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Phillies Fan Tased on The Field
http://www.bermanpost.com/2010/05/phillies-fan-tased-on-field.html ^

Posted on 05/04/2010 1:23:03 PM PDT by BermanPost

You can see in the video that he is running around being disruptive, but does not appear to be threatening anyone.

Excessive force?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; chat; taser

1 posted on 05/04/2010 1:23:03 PM PDT by BermanPost
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To: BermanPost

He was however a Phillies fan.

Personally I would have gone with a good old fashioned beatdown for the entertainment value alone.


2 posted on 05/04/2010 1:24:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BermanPost
Excessive force?

No. Hopefully it'll teach him to not be a drunken idiot at sporting events.

Plus, who doesn't like seeing people get tazed?

3 posted on 05/04/2010 1:26:01 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: cripplecreek
It's only way to control Philly fans, they're immune to standard punishment.
4 posted on 05/04/2010 1:27:10 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 196)
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To: cripplecreek

5 posted on 05/04/2010 1:29:18 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: BermanPost
Excessive force?

Nah, he didn't even make it to 3rd base. They should have aimed for the pitcher's mound.

6 posted on 05/04/2010 1:32:19 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: BermanPost
Good Hit.
Sign that man up for the rifle squad and send him to AZ
7 posted on 05/04/2010 1:32:33 PM PDT by DeaconRed (I have had all I can stands and I can't stands NO MO--Call me Popeye)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

LOL


8 posted on 05/04/2010 1:35:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BermanPost

“Excessive” force? No. Not enough force.


9 posted on 05/04/2010 1:37:53 PM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: BermanPost

The Philadelphia Police have no dogs? This would have been perfect for a one hundred twenty five pound German Shepherd K-9 to show his stuff.


10 posted on 05/04/2010 1:38:18 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: BermanPost
The kid was Stone Cold Sober and a school Tennis Player who is going off to Penn State, a bit of a nerd. It would seem it was Senior Prank or something.

The lesson he learned here is something he can hold onto long after his College Education is paid off.

I also noticed how much Italians look like Middle Eastern Men too, he is lucky he was only zapped.

11 posted on 05/04/2010 1:38:46 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: BermanPost

All Phillies fans should be subject to preemptive tasing. Sooner or later, they’re going to do something to deserve it.


12 posted on 05/04/2010 1:39:03 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: CivilWarguy

Word. I say. let loose the dogs on these brainstems.


13 posted on 05/04/2010 1:39:16 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: cripplecreek

No it wasn’t excessive force. If I were an athlete I’d assume any moron that gets on the field has a weapon (like Monica Seles’ attacker). Then I’d dole out some bare knuckle justice.


14 posted on 05/04/2010 1:39:40 PM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: BermanPost
Now the fans are gonna expect this kind of entertainment every game.
15 posted on 05/04/2010 1:41:14 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: BermanPost

THX 1138 alert!


16 posted on 05/04/2010 1:42:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: VA_Gentleman

Good point.


17 posted on 05/04/2010 1:42:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

what does that mean?


18 posted on 05/04/2010 1:43:38 PM PDT by BermanPost
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To: BermanPost
Excessive force?

I'll be the contrarian here...

The Taser was sold as the "less lethal" alternative to firearms or police batons. LEOs can stop a guy without having to kill or maim him.

I find it highly unlikely that guy would have been shot or pounded for this infraction prior to the introduction to Tasers.

19 posted on 05/04/2010 1:45:25 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: BallyBill; SpinnerWebb

The lesson he learned here is something he can hold onto long after his College Education is paid off.

I also noticed how much Italians look like Middle Eastern Men too, he is lucky he was only zapped.

The ESPN story said he called his Dad from the ballpark to get his OK to run out on the field ... Dad told him he didn't think it was a good idea.

The most important thing we have a chance to do in this life is to trade our youth for wisdom ... hopefully Junior learned a little bit in this exchange.

20 posted on 05/04/2010 1:48:54 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: BermanPost

He immigrated to the field illegally.


21 posted on 05/04/2010 1:49:35 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: cripplecreek
I would have gone with a good old fashioned beatdown for the entertainment value alone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws-mn3M23dc&feature=fvw

22 posted on 05/04/2010 1:50:45 PM PDT by kanawa (Is Eaker going swishy?)
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To: BermanPost

It should be legal to Taser Phillies fans wherever they are. Eagles fans too for that matter. Bravo!


23 posted on 05/04/2010 1:51:46 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: BallyBill
The kid was Stone Cold Sober and a school Tennis Player who is going off to Penn State, a bit of a nerd. It would seem it was Senior Prank or something.

Then it was probably worth it. Surely he received many high-fives at school the next day.

24 posted on 05/04/2010 1:52:22 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: BermanPost; cripplecreek; Drew68; Recon Dad; Carpe Cerevisi; San Jacinto; Voter#537; CivilWarguy; ..

This is awesome (from Fenway park some time back):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHHfikARyg


25 posted on 05/04/2010 1:52:31 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: BermanPost

yah...those Phillies Phans are just a ball of fun, huh?

Did the Phillies Phan who forced himself to vomit on the Police Officer and his 11 year old daughter a few weeks ago ever make to court?? Last I saw he had a nice shiner, but he didn’t get anywhere near the ass-kicking he deserved...


26 posted on 05/04/2010 1:57:25 PM PDT by Bean Counter (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office -- Aesop)
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To: RabidBartender


"Tased, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son!"
27 posted on 05/04/2010 1:58:32 PM PDT by Littlejon
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To: BermanPost

Don’t run out on the field. Problem solved. Idiots who feel that their personal thrill (”the world revolves around me”) comes before 40,000 fans deserve whatever they get.


28 posted on 05/04/2010 2:01:58 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: BermanPost

There’s never a bad time to tase a Phillies fan.


29 posted on 05/04/2010 2:05:21 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (OK, this isn't funny anymore. Tell the truth; who's *really* the president now?)
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To: BermanPost
Phillies Fan Tased ZOTTED on The Field
30 posted on 05/04/2010 2:11:34 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Onelifetogive

It was absolutely excessive force. Many people have died as a result of taser shocks. It is not intended to be a convenient form of crowd control for the police. There are too many police who feel they can use the taser without any attempt to restrain the person physically. This won’t be a joke when the Obama-bots start using tasers on Tea Party members they decide are “unruly”.


31 posted on 05/04/2010 2:14:42 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: RabidBartender

Nice! Clobbered him!


32 posted on 05/04/2010 2:14:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: littleharbour

I sort of agree in that the use of tasers seems to have resulted in many unintended deaths. On the other hand, people who would run onto the field like that should realize they are taking a risk of that sort.

Probably what needs to happen is that they need to post signs every 15 feet saying “anyone who breaches this fence line without express and proper authority is subject to physical restraint including being tazed”... or along that line so that it is clear that would be a consequence.

Of course they would have to put that up there in 12 languages or some non-English speaker will sue...


33 posted on 05/04/2010 2:20:35 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: BermanPost

Angry white guy


34 posted on 05/04/2010 2:27:26 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: BermanPost

It’s the name of a 1971 sci-fi movie called “THX 1138” starring Robert Duvall and directed by George Lucas .

In the movie robotic police use cattle prods to subdue the populace. Today’s taser is just a modern-day cattle prod for human beings.

Look it up online and read about it and then watch the movie. I think the whole thing is actually posted on YouTube.


35 posted on 05/04/2010 2:31:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: BermanPost

I’ve heard they even taze Santa Claus in Philly...


36 posted on 05/04/2010 2:53:50 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jack Hydrazine

will do


37 posted on 05/04/2010 2:54:49 PM PDT by BermanPost
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To: BermanPost

The movie is a little disturbing not only for its content but also how much of it has become reality since its making. But the end of the movie does end on a positive note which I see happening now.


38 posted on 05/04/2010 3:31:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: BermanPost
Berman Post
39 posted on 05/04/2010 5:26:21 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: BermanPost

My hubby was at a Phillies game tonight. He said another guy ran out on the field tonight, and the crowd started chanting, “Tase him!”


40 posted on 05/04/2010 8:35:56 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: BermanPost

He would have gotten the “Full Treatment”

Tased, then while on the ground, Peppersprayed and then roughed up a bit (EG knees to the back, a few face to the ground movements, ect).
He did get charged with assault on a police officer.


41 posted on 05/05/2010 4:15:12 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Tired of Taxes

that is hilarious; hope someone got that on tape.


42 posted on 05/05/2010 5:25:22 AM PDT by BermanPost
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To: Drew68
Plus, who doesn't like seeing people get tazed?

Let me guess. You also like to watch people with electrodes taped to their chest, and people getting herded into a train car with cattle prods.

Back in the civilized world though, most people consider electro-shock torture to be an inherently barbaric practice, and for a good reason. It's the same reason we don't use guillotines, stockades, and drawing & quartering anymore.

43 posted on 05/10/2010 10:56:06 PM PDT by conimbricenses
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