BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (March 13, 2009) - Family members were demanding answers Friday after officers killed a dog and then used a taser to subdue the dog’s elderly owner for refusing to obey a command to stop, only to learn afterward that the man was deaf and likely didn’t hear the order. ...
Read more at Nateo's It All Goes Here blog [LINK]
Nateo makes all the points:
1) The morons tasered an elderly man
2) He was walking away (zero threat)
3) He was deaf (which is why he didn't obey)
So the incident is stupid, immoral, evil, and disgusting - and on three levels at once.
How does this sort of evil (yet typical) incident fit into the claim that tasers save lives?
Well, the good news is that the elderly man probably took the taser hit in the same way that the police typically receive it during their so-called training - in the back (I assume, since he reportedly turned to walk away...).
They used a Taser to subdue the elderly man, who reacted angrily to the dog’s death, after the man ignored an order to stop and turned to go back into his house. They learned afterward the man was deaf.
Which is probably one contributing factor as to why the old man is not coincidentally dead.
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