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Homeowner tasered by police as he fought fire spreading from house next door
dailymail ^ | November 14th, 2012 | David Mccormack

Posted on 11/14/2012 7:00:10 AM PST by Ratman83

A man was tasered by police after he picked up his garden hose and attempted to stop a fire spreading that was threatening to engulf his home.

Dan Jensen, 42, awoke from a nap last Thursday when he hear his wife, Angela, also 42, scream that the house next door at 3420 Beechwood Terrace N in Tampa Bay was ablaze.

When the father of two went outside, the fire had already engulfed his neighbors’ home and a fence in between the two houses and the flames were starting to lick the corners of the Jensens' home.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: actedstupidly; donttazemebro; donutwatch; tazer
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Wow just wow. Police fighting the home owner instead of the fire.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 7:00:15 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83
What, did he commit Contempt of Cop?

They don't let that one pass, generally speaking...

2 posted on 11/14/2012 7:03:19 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Ratman83

Stupid white hetero male.

By 2016, he’ll get multiple 9mm punctures instead.

/s


3 posted on 11/14/2012 7:03:40 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Ratman83

He is lucky that they did not shoot him. Officer Friendly has gone the way of the DoDo bird.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 7:04:01 AM PST by sport
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To: Ratman83

5 posted on 11/14/2012 7:05:55 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Oberon

You will obey my authoooority. I guess the guy should have the e cops for trespassing because they certainly where not there to serve and protect.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 7:07:25 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Oberon

Many years ago in Minneapolis, my mom witnessed a cop beating an old homeless wino. She begged him to stop and he told her to shut the hell up or she would get the same. She never felt the same about the police after that, even though she realized not all cops were like that. Still, such an episode errodes trust.
I wonder what she would think of her great grandson who is a deputy? I think she would be proud anyway.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 7:10:31 AM PST by ruesrose (Love is Action!.)
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To: Ratman83
I thought they were here to help me. Instead, they hurt me.

Stupid free people. They have to be reminded at every opportunity to obey.

8 posted on 11/14/2012 7:10:44 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Taking the job of a union firefighter is a serious offense.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 7:13:32 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Ratman83

Police were upset because the homeowner didn’t have a dog they could shoot.

“Sir, in the future, please have a dog available for our officers to dispatch with extreme prejudice.”


10 posted on 11/14/2012 7:14:16 AM PST by moovova
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To: Darteaus94025

Maybe even 2013.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 7:14:19 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

I’m old enough to remember a time when I actually respected cops.

Those days are LONG gone.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 7:14:52 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Ratman83

And we had to get this news from a Foreign Newspaper?

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave?


13 posted on 11/14/2012 7:15:08 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Ratman83

Let me guess. The cops are probably union thugs.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 7:15:15 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: sport

Sadly to often true.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 7:17:08 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: KarlInOhio

Yep.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 7:18:03 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

I guess he was not licensed to fight fires.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 7:18:25 AM PST by Tupelo (Republican, a national party no more.)
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To: LibWhacker

The nerve.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 7:19:56 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

Another case of Cops behaving badly. He’s lucky they didn;t shoot him.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 7:20:02 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: The Working Man

The local WTSP which is Gannet had a article too but the link only in FR stopped me from posting it. Link
http://pinellaspark.wtsp.com/news/news/151640-man-tasered-police-calls-it-brutal


20 posted on 11/14/2012 7:21:53 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

I’m beginning to wonder what will make these thugs stop their abuse of power. People can’t seem to get around the police union protection power structure to seek justice and change.

The lack of justice and the rule of law, abandons people to the remedy of revenge.

Welcome to Mexico!


21 posted on 11/14/2012 7:23:42 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Ratman83

The guy is actually very lucky. Even the worst shyster in town should be able to get him a few hundred thousand bucks for his “humiliation”, “pain” and “suffering”.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 7:23:59 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: RightOnline

Am with you!

Not that I have any hate for them, its just plain to see they are smart as a box of rocks and rarely actually HELP.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 7:24:51 AM PST by X-spurt (It is time for OFF YOUR FEET and on the gravy-train)
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To: moovova

Yeah but it has to be a big dog, the small ones are too hard to hit.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 7:25:12 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: RightOnline

Same here.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 7:26:27 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: chessplayer

Not sure but I think they all are.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 7:28:53 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Tupelo

Job security.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 7:29:42 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: ZULU

They are hoping to do that next time.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 7:30:37 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: SaraJohnson

It is coming, we have lots of them here now.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 7:31:33 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I would be thinking more like 7 or 8 figures.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 7:32:29 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: X-spurt
Not that I have any hate for them,...

"I don't hate cops, I just feel better when they're not around."

"Barfly"...Mickey Rourke

FMCDH(BITS)

31 posted on 11/14/2012 7:33:35 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Ratman83
I'd love to hear the explanation for how he put the cops' lives in danger.

If the officers were not equipped with a Taser, what would have been their course of action, beat the man with night sticks (the Billy Ray Valentine option)? shoot him (assuming his dog was unavailable)? Send in a police dog? Let the man fight the fire until the fire dept arrived (no, that one is waaaaaaay over the top).

I wonder if there is a properly conducted study about the propensity of a LEO to over-react when a non-lethal-force tool (e.g. Taser) is available.

32 posted on 11/14/2012 7:34:22 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Ratman83

Was he using water from a rain barrel? That’s a crime in some states..


33 posted on 11/14/2012 7:35:19 AM PST by just me (We are taking our first steps into a thousand years of darkness)
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To: NonValueAdded

The cops do not have to explain to us, lets be series.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 7:38:56 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

I’ve lost almost all respect for the institutions I grew up believing good.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 7:41:57 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Ratman83

More than once, I’ve seen people become completely irrational in their efforts to fight a fire. The police may have done him a great favor so that he will be alive to bitch about being saved from his own idiocy.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 7:51:10 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Ratman83

I like what one of the comments at the site said. Sue the cops and the city, that’s what insurance is for! lol


37 posted on 11/14/2012 7:51:56 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: just me

Yep a capital crime in some states.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 7:57:30 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Irenic

Yes, they have earned that loss of respect.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 7:58:59 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Steamburg

You are clueless.


40 posted on 11/14/2012 8:00:09 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Just doing what the man says, right.


41 posted on 11/14/2012 8:01:13 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

42 posted on 11/14/2012 8:05:22 AM PST by petercooper
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To: Ratman83

The People’s Police State of NJ has the highest cop density in the nation. It’s so bad in some areas you must follow every traffic law perfectly or you will quickly get a $500 ticket. Ca-ching! But family members and off-duty cops are immune from this armed highway robbery. One got behind me yesterday in a $100k luxury SUV featuring law enforcement plates and got total road rage at me because I was going only 28 mph in a 25 mph zone and he was stuck behind me on cruise control for 5 miles. His attitude was “Move over taxpaying chump, the jackboot rules don’t apply to me!” He had to calm himself down because acting out on his road rage might cost him his cushy government gig and pension. Half the reason I’m leaving NJ is it’s filled with asshole jackboot cops and other democrat loving government hirelings.


43 posted on 11/14/2012 8:18:45 AM PST by Reeses
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Why the scare quotes?


44 posted on 11/14/2012 8:19:16 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: Ratman83

” Yeah but it has to be a big dog, the small ones are too hard to hit.”

Preferably, staked out in the front yard on a very short chain...


45 posted on 11/14/2012 8:27:04 AM PST by moovova
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To: nothingnew

Some folks have better memory for movie scripts. Bout the only thing I can remeber about Rourke was the scene where he had the blonde twit Kim bouncing up against the wall in a hallway.

But he was right about the cops! They have turned into an inbred getto PitBull, you are not really sure what they’ll do.


46 posted on 11/14/2012 8:28:43 AM PST by X-spurt (It is time for OFF YOUR FEET and on the gravy-train)
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To: NonValueAdded

” I’d love to hear the explanation for how he put the cops’ lives in danger.”

If the homeowner had gotten into trouble, the officer’s lives would’ve been put in jeopardy when they had to rescue him.

Oh , wait a minute, nevermind...(I didn’t realize how silly that sounded).


47 posted on 11/14/2012 8:31:51 AM PST by moovova
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To: Reeses

Yep no longer a Garden State.


48 posted on 11/14/2012 8:32:54 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: moovova

Hey if they do it that way it should only take one mag to kill the dog.


49 posted on 11/14/2012 8:34:37 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: petercooper

Peter,...Now that is funny.


50 posted on 11/14/2012 8:50:06 AM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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