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Police: Taser Used On Nude 80-Year-Old Woman Attempting Hit Officers With Cane
CBS Charlotte ^ | June 15, 2012 10:04 AM

Posted on 06/15/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT by null and void

Police in Dorchester County, S.C., used a Taser on a nude 80-year-old woman after she allegedly attempted to attack police with her walking stick. WCSC reports that when police answered a complaint of someone making loud noises in the area, they were met by an elderly woman wearing no clothes on her porch, reportedly hitting the steps of her porch with her cane.

According to police, the woman, who spoke “confusingly,” began to swing her cane at the officers when police tried to take it away from the nude woman. As police continued to talk the woman out of swinging her cane at them, another officer used his Taser on the woman’s back. The woman was immediately transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

When police investigated the area, they discovered that the woman, a former tenant, had broken three windows at the property after the owner attempted to give the deposit back to the woman.

WCSC reports that no charges were filed against the woman despite the $250 worth of property damage.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: South Carolina
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1 posted on 06/15/2012 4:48:24 PM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

Let her swing, then move in and grab hold of the cane. You can take it from her in short order.

God we sure have a bunch of pussy cops these days.

What self-respecting 20-40 year old cop can’t take a cane from a frail 80 year old woman?

Why not just hit the woman with a hammer? Geez!


2 posted on 06/15/2012 4:50:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: null and void
That's about it. Thunderzine is no longer needed though, with new generations of meds available.
3 posted on 06/15/2012 4:51:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: null and void

Boy she must be a tough 80 yr old woman. what an imbecile


4 posted on 06/15/2012 4:52:10 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: null and void

Naked and 80 ? Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 4:53:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: null and void

Police officers are not allowed to treat an 80-year old woman who is menacing them with a cane any differently than they treat a 19-year-old gang member who’s menacing them with a baseball bat.

If they treat the 80-year-old woman differently than the 19-year-old gang member, they risk being accused of racism.

Police are not allowed to use their judgement, lest they be accused of being “judgemental.”

Sorry, but that’s the way it is. We’re being forced to accept the lowest common denominator, and the lowest common denominator is getting lower and lower.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 4:54:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: DoughtyOne
OK, these guys ALL need to go to Aikido class imeejitly.

Jo disarm techniques

Oughta work just fine with a little old lady with a cane - don't think I'd use the third method though 'cause I wouldn't want to touch her. Yuck!

7 posted on 06/15/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: null and void

If she put some clothes on, she wouldn’t have to beat them off with her stick.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 4:55:59 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: null and void

and beat the wife (or gay lover) when he got home...


9 posted on 06/15/2012 4:56:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: DoughtyOne

As a former (ret.) police officer, I find this disgusting. If I couldn’t take a cane away from an 80 old without using a Taser, I would have turned in my badge.


10 posted on 06/15/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Got that right. When I was in corrections (all 145 strapping pounds of me) I routinely restrained larger, heavier inmates without clubbing or any such action.

Sometimes I think modern cops have a taser quota.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 4:56:31 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: null and void

Sort of like like attempting to kill a flea with a sledgehammer. Just think of the centuries men have existed without tasers!


12 posted on 06/15/2012 5:00:43 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: DoughtyOne
I'm with you!

Maybe these cops should go down to the local "Rent-a-Pair" for a fitting.

13 posted on 06/15/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: null and void

Hmmmm... An 80 year old nude swinger. I wonder where we can get a list of her meds?


14 posted on 06/15/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox

sc ping


15 posted on 06/15/2012 5:09:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: DoughtyOne
this pussy cop attitude comes from years and years of telling the cops that their job is not to stop crime at the risk of getting their liddle bitty selves hurt...

didn't we all learn from Littleton??....

we need to go back to having a sheriff and a volunteer posse....

16 posted on 06/15/2012 5:17:02 PM PDT by cherry
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To: null and void; Lazamataz

I’m with the cops. Now way am I going to grapple with a naked 80-year-old woman. I’m not Laz.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (<a href="http://originalvelvetrevolution.com" title="Velvet Revolution">Velvet Revolution</a>)
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To: Steely Tom

Did you forget the ‘/s’ on that post?


18 posted on 06/15/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ll have to admit if I was the cop I wouldn’t want to “wrestle” with her either.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 5:34:02 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To My Liberal Kinfolk: Don't call, email or write until you've gotten your brain fixed.)
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To: null and void

There was no excuse or necessity for using a taser on this woman.

At her age in her obvious ill health, it could be very dangerous.

If multiple officers cannot subdue an 80 year old woman, clothed or not, they’re pretty pitiful.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 5:38:42 PM PDT by altura
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To: null and void
"80 year old woman swinging a cane?

Hold on, move over, I'll take care of it after all, I've been practicing on lots of people's little pooches:"

UTS15-FRONT-PAGE

21 posted on 06/15/2012 5:42:15 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: DoughtyOne

It’s much more fun to watch her shake on the ground. Too bad she did not have a dog to shoot.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 5:43:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: DoughtyOne

But they didn’t HAVE a hammer.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 5:44:39 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: null and void

The good news is she has a tryout next week with the Chicago Cubs...


24 posted on 06/15/2012 5:45:37 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: null and void; Lazamataz; martin_fierro
an elderly woman wearing no clothes on her porch

Help out a sheltered suburban housewife: for what part of the body is "porch" the latest slang?

25 posted on 06/15/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick

Trust me, ma’am. You don’t want to know.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 5:57:00 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: null and void

The woman might have Alzheimers. My aunt was a very genteel southern lady but when she got Alzheimers, she would often leave the house in the middle of the night stark naked. If anybody tried to bring her home, she would fight them and use language that would make a truck driver blush.


27 posted on 06/15/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT by Lilyjuslan
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To: Lurker

Uh-huh. I’ll just leave it at that, then.

Poor old bat, I hope she’ll be okay.


28 posted on 06/15/2012 6:02:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick

The part that sticks out in front is called a front porch, the part that sticks out in back is called a back porch.


29 posted on 06/15/2012 6:03:53 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1242 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: null and void

So, “no clothes on her wraparound verandas”? Unless she’s very skinny, of course. Dementia sufferers often don’t eat much.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Yes those are good methods, and new to me. I appreciate the link.

At certain times you may run into someone where the third technique might be advisable, since it can immobilize them and you remain in control until they calm down.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 6:17:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: doc1019

I couldn’t agree more, but I have not been a police officer.

I just think the Taser is far over the top for an older person like that.

It may be a great tool for someone younger who is observably going to be a hard person to handle. For a person that is elderly, you’re probably going to risk hurting them far more than you need to.

It’s just a real shame to handle an older woman like that.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 6:20:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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33 posted on 06/15/2012 6:22:11 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Exactly. Makes you wonder what type of training these officers had, if any at all.

IMO, there are officers out there that think their badge is a license to do whatever they want.

Once again, this seems to be an area where common sense isn’t very common.

Thanks for your comments.


34 posted on 06/15/2012 6:22:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I don’t know... you have to have something to attach them to. ;^)

Thanks for the laugh.


35 posted on 06/15/2012 6:24:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: null and void

DAMN !!!! Did they shoot her dog too ??!!??


36 posted on 06/15/2012 6:26:57 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: cherry

Whatever type agency you have, you have to train your officers to handle things like this. I mean you can have a volunteer force, but if the guys aren’t trained correctly, you’ll still have problems.


37 posted on 06/15/2012 6:28:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thanks for the reply. In the 80’s I hung out with some old school cops. Their approach was you lost points if it had to go to force. But if it was necessary they would not hesitate.


38 posted on 06/15/2012 6:31:24 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DoughtyOne

Just strikes me as a young, inexperienced officer just dying to use his Taser and not wanting to get his uniform dirty.

The Taser was just getting a start in most police forces about the time I retired ... all the classes that included the Taser gave specific instructions that the unit should only be used within a certain age group (18-45) unless the officers thought they were in danger short of the need for deadly force.


39 posted on 06/15/2012 6:32:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: SaraJohnson

I don’t know. If she had a dog they may have Tazered it, and shot the old woman. Gotta change things up once in a while. ;^)

Kidding, sort of...


40 posted on 06/15/2012 6:42:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Slump Tester

Oh... hadn’t thought of that. ;^)


41 posted on 06/15/2012 6:43:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

And that is as it should be. I have no problem with reasoned force if someone goes out of their way to ask for it.

If the woman had a knife, I might even have agreed that the Taser might have been the best idea here. A cane? Nah!

Thanks for the additional comments. Take care...


42 posted on 06/15/2012 6:51:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: doc1019

Almost sounds that way (the cops) doesn’t it.

I think that 18 to 45 might be expanded in some circumstances, but it strikes me that it’s use might prove fatal in an older person. 80? Come on... I’d sure hate to kill an old lady because she had a cane and I didn’t want her to have it.

Thanks for your comments.


43 posted on 06/15/2012 6:54:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Ken H
Did you forget the ‘/s’ on that post?

I don't think so.

And I'm not a cop, either.

44 posted on 06/15/2012 6:54:58 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: DoughtyOne

And you, as well.


45 posted on 06/15/2012 6:55:41 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tax-chick

LOL!


46 posted on 06/15/2012 7:03:56 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I put my kids in Aikido and my husband and I wound up taking it too. Husband REALLY got into it.

But I love it for kids especially, because you can't do anything until somebody comes at you. The whole point is to deflect, rotate, transfer their energy into dumping them on the ground or into a joint lock. And there's a lot of tradition including respect for the teacher & other students.

(When my husband would say, "Here! Grab my arm!" all our friends would back away slowly, shaking their heads.)

47 posted on 06/15/2012 7:11:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: null and void

She was not “nude.” Nude is someone wearing no clothes that is alluring and exciting.

Nekkid means they’re wearing no clothes and “up to no good.” Therefore, she was most likely “nekkid.”


48 posted on 06/15/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: driftdiver

driftdiver...”imbecile” — to whom are you referring?


49 posted on 06/15/2012 7:29:22 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The cop who tasered an 80 yr old woman. thought that was pretty self evident.


50 posted on 06/15/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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