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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:17 PM
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Newlyweds Tasered at their Wedding by Police
Durango Colorado Couple Tasered after their Wedding in Michigan
Witness says Officers Overreacted

Michigan wedding of Durango newlyweds Andy and Ania Somora came to an electrifying end last Saturday, July 19, after the bride and groom were tasered by local police.

According to a news release, Judi Burnison, who had rented the Burnison Art Gallery in Chikaming Township to the couple, called police when the reception had gotten out of control. Officer Jeff Enders responded after Burnison conveyed that the guests had spilled drinks and there was broken glass.

However, eyewitness Kacpar Skowron, a professional Chicago photographer and friend of Ania Somora, said police overreacted and ruined a perfectly good wedding.

"My perspective is that the main officer (Enders) handling it was cool at first, but then he started threatening that everybody would be arrested. But trying to kick the party out at 11:20 (p.m.) on a wedding night when we had a contract to be there? He was a big jerk," Skowron said.




Police arrest Ania Somora at her wedding reception at Burnison Galleries in Chikaming Township.


http://www.durangoherald.com/asp-bin/article_generation...

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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:18 PM
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1. "911?? I want to report spilled drinks!"
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 05:35 PM by gatorboy
:eyes:
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:21 PM
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2. so they're not even bothering to maintain appearances anymore
they doing this white people and "venerable" gentlemen?

the only thing a cop demands of you is to remain compliant.

if you do not comply, they will make you comply.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:21 PM
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3. It's time to go, when the cops ask you to leave.
Anyone who thinks different is either an idiot or hasn't been around the block enough times.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:23 PM
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7. This was probably their first taser wedding.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:00 PM
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15. I'll bet it will be their last one, as well.
It's funny how much one can learn by being an idiot when the Law is around to shake a bit of common sense into one.

And I have the scars to remind me, lest my memory becomes fuzzy.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:26 PM
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10. Fuck freedom eh?
How progressive of you.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:58 PM
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14. Ain't no time for Feel-Good Progressiveness when you're dealing with cops.
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 06:01 PM by TomInTib
Somehow, I don't think that too many DUers have had much experience with that fun little aspect of life.

Those idiots were cursing at cops, for goodness' sakes.

I don't want anyone like that around me.

For I have done more than my share of time.

"Progressive" has nothing to do with it.

But Common Sense does.
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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 04:13 PM
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34. So, was the cop in the right?
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Sanctified Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:41 PM
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26. What about the Gallery owners freedom?
Edited on Sat Jul-26-08 09:46 PM by MiltonF
Sorry but your freedom to act like and ass and destroy property ends when it's not your property.
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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 04:15 PM
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35. I would be curious to see the extent of property damage.
Spilled drinks? Broken glass? Did someone knock a tray of drinks over? Hardly seems sufficient to sic the cops on your paying clients. Although Judi Burnison isn't responsible for the cops' behavior, she is responsible for calling them.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:22 PM
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4. Whatever happened to throwing rice?
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:22 PM
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5. Too bad the couple didn't get a pair of these to try out at their wedding:
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:22 PM
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6. The longer this kind of shit keeps happening,
the more ordinary citizens will begin to distrust and despise the police. That is not a good thing for law enforcement. Surely those in charge must be aware of the danger that they are demonizing themselves in the eyes of the populace.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:26 PM
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12. Law enforcement has become a refuge for society's anti-social elements and
I would suspect that steroids and the like are used in abundance, owing to the shockingly violent behavior.
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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 04:12 PM
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33. They could give a shit--cops are untouchable.
No effective control on them. Who will protect us from our protectors?
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:23 PM
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8. BROKEN GLASS??? Waterboard the bridesmaids...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:25 PM
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9. A wedding to remember. I wonder what the scrapbook for it will look like?
Wow. My wedding guests all went home and went to bed.
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:25 PM
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19. I hope they get nice frames for the mug shots! n/t
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:26 PM
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11. I hope they sue the fuck out of the cops and they end up losing their jobs.
n/t
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 05:33 PM
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13. Hello lawsuit!

They arrest a man for trying to save his son's wedding?
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:01 PM
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16. my niece lives there, works for NPR. wonder if she'll do a feature on this.
I'll send it to her, but she might have BEEN there, ha.
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nancy317 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 03:48 PM
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30. Newlyweds in Michigan
Dear Gabi,
This was my nephew's wedding and I witnessed much of the madness.
If your niece is interested in doing a piece on it, I would be willing to talk with her.
Thank you for your support.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:03 PM
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17. "Bludgeon them with clubs, or taser? Ah shit Enders, let's give 'em a wedding night to remember!"
Sadistic cretins. Damn! :mad:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:14 PM
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18. I guess the Bridal Suite at their local jail was available.
:eyes:
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:30 PM
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20. It gets even worse...
"Then early Tuesday morning, Michigan State police troopers responded to a noise complaint at a home in Chikaming Township where the newlyweds were staying. When they arrived they heard glass breaking inside, and even saw Somora attack his wife.
The couple was arrested and charged with resisting and obstructing police. Andrew was also charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse."

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8732135&nav=0R...

:crazy:

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 06:59 PM
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21. oh my. Paging Dr. Phil
lol
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:25 PM
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22. Somehow I think these people have some real problems..........
they're nuts. :crazy: So maybe the cops weren't so wrong at all.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:28 PM
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23. Fucking piece of shit cops.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:35 PM
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24. fucking piece of shit groom. nt
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:41 PM
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25. They can both be true.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 09:43 PM
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27. Oh, yeah, I wasn't denying the first.
I was more disgusted though at the second.
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norepubsin08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:12 PM
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28. Typical fucking pigs
most of them are failed authority freaks or ex-military and almost all of them are royal assholes on a never ending power trip!!!!
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-26-08 10:16 PM
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29. Can cops do anything these days without tasing someone?
Do they not like physically restraining people anymore or something?
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 03:56 PM
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31. now THAT was a wedding reception.
:woohoo:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 03:57 PM
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32. We should stop using the word taser
They're electrocuting people.
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