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    5 times!

    Even if she was being arrested, it doesn't take a taser to arrest a 67 year old woman. IMO ...

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    I would not be judging until I hear the other side of the story. grandma was not innocent. I have seen a guy get tazed twice while running from the police and kept running during both tazes. he ended up getting away.
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    She may have been guilty, but if the cop had to tazer the women 5 times I think it at least speaks ill of his personal fitness that he couldn't restrain some old lady without zapping her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDB
    She may have been guilty, but if the cop had to tazer the women 5 times I think it at least speaks ill of his personal fitness that he couldn't restrain some old lady without zapping her.

    i saw it on the morning show, she wasn't running or anything she just refused to comply. His alternative was to take her down and break her hip I suppose. I personally got a good laugh out of it. Remember we are all equal in the eyes of the law , if you can tazer a 22 yr old black man, you can tase an 80 yo white lady.
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    Taser's allow the officer to minimize blunt force trama injuries and the affects of pepper spray on the citizen while greatly reducing the risk of injury to the officer. The bottom line is: do as your told and you won't get tasered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velikimajmun
    i saw it on the morning show, she wasn't running or anything she just refused to comply. His alternative was to take her down and break her hip I suppose. I personally got a good laugh out of it. Remember we are all equal in the eyes of the law , if you can tazer a 22 yr old black man, you can tase an 80 yo white lady.


    That is the truth !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by picasso
    Taser's allow the officer to minimize blunt force trama injuries and the affects of pepper spray on the citizen while greatly reducing the risk of injury to the officer. The bottom line is: do as your told and you won't get tasered.
    do as youre told huh? wouldnt the world just be a better place if everyone just did what they were told all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomi822
    do as youre told huh? wouldnt the world just be a better place if everyone just did what they were told all the time

    I don't think that's what he is refering to. Civil disobedience is one thing, resisting arrest is another. Neither are completely good or bad, but if you don't want to get tazed, you should do what you are told when you are in police custody for beating your daughter.
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    You are thinking like a "normal" person would think.

    When people are under the influence of, drugs and alcohol, they don't think like a "normal" person would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wastedwhiteboy2
    I would not be judging until I hear the other side of the story. grandma was not innocent. I have seen a guy get tazed twice while running from the police and kept running during both tazes. he ended up getting away.
    ****, man...come on...this is an unarmed 67 year-old woman.

    Be serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velikimajmun
    I don't think that's what he is refering to. Civil disobedience is one thing, resisting arrest is another. Neither are completely good or bad, but if you don't want to get tazed, you should do what you are told when you are in police custody for beating your daughter.
    This is like a bad dream...like the cops on 'roids thread.

    Some of you are so scared of something - not sure what - crime, terrorists, grandmas - that you are ready and willing to create a police state and excuse the behavior of a group of fallible humans (just like the rest of us) who will be above the law and immune to normal societal conventions and rules.

    A group that you are willing to give the authority to do as they like in the name of making you feel safe. Better hope none of them get the idea you are bad guys and taser your ass for speaking your mind of refusing to toe the line.

    You are some scared and scary folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Shadows
    This is like a bad dream...like the cops on 'roids thread.

    Some of you are so scared of something - not sure what - crime, terrorists, grandmas - that you are ready and willing to create a police state and excuse the behavior of a group of fallible humans (just like the rest of us) who will be above the law and immune to normal societal conventions and rules.

    A group that you are willing to give the authority to do as they like in the name of making you feel safe. Better hope none of them get the idea you are bad guys and taser your ass for speaking your mind of refusing to toe the line.

    You are some scared and scary folks.
    What are you talking about? No one said anything about a police state or infallibility of police. It's the reality of our current law, plain and simple. If you don't want to be tazed, don't resist arrest. Whether or not we should allow tazing or not is irrelevant to the discussion of whether or not the cop was justified in tazing her because tazing is currently an accepted and legal practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Shadows
    This is like a bad dream...like the cops on 'roids thread.

    Some of you are so scared of something - not sure what - crime, terrorists, grandmas - that you are ready and willing to create a police state and excuse the behavior of a group of fallible humans (just like the rest of us) who will be above the law and immune to normal societal conventions and rules.

    A group that you are willing to give the authority to do as they like in the name of making you feel safe. Better hope none of them get the idea you are bad guys and taser your ass for speaking your mind of refusing to toe the line.

    You are some scared and scary folks.
    yeah what are you talking about? there is way to many big words in here for discussion on an old lady getting tazed.

    haha the old lady didnt see that one comin did she!
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    Also remember this is Ohio.

    You are thinking like a "normal" person would think.

    When people live in Ohio, they don't think like a "normal" person would. (I.E. Ohio State fans)
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    Quote Originally Posted by velikimajmun
    What are you talking about? No one said anything about a police state or infallibility of police. It's the reality of our current law, plain and simple. If you don't want to be tazed, don't resist arrest. Whether or not we should allow tazing or not is irrelevant to the discussion of whether or not the cop was justified in tazing her because tazing is currently an accepted and legal practice.
    half of the people responding in this thread are cops and it seems the bottom line from their point of view is "do what i say and i wont hurt you". i personally think that 90% of cops are high school bullies aged 20 or 30 years with severe inferiority complexes due to both professional and personal interaction with cops.

    this isnt a police state? it doesnt matter what rights you think you have a cop does whatever he wants and fills out a doctored police report to make it legal. cops will find a way to make you do whatever they want whenever they want and they are covered by all of their buds in the legal system, the corruption makes me sick. i feel less safe around cops than around people i know have committed crimes
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    Another demonstration that police lack a very important thing known as discretion. This incident fits nicely with the tasing of a 5 year old girl. Nice one guys, I feel so much safer since you got granny under control. Glad that community's tax dollars are being appropriated wisely into that great officer's pockets.

    Stop cutting these idiots so much slack. They haven't earned it, they don't deserve it.

    That said, there are many good cops out there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velikimajmun
    What are you talking about? No one said anything about a police state or infallibility of police. It's the reality of our current law, plain and simple. If you don't want to be tazed, don't resist arrest. Whether or not we should allow tazing or not is irrelevant to the discussion of whether or not the cop was justified in tazing her because tazing is currently an accepted and legal practice.
    Nah...it is not reality unless people make it so by saying "Shut up and do what you're told and you won't be mistreated".

    Yea...a cop that size really had to taze a 67 year-old grandma if she wouldn't listen. She might have kicked his ass after all. No, really, she should just do as she's told. Of course, not everyone is lucid all the time and knows how to do that. Watch this video...that women is elderly and is not all there. She could have been handled differently...she is not 6'6" and 250, she posed no physical threat. It is NOT acceptable practice to use unnecessary force in a case like this. Minimal force necessary is sufficient...not like she was running up the aisle in an airplane yelling about having a bomb or something like that. Law enforcement people need to know how to deal with this in better ways than to taze someone - and they really do.

    That means this guy chose to be a prick and if he had to go to that extreme measure, then he needs to hang up the badge and grap a stop sign and an orange vest and head on down to the school crossing...
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    There is a possibility that he was just an *******. But, if she said no 5 times, she's an idiot lol.

    She was there for child abuse (hitting her granddaughter) so she was obligated to do as she was told, right?

    I agree with whoever said: "If you can tazer a 22yr old black man you can tazer a 67 yr old white woman"
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    And dude, that was a big ****in cop!!! Dude could probably bench a VW beetle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomi822
    half of the people responding in this thread are cops and it seems the bottom line from their point of view is "do what i say and i wont hurt you". i personally think that 90% of cops are high school bullies aged 20 or 30 years with severe inferiority complexes due to both professional and personal interaction with cops.
    Not sure about the 90%. But as a forensic evaluator, I know that psychological evaluations of law enforcement officers who commit actions like this one (certainly a minority of police officers) tend to come out looking a lot like psychopaths. It can be hard to tell their profiles from those of criminals - especially those of spouse and child abusers who are the type who need control and use violence to obtain it.

    This guy likely should not be carrying a weapon of any type.
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    I agree with Jack, 90 % is way off. How many policeman do you personally know, jomi??

    Policeman are in fact human beings, and like human beings make bad decisions.

    This copper just had his 15 mins. He will have to live with his decision to taser grandma for the rest of his life.

    The sad part is that everyone loses in this case, except for her attorney when he collects from the city..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomi822
    half of the people responding in this thread are cops and it seems the bottom line from their point of view is "do what i say and i wont hurt you".
    Who in here was a cop? I sure am not. Quit making assumptions.

    i personally think that 90% of cops are high school bullies aged 20 or 30 years with severe inferiority complexes due to both professional and personal interaction with cops.
    I personally think that's an ignorant and unreasonably spiteful comment.

    Based off of what do you draw this conclusion? MTV? lol.... Are you a "thug" and da' man is out to get you? Come on...lets get real. If 90% of cops were bullies then in my 22 years I'm sure I would have been bullied once living in Southern CA. I got pulled over (I think unreasonably) once and the cop was even cool then and let me go.

    I don't have any friends who have experienced this problem either. And PLEASE don't bring up the race card with this. That argument cannot win, ever, when it comes to racial profiling unless you think its wrong despite all statistical data, etc.
    this isnt a police state? it doesnt matter what rights you think you have a cop does whatever he wants and fills out a doctored police report to make it legal. cops will find a way to make you do whatever they want whenever they want and they are covered by all of their buds in the legal system, the corruption makes me sick.
    There may be a few police forces known for this sort of thing, but that would be by FAR the vast minority. Please, you throw around these 90% numbers and corruption accusations, please start providing numbers and examples. please do.

    i feel less safe around cops than around people i know have committed crimes
    Well..if the crime was stealing a box of cheerios, I don't blame you. But, I can't say I feel the same way by any means.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind a police force with MORE power and less PC intervention.

    Now, yes, we all know he didn't "have" to taser her. But, you can guarantee he was following procedure. lol. Resisting an officer anybody? The law should not discriminate, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biker340
    I agree with Jack, 90 % is way off. How many policeman do you personally know, jomi??

    Policeman are in fact human beings, and like human beings make bad decisions.

    This copper just had his 15 mins. He will have to live with his decision to taser grandma for the rest of his life.

    The sad part is that everyone loses in this case, except for her attorney when he collects from the city..
    my mom is an assistant district attorney, so i know quite a few
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    If they had tasers way back when...

    What if Rosa Parks got tased?

    Do what you're told? Bah! Do what's right.

    You're only accountable to God.

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    So..what do you propose for laws sake? And, who is defining right? And, was this lady doing the right thing by defying the police officer after she hit her graddaughter? I think we all know the police officer didn't need to tase her, but come on.

    Only accountable to god and do whats right doesn't work well with our human governments.
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    If you were a police officer on the bus, and Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white person, you would have tased her ass?

    Right and wrong isn't always black and white. Many times, there are shades of grey in between. I can no more tell you absolutely "what's right" than you can tell me the same.

    Let's face it, there are a lot of stupid laws on the books. For example, in Iowa, a man with a moustache must never kiss a woman in public. In Minnesota, it is illegal to sleep naked! Laws are not always right.

    What's right, one can argue*, is what you believe to be right, based on your philosophy of life. Hopefully, those beliefs line up with the beliefs of the one that will judge you. In the case of radical islam, I believe that they're going to be in for a big surprise when they don't get those virgins they were promised. A nutty islamic militant may think all day that it is cool to kill innocent women and children, but he will find, in the end, that his philosophy of life is severely warped.

    As a side note, I really think that we could discuss religion all night, and not convince each other. Don't you agree?

    I'm not familiar with hindu, or buddhist philosophies, but I believe if you do your best to maintain Judeo-Christian values, I think you'll do okay when the time comes. For clarification, I'm not a religious person. I believe that you don't have to be Christian to get into heaven. I believe that ultimately, you're judged on your deeds. Jews, hindu, budhists, moslems, and atheists are all welcome into heaven, as long as their behavior warrants it.

    I think we can all agree that doing what you're told to do, isn't always right. I can go back to my first job, where my supervisor instructed me to fake test results for a project I was working on for the U.S. Navy. When I refused, and he made my life miserable. Ultimately, I had to leave the company.

    Anyhow, there's really not much more I can add to this thread other than, "Do what is right." It may not necessarily benefit you in the short run, but in the long run, it will, guaranteed.

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    * This is not my position. I acknowledge that some people may argue this.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    So..what do you propose for laws sake? And, who is defining right? And, was this lady doing the right thing by defying the police officer after she hit her graddaughter? I think we all know the police officer didn't need to tase her, but come on.

    Only accountable to god and do whats right doesn't work well with our human governments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD
    If you were a police officer on the bus, and Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white person, you would have tased her ass?
    I never said "I" would tase anyone.
    Right and wrong isn't always black and white. Many times, there are shades of grey in between. I can no more tell you absolutely "what's right" than you can tell me the same.
    Being called into the police stating for beating your granddaughter and then walking out despite the officers plea's is a STUPID thing to do and is not in the same ballpark as a man with a mustache kissing a woman in public.

    No, he didn't need to tase her. No, I wouldnt' have tased her. But, was she an idiot for doing what she did? Yes.

    If we can't define right absolutely, then its awefully hard to define wrong isn't it? So, how are we to say his actions were "wrong"? (I personally disagree with tasing her, but that's a non-issue IMO. Its not about "what I would have done" is it? And, to the same token, its not about what you would have done.
    Let's face it, there are a lot of stupid laws on the books. For example, in Iowa, a man with a moustache must never kiss a woman in public. In Minnesota, it is illegal to sleep naked! Laws are not always right.
    Again, that's a stupid comparison.
    What's right, one can argue, is what you believe to be right, based on your philosophy of life.
    Now, what would our nation be like if we all lived by those rules? Lets not be ridiculous here.
    Hopefully, those beliefs line up with the beliefs of the one that will judge you.
    Assuming you believe you will be judged in the end.

    This bring me to a point. Who is to say the laws laid down by God are any more right?

    Telling Abraham to sacrifice his son, and then basically saying" just kidding" right before he killed his son isn't right. Releasing plagues upon the earth and killing egypts first born isn't right because many innocent non-offending people died in the process, including young babies.

    Then, do people of faith line their beliefs up with their creators out of love or fear? Are they afraid to go to hell or do they love the entity they've never met or had contact with?

    In the case of radical islam, I believe that they're going to be in for a big surprise when they don't get those virgins they were promised. A nutty islamic militant may think all day that it is cool to kill innocent women and children, but he will find, in the end, that his philosophy of life is severely warped.
    Another reason that your silly notion of "do what you feel is right" is the wrong thing for a diverse society.

    As a side note, I really think that we could discuss religion all night, and not convince each other. Don't you agree?
    Yep
    I'm not familiar with hindu, or buddhist philosophies, but I believe if you do your best to maintain Judeo-Christian values, I think you'll do okay when the time comes.
    I agree that their values tend to be a little more sane.

    Buddhist values are also very reasonable, probably the most reasonable.

    For clarification, I'm not a religious person. I believe that you don't have to be Christian to get into heaven. I believe that ultimately, you're judged on your deeds. Jews, hindu, budhists, moslems, and atheists are all welcome into heaven, as long as their behavior warrants it.
    Then I agree with you here.
    I think we can all agree that doing what you're told to do, isn't always right. I can go back to my first job, where my supervisor instructed me to fake test results for a project I was working on for the U.S. Navy. When I refused, and he made my life miserable. Ultimately, I had to leave the company.
    Of course its not always right to do what we're told. but, put into context, the old lady deserved a tase just as much as a young guy who did the same would. And, don't you think they would have tased a young guy who was brought to the station for questioning and refused to stay? They would have probably locked him up, too! And, rightfully so. If our society is to function, we need to cooperate.

    Anyhow, there's really not much more I can add to this thread other than, "Do what is right." It may not necessarily benefit you in the short run, but in the long run, it will, guaranteed.

    -Tinytoad
    I agree with do what is right, but you also have to consider the consequences of your actions and weigh that with your values.

    Now, if you don't "wan't" to wait in the police station for beating your granddaughter and decide to leave, disobeying the orders of the officer, don't you think it would be in your best interest to avoid doing what you "want"? I'm sure she didn't "believe" she shoudl be there. Obviously she had no moral issue with hitting her granddaughter, so of course she didn't belong there in her opinion, did she?

    You're right, its not so simple...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD
    If you were a police officer on the bus, and Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white person, you would have tased her ass?

    Right and wrong isn't always black and white. Many times, there are shades of grey in between. I can no more tell you absolutely "what's right" than you can tell me the same.

    Let's face it, there are a lot of stupid laws on the books. For example, in Iowa, a man with a moustache must never kiss a woman in public. In Minnesota, it is illegal to sleep naked! Laws are not always right.

    What's right, one can argue, is what you believe to be right, based on your philosophy of life. Hopefully, those beliefs line up with the beliefs of the one that will judge you. In the case of radical islam, I believe that they're going to be in for a big surprise when they don't get those virgins they were promised. A nutty islamic militant may think all day that it is cool to kill innocent women and children, but he will find, in the end, that his philosophy of life is severely warped.

    As a side note, I really think that we could discuss religion all night, and not convince each other. Don't you agree?

    I'm not familiar with hindu, or buddhist philosophies, but I believe if you do your best to maintain Judeo-Christian values, I think you'll do okay when the time comes. For clarification, I'm not a religious person. I believe that you don't have to be Christian to get into heaven. I believe that ultimately, you're judged on your deeds. Jews, hindu, budhists, moslems, and atheists are all welcome into heaven, as long as their behavior warrants it.

    I think we can all agree that doing what you're told to do, isn't always right. I can go back to my first job, where my supervisor instructed me to fake test results for a project I was working on for the U.S. Navy. When I refused, and he made my life miserable. Ultimately, I had to leave the company.

    Anyhow, there's really not much more I can add to this thread other than, "Do what is right." It may not necessarily benefit you in the short run, but in the long run, it will, guaranteed.

    -Tinytoad
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    Personally would not have done it but depending on the person and several factors i'm not personally involved with would determine what I would do.


    Would you let her walk out? Would you try to restrain her and being of much larger size break her wrist or collar or hip etc?

    Hard to armchair quarterback these things but police are not always right as we all know but unless you have all the facts it's hard to make a real decision.

    Anyone who feels safer around criminals than cops hasn't been around any criminals. And probably only gets his cop info from music videos and GTA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomi822
    half of the people responding in this thread are cops and it seems the bottom line from their point of view is "do what i say and i wont hurt you". i personally think that 90% of cops are high school bullies aged 20 or 30 years with severe inferiority complexes due to both professional and personal interaction with cops.

    this isnt a police state? it doesnt matter what rights you think you have a cop does whatever he wants and fills out a doctored police report to make it legal. cops will find a way to make you do whatever they want whenever they want and they are covered by all of their buds in the legal system, the corruption makes me sick. i feel less safe around cops than around people i know have committed crimes
    I feel the same way most of the time....

    except i once saw a man shot and killed outside a club and i was so thankful there where cops around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Shadows
    Nah...it is not reality unless people make it so by saying "Shut up and do what you're told and you won't be mistreated".

    Yea...a cop that size really had to taze a 67 year-old grandma if she wouldn't listen. She might have kicked his ass after all. No, really, she should just do as she's told. Of course, not everyone is lucid all the time and knows how to do that. Watch this video...that women is elderly and is not all there. She could have been handled differently...she is not 6'6" and 250, she posed no physical threat. It is NOT acceptable practice to use unnecessary force in a case like this. Minimal force necessary is sufficient...not like she was running up the aisle in an airplane yelling about having a bomb or something like that. Law enforcement people need to know how to deal with this in better ways than to taze someone - and they really do.

    That means this guy chose to be a prick and if he had to go to that extreme measure, then he needs to hang up the badge and grap a stop sign and an orange vest and head on down to the school crossing...
    In reguards to the air line thing.....
    Most of the witnesses say that the man never said bomb.
    He was bypolar and was scared as **** of flying, finally the fear built up enough that he paniced and ran off the plane.
    He was on his way home from preaching the gospel with his wife for crying out loud(cant remember where).

    At first when i heard this story i was like "man what a **** head, thats cool that they shot him."
    and now i feel so sorry for his family and think there should be some sever penalties for the jack holes that shot him. He already went thourgh the security check
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    Just keep in mind that the grandmother (And anyone who is arrested) is innocent until proven guilty in court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskey Steve
    In reguards to the air line thing.....
    Most of the witnesses say that the man never said bomb.
    He was bypolar and was scared as **** of flying, finally the fear built up enough that he paniced and ran off the plane.
    He was on his way home from preaching the gospel with his wife for crying out loud(cant remember where).

    At first when i heard this story i was like "man what a **** head, thats cool that they shot him."
    and now i feel so sorry for his family and think there should be some sever penalties for the jack holes that shot him. He already went thourgh the security check
    My point exactly.

    In her case, she is elderly and the tape shows she is likely not all there. Hence, expecting her to "Do the right thing" and understand the implications of her actions is simplistic and not realistic. Hell, she already showed she did not understand that by virute of the behavior that got her brought to the station. She did not likely understand what was happening or why she was there. There was no conceivable way she was a threat to anyone there - and that is when such force is authorized, not to enforce obedience or punish disobedience. I hope some of the short-sighted "Just follow the rules" folks come back when their defenseless demented confused grandma gets zapped.

    It is false to sugges that the choice was to let her walk or taze her to stop her. I have worked in inpatient psychiatric units and had to physically control truly violent patients. We never had to taze them to do so - if I had I would be in jail - and never broke anyone's arm or wrist either. It has to do with knowing about mental illness and the effects of mental status on behavior - and not acting simply because you need to be "in charge".

    In the airline situation, at least they could make the case, however bogus it may turn out to be, that the guy was a threat (good point that he had already passed through security). And witnesses seem to be contradicting most of the air marshals' statements. Hopefully truth will come to light and it will make a difference. But in grandma's case one cannot even make that specious argument.
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    she was trying to leave without permission while being detained. She was a threat to the granddaughter. If she had been allowed to leave there could have been someone in danger, again. tazers are used to enforce obedience! Tazers are safer than physically trying to control someone. Police need to be in charge. Some people just hate police and nothing will change their mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wastedwhiteboy2
    she was trying to leave without permission while being detained. She was a threat to the granddaughter. If she had been allowed to leave there could have been someone in danger, again. tazers are used to enforce obedience! Tazers are safer than physically trying to control someone. Police need to be in charge. Some people just hate police and nothing will change their mind.
    Exactly....unfortunately, all people see is her age and her "oh so grandmotherly appearance."

    Was it necessary? No. Would I have done it personally? No. But, the cop probably would have gotten in more trouble dragging her back than he would for tasing her, based off of policy anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskey Steve
    ....
    At first when i heard this story i was like "man what a **** head, thats cool that they shot him."
    and now i feel so sorry for his family and think there should be some sever penalties for the jack holes that shot him. He already went thourgh the security check
    Then the media accomplished their objective

    Honestly, "most" said they did'nt hear him say bomb, but that means some did. There were probably people viewing this from hundreds of yards away and through barriers!

    He said bomb, he ran, and then he reachd for the bag his make-believe bomb was in.

    Dumb move = dead as a door-nail and there is nothing wrong with what the cop did. I DOUBT he wanted to kill someone, come one! Think about it for a minute. He thought he had to! Based off of what he knew, he did the right thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    Then the media accomplished their objective

    Honestly, "most" said they did'nt hear him say bomb, but that means some did. There were probably people viewing this from hundreds of yards away and through barriers!

    He said bomb, he ran, and then he reachd for the bag his make-believe bomb was in.

    Dumb move = dead as a door-nail and there is nothing wrong with what the cop did. I DOUBT he wanted to kill someone, come one! Think about it for a minute. He thought he had to! Based off of what he knew, he did the right thing.
    I dont know what I would have done personally...... I have heard that the witnesses who say that the man cried bomb only started professing this after they were interviewed by police(of whoever was handling this). The only testimonies I have heard from the people who now say he cried bomb go something like this: "uh, so i guess he yelled bomb and then ran up the isle and off the plane and then they shot em."

    And, or......Now we have to try to understand that there had to have been a lot of "the telephone game" going on..... It only takes is ONE passenger to say "i think he had a bomb." At this point what that one passenger said gets passed on as fact; then its manipulated and exagerated and everyone thinks the man was Dr. Evil himself. I would bet that ALL of us would run with the bomb excuse excuse if we were the men that shot him. Why would you say "well, he really didnt say bomb. people just made that up" when you have a chance at freedom. Personally if this is what happened and I was the one that shot him I would hide behind this story. Punishment is not in this lifetime; In my beliefs no one really has the right to punish me. I am only accountable to God. Thats why I try my hardest to not sin at all (in public or private). A man spending life in prison for murdering someone to protect many others lives(or at least he thinks) is just plain useless. Why do we have to be so damn "eye for an eye" all the time. I retract what i said earlier when i said "i hope these men have some seveir penaties." I think they genuinly thought they were doing good. And i think this man was no threat to others and never intended to scare anyone.

    As far as the man reaching into his bag. I cant stress enough he was bypolar and off his medication. He is afraid the plane is going to blow up because he has heard about 911 and people with mental dissorders are easily haunted with fear. So he is running off the plane that he now thinks is full of terrorists and there are men with guns screaming at him and chasing him. I am conviced that he was only reaching for a phone to call his wife (the one person there who he felt safe with).


    I might add that at the end of your post you said this man made a "dumb move." OF COURSE HE MADE A DUMB MOVE; HE HAS A MENTAL HANDICAP (kwyck this is no attack at you im just trying to get people to judge this all with the understanding that he was not mentally healthy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    I never said "I" would tase anyone.
    Being called into the police stating for beating your granddaughter and then walking out despite the officers plea's is a STUPID thing to do and is not in the same ballpark as a man with a mustache kissing a woman in public.

    No, he didn't need to tase her. No, I wouldnt' have tased her. But, was she an idiot for doing what she did? Yes.

    If we can't define right absolutely, then its awefully hard to define wrong isn't it? So, how are we to say his actions were "wrong"? (I personally disagree with tasing her, but that's a non-issue IMO. Its not about "what I would have done" is it? And, to the same token, its not about what you would have done.
    Again, that's a stupid comparison.

    Now, what would our nation be like if we all lived by those rules? Lets not be ridiculous here.
    Assuming you believe you will be judged in the end.

    This bring me to a point. Who is to say the laws laid down by God are any more right?

    Telling Abraham to sacrifice his son, and then basically saying" just kidding" right before he killed his son isn't right. Releasing plagues upon the earth and killing egypts first born isn't right because many innocent non-offending people died in the process, including young babies.

    Then, do people of faith line their beliefs up with their creators out of love or fear? Are they afraid to go to hell or do they love the entity they've never met or had contact with?

    Another reason that your silly notion of "do what you feel is right" is the wrong thing for a diverse society.

    Yep
    I agree that their values tend to be a little more sane.

    Buddhist values are also very reasonable, probably the most reasonable.

    Then I agree with you here.
    Of course its not always right to do what we're told. but, put into context, the old lady deserved a tase just as much as a young guy who did the same would. And, don't you think they would have tased a young guy who was brought to the station for questioning and refused to stay? They would have probably locked him up, too! And, rightfully so. If our society is to function, we need to cooperate.


    I agree with do what is right, but you also have to consider the consequences of your actions and weigh that with your values.

    Now, if you don't "wan't" to wait in the police station for beating your granddaughter and decide to leave, disobeying the orders of the officer, don't you think it would be in your best interest to avoid doing what you "want"? I'm sure she didn't "believe" she shoudl be there. Obviously she had no moral issue with hitting her granddaughter, so of course she didn't belong there in her opinion, did she?

    You're right, its not so simple...
    There is a lot to work with here.

    Do you claim to have a perfect knowledge of God's plan? I guess you think you can get inside God's head and find all his mistakes huh.
    Let me fill you in, GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES. Everything that has happened in the history of this earth was allowed by God. We do not have real justice in this life. We get it at judgement day(see the correlation judgement=justice). "....and he saw that it was good."
    God did what he did with Abraham to test his faith....he would not allow Isac to be killed and you know that.
    (the way you are presenting your argument it sounds like you believe in God and that you think he is a fool)


    If your brother says something disrespectful to you you give him a dead arm. If an elderly woman says something disrespectful to you and you give here a dead arm it will break it. Dont even try to argue this "letter of the law" bull****. We all know damn well that tasing an elderly woman five times is in no feasible circumstance acceptable or remotely reasonable.
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    You don't know Gods plan any more than I do, and you know just as much about God as anyone else does and no more, so you can't tell me he makes no mistakes. If he made mistakes, why would we be sinners in the first place--unless its some sort of game to send us to hell. Not a very nice thing to do to His "beloved creations" that were "made in His image".

    My point is, there may be a God, and I personally believe there is, but the Bible sure doesn't pain a picture of a God I could appreciate.

    I don't believe that God IS a fool, I think that the God represented in the bible is a JERK. Now, IMO, that's NOT GOD. That's something a human/humans wrote who claimed to be representative of God.

    Now, maybe the officer did it to be a jerk, maybe he was an idiot, and maybe he was scared he break her hip if he tried to manhandle her and he was ORDERED to keep her there. We dont' know the details....all I know is that she was stupid to do what she did and I dont' think age alone is an excuse for stupid actions.

    Again, I personally wouldnt have done it, but that doesn't matter.
  

  
 

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