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  • Naked man arrested after video shows him slapping Houston cop before being Tasered [Video]

    07/05/2017 3:56:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Daily News ^ | 7/4/17 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    A naked man caught on video spraying a Houston police officer with pesticide and then slapping him in the face before being Tasered has been arrested. Keith Dean, 49, had earlier been spotted wandering the streets stark naked. A Good Samaritan offered him a towel to cover himself but the suspect instead demanded the man's watch before fleeing into the Metro Fannin South Transit Center as police responded to the scene, ABC13 reported. Video taken by witness Ben Marquina of the June 6 incident shows the train doors opening and Dean spraying pesticide at the officers before slapping one of...
  • More Fruit of Caetano: Tacoma under Pressure to remove Weapon Bans

    06/10/2017 8:06:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Tacoma Washington is likely to do away with its ban on electric weapons. The Supreme Court decision in Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf) is the reason why.  From Caetano: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). Caetano was directly about electronic weapons.  Lawsuits against...
  • 'Sorry I tased you': Cop bakes cake for woman accusing him of police brutality

    09/30/2016 7:41:04 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9/29/2016 | Simon Holmes
    Stephanie Byron was tasered in June 2015 by Florida cop Michael Wohlers who then baked a cake with icing on top that read 'Sorry I Tased You'. Byron is seeking damages, costs, expenses and reasonable attorney fees. The cop resigned from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office after incident. Court documents say he discharged his taser during 'horseplay'.
  • Police Detective Puts the Tulsa Incident In Perspective

    09/24/2016 8:30:38 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 70 replies
    Law Officer ^ | 9/23/2016 | Chelsea Whitaker
    This case is not as blatant as many you believe it to be. I am not perfect and I definitely don’t know everything. I have discussed this with several black officers and the following is my opinion based on the information available at this time. My opinion could change if new information is released. The family of Mr. Crutcher kept stating that Mr. Crutcher had car trouble. When the family speaks of him, it came off as if his car broke down, he flagged down an officer, asked for help and got shot. That is not what happened. When a...
  • Video Released in Terence Crutcher’s Killing by Tulsa Police

    09/19/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 108 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 September 2016 | Liam Stack
    The Police Department in Tulsa, Okla., released video on Monday of an encounter during which, the authorities said, a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man who could be seen raising his hands above his head. The department opened a criminal investigation into the shooting and said the Tulsa County district attorney, Steve Kunzweiler, would review its findings. The federal Justice Department opened a separate civil rights investigation. During the encounter, which took place around 7:40 p.m. Friday, Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot once and killed by Betty Shelby, a Tulsa police officer since 2011, after the police...
  • 9-year-old with Taser picked up by NOPD; other boy with gun at large

    04/01/2016 2:59:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/29/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A 9-year-old boy armed with a Taser was picked up by authorities Monday afternoon (March 28) after he and another young boy – seen pulling a handgun from his waistband – were spotted trying to break into cars near the Riverwalk outlet mall, New Orleans police said. Dawne Massey, NOPD spokeswoman, said the 9-year-old was apprehended by police near the Riverwalk and World Trade Center, but was released to his mother's custody because he is younger than 10 – the state's minimum age of culpability.-snip- Five months earlier, two brothers – ages 11 and 6 – were arrested after police...
  • Weaponized Drones For Law Enforcement Now Legal In North Dakota

    09/01/2015 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Theoria · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Gregory Ferenstein
     Drones can now legally fight criminals in the United States with non-lethal weapons thanks to a recently amended bill in North Dakota. The law’s author, Representative Rick Becker, originally wanted to require police to secure a warrant for drone surveillance.But, then local law enforcement managed to sneak in the right to equip drones with tasers or rubber bullets by amending the original prohibition against lethal and non-lethal force to just limiting lethal weapons. Becker worries that this new franken-bill will have dramatic unintended consequences.“I think it’s important to maintain the humanity in making decisions to deploy weapons against another individual,” he...
  • Two former Ga. police officers charged with murder for stun gun death of handcuffed man

    08/18/2015 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | By Wesley Lowery
    Two former police officers from East Point, Ga. have been indicted on charges of murder in the April 2014 death of Gregory Towns, a 24-year-old unarmed black man who died after a stun gun was used on him while he was in handcuffs. Former Cpl. Howard Weems and Sgt. Marcus Eberhart were indicted on charges of felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and several charges of violation of an oath by a public officer. ~snip~ The two officers approached Towns as he left his mother’s apartment complex after allegedly having been involved in a domestic dispute. Towns ran, but was...
  • OFFICER USES TASER ON ANGRY MOTORIST IN FLORIDA

    08/12/2015 7:36:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    Abc13 ^ | 8-12-15 | Unattributed
    The Bradford County Sheriff's Office has released video of a confrontation between a motorist and a police officer who stopped to help him in north Florida. Sheriff Gordon Smith said Lawtey police officer Jay Raulerson was dispatched after passing cars called to report a man in a silver Toyota stopped in the median of Highway 301 who was out of the SUV and trying to wave down vehicles. After Raulerson pulled up behind the Toyota, the video shows the man jump out and begin yelling at the officer as he approaches the driver side of the police car.
  • Tulsa ME: Eric Harris Had Meth In Blood When Shot By Deputy

    05/12/2015 2:22:35 PM PDT · by gwjack · 18 replies
    Newson6.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Newson6.com
    The medical examiner has released the autopsy for a man shot and killed by a Tulsa County reserve deputy. Eric Courtney Harris' death is ruled a homicide by gunshot wound, the report states. Harris, 44, died April 2, 2015, after Reserve Deputy Bob Bates said he accidentally fired his gun instead of his Taser during an arrest. The report states Harris was shot in the right axilla or armpit. The bullet passed through his right rib cage to his left, fracturing ribs on both sides. Both lungs collapsed, the medical examiner's report states.
  • WATCH: Police release graphic video of Tulsa man as he was killed by cop who thought...

    04/11/2015 8:39:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 193 replies
    An Oklahoma man's last few moments alive after he was accidentally shot last week by a deputy who meant to stun him with a Taser is seen in disturbing video released by police Friday. "He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my god. I'm losing my breath," Eric Harris says as he struggles on the ground with police on top of him. "F--- your breath," an officer can be heard saying. "Shut the f--- up!" Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, shouted "Taser! Taser!" before pulling the trigger on his gun, firing one round into Harris. "I shot him!" the...
  • Ferguson Protesters storm McDonalds, get mad when cops show up

    03/25/2015 2:08:51 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 72 replies
    utube ^ | 3-22-15 | utube
    These people are just idiots!!!!
  • Video appears to show elderly man tasered by police

    02/25/2015 7:18:05 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | By KRISTEN DESILVA
    A video posted to YouTube this week shows what appeared to be an elderly man being tasered by police with his hands up. The video, reportedly taken near Key West, Fla., shows two officers and an unidentified man during a traffic stop. The apparently older man slowly leaves his car with his hands raised and is tasered by one of the officers. Little is known about the incident in the video, which was originally taken down. An edited version of the video was uploaded Monday by a blog run by Info Wars.
  • VIDEO: VICTORIA POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT TASERING ELDERLY MAN

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    abc13.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | abc13.com
    VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man. In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him. Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer. "I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.
  • The Taser Photoshoot: Portraits of People's Faces When Hit With A Stun Gun

    08/26/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Fstoppers ^ | August 25, 2014 | Patrick Hall
    As a portrait photographer, I am always trying to make people feel comfortable in front of my camera so I can capture a real emotion from them. But what if I was able to make people feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I could guarantee an interesting portrait every time? This is the idea behind my latest series: The Taser Photoshoot. I've edited two different videos as well as a behind the scenes in the full post below.
  • Sheriff's report: 19 shots in friendly-fire incident 'proper'

    08/08/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 7, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    The bullets kept coming. An off-duty police detective, who had been trying to help capture a fleeing suspect, was on the ground, shouting to be heard over 19 gunshots unleashed at him. "I'm a cop, I'm Hallandale Police," Hallandale Beach Detective Anthony Distefano yelled to Broward Sheriff's deputies. He continued yelling: "Kilo 12, 10-37 Distefano." "Kilo" is police speak for a plain-clothed detective, and 10-37 is a police code that indicates he's law enforcement. Sgt. Andrea Tianga, who was featured on the reality TV show "Police Women of Broward County," and Deputy Christopher Manekas thought the gun-carrying detective was the...
  • Anniversary Of Death Of Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police

    08/06/2014 4:35:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Friends and family of a teen who died after a Miami Beach police officer shocked him with a Taser will mark the one year anniversary of his death with music, poetry and a film. Wednesday evening they gather at the abandoned restaurant where police say they caught the 18-year-old Israel “Reefa” Hernandez spraying graffiti on the walls.
  • Suit: Officer Instructed ‘Tase The Bi*ch’ During Deadly Beating

    05/29/2014 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/28/2014 | Chuck Ross
    On August 20, 2013, Sherman police stopped Lesa Surratt’s vehicle for failing to signal a lane change. An officer removed Surratt from the vehicle. From there, she was placed in the rear of a patrol car but without performing a search, the suit claims. Surratt’s passenger, Monica Garza, was also placed in the patrol car. Brian McClarin, a narcotics officer, had directed the traffic stop. The complaint acknowledges that Surratt removed a small amount of cocaine she was concealing and began swallowing it. One of the officers realized what was going on “and climbed in the back seat, across the...
  • Teen Treated At Local Hospital Dies After Being Tased By Police

    05/16/2014 12:29:55 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    WJZ Baltimore ^ | 5-15-14 | Christie Lleto
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A young hospital patient is tased by Baltimore City Police, then falls into a coma and dies. The department launches an investigation into the officers’ actions at Good Samaritan Hospital. The death of a 19-year-old hospital patient this week is the focal point of a Baltimore City Police investigation after they say one of their officers tased the teen who was in a violent altercation with Good Samaritan Hospital security earlier this month.
  • Cops Beat, Taser Man to Death, ‘They Just Weren’t Done Until He Was Dead’

    05/15/2014 9:13:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 May 2014 | Robby Soave
    A Washington man is dead after police tasered him four times and beat him with their fists and a flashlight, according to eyewitnesses. Neighbors report that what happened between 44-year-old Ron Hillstrom and University Place police was essentially murder. “You beat this man to death last night for no reason and we caught you, period,” said one of Hillstrom’s neighbors, who saw the incident. Police were called to the parking lot of Hillstrom’s apartment complex in the early morning hours. Hillstrom was having some sort of psychotic episode: He was pacing in a circle and muttering that people were after...