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(Guardian)   Police officers: If a man has poured gasoline over himself and is threatening to set himself on fire then maybe Tazing him is not a good idea   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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11012 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Apr 2013 at 7:48 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-26 07:52:07 PM  
4 votes:
One would think that to be obvious. Unfortunately, it's the police we're talking about.

Then again, when you set yourself up for self-immolation, you should probably not do things that might cause someone to bring the match unless you're serious. So hey, maybe is really was suicide by cop.
2013-04-26 07:59:24 PM  
3 votes:
That cop should be charged with accidental manslaughter due to negligence. No question.

To protect and serve my ass.
2013-04-26 08:58:45 PM  
2 votes:
Light a fire for a man, he's warm for the night.
Light a man on fire, he's warm for the rest of his life.
2013-04-26 07:58:13 PM  
2 votes:
If you ever hear some idiot pipe up about why the cops didn't taze X, this is the reason why they don't carry them in some jurisdictions. Or they put a gun up to the cops.

Some jurisdictions still use flammable bases in their MACE/Pepper Sprays (either because it's cheaper, or they have a thousand or so setting in inventory), and the Tasers can ignite them.

Yeah. That was concentrated stupid. The manufacturers of them themselves even say NOT to use it where there is a potential for igniting flammable materials.
2013-04-26 07:51:54 PM  
2 votes:
This is shocking!
2013-04-26 08:28:41 PM  
1 vote:
TFA doesn't give enough info to really judge the police. If he was going to light himself on fire or attack the pd their options are pretty limited at thst point. Nobody is going to wrestle you if you're covered in gasoline. But hey its totally the police's fault this guy poured gas all over himself and was a crazy sob
2013-04-26 08:15:44 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-26 08:02:31 PM  
1 vote:
Basic science, how the fark does it work? Don't ask a cop.
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2013-04-26 08:02:25 PM  
1 vote:
I'm torn between wanting the entire police force to be incinerated and saying the fried man got what he wanted.
2013-04-26 07:58:18 PM  
1 vote:
What? Stop it! Asking that police actually stop and think before acting is clearly beyone the pale. You can't hire a bunch of dimwits and all of a sudden start raising the bar on them.

That's like playing keep-the-biscuit-away-from-the-three-legged-dog. It's clearly not fair, nothing good will come of it, and it's likely to get you bitten.

Let's just blame this on the dickbag dousing himself in petrol and move along.
2013-04-26 07:52:16 PM  
1 vote:
Policemen cannot help. They can only not kill.
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