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Response to facetious_badger (Reply #156)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:26 PM

157. yup, tazing a 73 yr old man for not taking a ticket, or a 52 yr old who was passed out with an

insulin overdose. Those sure were scary things for those poor cops here. And so professional! As it says on the ticket, it will be mailed to you if you don't WANT to accept it in person. And the diabetic? Yes, he was fleeing so fast, being unconscious on the ground. If only he'd appreciated ALL those cops were trying to do for him. The horror! Those poor police officers, only trying to maintain order.

Overzealous questioning counts as harassment, and if I'd turned away, betcha I'd have gotten tazed. So I didn't. I stood, waited, repeated myself over and over and over and over and over and over and over and was glad when I found out I'd had witnesses, also watching and waiting for me to get tazed.

How about John Williams, the carver who got shot in Seattle a couple yrs back. His crime? Walking while deaf and carrying a piece of wood and a legal knife. He crossed a street in front of a cruiser. Cop got out, follows behind him (now off camera), yells hey hey hey put the knife down. When Mr Williams turns to see who is yelling, he gets shot 3 times. No "police", just "hey, hey, hey, put the knife down". Walking down the street in a city, you hear someone yell "hey hey hey" and turn to see what the noise is and blam blam blam. Within 7 seconds. Did I mention he was partially deaf? Did I mention he was carrying a knife that was legal to carry? Did I mention there was no mention the person calling was a cop? Did I mention he was given no chance to comply with the order? Did I mention Seattle police ruled the shooting was not justified?

But no. That poor officer was just doing his job, right? And now he has to live with knowing he did this, for the rest of his life. Poor guy. Right?

The more power you have, the more you have to keep it under control and the less often should you have a bad day.

Thank you for your concern.

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