Should he have been tazed?

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  • May 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm #530337 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

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    Not to be argumentative, but we know that some people have died from being tasered. So, with respect, I would ask you guys who support the tasering of this kid……would you think differently if it had killed him? As I said, I’m not trying to start a fight. I think it is an honest question.

    Wouldn’t change my opinion. The kid could die by hitting his head while being tackled. Amnesty International, the primary group raising concerns about Tasers, has even admitted that the few hundred deaths ‘attributed’ to taser use in the last 10 years or so are not all directly attributed to the use of the taser.

    Bottom line is… you do stupid stuff, you create unnecessary risk[/i:394za76h]. [-X[/quote:394za76h]

    Exactly….he could have had a heart attack running around the field as well. (or caused one of the guys chasing him to have one)

    he deserved it IMHO

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    May 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm #530338 Back to Top REPORT
    steve-walters
    Steve Walters

    Joined: 7/7/2007
    Light him up!!!!! :thumbup
    May 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm #530339 Back to Top REPORT

    Worthless

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Not to be argumentative, but we know that some people have died from being tasered. So, with respect, I would ask you guys who support the tasering of this kid……would you think differently if it had killed him? As I said, I’m not trying to start a fight. I think it is an honest question.

    I think he knew what he did was illegal, that he would at least be tackled, and should have had the brains to think that a cop may not want to risk injuring himself tackling (and maybe fighting with) someone who was up to that point non compliant. Anymore who really knows what the insane fools who run on the field are up to, remember when Tom Gamboa was attacked by a father and son who hopped the rails?

    I googled “harmful effects of tasers” and got a CNN article that said tactical doctors (just means they go with the SWAT teams) who followed folks who had been tasered in SWAT ops saw 99.7% of people who were tasered suffer only minor injury (bruises, scrapes), and that the majority of more serious injuries were associated with falling after being tasered.

    They did go on to say that Amnesty International (who I would guess is slightly biased) reports that 245 people suffered cardiac arrest, and Wake Forest did a study showing 270 people suffered cardiac arrest after being tased (but there wasn’t any clear evidence that the one was a direct effect of the other). Id like to see how many of those who died were on some non-prescription pharmaceutical.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm #530340 Back to Top REPORT
    carolinagreenhead
    carolinagreenhead

    Joined: 4/19/2008
    Since I am a LEO, I will keep my comments to myself but I’m sure you all know what my opinions are.
    May 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm #530341 Back to Top REPORT
    clay
    Clay

    Joined: 4/28/2009
    A taser to speed up a ball game?
    There’s a few pitchers need it then.

    Sounds like most of you think it’s an appropriate punishment. Don’t think the taser’s purpose is punishment. Don’t think the Leo’s job is to punish.

    Field full of profesional athletes and wannabees and nobody can catch the 17 year old kid. Sad. What a bunch of pansies.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm #530342 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    A taser to speed up a ball game?
    There’s a few pitchers need it then.

    Sounds like most of you think it’s an appropriate punishment. Don’t think the taser’s purpose is punishment. Don’t think the Leo’s job is to punish.

    Field full of profesional athletes and wannabees and nobody can catch the 17 year old kid. Sad. What a bunch of pansies.[/quote:2wkyw3cc]

    Clay, I agree wholeheartedly that the taser’s purpose should NEVER be punishment, and while I’ve already stated that I think the use of the taser was unnecessary, I don’t think the taser is out of place for disorderly conduct.

    As for your comment about all the pro-athletes, gotta say that made me chuckle. It is quite the irony, isn’t it? #-o

    May 4, 2010 at 11:01 pm #530343 Back to Top REPORT
    buffalocounty_32
    BuffaloCounty_32

    Joined: 9/3/2004

    A taser to speed up a ball game?
    There’s a few pitchers need it then.

    Sounds like most of you think it’s an appropriate punishment. Don’t think the taser’s purpose is punishment. Don’t think the Leo’s job is to punish.

    Field full of profesional athletes and wannabees and nobody can catch the 17 year old kid. Sad. What a bunch of pansies.[/quote:21o8lxch]
    Inclined to agree on this one, honestly how far was he going to go? [=}=]

    May 4, 2010 at 11:29 pm #530344 Back to Top REPORT

    SoloXT

    Joined: 7/22/2008
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    Seems a bit excessive for a harmless prank. A night in the big house would’ve been enough IMO. I’ll bet my first born that there’ll be a lawsuit coming down the pike.

    The Police Officer would have had to go “hands on” with the kid anyways…he was running away and not listening to verbal commands

    Most agencies have policies which lists the ECD (electronic control device) low on their force continium. So, since the LEO would have had to place his hands on a subject that was resisting, he was justified to use his Taser

    The Taser is NOT meant to punish anyone, it is meant to gain better control of the subject, in a more safe manner, which equates to less injuries to the Officer and less injuries to the suspect

    Ask away, I am a certified Taser instructor for both the M26 and X26

    May 4, 2010 at 11:34 pm #530345 Back to Top REPORT
    blood-bath2006
    Blood Bath2006

    Joined: 10/14/2006

    A taser to speed up a ball game?
    There’s a few pitchers need it then.

    Sounds like most of you think it’s an appropriate punishment. Don’t think the taser’s purpose is punishment. Don’t think the Leo’s job is to punish.

    Field full of profesional athletes and wannabees and nobody can catch the 17 year old kid. Sad. What a bunch of pansies.[/quote:1xqnhjq0]
    Inclined to agree on this one, honestly how far was he going to go? [=}=][/quote:1xqnhjq0]

    Would you have felt differently if he had made it to the bull pen and dropped a grenade, stick of dynamite, or pulled a pistola?

    Truth is that you have no REAL idea of his intentions until you have him on the ground and cuffed.

    I think it was warranted….

    May 5, 2010 at 12:13 am #530346 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

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    A taser to speed up a ball game?
    There’s a few pitchers need it then.

    Sounds like most of you think it’s an appropriate punishment. Don’t think the taser’s purpose is punishment. Don’t think the Leo’s job is to punish.

    Field full of profesional athletes and wannabees and nobody can catch the 17 year old kid. Sad. What a bunch of pansies.[/quote:auf51nig]
    Inclined to agree on this one, honestly how far was he going to go? [=}=][/quote:auf51nig]

    Would you have felt differently if he had made it to the bull pen and dropped a grenade, stick of dynamite, or pulled a pistola?

    Truth is that you have no REAL idea of his intentions until you have him on the ground and cuffed.

    Yep if someone is dumb enough to jump the fence and run onto the field which they know is illegal and even called to ask his dad what he would think you have no way of knowing what his intentions are or what objects he may be carrying. He showed a wanton disregard for the law. Those pansy athletes (and I’ll agree many are!) aren’t trained in how to handle a situation like that not to mention the millions they’d get sued for if they did tackle the kid or even lay a hand on them. Same reason as a store employee you are told not to pursue a shoplifter as you have no clue what they may be carrying that could harm you and you aren’t trained on how to detain them.

    I don’t know that anyone is suggesting that the taser is to be used for punishment. My comment was meant as an action and consequence, you don’t listen and follow and LEO’s instructions you’ll get tased and deserve it.
    I think it was warranted….[/quote:auf51nig]

    How are you living your Dash?
    May 5, 2010 at 12:15 am #530347 Back to Top REPORT
    donner
    donner

    Joined: 4/25/2007

    A taser to speed up a ball game?
    There’s a few pitchers need it then.

    Sounds like most of you think it’s an appropriate punishment. Don’t think the taser’s purpose is punishment. Don’t think the Leo’s job is to punish.

    Field full of profesional athletes and wannabees and nobody can catch the 17 year old kid. Sad. What a bunch of pansies.[/quote:8s47kgh5]
    Inclined to agree on this one, honestly how far was he going to go? [=}=][/quote:8s47kgh5]

    Would you have felt differently if he had made it to the bull pen and dropped a grenade, stick of dynamite, or pulled a pistola?

    Truth is that you have no REAL idea of his intentions until you have him on the ground and cuffed.

    I think it was warranted….[/quote:8s47kgh5]

    That sums it up right their :thumbup

    May 5, 2010 at 12:16 am #530348 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    Tase… [=}=]
    May 5, 2010 at 12:35 am #530349 Back to Top REPORT

    Head Hunter

    Joined: 8/24/2004
    The kid and his “Everybody look at me!” stunt was wrong and the kid knew that it was wrong but does that justify the tazer?

    The kid was not a threat of bodily harm to anyone. He was just a stupid kid running around making a fool of himself. There wasn’t any reason whatsoever to use the tazer. The cop hit the kid with the tazer in less than a minute. I think the cop escalated the situation in this case.

    I think the kid doesn’t have to worry about ever working because he just earned his lifetime money.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:48 am #530350 Back to Top REPORT

    Whitetail Addict

    Joined: 10/8/2008

    makes you wonder how Penn State feels about their future student there :whistle

    He won’t last more than two semesters in the Rathskeller![/quote:3r5l1ggj]

    You know the area. 8D

    May 5, 2010 at 1:23 am #530351 Back to Top REPORT
    seek
    seek

    Joined: 2/10/2008
    I say “Light him up” with Mr. Clickety!

    totally agree :thumbup :^O

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