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Syracuse police taser a disabled man for standing on a bus -
X Republic ^ | August 9, 2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 3:07:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Police used a taser to electric shock a disabled man because he was standing on a bus, as he always does. The man prefers standing because of his spinal injuries, which make it uncomfortable for him to sit.

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KEYWORDS: taser

1 posted on 09/10/2013 3:07:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: bamahead; traviskicks; 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ...

It’s not encouraging when cops behave in such a manner. Police forces need to screen their applicants more carefully than they do now.

A lawsuit is pending.


2 posted on 09/10/2013 3:09:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

bump


3 posted on 09/10/2013 3:13:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Clintonfatigued

Has he been promoted yet?


4 posted on 09/10/2013 3:15:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Mall Cop!


5 posted on 09/10/2013 3:15:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Did he shoot the guys dog next? Seems to be de rigueur with gendarmes lately.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 3:16:57 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The imperiousness of it is what gets me - “I’m giving you an order to get off the bus.” Yeah? Well, I’m giving you an order to get off my back!

Is there a law against standing? If so, why didn’t they tell him about the law when he asked? Or maybe they did and that part didn’t make it off the cutting room floor.

It looks like the driver instigated the whole ordeal. Does he allow people to stand if all the seats are taken, or does he make them get off?

Why can’t people just use common sense? Maybe because it’s so rare?


7 posted on 09/10/2013 3:24:49 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Clintonfatigued
My back acts up now and again, lumbar region, can't imagine being hit with an electric shock of that magnitude when it's bad.

Get the best ambulance chaser to be found and sue the hell out of them.

8 posted on 09/10/2013 3:25:16 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
 
 
This is beyond outrageous - tazers are for use as the final option before resorting to deadly force against a dangerous subject who is a threat to the life or limb of others. Due to a grievous lack of judgement and maturity those two idiots have probably destroyed what little was left of Mr. Hulett's physical health.
 
 

9 posted on 09/10/2013 3:29:36 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: The Cajun

In police protocol it was considered safer than tackling him or using a baton. What a world. He sounds like such a decent, stand up guy as well...only suing out of concern that just having endured open heart surgery the electricity from the taser could cause another cardiac arrest. Hope he is at least getting the best possible medical care courtesy of Syracuse PD.


10 posted on 09/10/2013 3:38:04 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Clintonfatigued

Did he have a dog?


11 posted on 09/10/2013 3:42:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: erlayman

“Safer than tackling hin ...”

To be safe, call in a TacNuc strike on the bus from underground police HQ.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 3:43:01 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Or the SWAT Death Squad!


13 posted on 09/10/2013 3:49:30 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I suspect it’s more about training and policy...


14 posted on 09/10/2013 3:59:32 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Clintonfatigued

Let’s see -— tazering a neurologically disabled individual who has been hit by two trains? What’s the highest award for valor the Syracuse police department can bestow? Another example of the cowardly individuals who are becoming cops nowadays.

I would like to be on the jury hearing the civil suit against all involved!


15 posted on 09/10/2013 4:08:08 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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16 posted on 09/10/2013 4:39:02 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

A woman in our county was waiting for a ride. She was in a chair in the courthouse lobby with her two grandkids. She had a seizure. A deputy walked up and kicked her in the ribs to see if it was real. She had a bruise. Everyone is betting the sheriff won’t do squat about it.


17 posted on 09/10/2013 5:13:35 PM PDT by healy61
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To: erlayman

“Hope he is at least getting the best possible medical care courtesy of Syracuse PD.”

If he is, in fact, getting the best possible medical care, he’s getting it care of the taxpayers of Syracuse.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 5:39:44 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

With a good lawyer, this man will have his own custom Rolls Royce ambulance with a nurse driver. Sue em’ buddy !


19 posted on 09/10/2013 6:26:14 PM PDT by AKinAK
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To: Clintonfatigued

Filthy pigs.

The bus driver is also an idiot. I’ve never heard of a driver insisting people sit.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 3:35:25 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued
An update. Syracuse DA drops charges, but police dept. review said they were justified in tasering him.
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/criminal_charges_dropped_against_disabled_man_tasered_by_syracuse_police.html
21 posted on 09/14/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: FBD

Of course they say they were justified. Obsession with the state at its finest. Ayn Rand said it wonderfully:

“The political expression of altruism is collectivism or statism, which holds that man’s life and work belong to the state—to society, to the group, the gang, the race, the nation—and that the state may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.”


22 posted on 09/26/2013 4:07:37 PM PDT by MN.Gruber06
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To: Clintonfatigued

There isn’t a situation that can’t be made worse, by the simple introduction of an LEO.


23 posted on 10/13/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: lapsus calami

That is not the current doctrine for many police departments. They view taser on the same level as OC spray, below a baton. That doesn’t mean that this bus passenger deserved to be tased.


24 posted on 10/18/2013 5:31:37 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: MN.Gruber06

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26 posted on 07/23/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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