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Posted on 05/09/2010 10:14:06 AM PDT by Steelfish
Police Taser Drunk Fan Who Heckled Tiger Woods At Golf Tournament
9th May 2010
A drunken American who heckled Tiger Woods at a major golf tournament was Tasered by police when he refused to stop. Travis Parmelee yelled abuse at the shamed golfer at the second round of the Players Championship, close to the 11th hole in Sawgrass, Florida. The 36-year-old resisted attempts to calm down and became increasingly belligerent which led to officers zapping him with a 50,000 volt stun gun.
Travis Parmelee is handcuffed and arrested after being Tasered by police for heckling Tiger Woods at the Players Championship in Sawgrass, Florida. Parmelee was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest at the event, which marks one of Woods' first public forays back into golf Parmelee was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence.
Captain Dave Messenger says Parmelee had been drinking. The arrest comes four days after a Philadelphia police officer used a stun gun on a teenager dashing through the outfield during a Phillies baseball game at Citizens Bank Park. The use of a Taser on Parmalee comes just four days after a fan received the same treatment from police for running through the pitch during a Philadelphia baseball game
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There are good reasons that cattle prods and electroshock torture are frowned upon in the more civilized portions of the world. I simply don't see what exempts the Taser from these same reasons.
I’ve seen a lot of stories about lazy cops and security who pull out the taser as the first, rather than the last, response. That’s bad police and security work.
Having said that, if the cops are faced with someone who won’t calm down or respond to requests to surrender or stop, they shouldn’t have to put their lives at risk by continuing to ask nicely. If you are told to calm down and you continue to mouth off and act belligerent, don’t be surprised if you get smacked or tasered or roughed up.
Well they cost alot more than prods so there's more money for the cop toy industry and they also discourage messy free speach around celebrities and finally they're nifty psyhic penis extension devices for the short dicks using them.
You my lad seem to have a problem with authority! Tsk Tsk!
Thanks Doc I needed that
Even if the drunk decides to get physical, it's still the case that (1) he's not at the top of his game in terms of agility, and (2) he's vastly outnumbered.
A taser is a hi-tech cattle prod for cops who don't want to get their hands dirty and nothing more.
heckled Tiger Woods at a major golf tournament was Tasered by police when he refused to stop. Travis Parmelee yelled abuse at the shamed golfer at the second round of the Players Championship
You are incorrect. The primary goal of using the device is to cause neuro-muscular immobilization of a subject. Thus rendering him unable to fight for 5 seconds until brought under control (i.e. handcuffing). "Cattle prod" devices are nothing more than electric delivery device on a very small area of the body and used only for pain compliance. Big, big difference.
The TASER device was an answer to the outcry for law enforcement to use less lethal means of apprehending dangerous or assaultive suspects.
Now there is an outcry against law enforcement using these devices. Admittedly, in many cases because of misuse. But the device is a handy tool for those extreme cases. Let's face it. Whatever means law enforcement uses to apprehend combative/dangerous suspects, there will always be those who decry such methods.
Then, it will be back to just the baton and handgun.
The primary goal of using the device is to cause neuro-muscular immobilization of a subject.
Just as I said - a hi-tech version of a cattle prod.
Incorrect. You can debate about the misuse of this device in this case without closing your mind to the facts applicable to the device and it’s original purpose.
Was Adam Sandler somehow involved?
Any time a taser is used there should be a board of inquiry, just like when a officer has to shoot someone, tasers were believed to be non-lethal, but have been proven to kill occasionally. In my opinion they are used many times for the entertainment of those who are not of the right temperament to wear a badge in the first place.
In Germany, this cat would have been busted in the head, then taken away.
I think the TASER is safer for both the cops and drunk. And dangerous to the rest of us.
But, as always, YMMV.
Both functions occur simultaneously, and are inseparable from each other in its use. A taser cannot be used to cause pain without also causing neuromuscular disruption. It cannot cause neuromuscular disruption without also causing pain.
Its function is therefore fundamentally consistent with the cattle prod insofar as it induces involuntary pain compliance from the target, and differs only insofar as it uses technology to obtain this compliance with an additional neuromuscular disruption.
And in the end of the day, a taser is still an electroshock torture device. It's a comparatively high tech one versus the cattle prods the Nazis had. But the concept is the same, as is the manner in which it is used.
Then, it will be back to just the baton and handgun.
Fine by me. There are certain types of "enforcement methods" that are decried regardless of the method because all civilized culture and moral judgment has deemed them to be intrinsically barbaric.
We also don't draw and quarter criminals any more, stick them in a guillotine, brand them with a letter on their foreheads, chop off a finger for stealing, put them in the stockades on the town square, or inject them with drugs and tranquilizers to stop them in the act. Yet all would technically work for enforcing various goals of the law. And all have been used before to do just that, usually by societies that we correctly judge for their barbarism.
I'm simply saying that electroshock torture is also one of those things that fits into the category of things human beings shouldn't use as methods of law enforcement. Its history of abuse is simply too great, and it is fundamentally and unavoidably a method that causes significant pain.
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