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Officer tasers & jails 68 year old woman for honking her horn
http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/3426924/detail.html ^

Posted on 06/21/2004 2:02:27 PM PDT by MindFire

Officers Placed On Admin. Duty After Taser Gun Incident
68-Year-Old Woman Says Officer Shocked Her Twice In Chest
POSTED: 5:32 pm CDT June 16, 2004
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A police officer used his Taser gun on a 68-year-old grandmother in her home Tuesday night, KMBC's Donna Pitman reported.  

Louise Jones (pictured, left) said it happened after she pulled up to her house near 50th and Euclid and saw a police car. She honked, and an officer got out of the vehicle. "He said he could give me a citation ticket for honking my horn. I said it was an accident. It's not like I laid on the horn; I honked, right in front of my house," Jones said.

Jones said the officer went to a call at another home, then returned to her house to give her a ticket for honking. "He grabbed me and I jerked away from him, and he said, 'You assaulted me,'" Jones recalled. Police said Jones wouldn't cooperate and hit the officer. That's when the officer pulled his Taser gun and shocked her, Pitman reported.

  Jones said the officer shocked her twice in the chest with the weapon. "I hollered and screamed because I thought it was a gun," she said. Jones' husband, Fred, heard the commotion in his home of 40 years and confronted the officer. The husband and wife were both arrested and jailed. Jones was cited for misuse of a horn on a city street, and her husband was ticketed for interfering with an officer.

The couple were released on bond, and now they want answers. Jones, who is recovering from knee surgery, is considering pressing charges, Pitman reported. "I have never been arrested in my life, been to the police station either -- not even for a traffic ticket," Jones said.

Jones' co-workers at Cascone's, where she has been employed for 44 years, are all talking about what happened. "We sure have been talking about it, we sure have. And don't any of us approve of it," said Jones' co-worker, Sarah McGee. "After all, this is an old lady. She's a mother, she's a grandmother, and pretty soon to be a great-grandmother." The officer who used the Taser gun has been with the department four months.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: civilrights; donutwatch; improperuseofforce; leo; loons; maniacal; misuseofauthority; policestate; taser; tasermisuse; taseroveruse
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Maniacal power-starved loon of an Officer arrests and tazers a 68 year old woman for "daring" to honk her horn when he is blocking her driveway.. her husband comes out to 'save her', and he is also arrested and jailed for 'assault'. Will anybody say "Serves them right.. throw them in the gulag!"?
1 posted on 06/21/2004 2:02:28 PM PDT by MindFire
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To: MindFire

Eh, she was probably hard to handle, like the nine year old they tasered last month....


2 posted on 06/21/2004 2:05:28 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: MindFire

I think the officer needs to be relieved of duty, that is duty unbecoming an officer.

I know on another thread the people were considered dumb for the whole family getting arrested, and maybe they were, but there is a whole group of police officers who have no business where they are! Criminal Justice is my field and I teach future police officers, this is criminal of the officer in my view!!


3 posted on 06/21/2004 2:05:28 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: MindFire

I don't know, the woman sounds like my MIL.
I'd give anyone a metal if that person would tazer her when she gets b!tchy.


4 posted on 06/21/2004 2:06:47 PM PDT by netmilsmom ("We haven't begun military action. the world will know when we do." -Marine in Fallujah)
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To: MindFire

Seems they both over-reacted. But you just don't hit a cop. You don't even touch him. Most are understanding and can put things in perspective, but you always fine one (like here) who just loves to exert power. And
BTW, just cause she's 68 doesn't mean she's frail. I haven't seen a photo, but I've seen some old ladies who would chase down and beat up a pursesnatcher.


5 posted on 06/21/2004 2:07:44 PM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: MindFire

Oh, and the taser is definitely overdoing it.


6 posted on 06/21/2004 2:08:18 PM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: Kackikat

What other thread?


7 posted on 06/21/2004 2:08:49 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: theDentist
According to the article, she pulled away I don't construe that as "hitting."

But of course, I don't know the whole story... I don't think she would hit an officer either.

just my thoughts...

--erik

8 posted on 06/21/2004 2:09:45 PM PDT by erikm88
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To: MindFire

I grew up in Florida... this is a fantasy come true.


9 posted on 06/21/2004 2:11:19 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (John F-ing Kerry??? NO... F-ING... WAY!!!)
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To: MindFire
Well, she's probably one of those Terrorist Grannies they're always harassing at the airport.
I'm sure she had it coming.

</ sarcasm>

10 posted on 06/21/2004 2:11:20 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: MindFire

I'll bet that this is the same old lady that is thoroughly searched for explosives at the airport. Surely she fits the profile....oh wait, they don't profile at airports.


11 posted on 06/21/2004 2:11:41 PM PDT by lormand (Save the Whales? Call a Democrat! Save the World? Call the Republicans)
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To: erikm88

A he-said she said. Police say she did hit him. She says she didn't.


12 posted on 06/21/2004 2:11:41 PM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: Constitution Day

Damn! You beat me by one post. See post #11. Great minds think alike.


13 posted on 06/21/2004 2:12:41 PM PDT by lormand (Save the Whales? Call a Democrat! Save the World? Call the Republicans)
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To: Travis McGee

Officer Friendly Ping.


14 posted on 06/21/2004 2:13:03 PM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Eh, she was probably hard to handle, like the nine year old they tasered last month....

Man someone is going to have to start a ping list of all of these incidents. Where do they get these guys? I mean you can tell they have really losened the standards for hiring police in the last 20 years.

What about the 80 year old grandmother and the 60 year old daughter that were tasered lat month when the grandmother wouldn't let go of her little red wagon. As I recall the officers beat her until her fake eye popped out.

Maybe someone can find the link to that story.

15 posted on 06/21/2004 2:13:23 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Dane

ping!


16 posted on 06/21/2004 2:13:26 PM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
I grew up in Florida... this is a fantasy come true.

I lived in St. Petersburg for a couple of years.

You owe me a new keyboard!

17 posted on 06/21/2004 2:13:29 PM PDT by AK2KX
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To: MindFire
The officer who used the Taser gun has been with the department four months.

Unless he has some very convincing video of this, his career is over.

So9

18 posted on 06/21/2004 2:13:36 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: Constitution Day

Well she sure did have it coming, she got smart with him! You only speak when spoken to and do not question! /sarc


19 posted on 06/21/2004 2:14:07 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: lormand

Heh heh! You win some, you lose some. :)


20 posted on 06/21/2004 2:16:25 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: MindFire
I was watching Cops or some show like it and remarked to my wife at the treatment they gave a "john" who was stung soliciting prostitution.

They surrounded his car (no problem so far), then violently pulled him out of the car and three cops piled on him knee first. I'm not sure of the wisdom of using violent methods to arrest someone who completely followed directions and gave no resistance while committing a non-violent crime.

21 posted on 06/21/2004 2:18:30 PM PDT by lormand (Save the Whales? Call a Democrat! Save the World? Call the Republicans)
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To: MindFire

This sounds like a really tough cop, picking on 68-year-old women. What is that mental disorder that cops have that they need to feel "superior"?


22 posted on 06/21/2004 2:18:31 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Smogger

What's amazing to me is that the more outrageous the incidents get, I think to myself, "now surely this is where everyone will draw the line." And there never fails to be a number of people who will rationalize the incident.


23 posted on 06/21/2004 2:19:44 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: Constitution Day

I'll blame it on the fact that you are on a broadband connection by yourself, while I am on some mickey mouse office network. :)


24 posted on 06/21/2004 2:19:46 PM PDT by lormand (Save the Whales? Call a Democrat! Save the World? Call the Republicans)
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To: Kackikat

There are bad cops out there, we all know that. But whenever I read these kinds of stories my first thought is there is more to the story than we are being told.


25 posted on 06/21/2004 2:20:43 PM PDT by Ima Lurker
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To: TommyDale

Power trip. Like some teachers, pastors, priests, doctors etc. Any authority position will attract a number of them.


26 posted on 06/21/2004 2:21:42 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: lormand
I'm not sure of the wisdom of using violent methods to arrest someone who completely followed directions and gave no resistance while committing a non-violent crime.

The wisdom is in getting the populace to fear the police. Only then will there be true liberty.

27 posted on 06/21/2004 2:22:14 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: MindFire

It's amazing what some armed people can do in their first four months of duty.


28 posted on 06/21/2004 2:22:52 PM PDT by TET1968
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To: MindFire

29 posted on 06/21/2004 2:23:25 PM PDT by EggsAckley (........"John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute".........)
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To: Smogger
Where do they get these guys? I mean you can tell they have really losened the standards for hiring police in the last 20 years.

Don't ask. Don't tell.

30 posted on 06/21/2004 2:24:05 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Despise not the jester. Often he is the only one speaking the truth")
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To: TommyDale
What is that mental disorder that cops have that they need to feel "superior"?

Small penis?

31 posted on 06/21/2004 2:24:39 PM PDT by Modernman ("I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members" -Groucho Marx)
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To: coloradan

What? Liberty is freedom, not fear. Do you think the people under the Taliban or the heel of communism had liberty?


32 posted on 06/21/2004 2:24:53 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: EggsAckley

Ohh, she's black. Well that explains it.


33 posted on 06/21/2004 2:26:00 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Drivers poor decision lands his whole family in jail...that is title.


34 posted on 06/21/2004 2:26:19 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: TommyDale

Barney Fife Syndrome?


35 posted on 06/21/2004 2:26:39 PM PDT by streetpreacher
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To: MindFire

She should consider herself lucky he did not shoot her.


36 posted on 06/21/2004 2:27:17 PM PDT by sport (bttt)
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To: EggsAckley

She looks like a mean one to me.


37 posted on 06/21/2004 2:27:35 PM PDT by streetpreacher
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Sorry, forgot the /s tag. Thought it wouldn't be needed, though.


38 posted on 06/21/2004 2:28:26 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I'm sure your comment was meant as sarcasm.


39 posted on 06/21/2004 2:28:37 PM PDT by EggsAckley (........"John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute".........)
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To: MindFire
Don't know what to think of this story...just glad I live 6'000 ft up and far from town, which I visit 2-3 times a month. Rocky Mountain high...

FMCDH(BITS)

40 posted on 06/21/2004 2:30:06 PM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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To: Ima Lurker

I watched a live tv cop show two weeks ago where THREE cops were present, and the man arrested had been drinking...he weighed about 250 lbs, but was mouthy...did not do anything, and they hit him with taser gun, not once but twice because he was mouthy. I don't think that justifies 50,000 volts, twice. Had he resisted arrest, yes...but he did not.

I believe that the police are overreacting to the situations in which they are to be peacemakers. You cannot tell me that three cops needed to use that taser gun, to them it is a toy and they want to play with it...WRONG. It should be as sacred as the gun, you only use it if you need force. It is provided to save lives.


41 posted on 06/21/2004 2:31:12 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: MindFire
Several years ago I received a letter in the mail from the police who chided me for honking my horn. It was on behalf of an anonymous complainant.

I had honked my horn at someone who pulled out in front of me, almost causing me to hit him. I changed lanes to avoid a collision. Evidently, he had better ties to the cops than I.

42 posted on 06/21/2004 2:31:49 PM PDT by mombonn (ˇDevastating for Hillary! would be losing, and having to give a concession speech!)
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To: coloradan

Oh, never mind then...... (still need the tag for slower people)


43 posted on 06/21/2004 2:31:51 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: EggsAckley
Is that 'lizabeth or aunt Ester?

FMCDH(BITS)

44 posted on 06/21/2004 2:32:22 PM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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To: MindFire

Just another stupid smart aleck cop!This cop needs a mental profile run on him and i'm sure they will find he became a cop because he could not force people to respect him otherwise.


45 posted on 06/21/2004 2:32:39 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: coloradan

I hope that was meant sarcastically, because "fearing the police" is not the objective I teach. The police are there to protect and serve. It says nothing about intimidation and "big brother" gustapo attitude.


46 posted on 06/21/2004 2:33:58 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat
not once but twice because he was mouthy.

It seems that is the trend. No backtalk tolerated.

47 posted on 06/21/2004 2:34:07 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Kofi is an ex wiener vendor)
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To: MindFire
File under: "More coffee, officer?"

Or: "That's what happens when you quit smoking to get the job."

48 posted on 06/21/2004 2:34:14 PM PDT by dasboot (<img src="XXX">)
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To: Kackikat
Had he resisted arrest, yes...but he did not.

A true Zen saying...Frank Z would be proud.

FMCDH(BITS)

49 posted on 06/21/2004 2:34:16 PM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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To: EggsAckley

ping for later read


50 posted on 06/21/2004 2:36:05 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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