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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:38 PM
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KC police must now justify Taser incidents (Horn-honking granny etc)
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police must justify the use of a Taser stun gun under a policy adopted by the Board of Police Commissioners.

Police established a task force of community members and department personnel last year to look into the departments policy on Taser use. That followed the disciplining of two officers for using a Taser in the arrest of a 66-year-old grandmother who honked her car horn at police.

The police board adopted the task forces recommendations yesterday. <snip>

The new policy states: "If the Taser X-26 is used at this level, the officer is required to articulate in all reports the factors that justified its use; mere noncompliance" with officers orders "would not be adequate."

http://www.columbiatribune.com/2005/May/20050510News015...
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:42 PM
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1. The 631 . . .the 411 . . . The 879 . . .
Skip the 653. The 872 . . .
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:45 PM
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2. Good Lord....grandmothers, pregnant women...
What the hell is going on?!?!?
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:02 PM
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3. It's the Gestapo!
n/t
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 08:33 PM
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4. It's WORSE---Its's a Bunch of RAMBO WANNABEES
With an us verses the scummy public perp mentality.

In spite of all the training and weeding out of the Nut and Psych cases, there are still a lot of these fools who apparently LOVE TO INFLICT TORTURE on Blacks, Mexicans, children, pregnant women and old ladies
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bennywhale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 08:46 PM
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5. Its used to
get compiance, not in dangerous situations.

Do as i say or a shit load of pain grandma
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:32 PM
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:47 PM
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13. They should be tasered until their brains are fried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am getting sick of these worthless incompetent so called law enforcement officers.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:35 PM
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7. When she honked
the cops thought she was warning someone in the house who was selling drugs. THAT was their reason for tasering her. Can you believe it? :wtf:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:52 PM
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8. Even if she was
they could have stopped her without tasers.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:53 PM
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9. yep
seems pretty obvious.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:55 PM
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10. Have to agree with Saigon68
Sounds like a buncha he-man macho types who want to play Rambo with their new toys. Pricks.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:56 PM
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11. What is sad
is I know quite a few cops in KCMO and they are nice folks. This incident involved a few hairbrains.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:01 PM
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12. That's all it takes
There are good eggs and bad eggs in any profession. The bad ones get remembered.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:49 PM
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14. They need to have a better hiring process
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 08:26 AM
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15. ...with serious screening for behavior disorders
like anger and aggression issues.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 08:32 AM
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16. Whenever my students tell me
they will remember me, I tell them I hope not because when you get older you really remember the bad teachers the best.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 09:26 AM
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17. "You WILL comply with my Orders..."

Fuckers. OK, next time I'm in trouble, I *WILL* call a Hippy...
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