Dogs off the leash? That's a tasering...

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by JoeBas, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/park-ranger-shoots-man-stun-gun-walking-dogs-182637393.html

    "The unnamed park ranger reportedly confronted Hesterberg about his dogs. Hesterberg, who said he wasn't carrying his wallet at the time, allegedly gave a false name. The ranger asked him to remain at the scene but Hesterberg instead attempted to leave before he was shot in the back with the taser.
    Babcock said Hesterberg had repeatedly asked the ranger why he was being detained. "He just tried to walk away. She never gave him a reason,""...
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    People need to start resisting these bullies. As far as I'm concerned, after watching the clips of Pike the Pig in action, there's no such thing as a lawful order.

    If anyone can find the name of the sow that tased this guy, please post it.

    Cops are just getting more & more bullying & thuggish. At some point people are going to get tired of passive resistance and start pushing back -- it's going to be ugly but necessary.
     
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  3. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    I would think tasering in the back is grounds for an immediate lottery ticket lawsuit.

    These devices are less than lethal options for public or personal defense. They are not instruments of authority respectation.
     
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  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I'd really like to see some Westboro-style protests at feral pig funerals.
     
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    At some point a crowd is going to turn on one of cops. It used to be that good police work required some people skills. Now they just seem to tase or pepper spray anyone who questions their persume authoritah.
     
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  8. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    When that happens, it's going to be really, really ugly.

    Crowds, from what I've seen historically, tend to act as collective organisms. Generally if enough people act a certain way, the behavior hits some kind of critical mass and the crowd becomes an angry mob in an instant. Not guaranteed to happen (witness UC Davis - "(expletive deleted) the police, from Davis to Greece!" responded to with "No, keep it peaceful, keep it nonviolent!" and defusing a potential riot) but authorities have been pushing and pushing real hard lately, and I also get the impression people are getting sick of the disproportionate police response to peaceful assembly.

    These crowds are going to become angry mobs and there's only so far riot-control weapons will get police. As Mike (and others, I think) has pointed out, police are badly outnumbered by citizens in these cases and it would take relatively little effort for a group of protestors to literally rip apart a police officer.

    While I sympathize with OWS et al...I don't want to be anywhere near the site when the (expletive deleted) hits the fan.
     

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