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Fendius Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:11 PM
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Police Taser Amputee in Wheelchair... Twice
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 07:13 PM by Fendius
Source: AP

Calif. cops use stun gun twice on unarmed amputee
(AP) 1 day ago
MERCED, Calif. A California man whose legs are amputated says police used a stun gun on him twice and violently manhandled him even though he was unarmed.
Internal affairs investigators say they're looking into the complaint by 40-year-old Gregory Williams, who was arrested Sept. 11 on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting arrest.
Williams and witnesses say officers tasered the wheelchair-bound man twice, then left him handcuffed with his pants down on the sidewalk in broad daylight. Williams spent six days in jail before prosecutors said they lacked evidence to charge him.
Merced officers said in a police report that Williams was uncooperative and refused to give his 2-year-old daughter to Child Protective Services. The police department has declined further comment, pending the internal investigation.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iDlMU...
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:13 PM
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1. I'm speechless !
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robo50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:29 PM
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2. I want to see these police handcuffed to a wheel chair, and then
have the amputee practice with a Taser gun.

Well, I have these fantasies, sometimes. You know how it is.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:35 PM
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5. With no pants. Maybe a judge will order it.
The crime against this man is unfathomable.
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Suji to Seoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:32 PM
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3. I'm sure he deserved it. Cop lickers at DU will probably claim the man was kicking them
Remember, not all cops are bad. This is just a select few that are.

A few bad apples. They were justified, the internal investigation will show that I'm sure.

:sarcasm:
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:34 PM
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4. It's only 95% that give the other 5% a bad name.
;)
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Iowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:44 PM
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16. +1
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:39 PM
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6. No evidence to charge = worthy of two taser jolts?
sad
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:40 PM
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7. Welcome to the Police States of AmeriKKKa...
Where the police don't have to obey the law, because they ARE the law!
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Suji to Seoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:57 PM
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10. And if they don't obey the law and get caught, their Blue Code of Silence
will protect them.

Cops = legalized street gangs with thug mentality.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:51 PM
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8. This is from yesterday and has been posted half a dozen times.
'(AP) 1 day ago' alone breaks the LBN rules.
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Fendius Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:33 PM
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13. yup
Sorry bout that, read the rules and looked around for this but didn't find, wasn't sure where else to post it and was hoping the info at least got out there... Sorry again,)
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obliviously Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:23 PM
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14. A sound thrashing would be in order here!
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:54 PM
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9. The original Merced Sun-Star story.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:12 PM
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11. Cops = Pigs.
:grr:
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:26 PM
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12. What? No SWAT team??
No gang of black-clad mercenary wannabe's piling out of the bread track?
What about that wheelchair? Could be a bomb!
"uncooperative" - When did that become a felony?
Why would anyone cooperate with thugs who are beating the crap out of you?

Six days in jail, no charge. Hmmm
Can you say Habeas Corpus?
Oh. That went away a few years ago. I'm really behind the times.
Boy, they love those stun guns.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:44 PM
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15. add this to the lady being assaulted for trying to steal a can of food - messed up people in this
world....

why are so many people so uncaring???
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:04 PM
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17. more of Merced finest, doing their best....
....fighting truth and justice the American way....tase 'em, cuff 'em, drop their trou'....
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:15 AM
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18. Recommend
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