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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:36 AM
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KPMH 26 news: Merced Police Use Taser on Wheelchair-Bound, Legless Man (California)
Posted: Sep 22, 2009 07:44 AM

At the apartment complex on the 2300 block of K Street in Merced, neighbors are still reeling from what happened there the afternoon of September 11th.

"I heard screaming, kicking, yelling," Jason Navarro said.

Navarro lives next door to 40-year-old Greg Williams.

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About a dozen neighbors gathered as police and Child Protective Services responded to a domestic disturbance between Williams and his wife.

Police reported that Williams, who had both of his legs amputated six years ago, was resisting.

So they tased him.

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"You can't say anything to explain that. It's just hard. How can you tase somebody in a wheelchair with no legs? What's he gonna do to you?" Manual Martinez said.

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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:41 AM
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1. DA not filing charges against Williams, that's telling..
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NutmegYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:44 AM
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2. Simple! You can't justify it.
Somebodies in trouble, news at 11!
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:46 AM
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3. Not to be insensitive, but who was kicking??
I really hope Jim Webb's review of the criminal justice system starts to turn this insanity around. We have a basic flaw in our perception of the role of law enforcement...
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:58 AM
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4. Much more here:
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/story/1068479.html

This is ugly. This is really ugly.



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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:20 AM
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5. Thanks, Oedi.
And I agree: very, very ugly.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:21 AM
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6. Okay, let me be the first
AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T SHOOT HIM!

:sarcasm:
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 AM
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7. I smell torture,
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 07:03 AM by BadgerKid
by my reading in between the lines. I imagine Williams wasn't talking, so the cop tasered him.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:07 AM
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8. In defense of the police..
He does have both arms.

:eyes:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:10 AM
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9. the MPD is corrupt
Among the worst in the nation.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:12 AM
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10. Sadist goons and their police state toys. Big fun!
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