troll thing are you?
2014-02-11 09:51:29 AM
1 votes:

gweilo8888: DAR: The mother should have used her cell phone to record the encounter.  Video tends to keep cops from becoming assholes.

Yeah, no. It tends to get the person doing the filming arrested, too, and charged with violating wiretapping laws.

Yah, really.

http://www.alternet.org/story/151806/15_years_in_prison_for_taping_t he _cops_how_eavesdropping_laws_are_taking_away_our_best_defense_against_ police_brutality
http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2013/11/14/boston-police-arrest-st ud ent-wiretapping-charges-video-recording/


Didn't I just hear a news story about this photo surveillance system that's now being used here?  Where they just go to archives and track a vehicle used in a crime back to its point of origin?

So it's OK for the authorities to use video surveillance but if a citizen films an officer beating the crap outta somebody that's wiretapping...?

/yeah, makes perfect sense
2014-02-11 09:31:57 AM
1 votes:
Did he at least pick up the can?
2014-02-11 09:31:26 AM
1 votes:
Aside from the repugnant behavior of the cops in question, there are a couple of things wrong with this story:

1.  This man's nerve damage notwithstanding, smokers don't drop cigarette butts on the ground "by accident".  99.9% of them are serial litterbugs.

2.  Genital tasering is a perfectly cromulent punishment for any act of littering, especially a smoker throwing a butt on the ground.
2014-02-11 09:28:22 AM
1 votes:
img.fark.net

Evil Mister Rodgers approves of these shenanigans.
2014-02-11 09:24:30 AM
1 votes:
Another cop with a deep seeded inferiority complex on a power trip because some guy wouldn't obey his commands. Another day in LA.
2014-02-11 09:16:24 AM
1 votes:
static.prisonplanet.com
2014-02-11 09:15:42 AM
1 votes:

DAR: The mother should have used her cell phone to record the encounter.  Video tends to keep cops from becoming assholes.


Yeah, no. It tends to get the person doing the filming arrested, too, and charged with violating wiretapping laws.

Yah, really.

http://www.alternet.org/story/151806/15_years_in_prison_for_taping_t he _cops_how_eavesdropping_laws_are_taking_away_our_best_defense_against_ police_brutality
http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2013/11/14/boston-police-arrest-st ud ent-wiretapping-charges-video-recording/
2014-02-11 09:05:39 AM
1 votes:

Therion: "LA County Sheriff's Department officials would not comment on the case except to describe one of the deputies in question as "the best deputy in the division."

I think we've found your problem.


Best damn deputy in the division.  Got the highest marks in genital taser training.  Always remembers to yell "Stop Resisting!!!" when abusing his power and beating on a minority.
2014-02-11 09:02:51 AM
1 votes:
Another isolated incident!! Too bad you'd never win a claim of self defense against these asshole cops.
2014-02-11 09:01:03 AM
1 votes:
Damn, Rob Reiner's really stepping his game up
2014-02-11 08:28:45 AM
1 votes:
Stay classy, Los Angeles cops...
2014-02-11 08:17:46 AM
1 votes:
I believe that's known as the Electric Cowboy.
 
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