Police Taser Incident Leaves Crowd Watching, Gasping
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An unknown man dubbed “The Naked Wizard” was tased several times in front of a stunned crowd during last month’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, a 3 day concert in Indio, Calif., known as the Woodstock of the 21st century. LINK
There are so many aspects to this incident I have no idea where to start. In random order:
The officers in this case are not just using lawful force (noun) to effect an arrest; they are also seen trying to force (verb) the subject to obey their direction ('get dressed'). This is the fundamental line-in-the-sand the defines a police state. If it is illegal to be naked, then arrest the naked man. He's already naked, he's probably been naked for a while, and it hasn't killed anyone. There's no threat. So simply arrest him.
Three obese, obviously out-of-shape, police officers cannot handle one guy. They display extremely poor physical skills. It should be considered to be an embarrassment to the department that their officers are in such poor shape. [LINK]
The taser appears to be used in the wires + direct stun mode (difficult to see clearly). This is one of the additional modes overlooked by the in-house "taser experts". [LINK]
The taser was pressed directly into the subject's neck at the spine, perhaps even the head. Seems to be reckless and is an indication that the police have been badly trained. They've obviously not been informed of the controversy swirling around tasers. They've probably never read that taser shocks to the brain can cause seizures. [LINK]
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